DESIGN TERMINOLOGY 

Bark - texture like the bark of a tree 
Bombe - convex 
Beveled - angled planes coming to a knife-edge point in the middle 
Concept - idea 
Convertible Elements - one piece worn different ways 
Filigree - Intricate wirework, mostly in curvilinear patterns. 
Florentine - a texture made by many very small engraved lines in the surface of the metal which gives the metal a soft matte finish as opposed to a shiny finish 
Front View - Similar to side view, but taken from front of object 
Hammer Texture - a texture made by a hammer creating small concave depressions in the surface of the metal. 
Graduated Sizes - Sizes ranging from smaller to larger, usually in an ordered sequence 
Mechanical drawing/Mechanical - same as technical drawing 
Openwork - Any kind of detailing in which air-space is visible. I.e. Filigree or Piercing 
Piercing - A type of openwork when the metal is cut into, creating negative space patterns in which air or background space shows through 
Rendering - color painting or drawing 
Rough Drawing - sketch 
Sand Blast - another method to create a matte finish. The piece is bombarded with an abrasive material, which eats away the top layer and leaves a slightly rough matte finish. No lines are visible as in Florentine and some Satin finishes. 
Satin Finish - similar to Florentine, but the lines are even more delicate, like a brushed surface. This also gives the piece a matte appearance. 
Side View -The side view of a 3-dimensional object. Also called "elevation Tapered- wider at one side and narrowing at the other 
Technical drawing - architectural drawing showing precise detail of top view, side view and front view of a three-dimensional object 
Template - A pierced piece of plastic or metal with various open shapes that enable an artist to consistently reproduce standard shapes by tracing the inside of the pierced opening with a pencil. Also a standard for something, like a blank form from which copies can be made and modified without changing the original.
Top View - View of a 3-dimensional object as seen from top. In case of jewelry this is the side seen most prominently when jewelry is worn. 

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