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Knot Your Grandma’s Pearls with Sarah Sindler of KING RELD
March 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Description: The small knots in pearl necklaces protect pearls from abrading against each other. It also insures they don’t all go flying if the strand breaks. Learn how to create this knot in your pearl necklace by using a traditional Chinese knotting technique. Students will leave with a finished necklace or the tools and knowledge to finish and create pearl necklaces of their own. Students are able to purchase traditional and KING RELD clasps and pearls on-site for their project. Students are also encouraged to bring any heirloom pearl necklaces that need re-strung.
Tuition: $70 + materials fee
Materials: All materials needed for this workshop will be provided. Materials cost will be approximately $35-$55 based on the quality of pearls and clasp selected from the instructor. A variety of pearls and clasps can be purchased on-site. Materials fees will be paid the day of the workshop.
Location: Contemporary Craft (5645 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201)
COVID-19: Contemporary Craft has established a COVID-19 Safety Plan following Pennsylvania and federal guidelines. All workshop participants are expected to comply with all safety procedures. This includes:
- Wear a face mask. For your safety and the safety of those around you, face masks are required for all guests ages 2 and up for the entire duration of your visit.
- Maintain a safe distance. Please leave plenty of room between yourself and the other guests during your visit.
- When in doubt, ask for assistance. In order to minimize contact with surfaces, please refrain from touching surfaces and objects unless absolutely necessary. You can use the hand sanitizing stations located throughout the building.
- No food or drink allowed.
By visiting Contemporary Craft, you acknowledge that risk of communicable illness exists in any and all public spaces as a force of nature, and that Contemporary Craft assumes no responsibility for any claims which may arise.
Cancellations and Refunds: Workshop cancellations are decided three business days before the start date. If workshops must be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class fee will be refunded through Eventbrite, or you may leave your workshop fee in your Contemporary Craft account for future workshops.
Refund Policy: Student refund requests must be made at least three business days before a class begins. There will be a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given without three-business days notice. Processing of refunds takes approximately three weeks.
If you require accessibility accommodations, please let us know by calling 412.261.7003 and we are happy to assist you.
About the Artist
Sarah Jane Sindler, owner and designer of KING RELD, graduated with a Bachelors in Visual/Studio Arts and Environmental Creative Writing from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. She has apprenticed with David I. Helfer Jewelers and has been exhibited by the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Society of North American Goldsmiths, among others.
In her work, she explores how fashion affects self image through beauty gluttony, cravings of luxury, and the over-exaggeration of our features. She is an avant-garde designer of custom and ready-made jewelry, grillz, and wearables sold at www.kingreld.com.