Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY

Sep. 04, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry
Jewelry Making vol.26 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

#1 – Wine for our exhibition night! #2 – Setting up our exhibition space. #3 – Rubbing the famous Florentine boar’s nose for good luck and the hope of returning to Florence. #4 – Exhi… [Read more]


Aug. 17, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry
Jewelry Making vol.25 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

#1 – Laying out my stones for stone setting. #2 – Sweet baby Grace, our youngest apprentice! #3 – #6 Celebrating our stone setting instructors birthday! #4 #5 #6 #7 – James … [Read more]


Jul. 26, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry
Jewelry Making vol.24 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

Recreating the solitaire ring. Recreating the solitaire ring. A typical day in the studio! Everyone hard at work. A typical day in the studio! Everyone hard at work. A typical da… [Read more]


Jul. 22, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry
Jewelry Making vol.23 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

Finding inspiration around Florence! Finding inspiration around Florence! Finding inspiration around Florence! Working on my final project, outside of school, in Stephano’s studio. … [Read more]


Jul. 04, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry
Jewelry Making vol.22 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

Boboli Gardens Boboli Gardens Boboli Gardens Boboli Gardens Boboli Gardens Boboli Gardens Boboli Gardens Boboli Gardens Planning the layout for the bottom of … [Read more]


Jun. 29, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry
Jewelry Making vol.21 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

Creating a bezel to fit the turquoise stone for a cocktail ring. Planning the layout of the pink sapphires on the cocktail ring. The settings for the cocktail ring being built. Lace p… [Read more]


Jun. 25, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry
Jewelry Making vol.20 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

#1 – #7 – Gold leafing workshop! Making the inside cuts on the eternity band. #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 – #9 - Working on building the prongs for the half eternity… [Read more]


Jun. 14, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry
Jewelry Making vol.19 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

#1 – Making the inside cuts on the eternity band. #2 – A close up of the inside cuts/leaf patterns on the eternity band. #3 – James practicing his stone setting. #4 – Pamela looking t… [Read more]


Jun. 10, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry
Jewelry Making vol.18 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

#1 - #10 – A step by step process of making an eternity band. #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 – James, practicing his stone setting. #12 – Ai, practicing her sto… [Read more]


May. 31, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry
Jewelry Making vol.17 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

Marco, the engraving master showing me how to decorate my ring. My engraving work. Our engraving class on our last day with Marco. My completed cross pendant. The sides and back and e… [Read more]


May. 13, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry
Jewelry Making vol.16 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

#1, #2 – Building the shank to hold the solitaire bezel, continued. The goal is to thin and elongate the tips. #2 #3, 4, 5, 6 – Piercing the Florentine style ring. #4 #5 #6 … [Read more]


Apr. 27, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry
Jewelry Making vol.15 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

#1 - Preparing a ring for stone setting. #2 – Work in progress! #3 – Marking the spots for piercing. #4 – The process of building a bezel for a solitaire ring. #5 – The process o… [Read more]


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 Florentine style ring. #2, #3, #4 – Working with the instructor to create the correct curvature of the Florentine style ring. #5 – After creat… [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 Florentine style ring. Using a heavy steel ball to create some curvature in my ring. Ai … [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 Florentine style ring. Cutting the shapes out for my second Florentine style ring. Close up of the shapes being cut. James hard at work. Close u… [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 Florentine style ring almost complete! My first Florentine style ring with engraving on the sides. The jewellery technician practicing her engraving. My friend Ai focused on … [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 Florentine style inspired ring. Filing the side details on the Florentine style inspired ring. All the rings I’m working on in progress. Florentine style… [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]



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