McComsey Career Development Center
Visual Arts : Jewelry Design

Processes, Techniques and Specific Knowledge Areas

  • sawing filing
  • soldering
  • forming
  • forging
  • finishing
  • coloring
  • seaming
  • raising
  • casting
  • goldsmithing
  • bead working
  • bead making (see Glass/Lampworking)

    __3D hand rendering
    __Gem cutting and polishing

Materials, Equipment and Technology

    __Types of metal: copper, bronze, brass, sterling, gold, silver, wire
    __Finishing materials: pen & ink/pencil/gouache/marker/watercolor/paints
    __Milling machine
    __Gems, stones