Sacred Adornment  with Savannah
  • Topanga, Los Angeles, United States
  • 16 hours over 4 days

Sacred Adornment with Savannah

Retreat in the beautiful Topanga Canyon to hand make your own sacred adornments with goldsmith and healer, Savannah. Learn the process from concept to completion working with stones, metal and intention to create one of a kind jewelry – with ocean views and nature walk for inspiration.
  • Snacks, Coffee, & Tea

Pricing

One Guest
USD $1530
Additional guest(s) (max 2)
USD $690

Meet the Artist

Savannah is a goldsmith, teacher and healer whose work is dedicated to bringing ancient wisdom and craftsmanship into modern life. She devoted ten years as a goldsmith apprentice, focused on ancient and classical techniques. In parallel, she studied Stone Medicine blending ancient Taoist teachings together with stone healing, earth science and temple magic. This led to her initiation as a practitioner and teacher in the lineage, and carries this wisdom into each piece of jewelry she creates.

Savannah specializes in sacred adornment, weaving intention and prayer in each step to create spirit filled jewelry. She understands the deep ancient impulse humanity has always had to adorn oneself, whether it be an amulet of protection, a sign of faith, or a token from a loved one.

“Jewelry can touch us at our very essence.” - she says.

Her day begins with Cha Dao (a meditative tea practice), and a canyon hike with her dog Opal. Her greatest hope is that people leave their time in Topanga feeling a deeper connection to self, an awe of the gifts of this earth we live on through the materials we create with and some beautifully crafted handmade jewelry holding the energy of their time here!

VAWAA Includes:

  • Learn to hand make your own silver or brass jewelry from concept to completion.
  • Dive into techniques like metal forming, sawing, filing, soldering and stone setting.
  • Option to learn wax carving, beginning lapidary skills, fine silver granulation and chain weaving.
  • Learn to create jewelry that supports you and your clients intentions.
  • How to energetically cleanse and charge your stones and jewelry.
  • Understand different properties of stones and how to select and work with them in sacred adornment.
  • Introductory projects for all skill levels include making a ring, stud earrings, brass hair stick, a necklace or woven chain.
  • Option to work in high karat gold for $1700 - $2,000 additional fee per ounce of pure gold at market rate.
  • If desired and time permits, you can engage in an array of wonderful local activities with Savannah to enrich your experience including a hike to the Topanga Labyrinth with ocean views.
  • A visit to The Getty Villa in Malibu to see their beautiful collection of classical jewelry.
  • A visit to the downtown Los Angeles Jewelry District to meet vendors and stone shop.
  • Other relaxing activities include joining a private or group tea ceremony; local sound bath or breath work circle; visiting the Lake Shrine at the Self Realization Center in Malibu for a nature walk/ meditation; or walk on the beach for inspiration.

Explore Topanga, Los Angeles

Savannah's studio is located in Topanga, California. Just outside of Los Angeles, Topanga Canyon has long been an artists enclave. You'll hear live music drifting through the mountains, find hidden labyrinths off the trails and experience a slower pace of life. Savannah's home and studio is only 11 minutes from the Pacific Ocean and 5 minutes from the state park with incredible hiking trails. She finds new inspiration among the plants, animals and people of the canyon daily.

Additional Details

California is beautiful year round to visit. The beaches and trails are busier on weekends in the summer months if you wish to avoid that.

This VAWAA can be extended for up to 6 days if you have a special project in mind that needs support to finish. Please include a note in your booking request.

Kids are welcome between the ages of ten - sixteen with parental supervision.
Savannah's Availability 4 days