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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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Is it Art? Is it Craft? - By Charles Lewton-Brain

The Art versus Craft issue is a complex question and one that has bedeviled creators a great deal in the last fifty years or so. I once heard a gallery owner say that the difference between an art object and a craft object is $3000. The American Craft Council's director Carmine Branagan says that...

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Use the Touchstone Method for Testing Purity in Karat Gold - By GIA Jewelry Arts Instructors

There are a few scientific methods for precisely determining karat gold purity, some destructive (fire assay) and others nondestructive (X-ray florescence). Both methods require costly equipment, special procedures and a well-lit and ventilated area. A simpler method for determining gold purity in...

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Tips for Designing with and Setting Delicate Gemstones - By Shannon L. Brown

Consumers today are more open to wearing unusual gems, and there is a trend among designers to incorporate less familiar stones into their work. No longer wedded to the classic trio of ruby, sapphire, and emerald, jewelry makers today are drawn to lapis, moonstone, opal, and turquoise, to name a...

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Ring Sizing Tips from the Ultimate Repair Guide - By Tina Wojtkielo Snyder

Ask a seasoned bench jeweler how many rings he or she has sized and they´ll probably give you a figure in the quadruple digits. The following is a compilation of tips and tricks to help you perform this mundane task better and faster....

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Pat Pruitt Masters The Art of Machining Stainless Steel Jewelry - By Shannon Cournoyer

Pat Pruitt of Paguate, New Mexico, has been working with stainless steel for over a decade. Three years ago, he decided to seriously commit himself to making fine jewelry from it, saying, Let me see what I can do with this, how far I can take it. I am all about manipulating metal; there is just...

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