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Enameling Copper Balls - By Edmund Massow

How to use enamel on round or oval copper balls. A Step by step illustrated guide....

Tags: | Enameling |

Enameling Safety Issues - By Charles Lewton-Brain

Enameling involves the firing and melting of suitable glasses onto and into metals for decorative effects. It is done at fairly high temperatures, from 1200F (649C) to a high kiln temperature of 1700F (927C) or so.The primary dangers involve dusts, the particle size of the enamel used, the chemical...

Tags: | Workshop Safety | Enameling |

Lee Sauder - Crossing the Creative Matrix - By Anna Fariello

There are few disciplines that depend primarily upon visual observation for an understanding of human creativity and meaning behind objects. An art historian examines a composition to determine a work's authenticity and attribution; an appraiser closely examines a piece of jewelry to confirm its...

Tags: | Features |

Avoiding Destructive Tack-Welds when Tack-Welding - By Mark B. Mann

As a technical adviser to bench jewelers I often troubleshoot tack-, fusion- and pulse-arc-welding applications. One of the more frequently asked questions is related to what causes destructive tack-welds. Destructive tack-welds fail at temporarily welding the parts and often result in damage such...

Tags: | Fusing & Welding |

Devil's Advocate; Death of the Thai Ruby - By Richard W. Hughes

This article discusses the decline of Thailand’s ruby mining industry. The author warns that Thailand faces future problems is the country’s leaders do not pay greater attention to environmental protection....

Tags: | Gemstones Information |

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