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Kelsey MERKELY

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.

Feb. 08, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry Making, Blog , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry Making

Jewelry Making vol.5 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

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Here I am engraving a simple band ring. Doing my best to keep the pattern consistent on all sides of the ring.

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Marco, our engraving teacher sketches on metal, before engraving.

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My friend James working on his engraving.

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My friend Ai, focused on her engraving.

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In the last steps of assembling my signet ring.

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Me working on my signet ring.

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Signet ring complete!

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Discussing the next project with my teacher and the technician.

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I can’t get enough of the Duomo. It’s so beautiful!

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Walking along the Arno River at sunset.


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