Create your own handmade jewelry in bustling Buenos Aires, learning from master jewelry maker Rita as she shares her tirelessly honed wisdom and knowledge. Visit the market to buy your materials, then get to work in the studio making your own jewelry using a variety of materials and techniques.
Rita is Nigeria born, Buenos Aires based contemporary jewelry designer whose work portrays a fairytale like universe of marvels that touch the heart. Her combination of materials is deeply connected to the local and creates a unique narrative with each handmade piece. She combines metals with other materials like acrylic, stones, tubes or chains depending on the collection. Her inspiration comes from nature and her background in drawing, printmaking and training with master Argentinian jewelry artist Jorge Castañon. Talk to her about travel and chances are pretty high that she has a friend in every country!
Making your own bronze, copper, stone or acrylic jewelry.
Going to the market to buy metals and other materials.
Wax carving and casting.*
Learning techniques like sawing, setting stones, construction, texturing, casting etc.
Materials and tools.
Your own handmade jewelry.
Explore Buenos Aires
The many cultures that have filtered into Buenos Aires via its ports have led to French architecture, English lifestyle, Spanish culture, and Italian flair. Made up of bits and pieces from around the world, Buenos Aires nevertheless has an identity all its own. Its urban art scene, in particular, is one of the best in the world, due to relaxed laws that enable artists to leave their mark just about everywhere in the city. Meanwhile, the neighborhood of Palermo is a hip, bohemian network of bars, outdoor cafes, and trendy shops housed in elegant old houses and repurposed warehouses.
*After the wax piece is completed, it is sent off for casting and takes a minimum of 14 days. If you are interested in metal casting, let us know when you book and we can share the multiple options available to make this happen!