Just in time for the holiday season, Vance-Granville Community College will offer a two-hour class that provides opportunities for crafting unique, personalized gifts. The “Hand-Stamped Jewelry” class is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. until noon on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County.
During the class, instructor Alison Beal of Wake Forest will lead participants through the process of creating what are often known as “mother’s birthstone necklaces.” As this is a so-called “make it, take it” class, participants will leave with a completed piece of jewelry as well as skills that they can use later. “We will use a circular charm, which we will personalize with the names of the intended recipient’s children,” Beal explained. “Each letter is stamped by hand with a metal stamp. We will also include Swarovski birthstone crystals and a silver ball chain. In the end, you will have created a priceless piece of jewelry that is an ideal gift for a mother or grandmother!”
The total cost per person, including all materials and fees, is $25.
Registration in advance is required, as spaces are limited. The deadline to register is Friday, Nov. 8. For more information, contact Theresa Somerville at (252) 738-3427 or SomervilleT@vgcc.edu.