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Jewelry MakingThe Ganoksin project provides a variety of quality services for the gem and jewelry community. We work hard to maintain the high standards of our services for the benefit of our visitors. Our services are provided free of charge and to the benefit to all.

Ganoksin is dedicated to serve the information needs of the world's jewelers. It is our mission to educate, improve working conditions and facilitate sharing between goldsmiths globally. Ganoksin continues improving access to information for productivity, safety, skills and education of all jewelers, professionals and hobbyists.

Ganoksin maintains a substantial library of articles, publications, reports, and technical data on gem and jewelry related topics; many of which were authored by some of the most esteemed writers within their respective fields. In addition, this site contains a sizable collection of art and jewelry galleries, for both the casual visitor and the professional.

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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The 2016 Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition

The 2016 Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition is calling for entries by midnight U.S. ET July 24, 2016.

Always global publicity. Prizes to 1st-2nd-3rd Places and Honorable Mention, with an Innovation Award available at jury discretion. Jurors' Choice selections also recognized. JURY: Charles Lewton-Brain, Foldforming Pioneer (Alberta, Canada), Dr. E. Aspler (Hanuman), Founder, The Ganoksin Project (Chiang Mai, Thailand), Merle White, Editor-in-Chief, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist magazine (Pennsylvania, USA). DIRECTOR: Sue Lacy, Creative Strategist (Ohio, USA).

SPONSORS: Rio Grande, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, Craftsy, Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, The Ganoksin Project.

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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

Studio Visit - Metalpeople - By Donald Friedlich

Artist's with shared sensibilities and needs often come together to form co-operative studios in order to reduce overhead, share equipment, and develop a greater sense of community. In 1989, with these goals in mind, Paulette Werger, Lynn Whitford, and Agnes Chwae, three friends who had been in...

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Some hints on Pinback Placement - By Charles Lewton-Brain

It is customary to place the joint at the right of the back of the pin and the catch on the left for right handed users who…

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Blue Tourmaline - By Richard W. Wise

Sapphire blue tourmaline! Such stones are very rare. The search for such a stone is like the pursuit of the Holy Grail. ...

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On Jewellery Career Options - By Charles Lewton-Brain

One of the most interesting things about the jewellery/metals field is that there are so many career options, so many contexts that one can choose to work in. There are even ways of becoming wealthy if that is important in one's goals. There are some broad categories of career choice....

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A Look at Pearl Quality - By Anne Sasso

When buying cultured pearls, consumers must consider several quality characteristics that are very different from the four C's of diamonds or gemstones. Nacre quality is very important. The nacre is the layers of protective coating - a pearly substance - that grows around a pearl nucleus. Experts...

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