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Studio Light - Don´t Get Caught in The Dark - By Bradney W. Simon

Do not get caught in the dark - make certain your shop is well lit. In the jewelry shop, two types of lighting are used. 1. Ambient or General Lighting. 2. Task Lighting. It is best to have a combination of the two in your shop. It is best to have a combination of the two in your shop..... ...

Tags: | Beginner's Corner | Workshop Safety |

Notes on Studio Lighting - By Charles Lewton-Brain

How you light your shop, illuminate your working area, experience the reflection from surfaces and the paint you choose for the walls all have an effect on your ability to work in your studio. Poor lighting can strain the eyes, contribute to accidents and make working uncomfortable.....

Tags: | Beginner's Corner | Workshop Safety | Critical Notes |

Mechanical Chic - The Jewelry of Connie Verrusio - By Nina Graci

Fascinated by the way things work, Connie Verrusio creates radical new jewelry forms from leftover functions. Connie Verrusio has double vision: when she looks at screws, she sees earrings, and when she looks at a ruler, she sees a bracelet. For a dozen years Verrusio has found the jewels for her...

Tags: | Behind The Design |

Electroplating rectifier safety thoughts - By Charles Lewton-Brain

The "General Safety Rules for Tools" article applies here too, as with all power tools. Read the instruction manuals and directions most carefully. Plating and stripping solutions usually contain cyanides, bases or acids which, if mixed together, are used improperly or carelessly or come in contact...

Tags: | Workshop Safety | Plating & Electroforming |

A peek into the X Files on new Platinum Sterling - By Tina Wojtkielo

It took about two months of experimentation to get the formulas for Platinum Sterling Silver just right - Robinson created alloys containing 5 percent, 3.5 percent, and 1 percent platinum. But he's the first to admit that combining silver and platinum isn't a novel concept.....

Tags: | Metallurgy |

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