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Kelsey MERKELY

Nationality: Canadian
Course: Jewelry Making
Program: Master Course
Period: Sep. 3, 2018 - Apr. 26, 2019

Kelsey is a goldsmith and jewellery designer from Canada. She has been making jewellery in various capacities her entire life. Over the years her work has evolved from simple plier work, into more complex fine jewellery construction. She has studied jewellery making at numerous institutions around the world and completed several apprenticeships under Master goldsmiths. She is thrilled to be a scholarship recipient of the Accademia Riaci’s International Art & Design Competition, and looks forward to learning from the Italian Masters in the year to come.

May. 31, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry Making, Blog , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry Making

Jewelry Making vol.17 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

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Marco, the engraving master showing me how to decorate my ring.

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My engraving work.

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Our engraving class on our last day with Marco.

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My completed cross pendant. The sides and back and engraved too.

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Stone setting practice.

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A stone setting student hard at work.

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Ponte Vecchio.

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Looking up at some apartment buildings on a beautiful day in Florence.

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The view from my kitchen window.

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Another view of the Arno and Ponte Vecchio.

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Museum visit. This is a recreation of the card and railway line that was used to transport the David.


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