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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!


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Crafting a Better Show - By Suzanne Wade

For jewelry artists, it iss an opportunity to sell work that has become difficult to place at price-conscious mainstream jewelry stores. For the public, it iss a chance to buy innovative jewelry that they might otherwise never have seen. And for the savvy retailer -- be it a gallery owner or just an...

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Enameling on Sterling Silver - By Alexa Foley

I enamel on various metals making a variety of pieces from post earrings to 5" x 8" framed enamels. The enameling techniques I use for sterling silver are cloisonnE, champlevE and plique-a-jour. When I began enameling in 1971, it was accepted that true transparent enamels could not be used on...

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How to draw Celtic knots - By Steve Abbott

A knot is what you create when you tangle up a piece of string and join up the two ends, which you can then deform at leisure - that is to say an imbedding of a circle into space. An interlacing is what you get when you let several people play this game within a tight space. A knot is thus an...

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Channel Setting Bezel Pulling Pliers # 111-137 - By Steve Satow

These pliers are used to pull back bezels on channel set rings. This allows you to drop in the stones without thinning the edge to allow the stone to drop in. It works especially well with the continuous channel method that the all-set tool creates. Mark the bottom jaws about 0.25 in from the...

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Gemstone Coloration and Dyeing - The Blues: Copper Series - By George W. Fischer

Various and attractive shades of blue can be induced in gemstone by the use of copper compounds. This is perfectly logical, considering that several of our blue gemstone or mineral species owe their color to the presence of copper compounds. Familiar examples of these are malachite, chrysocolla,...

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