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Photo - Booth Systems: basic set ups for jewelry and product photography - By Charles Lewton-Brain

A vertical copy stand is sometimes used for shooting prints, drawings, jewelry and other fairly flat objects. A copy stand is designed so that one has vertical movement of the camera while it faces down. There are usually fixed lights at 45 degree angles to the shooting surface. The vertical column...

Tags: | Jewelry Photography |

Organizing the Messes - By Charles Lewton-Brain

How you set up your shop, your working procedures and workspace can affect your safety, comfort, stress level and efficiency of making. If your shop is well planned you will be more efficient. The more efficient you are, the faster you work and the more creative time you will have available to you....

Tags: | Bench Tips & Tricks | Beginner's Corner | Tools |

Book Review - Lapidary Carving for Creative Jewelry - By Charles Lewton-Brain

This book is an expert and concise introduction to the world of carving gem materials. You could actually do it if you studied the book carefully. It offers an insight into this world, tickles you with hints of new techniques and is a solid grounding in the thinking required for working these...

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The Jewelry of Michael Zobel - By Christel Trimborn

What he wanted to be was a painter, although he was also thinking about being a graphic artist or book illustrator. But, because his father thought that things like that were too bohemian and wanted his son to learn a proper trade, Michael Zobel became a goldsmith. Although hes 61 years old today,...

Tags: | Behind The Design |

Enamel Preparation - By Woodrow Carpenter

The traditional method of enamel preparation was described by Cunynghame and Chapin. Large chunks of enamel were wrapped in a piece of cloth and broken with a hammer. The cloth was to prevent the particles from flying about, getting into one's eye or being lost. When the enamel had been broken into...

Tags: | Enameling |

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