Metal Engraving
Grand Masters with Jason Marchiafava

The ideal student must be proficient in stone-setting and engraving and have some experience with gold inlay. This project will test all levels of stone-setters and engravers by combining several skill sets into one project – engraving, piercing, sculpting, precious metal inlay, and micro-pave setting. A medallion made from 410-series stainless steel will serve as the canvas. The design includes an elegant sculpted scroll pattern accented by 24K gold inlay for the background, pavè diamonds with ajourè style accents, and decorative piercing to bring everything together. This project will present challenges to all levels of students and will expose each of them to techniques they have likely never seen before.

Students will be chosen by application photos, not time of application. To apply, use the "Add to Cart" button on this page and complete checkout, including photo submission. You have through March 31st to apply.

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Course Info

Jason Marchiafava
2023 Date(s)
Fabrication, Metal Engraving, & Jewelry
Skill Level
Grand Master
Enrollment Type


• Authentic diamonds
• 24K gold accented inlay
• Stainless steel pendant
• Advanced level scroll design
• Sculpted scrolls
• Micro pavé
• Pierced background
• Ajourè style piercing around the pavè

Approval Process

After the application deadline, all candidates’ photos will be reviewed and edited to remove any names or identifying marks. Candidates will be assigned a number known only to Glendo management. Photos will be sent to the course instructor who will select twelve (12) students based on the work shown in the photos. Three alternates will also be selected to cover possible cancellations. Applications are kept confidential to ensure selections are unbiased. Instructors do not have access to names until after the selection process. Application deadline is March 31, 2023. Applicants will be notified of acceptance the week of April 17, 2023.


 A deposit of $1,375 is due with the application submission. If your application is not accepted or you decline the opening, the deposit will be refunded in the same manner in which payment was received. In the event your application is accepted, the balance of $1,375 is due. After acceptance should you need to cancel, Glendo will make every effort to fill the opening. If we cannot fill your seat, the deposit of $1,375 will be forfeited. If we are able to fill your seat you will be refunded any tuition paid, less an administration fee of $375. We accept credit card, money order, or check. 


Please note: Course information subject to change without notice. Example images may not show exact techniques, methods, designs, etc., taught or demonstrated in course.

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