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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 Lore of Emeralds - By Sandra I. Smith

Long associated with Spring and birth, gloriously green emeralds have an extensive history of healing and supernatural powers. Green is Nature's most soothing color, and early physicians instructed their patients to look through pieces of emerald to ease fatigue and treat eye diseases....

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The 3M Radial Bristle Disc Proficiency Advantage - By Mark B. Mann

3M Radial Bristle Discs were introduced to the jewelry industry in 2000. Additional discs and end brushes have been added to the selection and over time and with the extensive selection I've reinvented how I semi-finish castings and perform other pre-finishing techniques. They are flexible, cool...

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The Complete Story of Ganoksin and The Orchid Community - By Charles Lewton-Brain

This talk was the part of a speech about the history of the Ganoksin Project Website and its growth. The presentation was given in March 2004 to the SNAG conference in St. Petersburg, Florida....

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Stone Setting - A Crowning Achievement - By Bradney W. Simon

Often jewelers are called upon to hand fabricate a crown to fit a stone. This is necessary when either the stone is a non-standard shape, or the crown needs to fit a particular design. Although one will seldom hand fabricate a simple round basket crown, constructing one gives the jeweler the basic...

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