jewelryprojects

2021-22: Grade 8 keychains!

Y’all! It has been a LONG couple of years! Things are shifting into highlight reels for these past two school years, please enjoy. And of course, kudos to all of these amazing students for showing tenacity and creativity throughout what has been a challenging time.

First up: some examples of our first project in Grade 8, a copper keychain/pendant! Students learn the basics of filing, sanding, drilling, annealing, stamping, texturing, tempering, as well as adding a patina and buffing. Awesome work, everyone!

Eclipse earrings

D.G. in Jewelry 11 went beyond his “eclipse” sweat-solder practise project and created these gorgeous earrings as a gift for his mom. Nickel silver and brass were used, as well as a sheet metal punch to get those perfect circles. Metals were sweat-soldered together, and his finishing touch was stamping a mountain design into both earrings. Beautiful work!

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!

Bonus Creative Projects

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.!

Fall 2020 Creative Projects

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!