Saturday morning approximately 25 people
gathered at the Lincoln Park District to learn a little about making
jewelry and recycling unwanted items.
The class learned the art of turning old
silverware into beautiful and artistic pieces of jewelry. Items made included pendants for necklaces, rings and bracelets.
Pictures by Nila Smith
The class was led by four instructors, including
For some the morning was a real family affair. Above,
four generations enjoy the class. They are, right to
left, Carolene Lesliegh, her daughter Kathy Vinyard, granddaughter
Mandy Vinyard and great-granddaughter Chloe Vinyard.
Chloe Vinyard checks out one of the mallets
used to shape the silver into jewelry.
Kathy Vinyard prepares to deliver a blow that
will help shape her piece.
The goal is to hit the shaping tool, not the
silver and not the instructor!