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!
Professional Jeweller Cheryl Jacobs came to our Jewelry 9/10 classes in December and shared some new skills with us! Students learned how to use diamond bits to drill through beach stones and glass, and created a piece that incorporated rivets, wire accents, etc. All beach stones collected from Denman Island (ocean-polished!). Thanks, Cheryl, and hope to see you next year!
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 chose to try their hand at sweat-soldering two pieces together. Incredible work, everyone!
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!
In Spring 2018, we had a professional jeweller and college instructor, Cheryl Jacobs, come into our class to talk about local advanced education and entrepreneurship in jewelry-making (See the “Other Awesome Resources” section on this website to view her work). Cheryl shared new skills with us, and worked with students in both Junior and Senior Jewelry. Pictured here are a variety of cuffs designed by students – these projects incorporated leather work, riveting, and texturing and tempering metal.
A selection of first-ever jeweller’s saw projects done by Jewelry 9/10 students – wow! Students choose a unique image and their metal type, cut it out by hand with a jeweller’s saw, then sand, polish, and finish their pieces.