SIRENS JEWELRY DESIGN LAB
Seville Michelle began designing jewelry over a decade ago, after experiencing a great personal loss she found a new found life as a jewelry designer, and a purpose beyond her wildest dreams. She created Sirens Jewelry Labs and Candy Community Labs to inspire the underserved and marginalized; to ignite their imagination with new possibilities using design as the tool for change.
Seville brought her vision to heal through the meditative process of jewelry design to the Bronx Women’s Empowerment group. While sharing her personal journey, she invited the women to create bracelets using material provided by group curator Nicole James. The workshop concluded with Polaroid pictures in front of a hand-drawn crown. Thank you to the Bronx Art Space for providing an oasis of inspiration in the center of the Bronx.
Seville’s journey to help bring creativity to underserved communities began in El Salvador in 2016. Over the years she has remained dedicated to bringing economic opportunities, and mentorship to the same group of women of El Rosario, a small town in the rural country side.
To learn more about the initiative and to get involved visit Sirens Worldwide.
CANDY COMMUNITY LABS
Creating unique wearable candy jewelry is highly stimulating to a child’s imagination. The opportunity to explore their likes and dislikes when designing develops skills, and encourages creative choice and self expression. Assembling the each piece assists them in developing their planning and hand dexterity. By promoting children to express their imagination you present the opportunity to give them a small deceleration of self. By prompting children to talk about their creative choice, it aids in their language development as they are encouraged to find new ways to talk about their projects. Acquiring new descriptive and emotive vocabulary is a vital part of their learning to effectively express themselves—a skill that is fundamental in how well they interact with other people. A project that requires some degree of planning, such as making patterns from candy, choosing colors for a bracelet, or deciding how to make necklace, are all fantastic for helping children to develop their cognitive skills.
Riverview School in Queens, New York, working with kids with special needs. Emily Castro, former Peace Corps Volunteer and Sirens Worldwide partner creates fancy jewelry using peach rings and gummy bears.
Poughkeepsie Children’s home enjoyed a day of design filled with treats they could wear. Poughkeepsie, New York
If you would like to host Sirens Jewelry Lab or a Candy Community lab with us, please fill out the form below.