During COVID-19, 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 the two-hour workshop, participants learn hands-on techniques and make a wearable piece (necklace, bracelet, earrings or pendant). All jewellery materials are included.