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Excerpts from: Platinum Guild International
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[268] Considerations in Platinum Design
My skills as an artist combined with my years of experience at the bench have given me a practical approach to jewelry. While I want to achieve a bold, sculptural look, my jewelry has an appeal because it is also wearable and enduring. I often design with my artistís heart, only to be tempered by my technicianís hand that dictates what can be achieved in wax and metal, the media of my art. Conversely, some of my best designs are a product of technical skills meeting the challenge of an artistic hand.... (2003)
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Show me more articles from: [Platinum Guild International]|[Mark Lauer]
Releated Categories:[Jewelry Design]|[Platinum Fabrication]

 

[276] Evolution of A Design - Featured Designer, Diana Couture
In a speech recently delivered at the Platinum Day Symposium, entitled Evolution of a Design, Ms. Evans detailed her affinity for Platinum, her varied creative inspirations, and the design process involved in the launch of her exciting new Diana Couture Collection for Fall 1999.... (1999)
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[439] Fearless Platinum Repairs
What does it take to be successful at repairing, customizing, and servicing platinum jewelry? First, an understanding of properties unique to platinum. When platinum is mined, it is usually found with one or more of its five sister metals, called the platinum group metals: palladium, osmium, rhodium, ruthenium, and iridium.... (2003)
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Show me more articles from: [Platinum Guild International]|[Jurgen J. Maerz]
Releated Categories:[Platinum Fabrication]|[Repairs]

 

[639] Laser Welding - Making Soldering a Technique of the Past
When first starting to work with the laser welders, operators should experiment with five or six different alloys commonly used. It is also recommended to source different types of alloys in casting and strip/stamping form. This gives the operator a better understanding of the composition and thermal conductivity of the metals. Since close attention must be paid to the thickness or thinness, shape, and fit of the parts to be welded, operators should test-weld some parts together at different settings (voltage, pulse length, beam diameter), then cut a cross section of the piece to check the weld depth. This exercise provides the operator with a feel for the different alloys and how they react to various power levels.... (2003)
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Releated Categories:[Fusing & Welding]

 

[540] Making a Forged Platinum Pearl Ring Ė A Step by Step Project
This project will teach welding, soldering and forging techniques. The ring is a handsome, plain design and can be applied to many applications. To make this ring, you will need.... (2005)
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Show me more articles from: [Platinum Guild International]|[Jurgen J. Maerz]
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