Has your muse let go of you completely?

Each one of us knows how frustrating it is to stare at a blank screen or page when we sit to work. These are times when even the most talented jewelry designers run out of ideas.

But as Maya Angelou said:

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

Our continually changing environment and whims of fancy can disrupt the ebb and flow of creativity. That is why finding a way to stay inspired as a jewelry designer seems challenging when you feel unmotivated.

Luckily, mind-stimulating and awe-inspiring jewelry design ideas are all around you. One can find inspiration in people, nature, and places. You can also carry a small sketchbook for impromptu doodling. Use it to record ideas as they come instead of waiting for the right moment. 

Engaging with other creative professionals and mentors serve as catalysts for new creations.

The New York Jewelry Design Institute (NYJDI) presents a master class that has what you want. Our course on ‘Secrets of Gemstone Art’ is an effective way to stay inspired as a jewelry designer and rekindle your creativity. Prepare to look at precious gemstones from an innovative perspective.

Here is everything you need to know about our class:

Meet Your Jewelry Design Class Instructor

Raffaella Stern is an experienced Italian-American jewelry designer. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, she has dabbled in almost every art form. She learned how to stay inspired as a jewelry designer by blending mediums and techniques to create unique pieces.

Her extensive portfolio includes international collaborations with notable brands and jewelry designers. These include Boucherj, Cartier, H.Stern, Marina B, and many more. She also taught jewelry design at the Institute for Goldsmith in Italy for before moving onto international art ventures.

We are proud to welcome her to the New York Jewelry Design Institute and see how her innovative approach unlocks your creativity.

Secrets of Gemstone Art: What Will You Learn?

Prepare to discover the secret of gemstones construction and design in this master class. Here, you will learn how to create realistic, large-scale gemstones with acrylic paints. We will use this medium on oversized canvases to replicate the iridescent tones and dazzling hues of precious gemstones. Using precise and accurate geometric details during sketch work and shading will bring each inanimate stone to life.

Our teaching goals:

  • The exploration of varied coloration and patterns found in real gemstones (i.e. opals, emeralds, malachite, lapis lazuli, diamond, emerald, pear shapes, turquoise, etc.)
  • The theoretical and practical study of life and reflection on multi-sided stones
  • Teaching advanced acrylic painting techniques
  • Expanding the learners’ creative instincts and capabilities via modern teaching methods

What’s More?

Raffaella’s unconventional approach merges advanced jewelry making with history. She will teach you everything about constructing and designing gemstones.  It is an excellent way to refine your design skills while experimenting with different aspects of jewelry making.

Find out more here.

It’s a Wrap

In the end, the secret way to stay inspired as a jewelry designer is to open your mind and senses. We are surrounded by multitudes of sources for jewelry design ideas. Use this class to explore the mysterious world of gemstones.

When does the session start?

Admissions for the upcoming 2021 session are NOW OPEN.

Reserve a seat for this jewelry design class now!