Barbie Jewels

Federico Vianello, one of the teachers at Lorenzo de’ Medici as well as a lecturer at the faculty of Architecture of Florence, was asked to make the jewelry and accessories for the Barbie of Caterina de’ Medici. The project of the Caterina de’ Medici Barbie explores the system of relationships and cultural values to the…

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Student Projects: Jewelry Making I

This week in the course Jewelry Making I, students completed their first project. A ring was made with sterling silver in which the students soldered, filed, and sawed the entire composition from a silver wire and bezel band. The cabochon cut stone was set by each student and hammered into place. Finally, buffing and polishing…

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Welcome!

Ciao a tutti! This blog will allow interested individuals to read and learn about the jewelry classes offered at La Scoula Lorenzo de’ Medici. It will give updates on exciting field trips and events that the students are involved in and their thoughts on their experiences. Also, interviews with professors on what they are working…

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