Vaughn  Millner

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." Ralph Waldo Emerson Vaughn Millner is a jewelry artist who works primarily in metal fabrication. As a former college professor, counselor educator, and therapist, she applies her love of both teaching and wellness to jewelry instruction. Vaughns contemporary jewelry is a synthesis of her positive life perspectives and her attention to detail. She values the creative process and the serenity and vibrancy it brings to life. Vaughn draws inspiration from ancient civilizations and the southern delta in which she lives. She combines a myriad of techniques such as designing, soldering, piercing, etching, and keum-boo to fabricate one-of-a-kind art jewelry pieces. Vaughn often embellishes or appliqus her silver pieces with other metals. Color is expressed in gemstones, enamels, stones, and patinas. Vaughn owns and operates Vaughn Millner Jewelry and samples of her work can be viewed at http://vaughnmillner.com. Vaughn is a member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, the Florida Society of Goldsmiths, and the Georgia Goldsmith Guild.

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Silver I - Vaughn Millner
Debra Cobia & Vaughn Millner will team teach this class. Students will engage in the art of silver jewelry making using a torch, flex shaft and a variety of hand tools. From demonstrations, detailed written instructions and personal attention, students will strengthen their skills in jewelry design, sawing, forming, texturing, soldering, filing, and polishing/finishing. In addition, students will practice depletion gilding, bezel making and stone setting. Participants will explore jewelry design while learning safety techniques, tool use, fabrication, and surface applications through step-by-step instructor-led projects. Students will design and fabricate an assortment of jewelry pieces including a pendant, ring and bracelet. The lab fee includes solder, flux, saw blades, finishing wheels, and handouts. Tools are provided, but students may bring their own tools. Students will receive a kit that provides needed metals and a stone for one of the projects. The cost of the metals kit will be determined by current market prices. Students may bring additional flat and round-shaped gemstones or purchase them from instructors. Optivisors and safety glasses are suggested. Close-toes shoes are required.

Lab Fee: $85.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $200-$250
Prerequisites: None

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Silver I.5 - Vaughn Millner
Debra Cobia and Vaughn Millner will team teach this class.Students will engage in the art of silver jewelry making using a torch, flex shaft and a variety of hand tools. From demonstrations, detailed written instructions and personal attention, students will strengthen their skills in jewelry design, sawing, forming, texturing, soldering, filing, and polishing/finishing. In addition, students will practice depletion gilding, bezel making, piercing, and stone setting. Participants will explore jewelry design while learning safety techniques, tool use, fabrication, and surface applications through step-by-step instructor-led projects. Students will design and fabricate an assortment of jewelry pieces including a pendant, ring and bracelet. This course is designed for those who have some experience with silver but are not yet ready for Silver II. The lab fee includes solder, flux, saw blades, finishing wheels, and handouts. Tools are provided, but students may bring their own tools. Students will receive a kit that includes all needed metals and a stone for one of the projects. The cost of the metals kit will be determined by current market prices. Students may bring additional flat and round-shaped gemstones or purchase them from instructors. Optivisors and safety glasses are suggested. Close-toes shoes are required.

Lab Fee: $85.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $200-$250
Prerequisites: Some experience working with silver

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