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Foredom's New Platinum Finishing Products - By Mark B. Mann
JA Certified Master Bench Jeweler Linda Steinke uses Foredom's new pre-finishing wheels and polishing compound to finish fabricated and cast platinum pieces. 'Using these new products has eliminated the multiple-step process I formerly used and I'm able to accomplish my pre-finishing and polishing...
Tags: | Polishing |
Foils: Fine Silver and 24K Gold - By Marianne Hunter
Marianne Hunter had been a painter and crafts explorer when she began enameling in 1967. She is self-taught. After 12 years of discipline in the grisaille technique, she turned to color and foils that gave her a feeling of limitlessness. Her metalsmithing techniques are her own, the necessity of...
Tags: | Enameling |
Amber - Petrified Sunlight - By Sandra I. Smith
Amber's warmth and rich glow convinced our earliest ancestors that it was petrified sunlight. Later, others believed it to be the hardened tears of a goddess. Those who were more earthy described amber as fossilized lynx urine....
Tags: | Gemstones Lore |
Basic Optics Notes for Gemology - By Charles Lewton-Brain
The optical characteristics and properties of gemstones often provide the fastest and best methods of identification. A certain amount of theory is necessary as optical principles determine cutting methods, gemstone attributes and the function of gem testing instruments....
Tags: | Gemology |
The Life and Work of Don Tompkins - By Celia Ben Mitchell
Tompkins was born in 1933 in Everett , Washington. His Parents were lifelong teachers, mainly in small rural western schools, The Pacific Northwest has long been a fertile center for the crafts, but only relatively recently has the importance of Don Tompkins in this history been acknowledged. And...
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