Students will learn historic facts and seek answers to questions in a Q & A.
Display costume jewelry pieces of historic value.
Bring 1 costume jewelry item for verbal discussion in class.
Costume Jewelry: Vintage to Modern 1880-2015 Listen to the history behind what made costume jewelry so popular in the fashion industry. Who were the designers and the manufacturers and where it is today. View fashion pieces of costume jewelry created just for runway shows and the film making industry. Discussion of the design materials used in the past and the present.
A long time collector and advocate of Vintage Costume Jewelry, Joyce Zakierski Simmons, has written and lectured extensively on this subject. Joyce's expertise, enthusiasm and willingness to share her knowledge as an instructor is truly inspirational.