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HS Jewelry Design Course Offerings

Discover the artistry of jewelry making as you investigate a career as a designer, self-employed jeweler, or executive in fine and fashion jewelry manufacturing.

HJD 019 Jewelry Design Studio I
Work with enameling and metals, and learn to use a variety of jewelry-making tools in this intense studio class. Learn what the industry is really about as you create three-dimensional jewelry and develop your personal style. Gallery

HJD 031 Jewelry Design Line Development
Using your own ideas and inspirations you will develop a motif that will become the basis of your very own Designer Collection. Once created, you will modify your design motif to create a "line" of coordinating pieces, such as earrings, necklaces, bracelets, or whatever your imagination can dream-up! Using wax, clay and paper techniques, you will create a model of your motif used for creating jewelry molds. Two of your pieces will actually be cast for your portfolio.

HJD 032 Jewelry Design Studio II
Prerequisite: HJD 019
This course is an extension of the basic jewelry studio skill-sets introduced in course HJD019. In addition to expanding basic studio skills, students will learn wax carving, chasing and repousse, and basic silversmithing. A must for students interested in a career in jewelry design! Gallery

HJD 110 Jewelry Design Portfolio
Hone your design skills as you learn the basic sketching and rendering techniques used in the jewelry industry. Use pencil, gouache, and various papers to explore two-dimensional design, develop a theme and creative variations, and develop a critical eye for design.

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