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[255] Fine Silver Granulation - Part 1
Granulation is the process of fusing tiny metal spheres of silver or gold, in a decorative pattern, to a surface of the same metal. It is an ancient technique that produces a beautiful, delicate effect. When making Granulated jewelry, all connections are fused instead of soldered.... (2001)
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[256] Fine Silver Granulation - Part 2
Granulation involves placing and fusing tiny balls of silver on the surface of the backsheet in a preplanned design. The mixture of Hide Glue, flux and water is used to temporarily hold the granules in place until they are fused.... (2001)
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[472] Firescale Prevention During Vacuum Casting - An Inexpensive Method
Firescale has been the scourge of sterling silver casters since the first silver was poured into a mold. It has been a thorn in the side of silver fabricators. Fortunately there are ways to prevent fire scale while silver soldering. This paper describes a simple, inexpensive method of preventing fire scale during vacuum casting.... (2005)
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[958] Free Full eBook: The Jewelry Maker
Full eBook.48 Pages: Jewelry and metalsmithing are hard work, and also very rewarding. There is great pleasure in creating with one´s hands, in the process of taking raw materials and creating something. It´s also fun to get dirty, and to bang really loud on a piece of metal. It´s wonderful to have someone say, "Gosh, I love your earrings," and being able to respond, "Thanks, I made them." So whatever brought you here, and whatever motivates you to stay, welcome, and let´s get to work! This book is a resource for you when you work on your own. The book is written as though you will be setting up your own workshop at home, so I discuss safety concerns, what type of tools to use, and how to set up your own area. Good luck and have a great time! (2007)
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Show me more articles from: [Ganoksin]|[Elaine D. Luther]
Releated Categories:[Beginner's Corner]|[Selected Bibliography List]

 

[217] Gem Creation and Enhancement
Historically gem possession has been reserved for wealthy, royalty, or high religious leaders. It has always been human nature to want what others possess, so imitation gems have been common for some 4,500 years, in the form of glass, plastic, composites, and treated gems. It is not against the law to imitate, as long as the true identification is given. It is only fraud when imitations, natural or synthetic, are passed off as a more valuable gem at an inflated price.... (2001)
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Show me more articles from: [Ganoksin]|[Michael Appler]
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