Robert Streppone is the founder and director of Studio Jewelers,
Ltd. a jewelry trade school. Since 1979, Mr. Streppone has
taught thousands of students from every corner of the world
the art of jewelry making and all major techniques of the
trade. Mr. Streppone has guided the school to licensing by
the NYS Education Dept., accreditation by the Accrediting
Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
and approval by the US Dept. of Education. Mr. Streppone holds
both a B.S. and a M.S. in Industrial Arts Education as well
as a AAS Degree. In addition, Mr. Streppone holds both a public
and private school teaching license (NYS) and a private school
director license (NYS). Studio Jewelers is the only licensed and accredited jewelry trade school in New York offering full time programs, which include, but are not limited to, metal fabrication, wax modeling/casting and diamond setting.
Hiroko M. Streppone is the founder and president of Hiroko
Designs, a fine jewelry manufacturer since 1984. Trained both
in Japan and the US, Hiroko has exhibited her work throughout
the US, Europe and Asia, and at all major jewelry shows,
including JA Show NYC, American Craft Council (ACC) Craft
Show Baltimore, and the Las Vegas Jewelry Show. Hiroko's jewelry
appears in many fine jewelry boutiques and museum shops around
the US and continues to appear in many trade magazines. Hiroko
is a member of the International Jewelry Design Guild (IJDG).
She is a NYS-licensed instructor at Studio Jewelers, Ltd.
Michiyo Fujiwara has worked for major jewelry firms as a designer
for many years before becoming a freelance jewelry designer,
creating original jewelry models for both small and large
jewelry companies alike. Michiyo is the founder of Michiyo
Collection, a fine jewelry company. She has over 20 years
experience in the jewelry industry and is widely recognized
by her peers as one of the best model makers in the business.
Michiyo is a NYS-licensed instructor at Studio Jewelers, Ltd.
Instructor; Free Lance Jewelry Designer