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Jewelry Through the Decades



Influences on Design (5) Session

In this course you will learn about the influences, political, social, economic and cultural, that affected jewelry design and manufacturing, what jewelry was bought in a given era and why and how it was worn then and now.

Together we will examine the affect of influence, the philosophy of jewelry design – the impact of its meaning and its role as adornment. This will include a look at where we have been historically, how we got there and where we might be headed. Additionally, we will explore what affects personal style and the potential longevity of an individual designer’s creations.

In this class you will learn how to:


You don’t have to be a designer to benefit from this course. A keen interest in jewelry, history, or fashion is enough.




Classes are held Wednesdays – (5) sessions
MAY 2, 2018 –  MAY 30, 2018    6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Price for this class $395
No refunds after classes begin.

About the Instructor:  Jenine Lepera Izzi studied art and design in New York City  and Florence, Italy for many years.  She has developed her own techniques in rendering jewelry designs.  Her unique style of design is a culmination of training as an interior designer as well as a bench jeweler.  Her work synthesizes her lifelong interest in design, a fascination with color and attention to detail that she brings into the classroom.

About the Instructor:  Vashti de Verteuil is the owner of Gallery Vercon located on E9th Street in the East Village.  She is a teaching Professor at Parsons The New School for Design and studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Ms de Verteuil became a successful freelance designer of scarves, belts and jewelry for Yves St. Laurent and other Parisian couture houses.