Upon graduating high school in Hastings, NE, Matt Breunig attended the Texas Institute of Jewelry and Technology in Paris, TX. This is where he received his Goldsmith and Gemologist Degree. After working as an in-house jeweler for over 20 years he decided to start his own business. He is influenced heavily by the music he listens to in his shop, as well as custom ideas from people he meets at art shows. All of Matt’s jewelry is either made through lost wax or lost object casting, with centrifugal caster, or it is hand fabricated. Moving to Indiana in 2013 and becoming a member of Indiana Artisan has expanded his reach into the Hoosier art community. Becoming involved in the Fort Wayne art scene has brought lots of new opportunities and an exciting future with many more years of making beautiful jewelry.
In this video, Matt creates a a ring out of an old watch part. He creates a bezel cup for the watch part and solders on the ring shank. The watch part is sealed with epoxy resin. This video is great for learning more soldering techniques, and the project is a great way to forever capture a sentimental piece!