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Ashley Li Ye

Nationality: Singaporean
Course: Jewelry Design
Program: One Year Course
Period: Sep. 3, 2018 - Apr. 26, 2019

After graduating with a Diploma in business, Ashley decided to do something she likes and turns it into her career.
She has some experience in metalsmithing and precious metal Silver clay. After winning the competition hosted by Accademia Raici, she started her path in this therapeutic city, Florence.

Feb. 01, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry Making, Blog , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Ashley Li Ye | Course: Jewelry Making

Jewelry Design vol.3 – One Year 2018 (a.l.y)

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This is a typical design of man’s ring which comes in a rectangle shape. It helps us better understand how different it may look between the side and front view.

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After all the above practices, we are ready to draw a ring from real life instead of on paper. We did one example with one of the teacher’s ring.

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For this week, we focus more on creativity. The teacher provides us with three simple and basic designs, and we are requested to draw as many as possible designs we could think of based on those three.

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More designs that I could think of.

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We visited another famous Italian goldsmith in Florence who are Alessandro Dari. He studied chemistry to become a pharmacist and early on discovered he was fascinated with metals. He created his very first ring when he was 16.

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He gets his inspiration mainly from architecture in Florence.

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His designs usually based on themes. Those shown in the picture are under the theme “soul”.

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The painting color blue is very expensive in the renaissance time as it only can be extracted from the lazurite stone. Artist and sculptors usually use it for religion purpose.

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More pieces with bigger stones. While we visited his shop, we could see how the masterpiece is born through a square opening on the right-hand side as his workshop is in the shop.

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My favorite piece in the shop. In some of the pieces, he used more than ten metals to craft them. After the trip, I learned we shouldn’t limit our imagination when comes to jewelry design, just let your mind run wild.


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