As I have mentioned, I am in the process of learning metal work and to make jewelry. I’ve been taking classes at Scintillant Studio for about a year. Scintillant, which is in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, is run by the fascinating Adam Clark. I began my education at Scintillant with a beginner’s class taught by Aimee Golant, who is incredibly talented and a great teacher. Since then, I’ve taken Adam’s class, which is largely an independent study style, about three times. I am pretty sure that there isn’t anything that Adam doesn’t know — seriously, bring up just about any topic.
This is my most recently completed project from Scintillant:
The stone is a Herkimer diamond. I cut the band and the prongs out of a continuous sheet of silver and the prongs were folded up to hold the stone. The band is closed with a copper rivet. It was a challenge but allowed me to practice some new skills — like riveting. But, it was a ton of fun to make and I’ve enjoyed wearing it.