I have seen that many online educational videos tend to assume that you have some experience with bench work. Many also assume that you have access to tools. Lots of tools. Very expensive tools. This was a pet peeve of mine when I was just starting in the 80’s and it seems that nothing has really changed.
Before starting and sitting down at your bench or workspace look around. Just because everything seems ok at first glance, do not become compliant.
This video shows how to make a basic, but often used tool at the jewelers bench. The sanding stick. You should make several of these in different grits of paper.
There are very few things that can be said that are the same for every jewelry store out there, but one of them is that if you ask and dig around at the very back of the safe, you will find a box.
Deconstruction is a process to understand how something was created. Mostly used in writing, it is also used in art.It is looking at the “components” to see how they make the “whole”, whether that is a piece of writing, a building, a favorite chair, a ring…
Deconstruction looks at the smaller parts that were used to create an object. This gives insight into the mind of the person who created it. In some ways, it lets their thoughts and ideas continue to live centuries after they have passed. The smaller parts are usually ideas.