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, Jewelry, Blog, Student Reports | Tags: Jewelry Making, S.K. | Language:
Reporter: S.K. | Course: Jewelry Making Course
1. Measuring the right thickness of the silverplate for the grief.
2. Checking the plate is straight and marking where to saw it.
3. First I made a basic bezel and then hammered it conical with a bottoniera.
4. The bezel after filing it straight and cleaning the surface with an emerypaper.
5. The stone has to sit perfectly on the bezel. The stone is cubic zirconia.
6. Dividing the bezel for making the right crown like shape.
7. Marking the U shapes before cutting them.
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.
9. The grief ready to be soldered on the ring.
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.
11. The ring and the grief before soldering them togheter.