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Torch Fired Enamel DVD with Chris Hierholzer

Torch Fired Enamel DVD with Chris Hierholzer is now on sale through the Ganoksin Project for $19.95 (You Save: 43%)

This 24 minute instructional video is full of close-up photos of the torch firing process in real time. In addtion to showing the firing of the uncdercoat, counterenamel and top coat, Chris shows you his interesting technique of carving through an overlay of gold foil to "draw" a design.

He also includes several different options for the torch firing set-up. Viewing this will help beginners without kilns or anyone wanting to try an alternate way of firing enamels.

Chris Hierholzer has been involved in metals for 50 years, in foundries, welding shops, and jewelry. He is fascinated with the process and its constantly changing creative aspects. He started creating enamels during the 1980's and during that time he was part time assistant to William Harper.

Order your copy of Torch Fired Enamel DVD with Chris Hierholzer today!

Featured Articles

950 Palladium: Gemstone Setting Considerations - By Mark B. Mann

Setting gemstones in 950 palladium alloys is a bench jeweler's dream. Stone setters will agree that the combination of palladium's malleability, superior strength and the near absence of memory (spring-back) when it is bent or formed all set the foundation for success, regardless of the...

Tags: | Palladium Fabrication | Stone Setting |

Joan Dulla - Promoting Respect for Niobium - By Suzanne Wade

Dulla crochets niobium wire into airy beads and necklaces studded with Swarovski crystals. The result is jewelry that is bright, colorful, and exuberantly joyful. The sheer brightness of her work is even more surprising if you know her personal history. An incest survivor, Dulla has used niobium...

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Hydraulic Press Use Safety Notes - By Charles Lewton-Brain

Goldsmiths began to use hydraulic presses in small shops in the 1940s in North America. Factories have used hydraulic presses for making blanking out parts and forming pieces for some time, and presses in the 150 to 200 ton range are not unusual in jewelry factories today. These need good machine...

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The trouble with Pyrite - By Fred Clouter

The first reference that I have that links copperas with the collection of fossils is found in the ´Life and letters of Edward Lhwyd (second Keeper of the MUSEUM ASHMOLEANUM) Oxford March 28th. 1695´. Below is an excerpt from ´A Museum of the Early seventeenth Century´ By...

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Book Review - Two New European Jewelry Books - By Marjorie Simon

Two new European jewelry books crossed my desk this summer. One offered an uneven survey of jewelry concepts and the other strong work, beautiful production values, and thoughtful scholarship....

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