Self-Directed Jewelry Projects

Self-Directed Senior Projects

Some incredible projects from our Spring 2022 Jewelry 11/12 crew! Fidget ring featuring copper enamelled flower with a handmade sterling rivet made by S.V., Sterling silver feathered earcuffs made by K.C. (and worn to their grad ceremony in June!), and a stone set pendant by W.J.. Great job, everyone!

Copper Enamelling & Polymer Clay

Some selected self-directed Jewelry 9/10 projects from 2021-22! The sewing buttons and pendant (first 3 pictures) are done with a copper enamelling process (baking glazes onto thin copper). The stacked earrings, rainbow earrings, etc. were hand-formed and baked with polymer clay.

Creative Rings – Senior Jewelry

Senior students K.C. and D.G. created these self-directed ring projects. K.C. annealed, twisted, and forged the silver band ring and cut out the “V” ring with a jewellers’ saw. D.G. took on a challenge with this brass “ball ring”, where spheres were created by purposefully melting small pieces of brass wire, then soldering them onto a band. Excellent work!

Memorial Ornament

This touching memorial ornament was commissioned by fellow teacher and counselor J.B. for her late father’s memorial tree. Students L.J. and K.C. took on this project and used letter stamps for the inscription, liver of sulfur to darken the letters, and some gorgeous wirework and an added heart charm hanging from the bottom. J.B. was incredible touched, and will cherish this gift. Thank you so much, L.J. and K.C. for being so keen to create this!