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Lamination of Non Ferrous Metals by Diffusion - By Hiroko Sato Pijanowski and Eugene M. Pijanowski

We have been interested in Mokume-gane for a number of years. The only information we could find was by the soldering of different metals, cutting in half, resoldering to increase the number of layers and then exposing those laminates by punching from the reverse side and removing those embossments...

Tags: | Mokume-Gane |

Making an Agate Imitation Cabochon - By Hugo Ostermann and Valeria Serrudo

This technique consists of the successive application of silver foil sheets, changing the colors of enamels among them, and then to wear away sectors, and discover each one of the colors used in the different layers. Apply the first of the layers of enamel. In this case we have used black enamel. It...

Tags: | Enameling |

Notes on Studio Lighting - By Charles Lewton-Brain

How you light your shop, illuminate your working area, experience the reflection from surfaces and the paint you choose for the walls all have an effect on your ability to work in your studio. Poor lighting can strain the eyes, contribute to accidents and make working uncomfortable.....

Tags: | Beginner's Corner | Workshop Safety | Critical Notes |

Cultured Youth - The Use of Pearls in Cosmetics - By Cara Woudenberd

Ginseng, green tea, and herb and oil extracts are just a few of the main ingredients in millions of cosmetics on the market today. And now pearls have entered the picture in a bigger way, hoping to take the cosmetics industry by storm. But the use of pearls in cosmetics is not a new concept. For...

Tags: | Pearls |

Enameling Copper Balls - By Edmund Massow

How to use enamel on round or oval copper balls. A Step by step illustrated guide....

Tags: | Enameling |

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