creative fire : an organic approach 

to jewelry design.

with  Ace Mccasland / studio luna verde 

march 31 – APRIL 6, 2024
Arrival on Sunday, 5 day Workshop, Depart Saturday

Are you ready to play with fire? Are you interested in exploring
unconventional ways to approach silversmithing and elevate your
jewelry designs? Are you ready to gather with like-minded souls and
surround yourself with eclectic art, a magical garden, and unlimited
access to an exquisite studio space? Come join me in Puerto Vallarta,
Mexico at Hacienda Mosaico!

In this five day workshop in paradise, we will explore a wide range of unique techniques to make your creations out of this world.

In this session, we will focus on texture, movement, and depth, which
translates here as fusing, hinges, and hollow forms. let’s start with
creating dynamic earrings with juicy gemstones, semi-hollow forms, and
lots of hinges. then we will move on to exploring a plethora of
organic ring shanks, which we can then add hollow forms, stones,
dangles, for the ultimate expression of movement, depth, and even
sound, as the dangles clink and dance against each other.

After a fabulous on-site breakfast to start our morning, there will be
plenty of demonstrations and instructions each day, a poolside lunch,
an afternoon work session, and lots of time to play and experiment on
your own afterwards with 24 hour access to the studio, as well as time
in the evenings to explore Puerto Vallarta. Recommended skill level :
advanced beginner – intermediate. Experience with torch and basic
metal smithing requested.


Be prepared to tell stories.

Be prepared to fully immerse yourself into an artistic landscape.

Be prepared to breathe deeply and saunter through the garden.

Be prepared to play with fire.

Be prepared to enjoy the heck out of yourself in the exquisite setting that is Hacienda Mosaico.

Workshop Information:

2024 Workshop Fee: $ 2200

supply list and kit fee to be determined.

(Images are examples of where these techniques can be taken, and may include processes not covered in the workshop.)

Workshop fee includes 5 days instruction, 6 nights of lodging, breakfast and lunch served poolside by the Hacienda’s personal chef, on workshop days. Unlimited use of studio 24/7.

Instructor contact :


Ace McCasland

Instructor bio:

Ace, of Studio Luna Verde, wandered (and settled) into the shadow of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, after many years exploring and hiking and driving all over the western U.S., living in places like Point Arena, California / Moab, Utah / Flagstaff, Arizona. Experiences have included driving 1950s era tour buses for Green Tortoise Adventure Travel / performing for a year with a three ring circus / hiking into (and out of) the Grand Canyon so many times she’s lost count / living out of a ’72 Toyota Landcruiser for three (and a half) years while exploring the U.S. / and failing miserably at surfing on the Sea of Cortez in Baja California.  She loves spicy chocolate, and lightning storms. Her largest creation thus far is having built her own studio, where she currently makes her eclectic jewelry and unabashedly embraces the art of imperfection.

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