In this class, students will learn and develop the skills for designing and fabricating a pendant in sterling. Students will learn the designing process, texturing metal, soldering, creating a bezel for a stone, setting a stone, creating a bail, and finishing processes. This course is ideal for those with beginners or for those with some beginning silversmithing background.
Beginners and intermediates welcome. Closed-toed shoes required.
Tools, equipment, materials of sterling, and various cabochons will be provided. Additional embellishments and materials may be purchased from the instructor upon request.
Saturday, November 20
9:30 am – 4 pm
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.