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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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Innovative Approaches to Small Shop Success - By Suzanne Wade

When most of us talk about innovation, we are talking about new tools and techniques. But innovation is not exclusively about technology. It is about the way technology is used. A look behind the scenes in many small shops proves that new technology is often a response to innovative impulses, rather...

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Practical Jewelry Rendering - Gems, Pearls and Beads - By Tim McCreight

Gems are a lot of fun to render, but because they require some precision, you might want to render a gem first before spending much time on the whole piece, Transfer the outline and paint the stone first. When you like the effect, complete the rest of the rendering around the stone. Where...

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The trouble with Pyrite - By Fred Clouter

The first reference that I have that links copperas with the collection of fossils is found in the ´Life and letters of Edward Lhwyd (second Keeper of the MUSEUM ASHMOLEANUM) Oxford March 28th. 1695´. Below is an excerpt from ´A Museum of the Early seventeenth Century´ By...

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Turning Point - Ryan Roberts´ Foray Into CAD Proves Rewarding - By Shannon L. Brown

When all sides of a dangle earring are beautiful, choosing the side to face front can be problematic. Ryan Roberts of Santa Fe, New Mexico, found a solution: A tiny ball hinge set into the pearl at the top of the earring that enables it to slowly revolve while worn. With all perspectives showcased,...

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Tool Modifications for Tack-, Fusion- and Pulse-arc-Welding Technology - By Mark B. Mann

Proper holding and firm contact between parts during tack-, fusion- and pulse-arc-welding is essential. Aside from pieces not meeting properly, most destructive discharges result from poor holding and/or insufficient contact. A destructive discharge causes damage to the parts being assembled. The...

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