Meet in Tyninghame Woods & Beach close to Beltaine for a creative, reflective, re-wilding day, focused around creating your own Wild Jewellery.
As well as creating beautiful jewellery you can take home and wear, this day will provide the opportunity to connect more deeply to yourself and nature within a held space that will include reflection and sharing.
Jewellery made from the natural world, can connect us more deeply to the element we are wearing, strengthening our inner relationship to it. Shells connect us to the element of water. Stones, plants and twigs to the earth. Feathers to air and the colour red and orange to the element of fire. We will explore simple processes including how to make rope from plant stems, wrapping, binding, painting and adding ready made attachments to make natural objects into wearable jewellery of personal significance.
We will start with a sharing circle, (around a fire, weather permitting, or inside a campervan or tent, if not) and then gather natural materials from Tyninghamme Woods and Beach to work with. We will explore how objects can find us, rather than us find them, when we are open and receptive to the natural world. What we create can then become a gateway between our inner an outer worlds, bringing us more deeply into contact with who we are and what we need at this present moment.
Please bring lunch to share and a flask of something warm to drink. As this workshop is close to Beltane, we will have a fire to sit and make around. I will also have my campervan/ a tent to take refuge in if necessary and to make warm drinks and heat food in. Please layer up in warm, waterproof clothing.
Time 11am – 4.30pm
Max 8 Places
Meet : Tyninghame Beach Car Park on Lime Tree Walk,EH42 1XPDunbar
Shared lifts can be arranged.
Jenny Smith is a practicing artist and holistic practitioner
This is one of a series of Wild Making Workshops run by Jenny (Damoon) Smith at Tyninghame Beach and Woods in 2020. The workshops often fall close to a significant time in the natural calendar and are designed to provide a re-wilding, creative experience, that draws on and connects us more deeply to the natural world.