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Nationality: Canadian
Course: Jewelry Making
Program: Master Course
Period: Sep. 3, 2018 - Apr. 26, 2019

Kelsey is a goldsmith and jewellery designer from Canada. She has been making jewellery in various capacities her entire life. Over the years her work has evolved from simple plier work, into more complex fine jewellery construction. She has studied jewellery making at numerous institutions around the world and completed several apprenticeships under Master goldsmiths. She is thrilled to be a scholarship recipient of the Accademia Riaci’s International Art & Design Competition, and looks forward to learning from the Italian Masters in the year to come.

Apr. 11, 2019 | Posted in Reports, Jewelry Making , | Tags:, Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry Making

Jewelry Making vol.13 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

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#1, #2, #3 – Continuing on slowly making the engraving pattern on my X pendant.

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#4 – One side of the cross pendant complete!

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#5, #6 – Marco, instructing Ai on how to engrave.

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#7 – The components for my first stone setting project.

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#8 – Constance, hard at work.

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#9 – Ai, working on her heart pendant.

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#10, #11 – Close up images of Ai’s heart pendant.

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#12 – James preparing his saw for the Florentine style ring.

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#13 – Close up on what James is working on.

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#14 – James enjoying some traditional Italian Christmas cake.

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#15 – The instructor and technician enjoying some Christmas cheer.



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