Middle School students from Jeanine Erickson’s Jewelry Fabrication and Design class recently created videos to demonstrate the different ring-making techniques that they learned in the course.
Great job by students Ellie Bonsignore ’29, Elise Karosen ’28, and Maya Weinmann ’28, who are not only skilled artisans, but are also articulate and informative teachers in the “how to” videos.
In this introductory course, students learn basic principles of design and jewelry fabrication, while working with copper, brass, and silver filled wire & sheet. Students are also encouraged to incorporate nonmetal objects into their work. They learn how to cut, drill, file, and hammer metal. Wire work, chain maille, and installing manufactured rivets is also covered in the course. Students also take into consideration design elements such as composition, movement, balance, aesthetics, and wearability.
Ellie Bonsignore ’29
Elise Karosen ’28
Maya Weinmann ’28