Profession filigree maker
Filigree makers create a delicate kind of jewellery, usually of gold and silver, called a filigree. They solder together tiny beads, twisted threads or a combination of the two to the surface of an object in the same metal, arranged in an artistic motif.
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- Realistic / Artistic
- Jewellery processes
Materials and processes involved in creating jewellery items like earrings, necklaces, rings, brackets, etc.
- Heat jewellery metals
Heat, melt and shape metals for jewellery making.
- Perform metal work
Work with metal and iron materials in order to assemble individual pieces or structures.
- Mark designs on metal pieces
Mark or engrave designs on metal pieces or pieces of jewellery, closely following design specifications.
- Perform damascening
Perform the art of inserting contrasting materials, such as different types of metal, into one another in order to create detailed patterns.
- Select gems for jewellery
Select and purchase gems to use in jewellery pieces and designs.
- Mount stones in jewels
Mount gemstones in pieces of jewellery closely following design specifications. Place, set and mount gemstones and metal parts.
- Use precision tools
Use electronic, mechanical, electric, or optical precision tools for precision work.
- Create jewellery
Create pieces of jewellery using precious materials such as silver and gold.
- Use jewellery equipment
Handle, modify, or repair jewellery-making equipment such as jigs, fixtures, and hand tools such as scrapers, cutters, gougers, and shapers.
- Clean jewellery pieces
Clean and polish metal items and pieces of jewellery; handle mechanical jewellery-making tools such as polishing wheels.
- Operate welding equipment
Use welding equipment to melt and join together pieces of metal or steel; wear protective eyewear during the working process.
- Select metals for jewellery
Select and purchase precious metals and alloys to use in jewellery pieces
- Ensure conformance to jewel design specifications
Examine finished jewellery products to ensure that they meet quality standards and design specifications. Use magnifying glasses, polariscopes or other optical instruments.
- Adjust jewellery
Alter existing jewellery mountings in order to reposition or remake jewels, or to adjust mountings.
- Repair jewellery
Make jewellery repairs, such as enlarging or reducing ring sizes, soldering pieces of jewellery back together, and replacing broken or worn-out clasps and mountings.
- Apply precision metalworking techniques
Comply with precision standards specific to an organisation or product in metalworking, involved in processes such as engraving, precise cutting, welding.
- Operate soldering equipment
Use soldering equipment to melt and join together pieces of metal or steel, such as a soldering gun, soldering torch, gas-powered iron, and others.
- Smoothen rough jewel parts
Smoothen rough parts of pieces of jewellery using hand files and emery paper.