Introduction to Jewellery Design
This course has been created as an introduction to the design and basic techniques of jewellery. It covers from the creation of costume jewellery to the design of unique pieces.
The student will study the most usual processes of jewellery making: serrated, openwork and welding, as well as PMD (mouldable thin silver). The main aim is the student’s acquisition of skill, precision and control needed to make pieces of jewellery and body ornamentation.
This is a course for student interested in production and innovation in the jewellery field.
- To know how to draw and use pictorial techniques as an expression tool to represent a shape/ a design in jewels.
- To put into practice the perceptive resources, conceptual and formal, in order to use them in the making of a piece of jewellery.
- To introduce the basic ideas about jewellery techniques and to put them into practice by making body ornamentations.
First ideas about jewellery design
The concept of jewellery. Function and/or ornamentation
Generic features of its language
Generic view of the jewellery world
Clothing and jewels
Description and techniques of illustrations and representation of the shape
Drawing applied to jewel features
To know how to represent an idea
Textures, sparkles, transparency, opacity….
Pictorial techniques used in jewel illustration
Technical drawing of a piece of jewellery
Technical features of its representation
Description and interpretation codes
The project as an element of an idea’s representation
Introduction to a jewellery workshop
Knowledge and experimentation of tools and techniques
Construction of ornamentation elements starting from given proposals
Experimentation through jewellery’s materials