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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...

Tags: | Behind The Design |

Palladium Chain Making Using Mass Production Methods - By Mark B. Mann

As proudly proclaimed in its name, Balestra 1882 has manufactured high quality gold and platinum chain in Italy since 1882. Now a global organization, its operations have extended far beyond the city of its birth. Last fall, they started researching palladium alloys for jewelry and have begun...

Tags: | Jewelry Mass Production | Chain Making | Palladium Fabrication |

Manufacturing and Hand Engraving 950 Palladium Signet Ring - By Mark B. Mann

The natural beauty of this white, bright and light palladium ring is enhanced with hand engraving of initials done in relief. 950 palladium manufacturing methods and techniques covered in this project are: ...

Tags: | Palladium Fabrication | Engraving |

The Heat Is On - About Heat Treating Metals - By Gary Dawson

Heat treatment changes the microstructure of a metal or alloy. It is a process that may be applied after casting, or during or after fabrication. Since mechanical properties, such as strength, ductility, hardness, and toughness, and chemical properties, such as corrosion resistance, are in part...

Tags: | Metallurgy |

Ventilation in your jewelery workshop. - By Charles Lewton-Brain

Ventilation means removing noxious materials, dusts and fumes from where you can breathe them in. It is about taking away the chance for you to breathe in chemicals and particles that can damage your lungs. Ever seen people riding around with an oxygen tank next to them and tubes in their noses?...

Tags: | Workshop Safety |

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