Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY

Apr. 15, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry
Jewelry Making vol.14 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

#1 - Measuring tools and small pieces of scrap metal on my bench. #2 – Building small walls for air to pass through the ring. #3 – Filing the small air walls down to be flush with the rest… [Read more]


Apr. 11, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry
Jewelry Making vol.13 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

#1, #2, #3 - Continuing on slowly making the engraving pattern on my X pendant. #2 #3 #4 – One side of the cross pendant complete! #5, #6 – Marco, instructing Ai on how to engrave. … [Read more]


Apr. 05, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry
Jewelry Making vol.12 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

#1 – Flattening the side rails for my Buccellati ring. #2, #3, #4 – Working with the instructor to create the correct curvature of the Buccellati ring. #5 – After creating the corr… [Read more]


Apr. 01, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry
Jewelry Making vol.11 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

Preparing the layout for my first stone setting project. Creating the side rails for my second Buccellati ring. Using a heavy steel ball to create some curvature in my ring. Ai hard a… [Read more]


Mar. 28, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry
Jewelry Making vol.10 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

Preparing the layout on my second Buccellati ring. Cutting the shapes out for my second Buccellati ring. Close up of the shapes being cut. James hard at work. Close up photo of w… [Read more]


Mar. 22, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry
Jewelry Making vol.9 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

My first Buccellati ring almost complete! My first Buccellati ring with engraving on the sides. The jewellery technician practicing her engraving. My friend Ai focused on her engravin… [Read more]


Mar. 07, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry
Jewelry Making vol.8 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

Building the side rails for a Buccellati inspired ring. Filing the side details on the Buccellati inspired ring. All the rings I’m working on in progress. Buccellati ring ready for en… [Read more]


Mar. 01, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry
Jewelry Making vol.7 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

Looking out at the sea from my Airbnb in Genova. The sweet little seaside town of Nervi. Another great photo of the little seaside town of Nervi. Me happy to be looking out over the s… [Read more]


Feb. 14, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry
Jewelry Making vol.6 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

Signet ring engraving. Simple band ring engraving. Using the torch to melt metal. My friend James using the rolling mill. James drilling holes. He’s preparing to pierce his metal… [Read more]


Feb. 08, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry
Jewelry Making vol.5 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

Here I am engraving a simple band ring. Doing my best to keep the pattern consistent on all sides of the ring. Marco, our engraving teacher sketches on metal, before engraving. My friend J… [Read more]


Feb. 04, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry
Jewelry Making vol.4 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

Here I am preparing my silver earrings for engraving. Our engraving teacher shows us how to move the engraving knife to make lines in the metal that complement the shape of our earrings. J… [Read more]


Feb. 01, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry
Jewelry Making vol.3 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

The instructor prepares the wax stick for engraving. The instructor demonstrates how to engrave in the Florentine style. My engraving in progress. My engraving. From my first engravin… [Read more]


Jan. 25, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry
Jewelry Making vol.2 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

This week before moving forward on our second project, we finished our leaf. Here I am preparing to solder the three parts together to make a final pendant. Here we working with the engraving i… [Read more]


Dec. 15, 2018 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry
Jewelry Making vol.1 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

This week we focused on basic construction skills – sawing, forming, filing, and polishing. We worked on these skills because our Master wanted to observe the way that we work and assess our current… [Read more]



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