Hi everybody, my name is Colby Ng and I’m a Grade 9 T.A.L.O.N.S. Learner.
I chose jewelry making as my In-Depth Project this year because it was something brand new that I never would have pursued without In-Depth. In Jewelry Making you have to heat, cool, shape, hammer, stamp, solder, polish and so much more. Behind the scenes of every jewelry piece, you’ll see mistakes, hard work, tools, and learning. I learned so much and ended up with some amazing pieces of handmade jewelry.
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This copper bracelet was the very first project I completed. I wanted to make it original so I engraved the bracelet with TALONS 2020. It may not be perfect, but that’s the whole point of handmade jewelry, no two projects will ever be identical.
This silver ring was my second project and is my first attempt at soldering. I bent, shaped, stamped, and polished this silver ring, and to finish it off I soldered it together and created my first ring.
These twisted copper rings were my third and fourth projects. I spent time twisting together two separate pieces of wire, and then hammered them flat to get the shape. I wanted some design, so I also went over the metal with a diamond file creating come indents and imperfections. After some polishing, they turned out great and these were some of my favourite pieces I made.
This was my fifth and final project of my In-Depth. My sister and I collaborated on making my mum a homemade Mother’s Day gift. I had to twist copper wire into different words and ended up with a great gift.
I’ll continue doing jewelry making after In-Depth is over and hope to keep learning more.
For more information you can check out my previous In-Depth posts, or if you have any questions I’ll be answering them in the comments below.
Thanks for checking out my Jewelry Making In-Depth Project!