Up-to-date report from one of our students!
Doreen Tan Hwee Kheng
Course: Jewellery Making
Program: One Year Course
Period: Jan. 13, 2020 - Jul. 24, 2020
Hi, I am Doreen from Singapore. I have learned crochet at a very young age, and decided to try wire crochet jewellery. Last year, I submitted a wire crocheted bracelet in participation of the Art and Design Completion of Accademia Riaci 2019. It has won the 2nd place in Jewellery Making category. Therefore, with this great opportunity, decided to widen my knowledge and to deepen my skill in perusing the jewellery making course.
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Pic 1 & 2 – Windows come in many forms, shapes and fashions but they serve the purpose of bring light in darkness. In this light, we see light. Accademia Riaci is my window that brings me the light of a wider scope and greater skill of jewellery making.
Pic 3 – This set of tools belongs to a 2 years old Grace, daughter of one of the school’s staff. Both parents, being creative, set the environment of cultivating her to a skillful craft woman. Great is their love for Grace!
Pic 4 – Some cultural differences with Florence and Singapore are such as; bars here are actually Caffè where coffee, sandwiches and snacks are sold. Back in my homeland, bar is where one drinks wine and liquor, meant for age 18 and above. Secondly, addresses of homes bear the street name and the block number. The owners’ names are found on a plaque on the wall of the main entrance. Whereas, ours is, other than block number, street name, we have unit number, such as #02-1153, meaning level 2 and house number 1153. The unit number remains regardless of the owner.
Pic 5 – The instructor demonstrating the right way of filing the straight edge of silver. Using a plier to hold the centre of the silver piece, with one end of the silver rest on the bench and the other supported by the thumb. Filing the edge firm and flat with right hand.
Pic 6 & 7 – This is our first lesson on stone setting. First and for most, we have to melt the sealing wax, applied it on the top of the stick so that it can hold the copper sheet, for practice purposes.
Pic 8 & 9 – our first practise on engraving, with straight lines then curve and more curve lines build on curves to form designs.