Make gorgeous sapphire earrings, and build on the skills you acquired in a previous metalsmithing class. In this weekend workshop, we will focus on developing new techniques as you design and create elegant sapphire earrings that swing from a faux hinge. At the end of the workshop, each student will leave with fabulous sapphire earrings to wear or to gift.
Various rose-cut sapphires, sterling, and tools will be supplied. Limited class size. Previous metalsmithing experience required.
Saturday, January 22, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. & Sunday, January 23, 9:30 a.m. – noon
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Vaughn Millner is an artist, professional educator, therapist, and researcher, bringing a positive life perspective to her art. Using ancient and traditional metalworking techniques, she infuses history and passion into contemporary art pieces. Vaughn’s jewelry is made of polished sterling silver, with some pieces oxidized to create a dark patina. Many pieces have an overlay of 18K or 23K gold and are enhanced by gems, enamels, and other metals. From her studio on the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, she creates individually hand-fabricated pieces. Although some works are a part of a series, each piece is unique. She uses a wide range of time-honored techniques and materials. Her jewelry is intended to be unique, feel comfortable, and transcend trends.
DURING YOUR VISIT:
• Temperatures will be checked upon entry with a no-contact infrared thermometer
• Visitors are required to wear a mask.
• Utilize the hand sanitizer provided throughout the museum.
• Maintain a 6 to 10 ft distance from other visitors.
• All classes are subject to cancellation or rescheduling following CDC guidelines.