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VIRTUAL Wooden Pendant WORKSHOP (For Women & Non-binary folks comfortable with a femme centered space)

  • 11 December 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM (CST)
  • Zoom
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  • Class fee $40 + $36 materials includes a kit to keep!

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Join us for an evening  with Sheilla Actis, a jewelry maker from Brazil! In this workshop, Sheilla will show you marquetry veneer techniques that can be applied in small objects or jewelry. You will learn how to cut veneer with a saw and V-bench, then  glue the veneers to create an illustration technique for your pendant. She also share and talk about wood finishes and which ones she works with.   Finishes will be discussed but not done with the class due to wide variety of options.  The process is quite simple and it can be made at home with small pieces of wood veneers and basic hand tools. You keep the kit!



About Sheilla in her own words:

My name is Sheilla, I am a Brazilian woodworker who fell in love with wood at a violin making workshop in Cambridge, 2010.  Later I got very interested in marquetry so I took every course I could find in Brazil. 

There are so many types, styles and techniques in marquetry. They can bring different possibilities to woodworking. 

For the past years I have  been teaching how to apply these techniques in jewelry and I also have started a small business to sell my work and create new projects from wood wastes that combine marquetry techniques and my creative process. 


Cost break down for kits $36:

Jewellers Saw $10

Saw Blade $2

V-bench  with clamp $8

1mm MDF $1

glue $2

Sand paper $1

Veneers $5

Prep Time: $5

Students provide their own: pencil, ruler, packing tape,  cord for pendant, drill bit and drill for making the hole.

Pricing Transparency:

Cost breakdown for $40 class fee:

Instructor receives $50/hour

Admin receives $10/student

Website/zoom subscription $6/student


Kits will be available for pick up 1 week before class at a location in South Minneapolis to be shared upon registration.



If you would like reparations pricing, class fee waived/just pay materials fee please email us at fireweedwoodshop@gmail.com

If you need financial assistance for the class please email us what you can pay and we will cover the rest fireweedwoodshop@gmail.com

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