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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.

Feb. 13, 2014 | Posted in Jewelry Making, Blog , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: S.K. | Course: Jewelry Making

Florentine style ring

Florentine style RING
1. First I prepare 2 simple rings and one wider ring from silver, in this picture the wide ring isn’t yet soldered and perfectly shaped.

Florentine style RING
2. After shaping the wider ring, I attach it to sealing wax and mark the decoration pattern first with pencil and then I engrave it.

Florentine style RING
3. A picture showing how the ring is attached to the sealing wax and to a wooden holder.

Florentine style RING
4. Here the pattern is engraved to mark the fretwork sawing places.

Florentine style RING
5. Me engraving my Florentine style ring.

Florentine style RING
6. Then I drill a small hole on every place where I have to cut a pattern.

Florentine style RING
7. Me cutting my pattern with a saw.

Florentine style RING
8. Here is my ring, all the little opening holes cutted into their shape.

Florentine style RING
9. A close up picture of the ring.

Florentine style RING
10. After the fretwork I still filed little curves on the side of the ring.

Florentine style RING
11. Here you can see better the filing curves; right side of the ring is filed, left side not yet.

Florentine style RING
12. Here the wider ring is ready, but the two side rings still has to be soldered on the sides as borders.

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