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Dermatitis and the Jeweler - By Charles Lewton-Brain

Dermatitis is a group of skin conditions that may often be contracted by exposure to chemicals and metals. These may include scaling, splitting, eczema and so on. Dermatitis is a real hazard for jewelers. Metal workers suffer high rates of skin disorders....

Tags: | Health Hazard |

Genevieve Yang - Lunar Love Necklace - By Shawna Kulpa

They say inspiration strikes when you least expect it. For designer Genevieve Yang of Santa Rosa, California, the inspiration for a new phase of her career all started in the cold, dark wilderness of Wyoming. An outdoor enthusiast, Yang participated in a month-long winter wilderness expedition with...

Tags: | Behind The Design |

Studio Makeover: Gregore Morin of Gregore Joailliers - By Shawna Kulpa

Many jewelers modify their studios to be more efficient. Gregore Morin renovated his studio not only for efficiency, but also for beauty and tranquility. With walls only partially dry walled and a ceiling with no drywall and insulation hanging down, Morin found the juxtaposition between what he...

Tags: | My Studio |

Basic copper and copper alloy fuming - By Charles Lewton-Brain

Patination is a technique which has become popular for some kinds of fashion jewellery in recent years. Usually a patina requires the application of a toxic chemical mixture or the conversion of the metal surface to a salt of it's metal. For most patinations then good ventilation and a knowledge of...

Tags: | Patination |

Kiln Questions - By Tim McCreight

First, the 'n' really is silent, at least according to the American Heritage Dictionary. There are kilns as big as your house, used for cooking everything from grain to stone, but we don't need to concern ourselves with those. Even in the sub-sub-category of benchtop electric kilns there are plenty...

Tags: | Shop Machines | Metal Clay |

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