NM jeweler offers coworking space, classes
January 23, 2018 11:55 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - An Albuquerque jeweler wants to get more New Mexicans into the art and craft of creating their own pieces, and she's expanding her business to make that possible.
Lauren Tobey started Meltdown Studio to help both beginners and advanced artists sculpt the works of their dreams.
"We offer classes for all levels so say you want to pick something up, you've never tried it before, maybe you've watched YouTube videos and say 'hey, I can do this,' we offer hands on instruction," Tobey said.
Along with classes, the North Valley studio offers daily and long-term rates so both experts and enthusiasts have somewhere to work on projects and all the equipment they need, which can be expensive starting out. Tobey hopes to create a community in New Mexico, which she says is top of the line for making jewelry.
"The resources, you can go out rockhounding, learn how to cut them yourself, polish them, so you can make a piece of jewelry from start to finish," Tobery said.
The Albuquerque space is open now, and a second studio opens in Santa Fe next month, both aimed at teaching techniques to make art the creator can wear or share.
To learn more, click here: http://meltdownstudio.com/
Updated: January 23, 2018 11:55 AM
Created: January 23, 2018 11:50 AM
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