Contemporary Jewelry with Jimena
- Snacks, Coffee, & Tea
- One Guest
- USD $1240
- Additional guest(s) (max 4)
- USD $480
Meet the Artist
Jimena is passionate about creating jewelry that can be worn and cherished forever. She is inspired by Milagros (ritual jewelry used for protection and miracles) as much as the traditional techniques of gold, silversmithing, and stone settings. She enjoys combining jewelry with unexpected materials like textiles to create unique pieces that share a message of love, commitment, and friendship. Her designs are a reminder that jewelry has always been a way for people to communicate and express themselves.
As a maker, she has a deep sense of community and values collaborations to open up diverse conversations around art and enhance each other's work. With her dedication to sharing knowledge, you'll find abundant inspiration in her world of jewelry-making and the city of Buenos Aires.
- Create wearable, historical, ritual jewelry or a collection.
- Introduction to basic jewelry techniques like sawing, stone setting, construction, texturing, casting, wax carving, etc.
- Develop your own language through creative exercises.
- Work with different kinds of metals and learn how to combine metals or other materials.
- Make different typologies of wearable jewelry (rings, necklaces, earrings).
- Join any focused workshops at Jimena’s school, like the history of jewelry, enamel, chiseling, and drawing, and meet other local students and artists.
- Visit the jewelry supplies area in the city center where the traditional makers still make and repair jewelry.
- If time permits, an option to visit the Immigration museum to see the permanent collection; Pompeya Church, where you can still find religious jewelry; Tango concerts, music that inspires Jimena’s work; or the Bolivian market with traditional food and ritual objects.
- All tools and materials like copper, brass, wax, and some stones are included. Silver, gold, or specific stones can be bought in the studio for an additional fee.
Explore Buenos Aires
Jimena’s studio is located 30 mins from the vibrant neighborhood of Palermo, in a quiet area on the outskirts of the city. Here you can experience the charm of Buenos Aires by taking a walk, enjoying coffee in old-fashioned bars, or having a picnic by the river.
Buenos Aires was founded by immigrants, which gives it a rich cultural history that can be felt in every corner of the city. As an artist and educator in this city, one must adapt to the economic challenges and inflation that are ever-present, which brings a unique perspective to their craft. For jewelry enthusiasts, a visit to the city center's jewelry supplies area is a must, where traditional makers still create and repair jewelry.
This VAWAA can be extended for up to 30 days. Please ask when you send your booking request.
Jimena speaks English, German, Italian, and Spanish.
Sarah W., Australia
I spent four enjoyable and insightful days with Jimena in her busy jewellery workshop. Jimena is passionate about teaching and is surrounded by a strong creative community. The studio was a buzz with students coming and going and sharing their beautiful work. Although I had never attempted jewellery making before, I managed to learn a few skills. With the guidance of Jimena, we took a creative jou Read more