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Free Full eBook: The Jewelry Maker - By Elaine D. Luther
Full eBook.48 Pages: Jewelry and metalsmithing are hard work, and also very rewarding. There is great pleasure in creating with one´s hands, in the process of taking raw materials and creating something. It´s also fun to get dirty, and to bang really loud on a piece of metal. It´s...
Tags: | Beginner's Corner | Selected Bibliography List |
Shortening Bracelet Using Pulse-arc-Welding Techniques - By Mark B. Mann
This Charles and Colvard created moissanite (hereafter referred to as moissanite) and two-tone karat gold in-line bracelet requires shortening by two links. The bracelet is held together by a heavy link-wire that's wrapped around an open portion of the adjacent link and permanently joined, giving...
Tags: | Fusing & Welding | Repairs |
Why Soldering will never be as easy as brewing a pot of coffee - By Gregg Todd
Soldering is probably the most commonly used and least understood operation performed in the jewelry industry. Most jewelers know how to solder a joint closed, as well as join parts together, but if asked what is happening in the process, few are able to provide a good explanation. This is the...
Tags: | Soldering |
Spinel - By Sondra Francis
The most famous ruby in the world is actually a spinel! It is the "Prince Edward Ruby" which is the center of attention on British Crown of State: this crudely shaped cabochon weighs about 167 carats. It is a magnificent red color. Spinels and rubies are often found in the same gem gravels and for...
Tags: | Handbook for the Gem Buyer | Gemstones Information |
The Jewelry of Michael Zobel - By Christel Trimborn
What he wanted to be was a painter, although he was also thinking about being a graphic artist or book illustrator. But, because his father thought that things like that were too bohemian and wanted his son to learn a proper trade, Michael Zobel became a goldsmith. Although hes 61 years old today,...
Tags: | Behind The Design |