AE22 Inspired by Nature: Pebble Jewelry with Molly Sharp Voorhees

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Thursday August 18

9:30 AM  –  2:30 PM

Inspired by Nature: Pebble Jewelry

ONSITE | Thursday, August 18, 9:30 a.m. -  2:30 p.m.

Instructor: Molly Sharp Voorhees

$145 Adult Non-member** (**Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes.)


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If you’ve ever collected small, perfectly smooth pebbles and rocks from beaches, rivers or lakes and wondered what to do with them, this workshop is the perfect solution!  Using diamond encrusted drill bits, students will drill through these materials and then fabricate sterling silver wire to create stunning jewelry which may include pendants, earrings, and rings.  Students will also learn about the soldering process, bezel and prong setting and a small amount of forging.


All the tools and equipment necessary for the projects will be provided. The cost of materials is included in the registration fee. No experience is necessary but good eyesight or magnification is a must.


Molly Sharp Voorhees started her journey into metalsmithing studying in England over 35 years ago and has since honed and perfected her fabrication skills through workshops and classes with some of the finest jewelers in the U.S. She and her potter husband, David Voorhees, reside in Western North Carolina where they conduct various workshops, including Silveramics Jewelry, in their home studios and abroad. She is a member of the prestigious Southern Highland Craft Guild in Asheville, NC.



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