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[1020] Modifying CAD design for Optimal Manufacturing
What do you do when you realize your virtual inventory is virtually impossible to manufacture? With so many jewelry designers turning to CAD to realize their visions, such predicaments are becoming more and more common. Those thin edges, tight settings, and tiny details look great when magnified on a computer screen, but try to translate them to cast metal and the reality of physics kicks in: After the metal has shrunk and worn away under the polishing wheel, suddenly those sharp details have become flat and lifeless-and don´t think about trying to fit a stone in what´s left of the setting.... (2012)
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Show me more articles from: [AJM]|[Tina Wojtkielo]
Releated Categories: [Jewelry Mass Production]|[CAD/CAM]|[Jewelry Design]

 

[1049] Mystery Box Jewelry Challenge
Welcome to the Mystery Box Challenge! You are among the select designers who have received this box of materials, Your mission is to use these materials to create a unique piece of jewelry in four weeks´ time. You must incorporate into your design at least one item from each of the six material categories; beyond that, you can use the materials as you wish. You may also add materials as desired.... (2013)
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Show me more articles from: [AJM]|[Tina Wojtkielo Snyder]
Releated Categories: [Jewelry Design]
ISBN: B00006K39S

 

[696] Opinion - Is There a Jewelry Avant-garde?
The term avant-garde is freighted with baggage from its source in military language. Consider the implications of applying the idea of an armed vanguard to the arts: The term assumes a condition in which a smaller group leads the way for a larger one, which in turn presupposes an overall unity to a field, whether its painting, dance, literature, or crafts. It assumes that a field moves forward all at once, all in the same direction, just like an army. It implies resistance and struggle, and eventual defeat to a countervailing idea. And it suggests a rear-guard, a reactionary group that desperately hangs on to an obsolete idea. A complex narrative of winners and losers, and organized victory over an outmoded idea is compressed into a single phrase.... (2004)
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Show me more articles from: [Metalsmith Magazine]|[Bruce Metcalf]
Releated Categories: [Jewelry Design]
ISBN: B00006KNMM

 

[527] Practical Jewelry Rendering - Gems, Pearls and Beads
Gems are a lot of fun to render, but because they require some precision, you might want to render a gem first before spending much time on the whole piece, Transfer the outline and paint the stone first. When you like the effect, complete the rest of the rendering around the stone. Where appropriate, use a template to create a delicate colored pencil outline of the stone.... (2001)
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Show me more articles from: [Practical Jewelry Rendering]|[Tim McCreight]
Releated Categories: [Jewelry Design]
ISBN: 0961598441

 

[199] Shaping Up - The evolution of metal clay design
In 1996, Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico, introduced artists and jewelers in the United States to Precious Metal Clay - PMC from Mitsubishi Materials Corp. in Tokyo. The material, a mixture of fine-grained metal powder with an organic binder, could be worked like clay, but became a solid piece of metal when kiln-fired.... (2003)
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Show me more articles from: [AJM]|[Suzanne Wade]
Releated Categories: [Metal Clay]|[Jewelry Design]
ISBN: B00006K39S

 

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