Wednesday Aug 21st, 6pm - 7:30pm
Alzerina's affinity for Swarovski began when she first left her home in Cape Verde, West Africa to Paris. After her first visit at Daniel Swarovski she fell in love with the company, its products and the idea of becoming a successful jewelry designer on her own. Now residing in New York with her family, she has succeeded in this goal and is always expanding her ideas and trying to stay ahead of the trends.
Alzerina was recently awarded the Congressional Certificate of Recognition by the U.S. Congress for her contribution to preserving Cape Verdean culture in the United States and for representing her adopted country's efforts at a trade show in her homeland where she taught workshops for local impoverished teens. She has also been asked to represent a U.S. initiative to help further entrepreneurial skills and marketplace capability for women in emerging African countries.
Alzerina's elegant designs, enhanced by the use of Swarovski elements and her youthful Alzi line of contemporary bracelets, earrings and necklaces have been featured in numerous publications. She has gained a large following in the last few years and is working with Warner Brother Product placement, Disney Picture TV Show Liv and Maddie, and has worked with Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen 2011/12. Her jewelry has been adorned by Sharon Stone, Olivia Wilde, Tracy Bergman on the set of "the Young and the Restless," Carol Siva of Channel 12 News, actress Kathryn Winnick of "Vikings" and Rosanna Scotto of NY's Channel 5 News. She has sold in quantity through her own and other web sites. Last year she lit up Times Square when she was featured on the NBC electronic billboard overlooking NY's most famous tourist areas.
Alzerina, remains dedicated to incorporating Swarovski elements in many of her creations.
The teacher helped me create a piece that I love. I am grateful for the experience. She is clearly knowledgeable about her craft. She was patient and attentive to the students. The only thing that was a slight drawback for me was that the location was a bit difficult to find as it seemed to be a residence.
Class was really great and so was the instructor. Will take it again
the instructor was wonderful and i enjoy the class very much!
Small group, lots of learning options and super helpful and friendly teacher!
Excellent class. I'm learning a lot about technique and equipment. Alzerina is knowledgeable, articulate, and hands-on.
Fantastic bead & material selection, beautiful teacher—a truly exciting place to spend an afternoon. I would have to take a few more classes to learn how to finish pieces—but I was very happy with the piece I brought home!
Alzerina’s class was a lot of fun. Got to learn how to wire wrap & make a cool beaded necklace. Her disposition is so cheerful, it made the experience v.interesting. She was very encouraging and gave a ton of cool tips & info about what tools to get when you’re starting out with jewelry making.
It was a great class. There are usually not too many people on Wednesdays so it felt like i got a private lesson. Great experience
Our class was great! Google Maps took us to the next street over, so make sure you're actually on 95th when you get to the neighborhood! It was a low-pressure, fun experience and my girlfriend and I walked away with some new skills and two fun necklaces (both for her). I highly recommend this experience.
What a wonderful experience this class was! I was made to feel perfectly at ease and learned so much. The choices of beads and materials was so extensive that it allowed my imagination to soar! I would highly recommend this class. I will be signing up for more!!!