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Tips For Transforming Nails Into Riveting Tools - By Karen Christians
Soldering is a quick and easy method for joining metals. But sometimes two metals require a connection for which soldering is not an option. Rivets or cold connections are the perfect answer and can add a striking detail to your construction. Traditionally, a riveting hammer is used to form the...
Tags: | Bench Tips & Tricks | Fabrication |
[Ganoksin] [Free eBook] Modern Letter Engraving in Theory and Practice - A Manual for the Use of Watchmakers, Jewelers and Other Metal Engravers, 1898 - By Fred Holmes Rees
Full eBook.186 Pages: Modern Letter Engraving in Theory and Practice - A Manual for the Use of Watchmakers, Jewelers and Other Metal Engravers - Illustrated with Numerous Etchings - 1898
Tags: | Rare Metalsmithing Books | Engraving |
The Work of ROY - By Caren Heft
Twenty first-century artists consider how best to relate to our changing world in a meaningful way. Pittsburgh artist ROY has chosen just two formats to present her worldviews: the bracelet, an object of adornment that she has always explored, and the candlesnuffer, a domestic object little...
Tags: | Behind The Design |
Chrysoberyl - Alexandrite and Cat's eye - By Sondra Francis
Ironically, chrysoberyl varieties include two of the world's most exotic and expensive gems, alexandrite and cat's-eye chrysoberyl, while yellow or yellowish-green faceted chrysoberyl is a nondescript variety in the low to moderate price range. Chrysoberyl is a tough and durable gem, which is rare...
Tags: | Handbook for the Gem Buyer | Gemstones Information |
Modern Lockets - By Nanz Aalund
Before photography, lockets were decorated with miniature, handpainted portraits -- a luxury few could afford. The advent of affordable photographic miniatures propelled the locket to the forefront of jewelry fashion during the sentimental Victorian era. Between 1890 and 1920, ornately crafted...
Tags: | Hinges & Catches |