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Ganoksin also provide members blogs and forums for the exchange of information and opinion; with contributors from all over the world speaking from a wide range of technical and aesthetic experiences, covering a full range of topics of interest to the jeweler and the gemologist.
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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

The Jewelry of Vivienne Jones - Earth Meets Mind - By Barbara Isherwood

"I make jewelry the way I draw," says Vivienne Jones. "That's one of the great thins about metal, you can do that." That Jones cites drawing, a very direct and personal mode of expression, as the closest parallel to her jewelry, seems fitting. Her reputation as one of Canada 's preeminent...

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Chain Making Project - By Two Suns Trading Co. Inc.

This project is for beginners that wish to become silversmiths, part time or full time. Keep in mind that there are many ways to do this faster with the use of mechanical tools, but you are doing this project to learn how to use your frame saw and how to solder... ()

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Some useful North American addresses for equipment, materials and information - By Charles Lewton-Brain



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Sawarovski North America sets trends with CAD/CAMs - By Suzanne Wade

In addition to reducing the labor required to move a design from the sketch stage to the actual model, CAD reduces misunderstandings between designers and model makers. Because pencil sketches are not always precisely scaled or proportioned, a model maker relies on his or her own interpretation of...

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Studio Visit - Christina Smith - By Jennifer Cross Gans

Keeping a life in balance isn't easy, and for the studio artist it's a push-pull between dealing with the outside world and making time and space for creativity. California artist Christina smith manages to do both, at the price of working a back-breaking schedule. During the day, the friendly and...

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