Coconut Belt Buckle by Jesse Bert. Online course

Workshop  /  OnLineCourse   OnlineOnly   Making  /  01 Oct 2021  -  08 Oct 2021
Published: 12.08.2021
Coconut Belt Buckle by Jesse Bert. Online course.
Silver Jewelry School
Joe Silvera, Jenn Parnell
DEADLINE: 30/09/2021
Work by Jesse Bert.
Work by Jesse Bert

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In this workshop, each student will complete a stunning belt buckle using a clean and elegant mechanism system, while exploring the addition of a new material: Coconut!
Join instructor Jesse Bert and learn exciting ways to create unique surface texture and 3-D low relief using this great organic material. Embellish the front side of your buckle with durable sections, panels, or coconut elements. Coconut is a wonderful material because it acts much like hardwood, only it's even easier to carve with jewelers' tools because of a unique type of woven grain structure. Wire rivets will also be a “fixture” so to speak in this class! Both the buckle mechanisms and hand-carved coconut sections will be attached to our backplate by rivets. This class is a great way to learn tips and tricks for working with coconut while making something fun and wearable.

It's a virtual workshop via Zoom platform.
All students will be sent a specific link for joining before the date of the class.

When: October 1st & October 8th, Two following Fridays, 10:00-5:00 (Pacific Standard Time/US WEST COAST)
Cost: $350 USD (approx.297€)
Language: Workshop taught in English (Teacher is fluent in Spanish)

For complete information about the tool list, Lab fees and other questions please contact Silvera Jewelry School directly via mail.
Click this link to check more information about the workshop.

About the Instructor
Jesse Bert holds a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from RIT and an MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from ECU. 3 years spent as a tool and die maker's apprentice before university gave him a strong interest and appreciation for creating fine handmade tools. After graduate school, Jesse moved to central Mexico. There he spent the first 14 years of his professional career in San Miguel de Allende teaching metalsmithing and jewelry techniques to students of all skill levels at his own studio, as well as making annual trips to teach in cities around the world. Now re-located back to Seattle, Washington, he maintains ties with the Metalsmithing community in Latin America as a guest professor at the Technological Institute of Monterrey in the city of Guadalajara. Some prestigious venues where his work has been shown include the Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City, and the Museum of Art and Design in NYC. In 2014 he was a fellow at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts residency program, and in 2019 he participated in a 2-month residency working with a world-renowned German instrument builder near Frankfurt.