Metal Man

September 29, 2014

This biographical film is about Victor Ries (1905-2011), an important Bay Area jeweler and metalsmith. I had the privilege to study with Victor in his studio during the 1970’s. The movie is a beautiful visual documentary about this very gifted man’s life and times. I served as technical consultant for the production. I also appear […]

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Gemology 1: Diamond Grading. July 18-20, 2014

July 12, 2014

It’s still not too late to register for our Diamond Grading class! There is no substitute for hands-on experience when learning about diamonds. Intended for designers, setters, store managers, buyers, sellers, jewelers, hobbyists and consumers, this class teaches you how to determine authenticity as well as to grade and handle diamonds with confidence. Through expert instruction […]

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JTI Student’s Diary, Part 2

July 2, 2014

“Day 3: Working on brass, copper and nickel rings.” “Finished!!! Brass ring and my newly broken in bench pin.”  “Photo was taken by Jay. It’s such a cool shot. My teacher, Alan Revere in action.” “Day 6: twist ring.” “This week in jewelry making.”

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JTI Student’s Diary

May 31, 2014

Follow along as K-li of Columbia, Maryland, takes our eight-week Jewelry Technician Intensive Program. We will show the projects, as she is completing them, along with her comments. Here is how it all began in Maryland. We are all ready for the journey to begin. “My snazzy new home for the next 2 months in San […]

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Innovative Bezels with Alison Antelman

April 2, 2014

April 26-27, 2014, at Revere Academy Here is a chance to learn how to design and create a unique linked bracelet using unusual components, one-of-a-kind stones, and a variety of connections. First, create a paper model in which you work out the design and technical details. Then, learn how to fabricate bezel settings for unusually […]

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3-D Etching: Imagery and Space with Carol Webb

April 2, 2014

On April 7-11 at Revere Academy learn the techniques of etching metal to achieve three-dimensional relief patterns as well as perforated designs. This design-oriented exploration of 3-D etching introduces new skills and resources for creativity when working with metal. Learn to combine images, etching applications, and patinas to create a small, layered jewel, assembled with screws […]

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Tapered Woven Chains

March 25, 2014

April 12-13, 2014 from 9 am – 5 pm, during the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts Masters Symposium, under the guidance of a master goldsmith Kent Raible, learn his specialized technique for weaving tapered chains. Each student will use a variety of mandrels and thicknesses of sterling silver wire to produce a supple and elegant, tapered […]

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The Art of Chasing and Repoussé

March 24, 2014

Our April Symposium Master Davide Bigazzi spent his early teens as apprentice to Bino Bini, the celebrated Florentine metalsmith and sculptor. During that period Davide assisted in commissions for the Vatican, banks, and churches. Davide’s handcrafted jewelry and hollowware are a blend of contemporary artistry and old world craftsmanship that echoes back to his native Florence. […]

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Elegant Clasps & Mechanisms

March 21, 2014

April 21-25, 2014, at Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, learn from our Symposium Master Alison B. Antelman how to customize your jewelry and engineer design solutions as your instructor guides you through the step-by-step process of creating a necklace. Instruction includes techniques for making tubing and using it in a variety of ways; bending, building […]

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Dental Techniques for Jewelers

March 20, 2014

April 4-6, 2014 from 9 am – 5 pm You don’t have to say “Ahh” to use the tools and techniques of the dental industry. One that is little used in jewelry is the method used to take impressions, an easy way to duplicate organic surfaces for use in metal castings. Learn from our Symposium […]

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