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Course: Jewelry Making
Program: Master Course
Period: Sep. 6, 2021 - Apr. 15, 2022
I started the week by working on a commission of mine. A member of my family gave me a pair of gold earrings, hand made in Israel 20 years ago and set with an orange sapphire and a purple amethyst. The back branch of one of the earrings broke and needed repair. It’s the first time I worked with gold, so I proceeded with the help and advices of my teacher. I started by unlocking the claws on the back of the earrings to allow the stones to come out of the piece. I took me quite a long time as gold became harder with time and the claws being really small. Once done I took out the 2 stones and realised the orange one was already broken before on an invisible part of the jewel. (See earrings picture 1)
I carried on with another commission for a friend of mine: a silver cross set with 4 cabochon cut mother pearls. It’s a piece I started before but never had the chance to finish. After cutting the right shape for the cross, I had to make sure each side is even by filing them. Afterwards, I decided to create a “rigatto” texture on the back of the piece to practice my engraving skills. First horizontally, then vertically, the engraving came out pretty well. (See cross pictures 1&2)
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