Jewelry Workshop

2019 Precious Metal Clay Jewelry Workshop


Lighthouse Keeper Program

Sunday, June 23 – Tuesday, June 25

This year we are excited to offer our second Jewelry Workshop on the Light. We are combining a chance to make some pure silver jewelry while enjoying the delights of beautiful sunsets, and sunrises, freighters, and good friendship with your fellow participants, along with being a Lighthouse Keeper.

Our instructor is a member of DRLPS, who has participated in several Jewelry Workshops, and will share her experience with you for your jewelry creations. We will be using Precious Metal Clay (PMC) which is made up of small molecules of pure silver combined with a binder. After the clay is formed into the desired design in a mold, which each participant will create, the clay is removed from the mold, dried for a short time and then fired with a small butane torch. This removes the binder, leaving your pure silver jewelry piece.

As we will not be able to go out collecting natural materials on the Light, participants should be on the lookout for interesting pieces of wood, drift wood, unusual buttons, small pine cones, leaves, any rocks that have an interesting surface, and items that have a unique surface that would make a mold design.   You would bring these items with you to use and share with the other participants.

All the participants will pool their talents for deciding what meals we will have while on the Light, and share in contributing food for the workshop. Each person should bring their own sleeping bag and pillow case or (their own sheets and pillow case), towel and wash cloth and face soap, and appropriate clothing for various temperatures.

The cost for the workshop is $250 for DRLPS members and $270 for non-members. (DRLPS family memberships start at $30). The fee includes all the workshop materials, cost of staying on the Light, and the round trip boat trips. The workshop is limited to 5 participants plus the instructor.

Come and join us for a great Lighthouse experience.


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Jewelry Workshop Application 2019

Keeper Handbook 2019

DeTour Reef Light Brochure