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.
In Spring 2019, a few students decided to try their hand at creating some copper enamelling pieces, with some incredible results! Earrings hand cut, domed, and enamelled by C.H. and V.P. in Grade 11. Belt buckle (first attempt at enamelling this project!) done by V.P.
Fall 2018 Senior Jewelry belt buckles! Students employ a variety of metalworking skills in this project, including welding, lathework, riveting, and cutting with a jeweller’s saw. Incredible work, folks!
Wow! These buckles were created by K.M., B.Z., M.B., K.E., J.Z., and L.C. in Senior Jewelry. They use a variety of skills, including hand-sawing, MIG welding, metal lathe-work, riveting, and finishing. Nice work, folks!
Wow! Some incredible belt buckles came out of the Highland Jewelry shop this year. Featured here are pieces by R.P., D.G., B.G., T.G., and E.H. Love that textured copper on the bear claw and the tree, and the buffing/brushed finishing job on the “Hoonigan” buckle.
Unbelievable work by L.B. in Grade 12: this piece should be in an art gallery! Belt buckle layered with aluminum, hammered copper, and steel, held together with copper rivets. All cutting done by hand with a jewelry saw. Lots of hard work and care went into this project, and it paid off big-time.
So impressed by everyone’s hard work on this final Senior Jewelry project: definitely a success! Featured here are: D.B. (Zelda), J.W. (gear), K.M. (Crooks & Castle), M.T. (Rx), T.G. (Pokemon), B.M. (Fear No Fish), and J.L. (Gone Fishin). All cutting and piercing done by hand with jewelry saws, and 3 layers of chosen metals are hand-riveted together. Fantastic job, folks!