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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!

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The Work of Sofia Calderwood - By Anderson Turner

The work of Sofia Calderwood seems to be asking, Why do we wear jewelry? Is it to gain the attention of others? And if so, why not point directly to parts of the body widely thought of as physical hot spots of excitement? Certainly, many other artists have expressed sexuality in an overt way. What...

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Recycling Worn Out High Speed Steel Burs - By Gerald N. Lewy

When I buy my high speed steel, 90 degree, under-cutting burs I always think of the words, "waste not, want not". This little phrase has stuck in my mind for many years. If I find that some of my burs are getting past their prime then I examine each of these well used cutting teeth and decide if I...

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A peek into the X Files on new Platinum Sterling - By Tina Wojtkielo

It took about two months of experimentation to get the formulas for Platinum Sterling Silver just right - Robinson created alloys containing 5 percent, 3.5 percent, and 1 percent platinum. But he's the first to admit that combining silver and platinum isn't a novel concept.....

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Tanzania Mining, Interrupted - By Hamza Kondo

While a worldwide shortage in gem rough sends prices spiralling upward, gem deposits in Africa are lying unworked, or underworked, due to lack of development funds. A prime example of the problem is northern Tanzania -- including the well-known tanzanite mines at Merelani....

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Making a White Gold, Pearl & Diamond Ring Using Tack-Welding - By Mark B. Mann

This illustration is of a 14-karat white gold ring for three cultured freshwater pearls and two small accent diamonds. After preparing the wax, casting and pre-finishing, the ring was prepared for tack welding. There are 5 parts to be tacked – 2 small white gold settings and 3 white gold pearl...

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