Thursday, September 9, 2010

Basic Jewelry Design and Smithing Course (Code:JMC01)

Jewelry Design Basic Course

 Promotion for 1st batch students (Maximum 10 people)

What do I mean of promotion?
Omit the 1st year member fees of not less the RM 250. As a member you can make full use of out jewelry making machines such as kiln/furnace, milling bench, milling lathe, basic metal-smithing tools, books etc. (Consumable tools are not included)

Our jewelry design course consists of basic metal smithing:
Total cost RM 2500 not included consumable tools.
(Estimated total basic metal-smithing tools and consumable tools cost: less then RM 1000)

Duration: 24 hrs (3 hrs per session, at least once a week, 8 days to complete)

  • Monday to Thursday : 2 - 5 pm and 7 - 10 pm
  • Friday : 2 - 5 pm
  • Saturday : 7 - 10 pm
  • Sunday : 9 - 12 pm and 2 - 5 pm
Location: TTDI (My new home studio, opposite of 1 Utama)

Course starts on November 2010

We teach basic skills such as: alloying, filling, piercing/sawing, milling, soldering and polishing 

Projects included: band ring, pendent, earrings or chain. (at least 2 projects will be complete) At the end of the course, you will get your self make silver jewelries.

This is a basic but important course as a entry to jewelry design. After completing this basic course, you may further into CAD which is more focus on conceptual and mold making.

Should you need further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact :
Jane +6016 2668 066 or Chin +6012 2446 286

To Register:

1) Please fill in the form
2) We will contact you for appointment. Purpose of the meeting is for you to have a look of the workshop.
3) After that you can pay the fees (you will receive a formal receipt) and confirm class starts date.

MC Studio 

Details Instruction From Master Craftsman Chin

Beautiful Ring Design By Student


My name is Fabiana and I am a 42-year-old woman who has the dream to spend my free (and not so free) time creating art.  I decided to take on a jewelry course because I want to express my creativity in giving shape to precious things. 
I looked around and I even considered a full university course, however I couldn’t find anything that could fit my needs. I then came across “materialize creativity” website and I chose this particular course because I thought it was comprehensive and totally hands on. I was looking for a course that would give me the basic silversmithing knowledge allowing me to create something in a relatively short time to give me a sense of accomplishment. I found all I was looking for, here with Chin and Jane. In my personal opinion, after having gone through the course, I feel this course would suit many different people and needs. In fact, it is done in such a way that those who intend to have fun and create something, will have the satisfaction to do so and those who intended to know what it is all about in order to go further in the learning of the skills, like me, can do so too. Chin and Jane are two lovely professionals who put their enthusiasm and their smile in every moment of the course. The course has been a great experience that’s why I don’t want it to end. 
Thank you Jane and Chin!
- Fabiana, 42, Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Guest From Another Side of Sphere

Arabic Engraved Turquoise Ring

Unpolished Turquoise

The project breaks all of my records:

(1) Longest distance: (to US)

(2) Most mails : Accumulates total of 116 mails

(3) New design concept: Arabic alphabets (Thuluth). Got to outsource for the beautiful fonts.

(4) New technique: Engrave on stone.

(5) Delivery method: Fedex

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Arabic Letter Engraved On Turquoise Palladium Silver Ring

Those words are engraved allover the walls of 
Alhambra palace in Andalucia,  Spain.

They were the slogan of some Arab royal family 
who immigrated from Arabia to spain and built 
the Alhambra Palace there. 
(ولا غالبَ إلا الله)

The final ring conceptual design
Detail design description from a guest from the other side of the world (United State):

"Let me first write it in Latin letters: wa la ghaliba ella Allah. 

all the the words / letters are easy to pronounce except for (غالب  ghalib) , the first letter from the right in the  word written in Arabic letters (غالب) or first two letters in the word written in Latin letters (ghalib) should be  pronounced as a French (R). As i explained to you previously those words were the slogan used by an Arab royal family in Southern in the Spanish region of  Andalucia ( from Arabic Alandaluce.) this royal family wasn't the greatest Arab royal family in Spain and Portugal at all, in fact , they were so weak. their greatest achievement was building the famous Alhambara palace ( the original Arabic name is Alhamra so there is no B)  ولاغالب إلا الله.  could be translated to : No victor but God. God (no one else but God ) will always have the upper hand. 

Those words could be used to praise God or to ask Him for help since He is the one who has the upper hand but it could also be used for non religious purposes such as: to say to your self or to others (when wining or gaining something) that you should not be full of it be humble and remember that you won just because God allowed you to and He could make you lose next time. it could be also used to say to yourself or to others not to feel so sad and devastated when you lose something because what happened to was God's will and He will reward you later for accepting His will in war time it's used to say to the enemies: God ,who is the only real victor , is on our side (therefore you have no hope, you will lose not matter how powerful you are)

When the catholics took over Spain and Portugal they were heavily influenced by the Arab/ Muslim culture and one of the things they fell in love with was having Arabic slogans, poem and even verses from the Quran engraved on the walls of their palaces just like the Arabs did in Spain and Portugal.  ولاغالب إلا الله. was engraved or written on the walls of a few palaces that belonged to catholics in Spain because they thought that those words give power, wealth and luck. "

mobile: +6016 2668 066 (Jane) & +6012 2446 286 (Chin)
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