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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.

Apr. 25, 2014 | Posted in Jewelry Making, Blog , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: S.K. | Course: Jewelry Making

Ring with a grief

RING WITH A GRIEF
1. Measuring the right thickness of the silverplate for the grief.

RING WITH A GRIEF
2. Checking the plate is straight and marking where to saw it.

RING WITH A GRIEF
3. First I made a basic bezel and then hammered it conical with a bottoniera.

RING WITH A GRIEF
4. The bezel after filing it straight and cleaning the surface with an emerypaper.

RING WITH A GRIEF
5. The stone has to sit perfectly on the bezel. The stone is cubic zirconia.

RING WITH A GRIEF
6. Dividing the bezel for making the right crown like shape.

RING WITH A GRIEF
7. Marking the U shapes before cutting them.

RING WITH A GRIEF
8. After cutting the U shapes roughly with a saw, the next thing to do is to file the edges and cut little divisions also on the downside.

RING WITH A GRIEF
9. The grief ready to be soldered on the ring.

RING WITH A GRIEF
10. After making a normal ring from a thick silverwire without closing it by soldering, I hammered the open end flat on a tassello with a heavy iron hammer.

RING WITH A GRIEF
11. The ring and the grief before soldering them togheter.



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