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Anticlastic Forming Techniques

Transforming a flat piece of metal into a flowing form, free from constraints, wild, dynamic and strong. This is the alchemy of forming. The characteristics of the metal are transformed. The strength these are given through the forming process

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Ars Ornata Europeana July 2007

Ars Ornata Europeana is a major biennial European celebration of contemporary jewelry, which will be held in the UK this year and set to offer an exciting program of exhibitions and events July 5 through 8 in Manchester. Aimed at jewelers, artists,

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Changing Ring Widths and Saving Time

Heatsensitive gemstones must no longer be removed from their setting when changing a ring size. This provides the goldsmith with immense time advantages. When joining the ring back together by welding instead of soldering the heat development

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Diana Porter: To Make Something Change

Diana Porter: “I love all of it – my beautiful spacious shop in the center of Bristol with our workshop behind it; working with the team of 5 jewellers producing my collections and making commissions; choosing and showing in the work of 80

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Frederic Braham: Jewelry As Fine Art

Frederic Braham selects the technique and material for a piece of work depending on what the idea demands. He is a jewelry maker who expresses himself by moving in different ares of contemporary art. The sensitive and careful implementation

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Ganoksin: Knowledge is There to be Shared

There are two camps among goldsmiths: On the one hand we have those who on no accounts want to pass on their knowledge. They have experimented for years and labariously gathered their experience. They are particularly reluctant to share knowledge

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Makriyanni: Symbolic and Narrative

A dark room paired with elements of light makes contemporary jewelry glow in Andronikos Sagiannos’ Gallery in Athens. He opened his fascinating gallery “Makriyanni” in the Old Town of Athens opposite the Pantheon Temple of the Acropolis

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Namu Cho: Jewelry as a Talisman

Clear floral motifs or forms like from a dream world, mystic color contrasts with soft waves, patterns that appear like grass or leaves, expansive or coiled – Namu Cho creates jewelry that is barely distinguishable from the basic form of

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Precious Metal Alloys Part 1

In the Middle Ages, alchemy meant the art of fathoming natural substances in an experimental manner. The goal of the alchemists in this was to alter and refine matter. The process of melting and alloying precious alloys is similarly fascinating.

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Precious Metal Alloys Part 2

A variety of colors stands for zest and happiness. In the case of jewelry, these strong emotions have been expressed for centuries using enamel and gemstones. But even precious metal offer an endless variety of color options. Today, individuality

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Precious Metal Alloys Part 3

The hardening of gold and silver is now easier than ever before thanks to increased experience in the heat treatment of certain alloys. This hardening process has long been available, yet has been met with great skepticism from goldsmiths

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Promoting Contemporary Jewelry

There are several organizations in Germany targeted at spreading and promoting contemporary jewelry design. They organize exhibitions and trade fair participation, master classes, symposia and competitions and also publish association

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Rota Bench Plus: Revolution in the Work Zone

TIM Systems Ltd. Developed the time saving work bench “Rota Bench Plus”. An extensive range of accessories enables the bench to be most effective for each task. Multiple tasks can be managed parallel in a logical manner thanks to helpful…

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Royal College of Art in London

The inspiring environment where the students of the Royal College of Art are trained is not only limited to the campus. Contemporary gold and silversmith work is particularly abundant in London’s art and culture scene. Galleries such as

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Time Saving Surface Processing: A User’s Report Part 1

The film Otec offers surface processing equipment for jewelry firms. The size of the equipment can be selected to suit the requirements. The space-saving ECO-Maxi was developed for crafts firms. This machine can be operated with three different

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Urushi: Japanese Lacquer

Urushi is the sap from a staghorn sumac tree (rhus vernicifera) which is native to East Asia. Japanese and Chinese lacquer of the century old lacquering technique is based on this sap. The Japanese name is urushi. The exclusive surface is used