Bench Jeweler

Resume posted by Jessica Smith in Arts and Culture.

Desired position type: Any


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Summary

I’m a highly creative, entry level bench jeweler looking for a position in the Los Angeles area. I’m completing a Jewelry Technician course on March 6, 2016 at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts.

Education

Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, San Francisco, CA
Jewelry Technician Program, will complete March 6, 2016
Skills Learned:
Fabrication Rolling Mill
Jewelry Repair, Ring Sizing Stone Setting (bezel and prong)
Soldering copper, nickel, Sweat Soldering
silver, gold Burring, Seating, Bead Raising
Piercing, Filing, Sanding Removing/Tightening Stones
Chains (soldering) Casting
Bezel Making Polishing/Finishing
Flush Setting, Pave

Silversmithing Apprenticeship with Jay McCormick, Flagstaff, AZ 3/14-1/16
Fabricated a line of Southwestern- inspired jewelry using stamps, antiquing, bezel setting, polishing and finishing

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, NY
AA Patternmaking 2005, coursework in screenprinting and Photoshop

Experience

Frederick Fisher Jewelers, Flagstaff, AZ (928) 526-6516 4/15-12/15
Sales Associate, maintained store appearance, assisted jeweler in casting, assessed jewelry for repairs, cleaned, polished and steamed jewelry

Smithtown (self) 3/11-present
I design and fabricate original one-off pieces which have been sold on Etsy as well as at various boutiques and galleries in Brooklyn, NY and Flagstaff, AZ

Hozhoni Foundation, Flagstaff, AZ (928)526-7944 12/13-12/15
Art Instructor for adults with disabilities, Yoga Instructor

Retrose Jewelry, (now defunct) Brooklyn, NY 5/01-5/04
Studio Manager for jewelry label. Cold-connection fabrication of jewelry line, maintained stock levels for craft shows, shopped for findings in the New York City jewelry district, managed employees

Skills

  • Hand rendering/ sketching
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Leatherworking
  • Cold connection jewelry
  • Wax carving
  • Painting
  • Sewing

Spoken Languages

    English

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