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Ganoksin's rich collection of free online-articles, technical papers, reports, and news on virtually every aspect of the gem and jewelry industry.

Karen Mccreary - Mystifying Acrylic - By Suzanne Wade

McCreary is no stranger to traditional jewelry making. She took her first job with a jewelry manufacturer in the early 1970s, and spent several years casting, mold making, and model making for jewelers while she studied for her B.F.A. Her current work features clear acrylic with colored lacquer...

Tags: | Behind The Design |

Making equally sized round beads - By Jurgen J. Maerz

In this project, I will demonstrate a clever method of making equally sized beads. These beads can be used for granulation or decoration, or they can be soldered inside rings to keep the rings from turning while worn....

Tags: | Bench Tips & Tricks | Granulation |

Trinket to Talisman - Contemporary Charms - By Vicki Halper

Jewelry plays an ancient and well-documented role in broadcasting social status, but charm bracelets, known to almost all American women and girls since at least the 1940s, are also distantly related to traditional charms or amulets, carried for millennia to protect the wearers avert danger, or...

Tags: | Features |

Some Check lists for photography of small objects.... - By Charles Lewton-Brain

These are some check lists to use when preparing to phtograph objects....

Tags: | Jewelry Photography |

Practical Guide to Mass Finishing of Precious & Costume Jewelry: Methods and Myths - By Steven Alviti

A microscopic and technical view of mass finishing presented in layman's terms. Understanding of mass finishing must start at the very basic level of what happens microscopically to the surface of various materials. All the variables will be discussed, such as the media, compounds and the effect of...

Tags: | Jewelry Mass Production | Tumbling |

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Orchid - The popular Orchid forums.

Join the most popular online community for jewelers, The Orchid forumsOrchid is dedicated to the exchange of substantive technical content, covering the full range of information requirements. With list members from all over the world, speaking from a wide range of technical and aesthetic experiences, this lively forum addresses questions about every aspect of jewelry making today.

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The Orchid Blogs Network

Join the most popular online community for jewelers, The Orchid forumsBlogging for jewelers and metalsmiths made easy! (and for those interested in jewelry and gemstones)

We're passionate about empowering jewelers, metalsmiths and lapidary artists, and we hope it shows! To that end, we've combined the relaxed atmosphere of the Orchid forums with easy-to-use blog tools to give our members the opportunity to be heard and seen. Orchid members can have an online presence within minutes of joining, and have access to resources that come from being part of a community of our size. We think you'll enjoy the difference! And the best part is….it’s absolutely FREE!

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Galleries

Art and Jewelry GalleriesThe Gallery section features a collection of representative works in a variety of media including graphic arts, photography, jewelry and ornamentation, and contemporary artwork by various artists.

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BenchExchange

A project from the Orchid community of jewelry enthusiasts and professionals. We've tried to capture our benches in the midst of everyday turmoil....

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The BenchTube - Jewelry Making Videos

Jewelry Making Video download archiveGanoksin now offers a video peek into the virtual world. Suppliers, refiners, jewelers, and educators will contribute incredible demonstrations on topics including casting, alloying, bench tricks, and more. You can contribute as well. Register for a free acount and start sharing your jewelry related videos today!

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MetalCalc - A collection of Online Calculators

MetalCalcUnit Conversions:

| Area | Circular | Weight | Length | Pressure | Temperature |Volume |

 

 



The Gem and Jewelry Trade Directory Guide

MetalCalcA comprehensive trade directory entirely devoted to online resources for the gem, jewelry and metals industry. Each suggested entry is reviewed by knowledgeable editors insuring the quality and accuracy of websites included in the Guide.

Help others make informed buying decisions with the resources listed . We welcome your opinions and experiences with ordering, customer service and and over all satisfaction.

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