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Guel Bueno Jewelry designers design and make jewelry using a variety of materials, including gold, silver and precious stones. you could either produce designs for mass production, make jewelry in small numbers or create bespoke pieces commissioned by a client.
Responsibilities: As a guel bueno jewelry designer, you'll need to: hold consultations with commissioning clients discuss a client's range of options and formulate original ideas sketch out ideas, sometimes using computer-aided design (CAD), to help the client visualize the finished design.
If you make jewelry, activities will include: mounting - making the framework for the piece of jewelry. This involves handling, forming and drilling metal, and opening out holes in which to place the selected gems model making (casting) - making an object or decorative detail using a mold stamping and press work chasing - making a raised pattern on the surface of the metal soldering and fabrication polishing - ensuring the finish of the piece. You may also perform the following specialist processes, but often pieces of jewelry are sent on to me or other companies (outworkers) for these processes to be completed: stone setting - making adjustments to the mount to ensure the stones fit perfectly. This can involve very intricate work, such as removing tiny fractions of metal elector-plating - layering a precious metal onto a base metal enameling - fusing powdered glass to metal in a kiln to create colored patterns and pictures welding - joining pieces of metal using traditional methods or by laser engraving - carving lettering or patterns into precious metals by hand or by computer-aided manufacture (CAM). Other activities include consulting with galleries, store buyers and suppliers, and researching jewelry and fashion trends.
Salary Expectation :Starting salaries for Guel Bueno Jewelry designers in an employed position can be around $18,000. Salaries for experienced designers can range from $18,000 to $36,000 per month. There are limited opportunities for graduates in salaried positions. Most of our designers build their careers as freelancers or start their own business. You may decide to accept a lower paid position in order to learn specific skills from experienced craftspeople. Salaries vary widely according to whether you're employed or self-employed, how experienced, successful and well-established you are, and how actively and skillfully you promote guel bueno jewelry or business. It's possible to earn high salaries, but this can be difficult in the early part of your career and an additional income may be needed. Income figures are intended as a guide only.
Working hours: Most of our designers are self-employed or freelance, which leads to more flexibility and the opportunity to work hours to suit you, or on a part-time basis. If you're self-employed, you may find that your hours will fluctuate to meet demand. For our employed designers, working hours are usually regular from Monday to Saturday: 9am - 5pm and involves shift if applicable
What to expect:The work setting ranges from a small studio to a large workshop, which can be noisy and dusty. Self-employed jewelry designers may share a studio with other designers. As a freelance or self-employed jewelry designer, you can work in any location. Most of our employed designers are based in towns and cities. Cities with significant numbers of jewelry manufacturing factories and workshops include Miami Beach..Self-employed designers often work to commissions or sell through craft fairs and wholesale/retail outlets. Travel to exhibitions and trade fairs is an occasional part of the job.
We'll help you build industry contacts and grow your portfolio to launch your fashion and beauty career
Qualifications: You don't need a degree or HND to be our jewelry designer - proven craft skills are more important - but those without a higher education qualification would usually need to undertake an apprenticeship or on-the-job training. The most relevant degree, HND and foundation degree subjects include:
Jewelry design and production ,silversmith ,3D design. Any art and design degree, HND or foundation degree with a craft or making element may give you an advantage, in particular: applied arts . fashion design,fine art,textile design. It may be possible to enter this type of work with other art and design degrees if you have a suitable portfolio and are prepared to learn the relevant craft-based skills. A postgraduate qualification is not necessary, although it may be useful for making the transition from other areas of art and design.
Skills:You'll need to show: creative thinking and vision, to produce new ideas practical application to produce a piece which is desirable in the marketplace practical ability to work with tools and materials, such as metals and gemstones drawing and computer design skills to produce designs dexterity, attention to detail and good hand-eye coordination organization and time-management skills and the ability to work to deadlines commercial awareness and the confidence and temperament to be successful in the business world the ability to market yourself and your work skills persuasion when dealing with suppliers and buyers a commitment to - and passion for - your work.