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Why Soldering will never be as easy as brewing a pot of coffee - By Gregg Todd

Soldering is probably the most commonly used and least understood operation performed in the jewelry industry. Most jewelers know how to solder a joint closed, as well as join parts together, but if asked what is happening in the process, few are able to provide a good explanation. This is the...

Tags: | Soldering |

Photo - Booth Systems: basic set ups for jewelry and product photography - By Charles Lewton-Brain

A vertical copy stand is sometimes used for shooting prints, drawings, jewelry and other fairly flat objects. A copy stand is designed so that one has vertical movement of the camera while it faces down. There are usually fixed lights at 45 degree angles to the shooting surface. The vertical column...

Tags: | Jewelry Photography |

A method of patinating steel - By Charles Lewton-Brain

As part of a large scale patination project in which I patinated a steel roof surface 24 by 48 feet on both sides I performed some 40 experiments to find out how to patinate the steel which was a requirement for structural reasons. In doing so I also experimented with paint....

Tags: | Patination |

Pitch Bowls and Alternatives for Jewelers - By Charles Lewton-Brain

Chasing and repousse is carried out on various surfaces using steel punches to strike and manipulate sheet metal or cast objects. Flat pattern chasing or stamping sheet metal can be done on an anvil, or the bottom of an old iron which makes an excellent surface to strike on. Sometimes thin...

Tags: | Chasing and repousse | Small Tools |

Jewelry Repair - Reducing Half-Size - By Alan Revere

At the counter, you remove the tape with a sharp blade and then slide the ring up a man-drel. Next, you measure Mrs. Moderís finger with a set of ring sizers. Comparing her finger, size 5 1 / 2, to the ring, size 6, confirms that the ring should be brought down one half-size. Examine the ring...

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