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Thu, Jun 20


Mankato Makerspace

WIRE and WINE- Family Birthstone Tree

EXCELLENT MOTHERS DAY GIFT! Wire wrapping lesson where you can Relax, Socialize, Drink Wine and Learn to make personalized Family Tree Pendants with birthstone/ alternative birthstone leaves.

 WIRE and WINE- Family Birthstone Tree
 WIRE and WINE- Family Birthstone Tree

Time & Location

Jun 20, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Mankato Makerspace, 1700 3rd Ave, Mankato, MN 56001, USA

About the event

As I said these Family Birthstone Trees make for great gifts for Mothers Day!

I will be offering this class May 9th and May 16th!

Here is my thought:

Option 1:You want to Make her a Family Tree to give to her ON Mothers Day? take the May 9th class

Option 2:You want to Gift her a Night Out so she can come and Drink Wine and Create HER OWN Family Tree? Sign her up for the May 16th Class

Option 3: Want to really show her how much you love her, then come in for some quality time with Mum! Both YOU and HER come in together for either class dates. ( I supply a whole bunch of different stone chips (leaves) for these classes... so she wants a Family tree and You maybe want a spring time or personalized stone meaning tree (metaphysical properties) etc, no worries I've got it all covered)

This is a class where you can kick off your heels, grab a glass of wine and have fun with your friends creating these lovely Trees which are so much fun to make and customize! This tree pendant is the perfect thing to kick start you in learning how to wire wrap. You will receive step by step instruction on how to make these little beauties, learn basic tool use and wire wrapping techniques. You will get to personalize your pendants by choosing the which stones you will use for your “leaves”. Let’s have a joyful evening expressing our creative sides and making some beautiful Tree Pendants that are as unique as we are!

SIGN UP WITH Family, Friends or Work Teammates!! This is a fun class that is best experienced with good wine and good conversation and will be excellent bonding for any relationship. I will bring box wine to share with the 21+ crowd, but if wine isn't your thing No Worries you can totally BYOB.

*It should goes without saying but...please drink responsibly.*

your ticket secures your place in the class, as well as materials that will be used for the creation of your pendants

class break down :

* 5 people per class

* 3 hour class- there is a good chance we wont use up the whole class period, but everyone works at their own pace and this will ensure that all questions will get answered, and if there is additional time we can go over some other design variations that you can try at home.

* Materials- COPPER wire 16g and 24g, various stone chip beads.

* Tools use- needle noise pliers, round noise pliers, wire cutter ( if you have any of these tools at home and would prefer to use your own to gain practice/ better familiarize yourself with them, by all means bring them )

So why trees? What is the Tree of Life anyway?

Trees have been an endearing and respected symbol throughout the ages and in many cultures. Representing not only the connection we have to our loved ones both present and deceased as a Family Tree but also through the connection we have to our Mother Earth and the natural cycles of growth. To me, the Tree of Life is Medicine, signifying our roots that are buried deep to support our strong trunk- the core containing our heartwood. The branches embody our inner search for Truth and Knowledge- reaching out and searching. Our leaves find and are nurtured by the Light; touching the crown's of our fellow Trees all around while nourishing our bodies at the same time. The fruit is what we produce when our needs are met- with the gift of new potential in its seeds that gives of itself. So these little tree pendants are a nice reminder of our own personal life’s journey and all the lessons learned along the way with hope and promise of sunny days to come.


As you may have already guessed some birthstones are hard to get our hands on or just plan too expensive for a class like this,

fortunately many months have alternative birthstones. So on that note, here are the stones I provide for birthstones

Jan- Garnet, Rose Quartz

Feb-Amethyst, Onyx

Mar- Aquamarine

Apr- Clear Crystal Quartz

May- Chrome Diopside

Jun- Pearl, Mother of Pearl

Jul- Carnelian

Aug- Peridot

Sept- Lapis Lazuli

Oct- Opalite, Watermelon Tourmaline

Nov- Citrine

Dec- Turquoise

Really LOVE the idea of this class but the Time and Date just wouldn't work for You and Momma, well no worries

schedule a private party! just contact Shayna Swiers via email:


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