It's good to know I'm in a group of future Jewelry Designers even though it has only two people in it. LOL . How are you liking the first lesson group? How do you like the repair manual? I find that the manual doesn't always provide the information I would like to know but still I have learned many things that I was not aware of from the course, it's rather fun. I plan on using this knowledge after I retire, I might be able to get a part time job with it. We'll see! Good luck with your lessons.
The first lesson is not what I expected. But, I like it.
I am really excited about this. For the first time in my life, I am starting something, know that I am gonna finish it, and I am gonna have something to show for it.
I just started reading in the repair manual. There is a couple of things that I have to read over a couple of times. But its not too bad.
Have you started on the second group?
Im not really sure what im gonna do when I get done. I guess ill just wait till I get deeper in it.
Good luck to you too!
I have actually completed the jewelry design and repair program and am now doing my associates in business management, but if you guys ever need help with anything just let me know. I know some of the text in that book can be very boring or even confusing at times. Wish we had this community set up when I was doing it lol.
Thanks for your insight to the Jewelry Design & repair I just may ask a question or two if I get stuck. Business management sounds like something I should take next. How is it going for you?. Is it a tough course? I have absolutely no business sense and am in need of a ton of it if I am going to use the JD&R after I retire for some supplemental income. I have been thinking about business finances too. Good luck with your class and have a wonderful day.
Hello.I'm Lisa, from California, and I am just starting the jewelry course. I just took the second section test, and I wondered if anyone else noticed that the term for the negative terminal in electroplating (cathode) was not mentioned on the page it lists? They just called it the negative terminal.
I know now that there are at least three of us here, plus a former student. It seems a bit frustrating not to have the tools to actual try out what we are learning. I have soldered some gold jewelry before, but I want to know much more about how to work with it.
Hope we can support one another as we go through the class. Nice to "meet" you!
Hello I just signed up for the course and would like to know if you are still inrolled and how it is going! I am very excited to get started and I hope you are still out there in case I need someone to chat with.
I just finished the Lesson Group 2 book and tests. I have already done some work soldering gold, so I have a torch with propane and oxygen to use. I don't know how they expect you to do without one. The Jewelry Repair Manual book has diagrams which I find very hard to comprehend. I am working on making jump rings right now. It's pretty hard to do much without all of the tools a jeweler has, but I'm trying to increase my basic knowledge of terms used how metals and materials are referred to. What are you working on? I find that the reading and test taking are pretty simple.
Glad you wrote back. I am waiting on my 3rd set of materials to arrive now. I am enjoying the course but like you I feel they don't really give you what you need to get the job done. I guess I expected more for the money or I think I read somewhere that the materials and some tools were included. I haven't got to the jumpring part yet but I don't see any problems there because I make chainmaille jewelry and I make all my own jumprings already. Is it alright if I add you as a friend?
Just wanted to let you know on the eacyest way to make jump rings. All you need is a jewelers saw and a really long nail about 8 inches or so. Wrap the wire along the entire nail. When you reach the end grab your saw and cut the wire along the entire nail. If you have any question, let me know I'll be happy to help.
Ps I'm in California too.
I have been make jewellery for a few years, but it is all wire wrapping. How is this class in teaching soldering with different metals? Do they teach you how to work with metal clay? I got the information but I found it a bit vague(sp?) on what is actually involved in the course. I am seriously thinking of taking this just to get a little more information.
Oh I don't think this includes metal clay but I wish it did because I have some and I also want to get involved with it. If you are interested in some good books for cheap go to http//.www.alibris.com they have some nice books, videos, etc at real good prices. But pay attention to who is selling because you can get better shipping prices if you buy from the same seller.
Hi I am now going on Lesson 6 which is learning about different metals. I would like to know how many of you are still taking the course and how it is going for you? Would love to hear from some of you! I have been making jewelry for many years and I took the course thinking I could learn a lot more and have the paper work to prove it. I do wire wrapping, beading and minor jewelry repair as a hobby now and I love it. I am disabled and hope this can turn into a part-time income at sometime. How about you?
Still would like to know who is taking this course! I am about to take the last lesson. Be careful on lesson 15s test. The question 17 and 18 are tricky the answer for 17 is actually not what it says in the chapter and 18 is not what it says exactly either.
Every question I missed threw this whole course is because of the way it was wrote in the book! Not because I didn't study or go back and check! but because of the way something was left out or how the question was wrote!
I think a test should be straight forward and I would have rather been tested on the question at the end of the chapter than the multiple choice were the answer themselves are wrong. I think the whole testing on this course should be rewrote! And I am wondering how many of you have had the same problem?
i just started this course af ew days ago & i'm ready to send my exam answers, however i'm having a difficult time finding on the website where i can do that. anyone have any guidance for me?
Did someone help you? I had a hard time getting help when I was in the program. You can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help.You do the exams online. The questions in the books are just practice. If you are doing the written test then you will mail them to the school.