Jewelry Making with Adriana
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • 16 hours over 4 days

Jewelry Making with Adriana

Head to Barcelona and learn how to transform metal into a piece of geometric, sculptural and artistic jewelry under the guidance of Colombian jewelry designer, Adriana.
  • Snacks, Coffee, & Tea


One Guest
USD $1290

Meet the Artist

Adriana is a Colombian designer and jewelry maker, now based in Barcelona. Jewelry is her way of expression — she enjoys the creative process, the connection with materials and its possibilities. She likes exploring different techniques, colors, textures, folds, and "secrets" in metal. While her inspiration comes from geometry, repetition, sculpture, and art, it is her roots and her surroundings that define her style and her starting points – sometimes closer to design, sometimes to art. In recent project called "Colorful Emptiness", she created rings with empty receptacles, only treating the surface with patinas, as a metaphor for the passing of time and the beauty of the imperfect.

VAWAA Includes:

  • Learn how to transform metal and materials into a piece of wearable jewelry.
  • Explore techniques like textures in metal, hammering, roller printing, fold forming and patinas.
  • Meet and get to know the work of two other jewelry designers in Adriana's studio.
  • Work inside Adriana's studio in heart of the city, surrounded by local handcraft studios and shops.
  • Visit local suppliers to discover different production stages and processes used.
  • Make your own jewels – ring, bracelet, necklace or earrings.
  • Tools and materials (copper and brass) included. If you want to make a piece in silver you can buy the material in Adriana's studio.

Explore Barcelona

Barcelona is music and color and late nights. From lights strung between narrow alleyways to sunbathers soaking up the rays on Barceloneta Beach, it has a festive and fun atmosphere that few cities in the world can replicate. We love the unmistakable Gaudi architecture that asserts itself all over the city, as well as the charming, vibrant neighborhood of Gracia. Stroll the streets of Barcelona’s many quarters, from the artsy El Ravel to the historic Born, and feel the city’s distinct pulse around you.

Additional Details

This VAWAA is available for a longer duration, up to 8 days. If interested in extending your time, just let us know by how many days and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Adriana's Availability 4 days

Guest Reviews

  • Elish W., United States

    My experience with Adriana was amazing. She is talented and I so enjoyed getting to know her and her work. I appreciated not only her technical knowledge but also her design input. We created quite a bit during my time there. Adriana spent 4 hours each day with me, we did everything from experimenting with samples, to finished jewelry pieces, to prototyping for my own practice. All this with the b Read more

  • Momoko H., United States

    The workshop with Adriana was an eye-opening experience for me. She was a superb teacher and designed the workshop to cater to me, and I learned many techniques I didn't even know existed. All pieces she creates and around her studio are beautiful and thoughtful. I was inspired by her way of pursuing work and life. Having lunch outdoor and a late-night outing with Adriana and her boyfriend to cele Read more

  • Susan N., United States

    Fabulous is all I can say. What a wonderful experience and education. Adriana is first class, in her knowledge and her personality. I can’t say enough good things about my VAWAA journey.