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Thu, Sep 03


Mankato Makerspace

WIRE and WINE: Tree of Life

Wire wrapping lesson where you can Relax, Socialize, Drink Wine and Learn to make Tree Pendants!

WIRE and WINE: Tree of Life
WIRE and WINE: Tree of Life

Time & Location

Sep 03, 2020, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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

About the event

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  of 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 Friends and Family !! 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 a box wine to share with the 21+ crowd, but if you don't like wine (or cheap wine ;) you are totally allowed to BYOB It goes without saying but...please drink responsibly.

We have all been cooped up during these strange and stressful times. Many of us are trying to find fun and safe activities to do with friends and family to help us reconnect after being apart for so all. Class sizes are on the small size and people will be spaced out.

Rest assured that the Makerspace staff are doing their best to keep this a safe environment with extra cleaning and safety protocols. High traffic surfaces are swiped down with clorox throughout the day but please help us out by following these protocols:

If you have been feeling sick please communicate with instructor to postpone or reschedule, open communication is Key!

Sign in when you arrive, Wear your masks, Have A Blast During Class, Wash your hands  periodically, Sign out once you take off for the night.

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

Please sign up BEFORE 2pm the day of class... this is very important so the teacher can prep enough wire for each student .. 

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.


if you have any questions about the class, personal projects, commissioning metaphysical jewelry or 

If you would like schedule a private party just contact - Shayna Swiers via email:  507-421-1540

A little about the instructor:

Shayna Swiers is a local visual artist who has been honing her craft for over 10 years. She is the Sole proprietor of The Seventh Oak wire, she specializes in woven wire jewelry technques and metaphysical stone/ crystal meanings, healing and lore.

She has her Bachelors of Fine Arts BFA and Masters of Arts MA degree from MNSU. She is a patient and enthusiastic teacher that will have you laughing and wire wrapping in no time.


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