Weekend Silversmithing 101 with Vaughn Millner

Posted on: February 14th, 2019
April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
$265/$215 members
Angie King

Make a simple, sophisticated twisted sterling cuff and sterling ring in this fun hands-on workshop. Select from one of two twisted bracelet designs and then design your own ring or spinner ring! If time allows, you may make more! In this weekend class, you will explore basic silversmithing techniques including designing, texturing, soldering, forming, flex shaft techniques, and filing/sanding/finishing. Students will leave with two beautiful pieces and the information needed to make similar jewelry at home.

Beginners and intermediates welcomed. Closed toed shoes required.

Saturday & Sunday, April 13 & 14
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$265/$215 members
Early Bird: $245/$195 members by 03/30/19



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.