The Pelletreau Silver Shop, built 1686, is the oldest continuously opened shop in the Americas, now operated by Southampton Historical Museums. So of course it's a great place to learn to make jewelry! An eight-week course given by master jeweler Eric Messin will teach students the basics, from sculpting wax and soldering to setting stones and polishing. At the end of the course you'll have a finished, ready-to-wear piece of jewelry. The fee, which includes supplies, is $365 for members and $385 for non-members. Classes are either on Friday evenings from 6-8PM or Saturday mornings 10AM-noon, starting next week.
· Southampton Historical Museums [Official site]
· Elias Pelletreau: Southampton Silversmith and American Patriot [CH]