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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.

Mar. 07, 2019 | Posted in Jewelry Making, Blog , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Kelsey MERKELY | Course: Jewelry Making

Jewelry Making vol.8 – Master Course 2018 (k.m)

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Building the side rails for a Florentine style inspired ring.

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Filing the side details on the Florentine style inspired ring.

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All the rings I’m working on in progress.

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Florentine style ring ready for engraving.

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Constance and Marco preparing materials for engraving.

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Marco, teaching us how to engrave the Florentine style ring.

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My Florentine style ring’s engraving in progress.

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Outside pattern on Florentine style ring in the Florentine style complete!

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Working on a new project. It’s a small cross.

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One of the many religious altars that can be found around Florence.


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