Create a sea glass pendant w/an artist

Mendocino, United States

Experience hosted by Caitlin

2.5 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 2 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Arriving at my studio just 3 miles from highway 1 in Mendocino and I will give you a brief tour of the shop and describe the equipment we will be using and some safety guidelines. Guests will be able to choose a piece of sea glass from my large collection and we will get to work on making a sterling silver pendant. Guests may participate in whatever part they want to and can always just watch if they are not comfortable with any aspect of the process. The first step is making a bezel, then filing and soldering it closed. Then we reshape it around the seaglass and saw out a piece of sheet to solder it to. After we solder the bezel to the sheet we will saw out the edges and then file the edges and buff with the flex shaft. Then we will solder the jump ring to the pendant and then solder another ring that will be for sliding onto a chain or leather necklace. We will scrub the silver with a wire brush and soapy water to create a matte finish and set the sea glass into the setting using special tools. I will provide a cool suede or silk sliding necklace to put it on or they can purchase a chain if they prefer, or bring your own chain. All throughout the lesson I will be giving them information about what they are doing and why.
Other things to note
Guests need to put hair back and please don't wear any long flared sleeves for this experience. Safety first!
Arriving at my studio just 3 miles from highway 1 in Mendocino and I will give you a brief tour of the shop and describe the equipment we will be using and some safety guidelines. Guests will be able to choose a piece of sea glass from my large collection and we will get to work on making a sterling silver pendant. Guests may participate in whatever part they want to and can always just watch if they are not comfortable with any aspect of the…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Guests will have access to all my equipment needed for this activity includ...

Meet your host, Caitlin

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 26 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have been a jewelry artist and designer for over twenty years creating pieces from sea glass and shells. Living in Hawaii for much of this time I collected a lot of sea glass and am knowledgeable about all things related to this upcycled material. In 1998 I studied metalsmithing focusing on fabrication techniques and then went on to apprentice with a well known jeweler learning all about how to run a successful jewelry business. In 2001 I moved to Hawai'i , a longtime dream, and began my own business making jewelry, obsessed with the local shells and sea glass that could be found. After many years of making jewelry on my own, I am opening up my studio to share my craft. My focus is to inspire others to be creative. I have worked with as young as 13 year olds so please message me if you have a teenager interested.
I have been a jewelry artist and designer for over twenty years creating pieces from sea glass and shells. Living in Hawaii for much of this time I collected a lot of sea glass and am knowledgeable about all things related to this upcycled material. In 1998 I studied metalsmithing focusing on fabrication techniques and then went on to apprentice with a well known jeweler learning all about how to run a successful jewelry business. In 2001 I moved to Hawai'i , a longtime dream, and began my ow…
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Tue., Aug. 3
$183 per person
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
$183 per person
Wed., Aug. 4
$183 per person
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
$183 per person
Thu., Aug. 5
$183 per person
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
$183 per person

Where you'll be

We will meet at my home studio located on 18 acres of beautiful land just 3 miles from Big River in Mendocino.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 26 reviews.

Deanna
July 2021
So glad that we got to experience this! We have so much appreciation now for the craftsmanship and the process that goes into making a piece of jewelry. And, so much patience on Caitlen’s part!
Cora
July 2021
This is a great experience for anyone wanting to learn jewelry making as well as a great way to meet someone local to the area. It’s special because you get to make a one of a kind piece that is unique to you and your personality.
Elizabeth
July 2021
Wonderful teacher! Patient and calm! She was wonderful with my great granddaughter who wanted to go along and see the jewelry making! I am 83 and my hands don’t work well and Caitlyn was just wonderful as she helped and did so much for me!!
Savannah
June 2021
This was the best thing my wife and I did in Mendocino! Caitlin is an amazing teacher and I’ve always wanted to understand the process of jewelry making in depth and big did this deliver + more. She has a 20 year+ collection of sea glass (!!!) she generously made available which felt so special to select from! Absolutely LOVED this experience.
This was the best thing my wife and I did in Mendocino! Caitlin is an amazing teacher and I’ve always wanted to understand the process of jewelry making in depth and big did this d…
Erin
June 2021
There aren’t many Airbnb experiences in Mendocino, but even if there were this would still be a must-do. Caitlin has an enormous collection of seaglass and abalone and the entire necklace making process is hands-on. Caitlin is a fantastic teacher and so sweet! I took my step-mother who had been looking forward to this for months and it still exceeded our expectations. We even bought a ring and commissioned a necklace after. I highly highly highly recommend this experience. Plus, if you’re a cat person, Caitlin’s sweet cat Cyrus is super sweet and friendly. And if not, he’s an outside cat, so you don’t have to see him!
There aren’t many Airbnb experiences in Mendocino, but even if there were this would still be a must-do. Caitlin has an enormous collection of seaglass and abalone and the entire n…
Brendan
May 2021
The owner was very nice and provided a great experience for my girlfriend and I. The owner had a friendly personality and the studio was very welcoming, relaxing, and comfortable. I especially appreciated her patience and care! Our necklaces came out great.
The owner was very nice and provided a great experience for my girlfriend and I. The owner had a friendly personality and the studio was very welcoming, relaxing, and comfortable.…

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    1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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    1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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    1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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  • Fri., Aug. 6
    1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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  • Sat., Aug. 7
    1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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  • Sun., Aug. 8
    1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    $183 per person
  • Wed., Aug. 11
    1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    $183 per person
  • Fri., Aug. 13
    1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    $183 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

What to bring

Please bring a mask

Please bring water