JEWELRY MAKING WORKSHOPS
Seville for the People is committed to developing compelling lesson plans that center around jewelry design. Our workshops include imaginative material that encourage creative exploration. Our focus is to ignite creativity, laughter and joy by providing fun and challenging ways to explore jewelry design. With an eye that sees the world through an aperture of optimism and possibility, we build fun programs that entertain and inspire. Handmade and built from a heritage in jewelry design spanning 14 years, our signature Seville for the People jewelry workshops are a colorful and imaginative way to share in the fun of expressing ourselves. We believe that sharing creativity fosters happiness for a better, and brighter community. Our mission is to curate interactive, and inspiring spaces that engage, challenge and entertain using a variety of upcycled material. By reimagining broken and discarded jewelry parts we aim to teach participants to reimagine possibilities, and redefine creativity as a utility for self improvement.
upcycled jewelry making workshop
In celebration of Earth Day at Little Beach House Malibu, Seville Michelle set the stage for an afternoon of inspiration as we explored creative ways to reimagine broken jewelry in celebration of the greatest place in the Universe- planet earth! With an imaginative approach to jewelry design, using a variety of upcycled material, we turned brooches into pendants, necklaces into earrings and bracelets into embellishments. Participants learned the basics of jewelry design.
Air Jordan 11 "Midnight Navy" Launch
Atmos x Jordan x Seville Michelle
We created a hoop earring workshop to celebrate the launch of the new Air Jordan 11 “Midnight Navy” for global streetwear store Atmos in Philadelphia, PA and Harlem, NY.
City of STEM + LA Makers Faire
LA’s largest celebration of science, creativity, invention, and fun --with hands-on activities, amazing experiences, and an appearance by Bill Nye the Science Guy. Reflecting the diversity of the LA region and promoting access to all, the event. Our booth featured un-clycled and broken jewelry for attendees to create magical new accessories with, enjoyed by all ages!
LA PUBLIC LIBRARY
In 2019, Seville was 1 of 6 creative artists selected to join the Los Angeles Public Library of creative contractors to bring her unique approach to jewelry crafting to all 72 library locations. Check out lapl.org for ongoing scheduled programming.
Jennifer W, Young Adult Librarian Platt Branch - Los Angeles Public Library
"Seville arrived early for the program setup, and kept the children and teens who attended captivated for the entire duration of the program. She is a consummate professional, and brought plenty of jewelry, and gummies in fun shapes for the attendees to make their own beautiful candy jewelry. She answered everyone's questions and made everyone feel capable of creating something fun and unique. I cannot recommend Seville enough, and would love to have her back at the Platt Library in the near future."
Senele G. Rios, Senior Librarian Mark Twain Branch Los Angeles Public Library
Seville was pleasant to work with and her rapport with kids and parents was very good! We requested the Candy Lab program and she came well prepared with plenty of supplies - boxes of delicious smelling gummies, and jewelry pieces (kid-friendly plastic needles, string, earring hoops, etc.). Seville walked through the jewelry making process with the kids and parents. She was patient and generously provided materials to each of them, even the late arrivals. Recommendation: Have hand sanitizer available for participants and baggies ready for kids to pack up their jewelry and leftovers!
"My library booked Seville for a candy jewelry making program for kids. The program was so popular that we didn't have enough seats at one point; by the end of the hour long program, about 120 patrons had attended. Despite how busy things got, Seville remained calm and welcoming toward every child she interacted with. Our patrons left the program with lovely candy bracelets they could eat. This was my first time working with Seville, but I could sense her sincere desire to help kids experience the comfort and joy of creating something as universal but personal as jewelry."
- Ruth Cho Children's Librarian Buena Park Library, Orange County
LA Housing Development Authority
Seville has produced over 15 events for the Los Angeles County Housing Development Authority (LACDA). Many of the patrons of her events with LACDA are under social and economic distress and her goal is provide them with a joyful activity that ignites their imagination beyond the perimeter of jewelry design.
a fun, entertaining and, cognitive creative activity
CREATIVE + COGNITIVE + FUN
CANDY JEWELRY LABS
Our Candy Labs are 100% edible and are all handmade! With a sweet approach to connecting with patrons, we offer a variety of unique, and classic candies. We provide edible deisgn tools that inspire solo-adventure.
CANDY FOR A CAUSE
A SWEET ADVENTURE
By prompting children to talk about their creative choice, it aids in their language development as they are encouraged to find new ways to talk about their projects. Acquiring new descriptive and emotive vocabulary is a vital part of their learning to effectively express themselves—a skill that is fundamental in how well they interact with other people. A project that requires some degree of planning, such as making patterns from candy, choosing colors for a bracelet, or deciding how to make necklace, are all superb for helping children to develop their cognitive skills.
Peace Corps El Salvador
Seville brought her signature jewlery making workshop series Seville for the People to a small town in El Salvador to work alongside Peace Corps volunteers.
Peace Corps Peru
Working with Peace Corps Volunteers in Peru, Seville shared her knowledge and skills to teach women how to upcycle using material local to their community to create beautiful and well-made jewelry.
jewelry making workshops
creativity at concerts
Our fun interactive workshops are perfect for engaing concert goers. We produced an hoop making workshop using upcycled materail for Lighting in a Bottle 2022.
skechers x seville for the people
We produced a team building interactive jewelry station for Skechers global staff event of over 1000 attendees.
Our jewelry making activites provide a unique and innovative team building utility that enables individuals and groups to achieve their personal and team goals and most importantly, have fun in the process.
Soho house, New York
Jewelry Sets w/ Seville
With a creative and industrial approach to design, our program stiumaltes the imagination while taping into the ancient and sacred practice of jewelry design. With over 40 members in attendance, Seville for the People curated a magical afternoon of jewlery making at Soho House New York.
SOHO WAREHOUSE, LOS ANGELES
THE ART OF JEWELRY DESIGN WITH SEVILLE
During this memebers only event, attendees learned the basics of jewelry design using scrap accessoreis. Presented with creative obstacles and design challenges they were inspired to push the limit of their imagination to create new bracelets, necklaces and earrings.
GIRL SCOUTS Troop #84005
After an officer-involved shooting occurred with gang members in Normandie Park, Harbor Gateway the community was left rattled with fear and in dire need of services to uplift and inspire them. Nicole Deering, Community Resource Specialist for the Neighborhood Prosecutors Program, LA City Attorney’s office was inspired to reach out to Girl Scouts of America to launch a troop the girls in the community could be a part of. Together with the LAPD Troop 84005 was born!
Since launching in 2019, the troop is free to join, meets weekly, reciting the Girls Scouts oath of honor. They attend field trips such as exploring museums, participating in beach clean ups, fishing outings and even discover their hidden jewelry design talents in jewelry led workshops.
We have successfully raised over $5,200 for creative development actives, jewelry kits and craft care packages for each Girl Scouts member, and their siblings. We will be using the remaining funds to take all the girls to Yosemite State Park! While we await Safer at Home ordinances to end, we will be taking mother- daughter pairs canoeing in Santa Monica- the perfect warm up to a weekend getaway to Yosemite!
SPONSORED BY YOU
yosemite x girl scouts x seville for the people
Through donations we collected at our Modern Healing events, in incriments of $10 we raised enough money to send 13 Girl Scouts Community troops and 5 chaperons for a weekend adventure to Yosemite National Park.
We are here to share our knowledge and best practice methods for working with developing communities, and are alwayrs interested in meaningful brand parternships. We take great pride in sharing our healing- centered approach to jewelry design.
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