Intro to Silversmithing Jewelry
Experience the fundamental processes of cutting, forging, metal texturing, hammering, sawing and soldering silver. The course includes: bezel stone setting for cabochon gemstones, polishing techniques and combining sterling silver sheet metal with fine silver wire, etc. Specific projects, planned by the instructor, will focus on how to make silver rings, pendants, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.
Silver will be provided. Please note, the use of silver material or gemstones will be limited to the scheduled projects planned by the instructor.
Silver will be provided.
(If a student, for any reason, exceeds the required amount of silver, there will be an extra charge for materials.)
Stefan Alexandres is a multi award winning jeweler and sculptor in addition to teaching Jewelry weekly classes at Crealde ´ School of Art since 2008.
From 1964 to 1972 he apprenticed in metal arts in the traditional ways of the old world, as guided through the organized guilds of Greece.
He received a United Arts of Central Florida individual artists award in 2007 and 2010, and Best of show award in Osceola Center for the Arts show 2009.
His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and shows such as Arts On Douglas gallery, Creativity Contest Oggetti Torino Italy, and Beijing International Jewelry Exhibition. He has received a large number of corporate commissions and site installations.
His training is based on the Byzantine Art. He draws inspiration for his metalwork from history, mythology, folk tales and real life.