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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

Manufacturing Custom Diamonds and Tourmaline Earrings - By Mark B. Mann

The customer has selected the pair of earrings shown the rough sketch. The top portion is cast, the bottom piece is hand fabricated and the two units are joined by wire links. Materials used in the custom designed earrings include: 14-karat yellow gold with 14-karat white gold settings, Diamonds and...

Tags: | Fabrication | Fusing & Welding |

Noël Yovovich - Seeing Ttitanium in a New Light - By Suzanne Wade

Noel Yovovich discovered titanium in her first year as a jewelry artist. "A friend of mine was working with it and doing fairly typical things -- heating it from one side to get gradient bright colors, for example," says Yovovich. "She showed me how to do it, and because I can never leave well...

Tags: | Behind The Design |

Emerald - By Richard W. Wise

Though emerald is undoubtedly precious, it is certainly not among the new precious stones. Before the discovery of emerald in Colombia in the sixteenth century, the green variety of corundum was called oriental emerald. The only source of true emerald known to early Mediterranean cultures was the...

Tags: | Gemstones Information |

Cloisonne on Steel - By Joseph Trippeti

When Joseph Trippetti returned from the Army in 1946, he studied for three years at Philadelphia College of Art and the fourth year at Sheffield College of Arts and Crafts in England, where he majored in silversmithing. He has been enameling since the 1950s. For some years he taught enameling and...

Tags: | Cloisonne Enamel |

Bench Business - Organization & inspiration - By Tina Wojtkielo

For Howard Woods of Eagle, Idaho, a jewelers studio should be a place of beauty - organized beauty - that fuels creativity. An inspiring painting of a Southwest landscape by one of his favorite artists, Lon Megargee of Arizona, hangs above the studio door. The layout and design area of the studio...

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