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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!

Featured Articles

Small Scale Double Making Procedures - By Charles Lewton-Brain

Double is a German word of french origin meaning rolled gold or gold fill material. I use it for the gold-fill material described here to differentiate it from the commercially produced sheet. Hand made double has different qualities than the manufactured metal. It is far less perfect, its finished...

Tags: | Surface Manipulation |

Some Notes on making your own polariscope for gemology - By Charles Lewton-Brain

Polariscopes are a very useful, simple and inexpensive to make piece of gemological equipment. They are used to tell glass from gem materials synthetic spinel from all other materials, singly refractive from doubly refractive, crystaline from cryptocrystaline material, doublets and triplets from...

Tags: | Gemological Equipment | Homemade Tools |

Understanding Lead Glass-Filled Rubies - By GIA´s Jewelry Manufacturing Arts instructors

GIA recently released a video that provides an overview of lead glass-filled rubies and explains why it has begun to call them a "manufactured product" on reports. The video, which was created to educate the trade and public, also covers how to identify lead glass-filled rubies with a microscope and...

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Noël Yovovich - Seeing Ttitanium in a New Light - By Suzanne Wade

Noel Yovovich discovered titanium in her first year as a jewelry artist. "A friend of mine was working with it and doing fairly typical things -- heating it from one side to get gradient bright colors, for example," says Yovovich. "She showed me how to do it, and because I can never leave well...

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Golden Pearl Anxiety Fades, Questions Linger - By Suzanne Wade

When the first warnings about color enhancement of golden South Sea pearls came out five years ago, fear struck the South Sea pearl industry. Some of the new enhancement methods for golden pearls were nearly undetectable, leaving dealers and retailers guessing how many pearls on the market were...

Tags: | GemBiz | Pearls |

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