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S.K.
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S.K.

Nationality: Finland
Course: Jewelry Making
Program: 1year ATELIER COURSE
Period: Oct.14,2013 - June 6,2014

She completed her BA degree in Fine Arts in 2011. Having studied sculpture, photographing, stone cutting, lost wax casting,electroforming and contemporary jewellery, she decided to follow her interest and focus on more traditional goldsmithing techniques. She came to Florence, the most famous city of art and craftmanship in Italy, to study jewelry making and also attended to courses specialized in hand engraving and Florentine fret saw piercing with highly skilled rofessors.

Jun. 18, 2014 | Posted in Jewelry Making, Blog , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: S.K. | Course: Jewelry Making

A lock 2

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A LOCK
1. I also continued with the lock that i started last month.

A LOCK
2. I tied the two parts together with an iron wire and soldered them.

A LOCK
3. I made little rings and filed one side flat.

A LOCK
4. Then I soldered a ring on the tongue part of the lock.

A LOCK
5. When one was soldered on the right level, I soldered the rest of them the same way.

A LOCK
6. And then I made the same to the nest past of the lock.

A LOCK
7. Here all the littlle rings are soldered. When the lock is finished I will make three rows of pearls on them.

A LOCK
8. Then on the tongue part I soldered little tubes on the ends for secure locking.

A LOCK
9. Here both of them are soldered.

A LOCK
10. And then I soldered two little balls of silver on the nest part.

A LOCK
11. Finally I made a thin silver wire and holding the two lock parts together I made the secure locking on both sides.

A LOCK
12. Here is the ready sidelocking to make sure the lock is secure.

A LOCK
13. My classmate Aya on her working place.

A LOCK
14. My classmate Aya sawing her lock.

A LOCK
15. The finished lock open when you can see the two parts.

A LOCK
16. The openwork of the nest part is supposed to be decorative, but also to make the lock less heavy by cutting out metal.

A LOCK
17. The finished lock closed and polished. I will make engraving on the top and 3 rows of pearls on the small rings to make it a brachelet.



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