Sentimental Rice Jewellery Making Workshop

Create wearable jewellery with rice fabric in Melbourne

2 hours Class size 2 to 8     label $98

During the pandemic, Vivian Qiu explored jewellery design as a way of self-discovery and self-healing. In the workshop, Vivian invites participants to reflect on their meaningful memories and feelings and create wearable pieces with rice fabric.

The creation of rice fabric was inspired by her Chinese culture. When she was sick as a kid, her mum would make her plain rice congee. It’s a comforting and healing food. Rice fabric is the essence of the sentimental/self-healing design journey. It is crispy and crunchy and smells natural rice aroma.

In this two-hour workshop, you will learn hands-on techniques and make one wearable piece of jewellery, either a necklace, bracelet, earrings or pendant to take home.

Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:

Add-on available for this class
  • Crunchy Rice Fabric (30 x 40 cm) ($45)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
No previous skill required. Beginner-friendly and also suitable for intermediate level.
What you'll get
One piece of sentimental rice jewellery to take home (necklace, bracelet, earrings or pendant).
What to bring
Just your creative self!
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for a birthday or hens party.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.


20g Coffee - 196 Brandon Park Drive, Wheelers Hill VIC

Your teacher

Vivian Qiu is a sentimental jewellery designer. She holds a Bachelor (Honours) degree in Fashion Design in RMIT. Her jewellery practice focuses on reflective designing based on emotions, stories, and memories.

She explores a variety of non-traditional materials in her practice, including rice fabric created by herself, recycled electrical wires, treated fabric and so on.

Vivian has been running creative hands-on workshops since 2015. She has worked with Signal, City of Melbourne, Geelong Wool Museum, and Immigration Museum.

Her Sentimental Rice Jewellery project has been selected as part of the Melbourne Fashion Festival and Melbourne Design Week 2021.

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