FIRST DAY TEACHING !
I will be very glad if you will post comments on this project , as I am very interested in your oppinions about it .
I work hard in the studio and school website simultaneously , and get to bed at 3 am. Everything to do something not seen yetiat least in Romania. I don’t know how to do things of 2nd quality .
Your comments – bad or not – are welcome .
Я хотел бы поблагодарить тех, кто в России, кто посетил этот блог. Они превысили мои ожидания, лучше, чем американцы .
Я надеюсь, вы простите и понять, что я имею в виду. Я использовал Google Translate, чтобы написать этот пост. Кроме того, вы можете бесплатно разместить комментарии к этой статье, было бы печально, если бы никто бы ничего не сказать. Правда ювелиры заинтересованы в таком эксперимента. Я не хочу хвалить, только и ждут ваших комментариев.Конечно, ювелиры, а не зрителей . Я не хочу, комплименты, просто ваш комментарий, который будет переведен мгновенно на английский язык.Ваш комментарий много значат для меня, чтобы знать, что делать дальше.
Но не похвалу от поклонников , OK ?
Узнайте больше о ювелиры из России и насколько они хороши в своей профессии.
Я также полные восхищения, когда я вижу работу ювелиры из России, и я положу его здесь – с вашего разрешения – русский ювелиры несколько работ, которые я уважаю и восхищаюсь честным …. и даже завидую, коллегиальный Перейти на страницу СОВРЕМЕННОГО РУССКОГО УКРАШЕНИЯ
WATCH THE “RUSSIAN JEWELRY ” PAGE !!!
Thank you ,
Clic aici pentru limba romana https://hollowjewelry.wordpress.com/prima-zi-de-ucenicie/
For this April 1, instead of fooling someone, I did a very serious thing .
And this is my first student , Elena Caragea from Bucharest , her first time in a jeweller’s workshop . She just started today , Monday 1st of April , her first day of learning advanced jewelry .
The course will include – in her exceptional case , being the first one – metallurgy, finishing and polishing (mechanical and chemical), engraving, enamelling, galvanizing and stone settings. That is about all one needs to do more than honorable to the profession .
Later, at her request only , she will learn – and practice , of course – about refinning and recovering precious metals .
As usual, this first day was only listening and watching , and she agreed to continue the school . Lucky me, it means I didn’t scare her enough to quit !
Like many others , Elena is involved in making wire pendants and earrings , an after work hobby . But this has noting to do with real metalsmithing or making real jewelry using precious metals ..
So , I will do my best to transform Elena into a very skilful and wise jeweler . I hope to show you soon – here or on the website school pages – her progress and samples of her skill in jewelry manufacturing .
The evidence of her capacity to materialize her own ideas and fantasy in art .
April 2 , Day 2
Starting teaching live tutorial , showing how to select and prepare silver scrap for melting .
Elena bought a notebook in wich she notes all the details about melting and casting silver ingots , plate and bar . And a lot of technical details and explanations about flame temperatures , torch using , oxides , fluxes and firescale during meting . Next , understanding the molecular structure changes of the metal in the rolling process . Using the rolling mill .
This very first knowledges will guide her to the next level of learning , based on deep and accurate understanding of physical and chemical processes that occur in stage of silver becoming from ingot to components ready to be used in creation of a jewelry item .
I call this ” do metal to be your friend and partener ” .
Tommorow , sheet rolling and wire drawing , which she will perform ” under my careful artistic guidance “.*( I heard this formula somwhere and I laugh a lot of it …)
Pictures , tommorow ….
April 3, Day 3
Today no notebook , just practicing …
Elena learns very quick , I am so glad she learns on the fly and I don’t have to repeat explanations, I hate that .
She is very brave, and that’s a big advantage for her. And for me, why not admit, I greatly facilitates teaching effort.
Today she has learned to use the rolling mill and the drawplate . She worked with fire and learned to anneal the metal , before, during and after rolling .
I was pleasantly surprised by her lack of inhibition and I even said a “BRAVO” when she used the drawplate , first time in her life . I was impressed by the way she understood all the details I gave her , and she was doing the job perfect .That drawplate was one of my fears about her – thinking at all the people I’ve had teached in years .
Allmost all failed this task , and there was no woman among them .
She draw the wire in a smooth and steady motion , no accident hapen , like breaking the wire or plier’s jaws slipping . I filmed everything , this will be our archive files , and also a nice memory for her . She was a little scared only when she first light the torch and when she adjust the flame , because the flame jumps up and she was not expecting that https://hollowjewelry.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/grabbed-frame-7.jpg . But that only amusing me , I did the same , first time …
I just wait to teach her soldering , next days …
April 4 , Day 4
Today Elena learned the formula for making tubes, pipes and rings in general .
Then she laminate the material and used the drawing plate to manufacture a silver pipe at precise rates, which then – after I welded it -she formed it in a spiral.
This material was then used to produce a complex silver bracelet with round hollow rings and tubular links in highly compressed oval shapes .
Thus she understood that difficulty in making these items consist only in theory, and applied mathematics information is very helpful in making parts with complicated issue.
Everything becomes easier when using mathematical calculations and information about the material you processed. Knowing all about the material, you know how to “convince” it to become what you ask from it . It becomes a “friend and partner” in your work, not your enemy, as so often happens in many other cases …
PS > Becomes interesting, isn’t it?
As Elena is a hobbist , she also has a real job and a real program , so we had to accommodate her work program to continue teaching and learning in optimal conditions without stress or strain of her. So, we’ll take a break until the weekend, when we continue the lessons .
Yesterday, Monday, April 15, it was a very busy day, working on an important project with near term , and we continued our course with Elena, from 17 a.m. until 22 p.m.!
We have no choice but to use each other’s time as efficiently as possible, even with common sacrifices …
It’s too late now to post pictures (it’s 1:30 AM), but will be here tomorrow evening . You’ll see how naturally accommodated Elena to the bench . She melted, poured a small silver ingot which then rolled – with the necessary annealings – and then made it … a wedding ring ! After finishing and polishing she will probably wear it all her life, being her first real item of jewelery which she made ever. And I will hand engraving -writting- some special dedication inside of this ring . Beautiful, isn’t?
The rest of them, tommorow evening …
Sorry for the delay , some hardware problems occured , both external drives has crushed , and Silviu was working all day to recover the datas , but in vain .
To be wost , the affiliated editing programs were crushed too , and I have to reinstall everything .
Or some even envy me , or Elena? Or all three in one place?
It seems that so many observers of this project ( there are hundreds of you , every day, from all around the world ) produced emotions to our computers, or it was just a bad day. External HDD ( 1+2 TB) were overloaded with full HD video material and got stuck . From tomorrow everything will be fine, I promise .
Elena didn’t like to wear a wedding ring (!) and she wants to transform it into a ring , so I teach her how to do that .
More pictures , tommorow …
Everything you will see was made by her hands , except the stone setting . We have a little to go until then …
And, by the way, I don’t use any soft or fast or even medium temperature solder , on gold or silver , and she didn’t use eather …
THAT”S ALL FOR NOW , I HAVE TO FINISH MY OWN TASKS ….
WE’LL SEE AGAIN AFTER 7 DAYS , WHEN ELENA WILL GO FURTHER IN THE FIELD OF JEWELRY .
THANKS A LOT FOR WATCHING !
MORE ABOUT ELENA’S LEARNING SOON, ON THE SCHOOL ONLINE WEBSITE , DETAILED VIDEOS AND PHOTOS .
SHE HAS ALREADY MADE A CLASSIC SILVER PENDANT , A PROJECT MORE DIFFICULT THAN THE BEGGINERS LEVEL SHE IS .
I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED . FEW SAMPLES , TOMMOROW …