Silver 2 – Southwest

Silver 2 -Southwest Style, Vickie Prillaman

William Holland – June 11-17 2017

This class will cover the Southwestern style of jewelry. We will discuss the styles and what are the differences between the Hopi, Navaho, and Zuni and other tribes. You will learn how to make several sizes of feathers, flowers, geckos, and other common southwest symbols. We will make our own appliques to add onto pieces of jewelry, whether it’s rings, bracelets, pendants, or earrings.We will also use stamps to make designs in the metal.
Our projects will include: an overlay design as in the Hopi style, to be used in a pendant or bracelet, a “shadowbox” ring or pendant and if time allows other projects.The lab fee covers cost of handouts, solder, flux, sawblades, and the use of stamps and of other accessories to complete the projects. You may bring your own stones. I will have stones available for purchase.

Lab Fee: $80.00
Estimated materials cost, depending on the price of silver: $190.00-$270.00
Prerequisite: Good soldering and sawing skills


Vicki Prillaman Bio –

Vickie recognized her interest in education while attended Georgia State University. She completed an apprenticeship with a German goldsmith in the Atlanta area and started teaching jewelry making in 1995. She has taught beginning silver for the EFMLS and the SFMS and Advanced Silver  for the Florida Society of Goldsmiths. In 1997, Vickie began teaching at William Holland. She continues to teach workshops around the country and privately in her own studio in Georgia. Vickie is an accomplished lapidarist, using her own stones in combination with gold and silver to design and create her unique jewelry. Vickie is a member, past president, and past vice president of the Florida  Society of Goldsmiths, as well as a past president of the Cobb County Gem and Mineral Society. She continues adding to her knowledge by attending workshops with many well-known artists including, Harold O’Connor, John Cogswell, Jean Stark, Marne Ryan, Jayne  Redman,  Cynthia Eid, Betty Helen Longhi, Michael Boyd, Julia Woodman, Helen Blythe Hart and Marilynn Nicholson, to name a few. She enjoys learning new techniques and passing on what she learns to her students.