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Jewelry MakingThe Ganoksin project provides a variety of quality services for the gem and jewelry community. We work hard to maintain the high standards of our services for the benefit of our visitors. Our services are provided free of charge and to the benefit to all.

Ganoksin is dedicated to serve the information needs of the world's jewelers. It is our mission to educate, improve working conditions and facilitate sharing between goldsmiths globally. Ganoksin continues improving access to information for productivity, safety, skills and education of all jewelers, professionals and hobbyists.

Ganoksin maintains a substantial library of articles, publications, reports, and technical data on gem and jewelry related topics; many of which were authored by some of the most esteemed writers within their respective fields. In addition, this site contains a sizable collection of art and jewelry galleries, for both the casual visitor and the professional.

Ganoksin also provide members blogs and forums for the exchange of information and opinion; with contributors from all over the world speaking from a wide range of technical and aesthetic experiences, covering a full range of topics of interest to the jeweler and the gemologist.
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Winners of the Orchid Raffle 2014 are Announced!

Winners of the Ganoksin Orchid $10,000 Rio Grande Gift Certificates Giveaway are Announced!

Many thanks to our friends at Rio Grande for their generous donation for making the Ganoksin Orchid Giveaway 2014 a hit!

Rio Grande is your online source for innovative jewelry-making products, great service and technical know-how. Whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned professional jeweler, metalsmith or artisan, Rio Grande share your passion.

Also, a HUGE thanks for those who participated in making a donation or purchased our rare historical Metalsmithing ebooks collection.! Thank you!

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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

Determination of Ring Sizes - By Prof. Dr. Erhard Brepohl


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An Introduction to Goldsmithing Health Hazards - By Linda Weiss

Very little research has been done on the medical problems of artists as a direct result of occupational health hazards. Most research has been done for industrial-type situations. In many cases, industrial workers have greater volume of exposure but, in industry, there are better facilities to deal...

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The Hole Story - Drilling Tips and Techniques - By Charles Lewton-Brain

We all drill, all the time. We take drills and what they do for granted, but reviewing the obvious doesnt hurt -- and there may be a nugget of new information that is brought to light.... ...

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Have your studio separate from your home - By Charles Lewton-Brain

Often craftspeople start out making craft objects in their living space, a kitchen, a living room, and sometimes continue working in them even when they have grown to the point that they need a separate studio. It is not wise to share one's living and family space with workshop space. Usually there...

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Mohs - On A Scale of One to Ten - By Sandra I. Smith

Although gemstones are hard substances, they aren't indestructible. Some can be ruined by contact with certain chemicals, while others break easily. Many are susceptible to surface scratching, which can ruin them....

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