Experience the fun of jewelry-making in this great two-day hands-on workshop. You will fabricate two bracelets in sterling – a hammered square wire link bracelet and a curved link bracelet. In this class, you will explore basics of jewelry and metalsmithing techniques such as hammering/forging, soldering, forming, joining jump rings, creating clasps, patinas, and finishing. You will leave with two beautiful, classic bracelets and the knowledge to begin making bracelets at home.
Additional sterling will be available for purchase if you wish to create matching earrings.
No prior experience needed. Closed toe shoes required.
Please bring your own lunch or snack. We will break for lunch around 12:30.
Saturday & Sunday, August 25 & 26
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Early Bird Price: $240/$200
Register by 08/10/18 for Early Bird Price
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Vaughn Millner is an artist, professional educator, therapist, and researcher, bringing her positive life perspective to her art. Using ancient and traditional metal working 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.