RADICAL JEWELRY MAKEOVER-

SOUTH FLORIDA

A Project of : Ethical Matelsmiths

Supported by: Lighthouse ArtCenter, Armory Art Center, and Resource Depot

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Radical Jewelry Makeover (RJM) is Ethical Metalsmiths' innovative community mining project. It raises awareness of the connection between mining, metalsmithing, activism, collaboration, and art. It involves volunteer "miners," "smelters," "refiners," jewelers, and metalsmiths working together to create a new and transparent supply chain. 

RJM relies on local “mines” – donated jewelry – as a source of “raw” material.  The donated jewelry is then de-constructed to the original components, and reconstructed into wearable works of art by artists, students, and professionals. 

Donated jewelry is rich with sentiment, and lends itself to conversation about source, future thinking design, and collaborative problem-solving.  The completed jewelry sold through the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery will generate program funds and raise awareness.

Why is this important?

​Traditional jewelry production is often unsafe for metal miners (metal mining is one of the worst polluting industries in the world), dangerous for gem miners, sometimes deadly to gem cutters (repeated exposure to silica causes silicosis), extremely toxic to ecosystems (mining with cyanide or mercury), at times poisonous to refiners (often relying on toxic materials), and hazardous to jewelers (toxic fumes and chemicals).

3. Participate:
 

Are you a jeweler or metalsmith interested in participating in RJM?
RJM- South Florida is open to the Lighthouse ArtCenter, the Armory Art Center, and Resource Depot's students and members!
​And boy do we have some RADICAL events planned for you!​

 

  • Opening Reception of RJM Exhibition at Lighthouse ArtCenter - March 19, 2020, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

  • RJM Exhibition - March 19 - April 24, 2020

4. Create:
 

Artists will have 8 weeks to produce their made-over jewelry pieces. All pieces due to the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery by March 5, 2020. 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter and Armory Art Center will be holding workshops and a designated Radical Jewelry Makeover class to guide participants through creating beautiful finished pieces from their materials. 

 

ResourceDepot:

  • REmake Jewelry Workshop: Alternative Materials & Cold Connection
    Feb. Sat. 8, 2020, 10 am - 4 pm; 

Lighthouse ArtCenter:

  • Radical Jewelry Makeover Class with Maria Tritico 
    Winter Session - Mondays, 9am-12pm; Member Price $400
    REGISTER >

  • Graphic Inlay for Jewelry Workshop with Laura Konecne
    Sat., Jan. 25, 2020, 9am-4pm; 

  • Extreme Cold Connections for Metalsmiths – Tap and Die Hard!
    Sat.-Sun., Feb. 1-2, 2020, 10am-4pm;

  • Exploring Pins and Brooches Workshop with Amelia Toelke 
    ​Sat.-Sun., Feb. 15-16, 2020, 10am-4pm; Member $300; Nonmember $350
    REGISTER >

Click here to read more about these workshops. 

Armory Art Center:

  • Sculptural Jewelry: Found, Recycled, and Locally Sourced with Jesse Bert
    Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 12-14, 2019, 9:30am-4:30pm; 

  • Introduction to Gold Soldering and Recycling...The Big Melt Down! with Wayne Werner
    Wednesday-Thursday, Jan. 8-9, 2020, 9:30am-4:30pm; 

  • RJM Demonstration and Guided Open Studio with Lisa Johnson
    Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, 1:30pm-4:30pm, Free
    Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, 1:30pm-4:30pm, Free

Click here to read more about these workshops. 

5. Buy

Radical Jewelry Makeover Exhibition: ​The made-over jewelry will be on display at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery from March 19 to April 24, 2020, where all pieces will be for sale.

Anyone who donated jewelry will receive a coupon towards their jewelry purchase (the amount is determined by what is donated). 
Reception is March 19, 2020

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