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Retailer Finds Success Fueled by Passion, Innovation and CAD/CAM Technology - By Mark B. Mann

Greg Stopka and his wife Lee began JewelSmiths 18 years ago with a belief they could succeed by providing jewelry repair and restoration directly to consumers - with no inventory. Dean Stopka (right), Gregs brother joined the couple 12 years ago to manage a second location in San Ramon , CA. This...

Tags: | CAD/CAM |

Basic copper and copper alloy fuming - By Charles Lewton-Brain

Patination is a technique which has become popular for some kinds of fashion jewellery in recent years. Usually a patina requires the application of a toxic chemical mixture or the conversion of the metal surface to a salt of it's metal. For most patinations then good ventilation and a knowledge of...

Tags: | Patination |

A Low-Cost Press Forming Technique - By Edmund Massow

I first saw this technique in a work-shop held at West Dean College, Cich-ester, Great Britain, presented by Louise O'Neill and Bonnie Macintosh. I was immediately filled with enthusiasm by this technology, but the high cost for the press disturbed me. I only occasionally do such work. When back at...

Tags: | Die Forming |

Manufacturing Custom Diamonds and Tourmaline Earrings - By Mark B. Mann

The customer has selected the pair of earrings shown the rough sketch. The top portion is cast, the bottom piece is hand fabricated and the two units are joined by wire links. Materials used in the custom designed earrings include: 14-karat yellow gold with 14-karat white gold settings, Diamonds and...

Tags: | Fabrication | Fusing & Welding |

Karen Mccreary - Mystifying Acrylic - By Suzanne Wade

McCreary is no stranger to traditional jewelry making. She took her first job with a jewelry manufacturer in the early 1970s, and spent several years casting, mold making, and model making for jewelers while she studied for her B.F.A. Her current work features clear acrylic with colored lacquer...

Tags: | Behind The Design |

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