In view of the reply by Cori to “us” pros on the bangle in the
video, It justifies another look.
So lets start with a few basics, jewellery worn on the body needs to
meet a number of criteria, some of which are,
I. it needs to really comfortable to use,
it has to have structural integrity, to last its expected life
it must not snag on the wearers clothing.
it brings pleasure to the wearer.
If other pros and Richard in 'Australia look at this video, it would
appear to have been edited from several takes. The bangle being made
is not the same bangle as in the final picture, as the twists have a
I wouldnt expect a student or apprentice to notice this.
To move on, does the bangle meet the 4 criteria?
1, this depends on the wearers expectations.
- I dont think it does meet this need. Why? let me explain, Twisting
wire, string, most things cause the material to shorten, just try
it!!. then when its untwisted it lengthens again.
so in the video the final twist, the tight wire will continue to
shorten and the other wire will lengthen as it untwists.
this would explain why there is a gap between the 2 wires and this
is a weakening of its strength.
the gaps between the wires are a potential snag area.
Again, that depends on the wearer. however it is beholden on the
maker to do their best to avoid problems.
To look at some of Cori’s comments,
The video making pro’s, skip basics?
Yes, and for very good reasons too, today, you students and/or
apprentices are expected to have read every book on this subject
before you even think of taking classes from us pro’s. you are also
expected to do all this studying by yourself. its when you cant solve
a problenm, were here to point you in the right direction. Our time
really is too valuable to spend on basics.
You also need to count yourselves lucky you dont live in the middle
ages where all knowhow on this subject was empirical, based on trial
and error and alchemy.
The videos better than any classes youve taken?
this is a slur on those teachers who have been or are in this trade
who are at the top of their game and devote their time to helping
those that have talent and are prepared to give it everything.
Read Richard from Aus. who took kids off the streets and gave them
some metal to work. The results were amazing.
This list for eletite’s ? yes and its also for those just starting
out with everyone in between.
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