Up-to-date report from one of our students!
Course: Jewelry Making
Program: Master Course
Period: Sep. 6, 2021 - Apr. 15, 2022
End of the leaf project:
Last week I finished the whole structure of the leaf project. Now I had to complete the last step which consists in giving it an organic texture using engraving.
Having started engraving courses last week, I was introduced to the task and now was able to apply it directly to a real piece. The first task was to stick the piece to a wooden stick with some red wax on top of it. That allows us to hold the piece steadily as well as move its position easily when needed. (See leaf picture 1)
We are starting a new project which is a large ring that will include engraving and stone setting. I started by melting silver scraps, clean the silver and shape into one silver sheet 1.5mm thick and about 8mm long, and a silver square wire of a 3mm width and 1.5mm thickness thanks to the rolling mill and the draw bench. (See ring picture 1)
This whole process took me longer than expected, I will carry it on next week.
We had our first design course today. As an introduction course, we talked a lot and drew only for an hour.
The teacher started by introducing herself and her background in jewellery. She showed us most of her design work which consists of 2D-3D drawings, colour pencil drawings, gouache paintings etc. She also detailed her journey in the industry and answered our questions about more specific topics of the industry. She also detailed how the lessons are going to be divided throughout the year. Furthermore, she let us think about some specific topics that she could prepare for future lessons that would attract us more specifically.
On the last hour, we created a technical drawing of a bow she had with her, to give us basic notions of what a technical drawing for a client should include. The main thing was to create a top view, a side view and a perspective view to give as much insight and understanding to the client asking for a piece. The important thing was to maintain the right proportions and dimensions for what we used milli metered paper. (See pictures design 1&2)
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