Modnitsa Atelier is a Jewelry Design Studio located in the heart of NYC. I teach a variety of jewelry workshops, ranging from beginner to advanced.

What makes Modnitsa Atelier classes a unique workshop experience is that every class is tailored to encompass design, color theory, construction basics and creativity.

I love teaching what I call "Specific Skills" Classes. Each 1.5 hour workshop starts out with an overview of tools and materials, delves into how to put together stones to create a unique design and focuses on proper construction so you can walk away with a finished design at the end of the session.

"You will explore your creativity and come away with a design that truly expresses your personality and style".

I'm very passionate about helping you develop a unique & authentic design aesthetic and learn the basics of jewelry construction so you can continue to make jewelry at home.

We start by choosing the ideal colors to create your piece - as color is my absolute favorite element of design. We talk about various design tools and materials, stone meanings and how you can combine all those elements to create unique and stunning jewelry.

I would love to hear from you, and I look forward to seeing you in one of my workshops. Email me at [email protected]

Fashionably yours,
Dina, Owner of Modnitsa Atelier
Dina, Owner of Modnitsa Atelier
Dina, Owner of Modnitsa Atelier

What Inspires Me To Do What I Do

After being a jewelry designer for over 13 years, I decided to extend my passion for jewelry design to others by opening Modnitsa Atelier, a design studio that focuses on helping you learn the craft. I’m a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology with degrees in Fashion Merchandising, and Advertising and Marketing. I’m also a certified Image Consultant and Event Planner. My fascination with color and how it can affect my mood, spirit and ambiance was my original inspiration to designing jewelry. I wanted to bottle color up and make it tangible—so it was my desire to capture its essence through my jewelry. I wanted to use it in combination with semi-precious and precious stones, silver and gold, to create powerful pieces that would bring peace, love and joy to the wearer.

A few years ago, I was approached by Living Social to create a class specifically designed to teach women the basics of jewelry design. I thought it was an amazing idea, and the promotion was extremely successful - it brought over 4,000 women into my studio to learn how to create beautiful, inspiring and colorful hand-crafted jewelry. I have since then expanded my class offering, extending the workshop to encompass various "specific skills" that go beyond basics, and now also offer an online class that allows you to learn what I teach in the beginner and intermediate classes in the comfort of your own home.