All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." (Ralph Waldo Emerson) Vaughn Millner is an Alabama gulf coast jewelry artist/metalsmith, and instructor 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. She values the creative process and the serenity and vibrancy it brings to life. Drawing her inspiration from nature, her work often incorporates curves and dimension. She seeks to create wearable art jewelry using both ancient and new metalsmithing techniques. Self-taught, Vaughn has also trained with master jewelers. Vaughn works primarily with sterling, fine silver, gold, and mixed metals. Her palette is inspired by precious and semi-precious gems and stones such as sapphires, rubies, amethysts, jade, moonstones, lapis, opals, sunstones, and garnets. Samples of her work can be viewed at vaughnmillner.com Vaughn is a member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, the Florida Society of Goldsmiths, and the Metal Arts Guild of Georgia.