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[]Please note: The information in this section has been supplied by each product's manufacturer or distributor. We recommend contacting the manufacturers or distributors directly to verify or obtain additional details.

 
[]Bonny Doon Hammer

A metalforming hammer unlike any other. "Solid-fluid" heads conform to the metal, forming in fewer blows with no marring or dents. See it in action and get yours today!

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Manufacturer: Rio Grande
Product category: Small Tools

 
[]Torch Fired Enamel DVD with Chris Hierholzer

This 24 minute instructional video is full of close-up photos of the torch firing process in real time. In addtion to showing the firing of the uncdercoat, counterenamel and top coat, Chris shows you his interesting technique of carving through an overlay of gold foil to "draw" a design.

He also includes several different options for the torch firing set-up. Viewing this will help beginners without kilns or anyone wanting to try an alternate way of firing enamels.


Chris Hierholzer has been involved in metals for 50 years, in foundries, welding shops, and jewelry. He is fascinated with the process and its constantly changing creative aspects. He started creating enamels during the 1980's and during that time he was part time assistant to William Harper.

Now on sale through the Ganoksin Project: $19.95 (You Save: 43%)

Manufacturer: The Ganoksin Project
Product category: Educational Material

 
[]The Full Collection: Rare Historical Metalsmithing Books

43 complete rare antique metalsmithing books have been scanned and published as searchable PDFs. These books are technical marvels, full of forgotten information no longer available. They date from 1871 to 1926 with over 5,000 pages crammed with detail.

This collection brings jewelry history alive, gives voice again to forgotten authors, their opinions and technical secrets. There are literally thousands of recipes, alloys and processes described in the books, as well as books on gemology and silversmithing masterpieces. Each book has a full review and description written by Charles Lewton-Brain available on the Ganoksin site. There are more books that will be added.

These books cover special techniques in depth like chasing, repousee, engraving, niello making, Japanese chiseling, soldering, construction, patination, metal coloring, silversmithing and more. Many of the tricks and recipes described will save the maker money, as older approaches can sometimes replace modern tools.

Unlike most ebooks the Ganoksin pdf is a full digital book of searchable text and images, with easy access through an interactive table of contents. Most images are scanned at high resolution and then embedded in the text allowing them to be magnified and stay readable

Now on sale through the Ganoksin Project: $199 (You Save: 52%)

Manufacturer: The Ganoksin Project
Product category: Educational Material

 
[]JewelSpan

Complete Professional Websites Designed for Jewelers
EASY to setup and manage
TOTALLY customizable design: layout, fonts, colors, background, logo
UNLIMITED Images, galleries and pages

FEATURES: Built-in shopping cart, full stats, multiple views, blog and much more!
LOW COST -$9/month. Hosting and expert customer service included.

More than just a website. While your website is an independent stand-alone site with its own domain name, it is simultaneously a part of Jewelspan.com - featuring a jewelry shop and a robust search engine and directories bringing your work to a larger audience.

Manufacturer: JewelSpan
Product category: Marketing your work

 
[]Jewelry Designer Manager Deluxe software program

The Jewelry Designer Manager Deluxe software program allows you to organize and manage your jewelry business efficiently and professionally. Accurately cost and price your jewelry line, track inventory, manage vendors, customers and sales. Print catalogs, line sheets, invoices, inventory and sales reports. Integrates with Dymo and Zebra label printers for printing barbell and rattail style labels with barcodes for jewelry pieces and parts. This software is an essential tool for increasing your jewelry business success. Visit us today!

Manufacturer: Bejeweled Software Company
Product category:
Software

 
[]Hand-carved & Hand-polished Natural Labradorite

Size: 30 1/2 x 42mm
Weight: 150 cts.
Treatment: none

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Manufacturer: Joseph P. Stachura Co., Inc
Product category: Gemstones, Tools & Equipments

 
[]Freeform Natural Rainbow Moonstone (Peristerite) Round Cabochon

Size: 21 1/2 mm
28.86 cts.
Treatment: none

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Manufacturer: Joseph P. Stachura Co., Inc
Product category: Gemstones, Tools & Equipments


 
[]Round/near-round Natural Multi-color Freshwater Cultured Pearls

10.5-13.5mm rounded natural multi-color freshwater cultured pearls.

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Manufacturer: Joseph P. Stachura Co., Inc
Product category: Gemstones, Tools & Equipments


 
[]Multi Color Beryl Rondels

5 1/2-6 1/2 mm natural multi-color beryl beads.

Aqua, morganite (pink) and goshenite (colorless)
Treatment: none.

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Manufacturer: Joseph P. Stachura Co., Inc
Product category: Gemstones, Tools & Equipments


 
[]ArtCAM JewelSmith 2013

Do you need a jewellery design package that will....

  • Offer powerful relief sculpting & organic modelling
  • Produce realistic images for your customers or marketing
  • Easily change & store ring and gem sizes
  • Provide accurate toolpaths for 300+ machines
  • Come with dedicated technical support
  • Help you produce pieces such as.

rings - bracelets - pendants - medallions - coinage - necklaces..

With ArtCAM JewelSmith 2013 you can design and CNC manufacture or rapid prototype pieces quickly and easily to create highly personalized jewellery pieces through to new complete lines. Created for artisans over engineers, our unique software tools will guide you through the entire process from importing a conceptual sketch through to manufacturing that final piece.

ArtCAM JewelSmith 2013's new features include: KeyShot ®- an industry leading renderer, storing custom gems, live and interactive distortion of vectors and reliefs, analyse relief height and many more.

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Manufacturer: Delcam Plc
Product category: CAD/CAM Software


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[]Swanstrom Disc Cutter

Produce clean-cut discs, washers, ring components, and earring drops quickly and safely with the Swanstrom disc cutter set. Made exclusively for Rio, this high-precision tool combines hardened tempered tool-quality steel with precision-ground angled dies that will produce great results for years to come. See the disc cutter in action and get started on your own projects!

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Manufacturer: Rio Grande
Product category: Small Tools

 
[]Frolic Beads

Don't miss out on one of the hottest jewelry trends in years. Give your customers the customizable beads and popular designs they crave with the Frolic™ line of beads and bracelets. Shop our wide selection here.

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Manufacturer: Rio Grande
Product category: Beads

 
[]Mandrel Holder

Form bracelets faster with less fatigue using this simple, innovative rotating mandrel holder. Watch a demo and pick up yours today!

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Manufacturer: Rio Grande
Product category: Small Tools

 
[]Midas Plating Station with Rectifier

Plating is a great way to offer the look of precious metal jewelry at more affordable prices, but the process can be a pain. The Midas Plating Station is simple to use and takes the intimidation out of electroplating. Watch how easy it is here.

View The Midas Plating Station with Rectifier

Manufacturer: Rio Grande
Product category: Small Tools

 
[]Orion 150i Pulse Arc Welder

Increase your efficiency and production with the latest Orion pulse arc welder. Perfect for repairs, the simple touch screen lets you set many metal-to-metal combinations in four weld modes, including rapid-fire. Click here for more information!

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Manufacturer: Rio Grande
Product category: Small Tools

 
[]Silver Chains

Shop Rio Grande for the widest selection of silver chain styles. Buy in multiple lengths or by the spool for big savings! Start stocking up on the best chain here.

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Manufacturer: Rio Grande
Product category: Small Tools

 
[]Silver Components

Rio Grande is your resource for the widest selection of sterling silver jewelry components. Shop filigree styles, nature themes, fancy scrollwork and much more. If it's silver, you'll find it at Rio Grande!

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Manufacturer: Rio Grande
Product category: Small Tools

 
[] Silver Raw Material

There's nothing quite like working with silver. Rio Grande has a huge selection of silver sheet, wire, tubing and grain in sterling, fine silver and tarnish-free Argentium® Silver. Stock up today!

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Manufacturer: Rio Grande
Product category: Metals

 
[]Swanstrom Sprue Cutters

Reduce finishing and polishing time with Swanstrom sprue cutters. The reverse-angled jaws get super-close to the casting for a superior cut that saves you time and money. Pick up a pair today!

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Manufacturer: Rio Grande
Product category: Small Tools

 
[]Silver Findings

Rio Grande has the best selection of sterling silver findings including jump rings, clasps, head and eye pins, and more. Plus, thousands of items are American-made right here in our Albuquerque factory. Stock up today!

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Manufacturer: Rio Grande
Product category: Jewelry Findings

 
[]Nechamkin Chasing Tools

Designed by Liza Nechamkin, a professional chaser, these chasing tools are simply the best you can buy. Formerly available in limited quantities, these magnificent chasing tools are now available from stock at OttoFrei.com.

"These tools are made to very precise specifications within extremely close tolerances. They are expertly crafted for grace and balance. I personally final polish and inspect each one. A substandard tool will never leave my workbench." Liza Nechamkin

Manufacturer: Otto Frei
Product category:  Tools & Equipment

 
 
[]Glendo GRS

Is there a line of tools available anywhere that is more indispensable for the bench jeweler, the stone setter or the hand engraver?

Glendo GRS manufactures the world best-selling line of jewelry tools right here in the USA. GRS BenchMates, GRS engraving Blocks, GRS Engraving Systems and GRS Power Hones. Indispensable tools for the Jeweler. From OttoFrei.com

Manufacturer: Otto Frei
Product category:  Tools & Equipment

 
 
[]Foredom at Otto Frei

Otto Frei has the complete line of Foredom Power Tools in stock and ready to ship at unbeatable prices.

Manufacturer: Otto Frei
Product category:  Tools & Equipment

 
 
[]Fretz Hammers & Stakes

The Fretz line of hammers and stakes continues to grow. Check out the outstanding quality and selection of Fretz tools available at OttoFrei.com

Manufacturer: Otto Frei
Product category:  Tools & Equipment

 
 
[]Saws & Sawblades

What's your favorite sawblade? Chances are OttoFrei.com has them as we carry the best brands from the Swiss and German factories that produce the best sawblades in the world. Looking for the Knew Concept Saw Frame? We have them too.

Manufacturer: Otto Frei
Product category:  Tools & Equipment

 
 
[]Silver Chains

Otto Frei has a huge selection of made in the USA designer sterling silver and yellow gold filled chains in bulk or finished goods. You can also find Schofer Chains from Germany at OttoFrei.com.

Manufacturer: Otto Frei
Product category: Metals

 
 
[]Grobet Swiss Made Vallorbe Files

Swiss Made Precision Files-The world's standard for quality and performance! Grobet Swiss-Made Precision files from Otto Frei are manufactured to precise production standards, using a combination of machine cutting and hand craftsmanship to produce the most accurate, best cutting, and longest-lasting files in the world. Simply the best you can buy-From OttoFrei.com

Manufacturer: Otto Frei
Product category:  Tools & Equipment

 
 
[]Metals

Otto Frei carries sterling silver and argentium sheet metal and wire, as well as many mill products available in quantities from small to large. Check out our selection of copper, brass and nickel silver sheet and precut shapes too, all in stock and ready to ship today.

Manufacturer: Otto Frei
Product category:  Metals

 
 
[]Durston

Looking for a rolling mill? You have just gotta have a Durston! Otto Frei has the complete line up of Durston hand and power mills in stock and ready to ship. Don't forget to check out the growing line of quality jewelry tools made by Durston, winner of the Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade for 2012 and again in 2013.

Manufacturer: Otto Frei
Product category:  Tools & Equipment

 
 
[]Disk Cutters

Otto Frei sells dozens of different styles and shapes of disc cutters, including the new Ikohe brand premium disk cutters, Pepetools disc cutters, Swiss made and Italian made disk cutters too. Find the largest selection of quality disk cutters anywhere at OttoFrei.com.

Manufacturer: Otto Frei
Product category:  Tools & Equipment

 
 
[]Sawing Jig Vises

Choose from a variety of sawing jig vises, from Swiss and French made to Pepetools, at OttoFrei.com. Makes cutting perfectly straight and angle cuts a snap. This could be the favorite tool on your workbench!

Manufacturer: Otto Frei
Product category:  Tools & Equipment

 
 
[]Forming Tools

If you hammer it, cut it, form it or chase it, Otto Frei has your tool. We offer the largest selection of bezel blocks, drawplates, rolling mills, dapping tools, stakes, hammers and shears on the web.

Manufacturer: Otto Frei
Product category:  Tools & Equipment

 
 
[]CADCAST

NeoGroup CADCAST is an ultra-high strength, heat-resistant dental-style casting investment. Featuring a snappy 15-minute set up time straight into a preheated oven, and is good for any casting resins. CADCAST allows you to cast heavy and light items simultaneously in a flask, while the superior quality of the investment controls the swelling of the resins. CADCAST comes in 100 gram packages infused with nitrogen to keep it in pristine quality.

Manufacturer: Neo Group
Product category:  Casting Investment

 
 
[]Prototyping Machines

Invest in your own prototyping machine and get started realizing your jewelry designs professionally at a level of precision and quality unlike any amateur 3D printers on the market today.

Kevvox SP6200/SP4300 3D Printer: Professional stand-alone 3D printing system based on DLP technology. Perfectly suited for jewelry, design and engineering applications.

Neo P5 5-Axis CNC Machine: Industry's first 5-Axis CNC milling machine of its class, comes in a size that can easily fit into any workshops, and a uni-body frame that provides unmatched stability during milling. The P5 opens the doors for precision 5-Axis milling to the rest of us.

Manufacturer: Neo Group
Product category:  Rapid Prototyping

 


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