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.
Mar. 22, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry, Blog , Student Reports | Tags:Kelsey MERKELY, Jewelry | Language:
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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 her engraving.
My friend James preparing wax for engraving.
Another photo of James preparing the wax for engraving.
The engraving master Marco showing us how it’s done!
Designing the pendent layout.
The jewellery technician hard at work.
Building a bezel on a Florentine style ring. Preparing for stone setting in the next semester.
Lots of tiny components on my bench. Work in progress!
Florence at night.