The Jewelry Interviews Part II: From Sketch to Stunner

Interviewee: Elias Serhan Janbey LdM Jewelry Art & Design Certificate student   ——————————————————————   So Elias, ready for part two of our LdM Jewelry interview series? To start with, what does Jewelry Making mean for you? Jewelry Making is my passion! Any project I begin starts with just an idea and goes on to become…

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The Jewelry Interviews Part 1: From Mexico to Florence

Interviewee: Elias Serhan Janbey LdM Jewelry Art & Design Certificate student   ——————————————————————— Hi Elias! Before we start the interview, why don’t you tell us something about yourself? I come from Torreon, a city up in the north of Mexico. For seven months I’ve been studying at LdM now and so far it’s been really…

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The Art of Jewelry Making: Traditional vs. Conceptual

Written by: Isabel Yun LdM Jewelry Design student       ——————————————————– The repetitive motions of the hammer clang in dissonance; their vibrations rippled against the metal surface…   The magical part of making jewelry with one’s own hands is in my opinion the interaction between the dexterity, the mind and the material and the…

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You Can’t Judge a Ring by Its Bezel (Or Can You?)

Written by: Lacey L. King LdM 2014 July Session student in Jewelry Making   ———————————————————————— Coming into this class, I knew I would be making jewelry. In my head I pictured beads and chains and simple things you use in crafts growing up. I did not think I would be able to construct a real…

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A Whole New World (Geographically and Academically!)

Written by: Lacey L. King LdM 2014 July Session student in Jewelry Making   ————————————- As a nursing major certain vocabulary makes perfect sense to me. Inspect (look at the area), palpate (feel it), auscultate (listen with a stethoscope), percuss (tap and listen)? No problem, I can do that. As a nursing major other vocabulary…

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International friends, international jewelry minds!

Written by: Yessica Ramirez LdM Jewelry Design student   ———————————————— The six jewelers Before coming to Florence, I never thought that I would really have the opportunity to meet people from all corners of the world… but I did! And the best part is that they share the same passion as me! JEWELRY! During the…

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The Art is in the Streets

Written by: Yessica Ramirez LdM Jewelry Design student   ————————————————– Since I first got to LdM, our teachers have been talking about ‘The Art is in the Streets’. Every Spring semester for the past 8 years, LdM organizes this incredible exhibition, where all the jewelry, graphic, interior and fashion designers, photographers, painters, and sculptors display their…

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A whole jewel world: OroArezzo

Written by: Yessica Ramirez LdM Jewelry Design student   ———————————————– Last September our class had the amazing opportunity to visit VicenzaOro, an international jewelry fair, that is held every March and September and which was an amazing experience. This semester, a similarly wonderful opportunity came across: our professors Serena Barbi and Werner Altinger got us…

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