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Tie Pins - Yesterdays Fashion Rediscovered for Today - By GZ Art+Design
Like many decorative accessories, tie tacks exist because they have a practical function. The fabric, structure, and cut of the cravats of earlier eras meant that the arrangement had to be pinned in place. Back in the 18th century, when fashion followed the style set by Beau Brummel, the folds of a...
Tags: | Behind The Design |
Fracture healing / filling of Mong Hsu ruby - By Richard W. Hughes
Foreign affairs - A well-known European dealer sells a 2.5-carat Möng Hsu ruby to a major jeweler in Europe. This jeweler then sells the stone to a Japanese client through their Japanese subsidiary. The client now takes the stone to a gemological lab, which issues a report stating that the gem's...
Tags: | Gemstone Treatments |
Copper Mesh Plique a Jour - By Jaime Frechette
Interested in illuminating my work and using experimental techniques, I came across copper mesh. There are many kinds of mesh, but only a few are easily obtained without buying in bulk from industrial suppliers. I have been using the 'Impressions' mesh, from American Art Clay Co., with transparent...
Tags: | Plique-a-jour |
Depth of Field Notes - By Charles Lewton-Brain
Depth of field refers to the amount of the object that is in focus (the depth that is in focus). When you look through the camera's viewfinder on a close - up shot you may notice that part of the object is in focus and part is not. You can change the focus using the lens so that the front, middle or...
Tags: | Jewelry Photography |
Western Perspective - By Chris Ramsay
Cowboys were especially particular about their gear and took pride in buying the best equipment they could afford Blacksmiths generally started making bits and spurs as a favor to local cowboys. Those who were the most skillful were usually swamped with orders, and what started as a sideline became...
Tags: | Features |