Belt Buckles 2019!

Check out these amazing belt buckles created by Senior Jewelry/Metalwork students in Fall 2019! Each student comes up with their own design, chooses their layout, hand-cuts all shapes with a jeweller’s saw, and also learns lathework and MIG welding to create the backing of their buckles. Three layers of different metal are cold-formed with solid rivets, and students can choose to temper, texture, paint, and polish their layers to make them pop.

Fantastic work, everyone!

Manta Ray Creative Project

This creative project by J.G. deserves special recognition! J.G. came up with this project concept in the hopes of shaping the manta ray to look as though it is moving through water. What an incredible job! J.G. cut all details out by hand with a jewellers saw, and delicately shaped the brass using small jewellers’ anvils. Gorgeous work, and I hope you are enjoying post-grad life, J.G.!

Self-Directed Jewelry 9/10 Projects

These students went above and beyond their set projects and challenged themselves to try new skills. Both sets of earrings were hand-cut with a jewellers’ saw (studs soldered onto the back). Beach stone pendants were chosen by students, and they designed their prong backing to hold the stone.

Incredible work, folks!

Custom Lost Wax Casting

This project was lovingly hand-carved and shaped by A.K., a top student in Jewelry 10 in Fall 2019! Cast out of sterling silver, this project featured geometric angles created with a file and sandpaper, as well as a carved centre detail. Excellent work, A.K.!

Ring-making

Students in both Junior and Senior Jewelry get to try their hand at ring-making, and create progressively more challenging projects. These students decided to try their hand at a ‘braided’ and intro to ‘filigree’ ring, where they up-cycled old electrical wire and annealed with a torch as they shaped it. Excellent work, A.K. and L.J.!