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!
These extra projects were designed and created by Grade 11 student K.C. – WOW! Pitbull was sweat-soldered and had a small heart charm added with a jump ring, and both projects were intricately cut by hand using a jewellers’ saw.
Gorgeous work, K.C.!
These stunning pieces were designed and hand-cut by Senior Jewelry/Metalwork students. Canucks logo by D.G., Tiger by L.J., Cityscape (with tempered skyline and triple-sweat-solder!) by A.K., Lion by K.C., Humpback Whale by B.C., Mountain Biker by E.V.T., intricate Rose cut-out by R.M., Wolf by C.P., Lakers logo by Q.S., Air Jordan by T.B., Butterfly by V.N., and Cat by J.C.
Great work, everyone!
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!
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.!
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!
New students to Jewelry/Metalwork get to try their hand at using a jewellers’ saw (the bread and butter of most jewellers and fine metalsmiths!). Students choose their own design and cut all shapes out by hand. Incredible work!
WOW! Most of the work featured here was the first time students ever used a jeweller’s saw! Students choose an image, transfer it to metal, and cut it all out by hand. Some students, including K.M. in Grade 10 (the amazing orca) chose to try their hand at sweat-soldering two pieces together. Incredible work, everyone!