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[119] Lapis Lazuli
Lapis lazuli, as lovely as its exotic name, has decorated humans and enhanced their art for thousands of years. Normally a rich deep shade of blue or blue-violet, lapis lazuli may at times have a slight greenish cast.... (2001)
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Show me more articles from: [Ganoksin]|[Sandra I. Smith]
Releated Categories:[Gemstones Lore]

 

[811] Laser Mokume - The Satow Method
The traditional Mokume process yields very beautiful results but is extremely labor intensive. Along with the high price of labor is the large amount of waste. The shape of the finished product is also limited to the limits of the ancient process, no cast pieces. The Satow method gives you the ability to transform almost any finished piece that is cast, hand fabricated or even a wax model to create your own custom Mokume piece.... (2006)
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Show me more articles from: [Ganoksin]|[Steve Satow]
Releated Categories:[Fusing & Welding]|[Mokume-Gane]

 

[885] Laser Welding Sterling Silver
In laser welding of Sterling Silver & lower silver bearing alloys (coin silver) we have about seven choices in laser wire.... (2008)
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Show me more articles from: [Ganoksin]|[Steve Satow]
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[397] Learning about Precious Metal Clay
There are two brands of metal clay available today; Precious Metal Clay and Art Clay Silver. There are a lot of similarities between the two, and some differences. My experience is with Precious Metal Clay (PMC), so the techniques and methods that I write about will be from this vantage point.... (2004)
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Show me more articles from: [Ganoksin]|[Jeanette Landenwitch]
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[901] Liver of Sulfur 101
Liver of sulfur, a stinky jewelry studio standby, can be used to create beautiful patinas on Silver, Silver Precious Metal Clay or Art Clay.... (2009)
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Show me more articles from: [Ganoksin]|[Holly Gage]
Releated Categories:[Patination]|[Beginner's Corner]

 

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