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Fine Silver Granulation - Part 2 - By Sandra Buchholz

Granulation involves placing and fusing tiny balls of silver on the surface of the backsheet in a preplanned design. The mixture of Hide Glue, flux and water is used to temporarily hold the granules in place until they are fused....

Tags: | Granulation |

Some application methods for applying Patination solutions to metal surfaces - By Charles Lewton-Brain

Extremely clean metal surfaces give better results. See the article on Cleaning metal Surfaces for more information on cleaning....

Tags: | Patination |

Platinum - Durability vs. Scratching - By Jurgen J. Maerz

There is a major difference between durability and scratch resistance. Platinum is very durable. When scratched, the scratch actually displaces the metal, leaving ridges on the edges of the scratch. This is where durability comes in. Whereas other precious metals, if scratched, lose metal, and thus...

Tags: | Metals | Platinum Fabrication | Polishing |

Design Briefing - A Ticket to Successful Jewelry Collections - By Barbara Schmidt

In times of increased price competition and global producers, cooperation with designers is also an important factor for large jewelry companies in order to develop new collections in a rapid and targeted manner. Increasing numbers of companies are attempting to sharpen their profiles by drawing on...

Tags: | Jewelry Design | Business & Marketing |

Making a Silver Chain Using Pulse-Arc-Welding Technology - By Mark B. Mann

This sterling silver chocker chain is handmade from 16 gauge round wire. It has multiple interlocking links. The customer leads a very active lifestyle and has small children so she prefers the links be permanently closed....

Tags: | Fusing & Welding | Chain Making |

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