Sailors' Valentine-Inspired Jewelry Making Class

May 20th at Cape Cod Maritime Museum
Courtesy of Cape Cod Maritime Museum

On Monday May 20 from 5:30-7:30 pm, the Cape Cod Maritime Museum will host a one-of-a-kind jewelry making class -- join Melonie Massa of Mermaids Baubles as she guides participants in making their own Sailors’ Valentine-inspired pendants! Your beautiful handcrafted silver necklace will connect you to a centuries-old tradition of mariners creating souvenirs of their travels. What makes this class so unique is that while there are many Sailors’ Valentines artists, not many people have turned the art form into jewelry. The evening workshop includes everything you will need, but if you have a tiny shell, piece of sea glass or other beach treasure that is special and you would like to incorporate it into your design, by all means bring it!

From the artist:

“Cape Cod Mermaids Baubles friends – THIS is the workshop you’ve been waiting for! The Cape Cod Maritime Museum in seaside Hyannis, Massachusetts asked me to do a Sailors’ Valentine JEWELRY making class – and I said YES!”

About Mermaids Baubles

Mermaids Baubles is a jewelry line of Sailors’ Valentine-inspired accessories. “I chose that name because they’re something that a mermaid would make or wear out of the things around her,” says Ms. Massa, owner and creator of Mermaids Baubles. Ms. Massa started out as a Sailors’ Valentine artist, and says she became obsessed with the idea of wearing the art. “I wanted to take the art and turn it into something I could wear,” she says. She uses all natural materials. A native of Bristol, Rhode Island, Ms. Massa is a captain for Save Narragansett Bay, and a chess teacher.

About the Museum

In 2018, Cape Cod Maritime Museum and Cook Boat Shop celebrated its 20th anniversary of protecting, preserving and promoting the maritime history and tradition of wood boat building on Cape Cod. The museum offers permanent and rotating exhibits, interactive maritime-themed activities and a fine arts gallery. The Cook Boat Shop is a working exhibit space for traditional and contemporary wood boat building and includes restoration projects on historic Cape Cod water craft. The Historic Boat Barn holds the only collection of all wooden boats native to Cape Cod. The museum is also home to “Sarah,” a Crosby catboat replica, and a gift shop featuring unique and beautiful maritime themed gifts, books and apparel.

Sailors’ Valentine-inspired jewelry making

Monday, May 20, 5:30-7:30 pm, Community Room at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Plain frame pendant $35 per person

Filigree frame pendant $40 per person


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