Save the reef, wear lionfish jewelry!
A fish as beautiful as it is destructive; invasive lionfish have had dramatic impacts on marine ecosystems due to their high reproductive rate and voracious appetites. These visually stunning fish have characteristic red and white stripes and long, fanlike spines and fins.
REEF Lionfish Jewelry Workshops encourage a consumer market that promotes lionfish removal. During the workshop, REEF will explain the background of the invasion, biology/ecology of lionfish, impacts, current research findings, collecting tools and techniques, market development and ways for getting the community involved. Workshop instructors will also provide a step-by-step tutorial on how to make lionfish jewelry, and you can begin crafting your own customized jewelry from a selection of pre-treated lionfish fins. The jewelry created at the workshop will be ready to wear that evening!
All of the lionfish used in our workshops are locally collected in the Florida Keys or South Florida. Following capture, the lionfish fins and spines are carefully removed and treated to ensure safe handling.
Upcoming Lionfish Jewelry Workshops
This Lionfish Jewelry Workshop will be held ONLINE via Zoom so anyone, anywhere can participate! Registration will close October 7 at 5:00pm EDT to allow for materials to be packaged and shipped to participants before the workshop.
To register online, click here to fill out the registration form and submit your payment. You may also call REEF at 305-852-0030 to reserve your spot and pay over the phone.
Workshops are periodically scheduled in the Florida Keys. If you would like to be put on an email list to receive notifications when workshops are scheduled, join the future jewelry workshop waitlist.
- Materials for jewelry pieces (necklace pendant, earring pendants, cotton necklace cord)
- REEF wine or pint glass
- Jewelry making materials (resin, lionfish fins, etc.)
- Presentation and tutorial
You can upgrade your necklace type to a 16" or 24" silver chain for $10 extra.
More details will be provided at the workshop.