We will begin our session by meeting at a beautiful beach location in San Diego (e.g., La Jolla). First, we will begin with a brief discussion about mindfulness and how it is important for our physical and mental well being. We will then take a mindful walk where we will use our senses to gain inspiration for our jewelry making activity. We will then go back to our spot where you will select semi-precious stones that are inspired by our mindful activity and that you will use to create your jewelry piece (e.g., earrings, bracelet, or necklace). Next, I will teach you a jewelry making technique and you will have time to design your jewelry piece in a mindful way. All materials are included! At the end, we will finalize your customized jewelry piece so that you can wear it to go and we'll have time to debrief about the experience and how you integrate (or will) integrate mindfulness in your daily life. "Great class! Cheli was fun to work with and the jewelry making was enjoyable. We made a bracelet and there was a wide array of beads to choose from. View was impressive and relaxing. Will do this again when family visits. I definitely recommend this class." - Dawn (July 2019)
Hi and welcome! I'm Dr. Cheli and I would love to teach you how to mindfully make jewelry while being on the beautiful beaches of San Diego! I am the founder of Sui Generis Jewelry and Ganas & Go! and I have been making jewelry for almost 15 years. I also have a PhD in Counseling Psychology and a Master's in Public Health. I'm overjoyed that I found a way to merge my two passions and can teach you about mindfulness through beading, and at the end, you'll have a beautiful jewelry piece to take home.
All jewelry making materials will be provided, including semi-precious stones. Handouts will also be provided.
I grew up going to school in La Jolla and I will be sharing one of my favorite spots by the beach. The workshop will be conducted on the grass overlooking the ocean in La Jolla.
Layer up! If you tend to get cold like me, you might want to wear a few layers for a more enjoyable experience.
Mindful Jewelry Making on the Beach