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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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Paul Klecka Jewelry Design: Joining the Digital Revolution - By Mark B. Mann

Without a doubt, jewelry designer Paul Klecka has joined the digital jewelry design revolution. Evolving from a traditional business model wherein his company took orders for his designs, manufactured the product and then shipped to some of the worlds top retailers, Klecka has reinvented his...

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Just Say No Way - By Suzanne Wade

There´s nothing like landing a new client. Whether you´re a large manufacturer or a bench jeweler in a home studio, the prospect of new work coming in is always exciting. Sometimes, though, she added workload can turn delight into disaster. Knowing when to say "no" can be the most...

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All that glitters is gold - The Mass Finishing of Gold Jewelry - By Steven Alviti

Design dictates buyer's choices when gold jewelry is purchased and the quality of the pieces certainly plays an important part as well. Not to be overlooked, However, as gold jewelry is readied to go to market, is that shoppers, regardless of price range, are attracted by the glitter of gold. This...

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Maximizing Refining Returns for Platinum Alloys - By Robin White

Platinum jewelry manufacturing presents some very different concerns when discussing the collection of materials for refining purposes. The assumption that methods used for gold and silver collection and recovery can be used for platinum can lead to real problems and problems of perception....

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Found Objects - Experimental Jewelry from Senegal - By Peter Henselder

Experimentelles Schmuck design (Experimental Jewelry Design) is the name of a project implemented by the Berlin-based painter and goldsmith Werner Reister in collaboration with the Goethe Institut in Dakar (West Africa). No one dreamed of the eventual developments stemming from the German/Senegalese...

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