Sunday, October 31, 2010

New Jewelry: Materials + Techniques

I will be teaching a jewelry course called, "New Jewelry: Materials +Techiniques " at RISD|CE. The course is open to all levels. For more information or to register, please visit here.

New Jewelry: Materials + Techniques
Semester: Fall 2010
Date(s); Mondays 11/01/10 - 12/06/10
Time: 7-10pm
Sessions: 6
Jewelry can mean many things, but what makes a piece of jewelry unique isn't necessarily the cost. Rather, it's the innovation, creativity and originality of the artist's design. Technique helps to realize a design and this course introduces both new techniques with old materials and old techniques with new materials -- including beads and beading, chain-making, knotting, wire and wrapping, fabrics, leather, found and natural objects, industrial materials such as washers and bolts, and various finishing techniques. Projects include designing and making a variety of styles of necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Students are given a historical background on jewelry design as context for their work. As no special facilities are required, all techniques can be practiced at home by students of all levels of experience.

Nel Linssen
Plastic coated paper, 2010

Nel Linssen
Paper and elastic thread, 2008

Yong Joo Kim
Beans and Cable ties, 2009

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