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Torch Fired Enamel DVD with Chris Hierholzer

Torch Fired Enamel DVD with Chris Hierholzer is now on sale through the Ganoksin Project for $19.95 (You Save: 43%)

This 24 minute instructional video is full of close-up photos of the torch firing process in real time. In addtion to showing the firing of the uncdercoat, counterenamel and top coat, Chris shows you his interesting technique of carving through an overlay of gold foil to "draw" a design.

He also includes several different options for the torch firing set-up. Viewing this will help beginners without kilns or anyone wanting to try an alternate way of firing enamels.

Chris Hierholzer has been involved in metals for 50 years, in foundries, welding shops, and jewelry. He is fascinated with the process and its constantly changing creative aspects. He started creating enamels during the 1980's and during that time he was part time assistant to William Harper.

Order your copy of Torch Fired Enamel DVD with Chris Hierholzer today!

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The Why's and How's of Profitable Jewelry Design & Repair - By David S. Geller

A few years ago, Jewelers Circular Magazine reported that over 75% of all retail jewelers in America lose money on their jewelers....Making a living dealing with labor intensive dollars can be a real headache. It also can be enjoyable and profitable, if it's done right. Today, you'll get some very...

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Some Notes On Granulation - By Charles Lewton-Brain

Note that while there are many 'secret' recipes and granulation was 'lost' this was as far as I can tell a result of gentleman scholars and acadamics in the late 19th and early 20th century who were too snobbish and ethnocentric to realize that much of the world still does granulation, that peasants...

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A jewelry workshop safety report: Safety and Substitutes - By Charles Lewton-Brain

This talk briefly reviews issues of studio safety and discusses ways of recognizing risks in the studio and reducing hazard by substitution of materials or processes. The premise is that any reduction in risk improves the safety conditions of the goldsmith and artist. This approach to safety is...

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