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2015 Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition

The 2015 Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition winners were announced on JUL 24, 2015 by the Center for Metal Arts in downstate New York. This video shows winners and Jurors’ Choice selections from among entries received from artists…

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3-Stone Bezel Setting Ring

During this course you will learn how to create bezel settings with a 10 degree angle. They will then be fixed to create an overlap so that there are minimal gaps once it is stone set. There are lots of industry techniques that will be revealed in…

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3-Stone Cross Basket Setting Ring

This fashionable ring design looks very difficult to construct at first glance. There are a few ways to create the cross-basket effect, but the method demonstrated is the easiest way. The lesson includes a setting lesson with some handy advice…

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3-Stone Round and Pear-Shaped Dress Ring

This commission project demonstrates how to make a classic three stone dress ring. The setting has a round diamond with a pear shape diamond either side to create a beautiful diamond arrangement. The lesson will also demonstrate shank forging…

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5-Stone Vertical Bar Necklace Pendant

This lesson will show you a really simple way to make a row of claw settings. The lesson includes instructions on how to hold settings without damaging them as well as how to set the pendant. There are also information handouts and two additional…

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Beach Glass Jewelry with Wildpen

I have met a few cockatoos in my day, but on this day, in early June, I met Sunny and FlaxMan, two Umbrella Cockatoos who help run wildpen, an Etsy shop where they sell handmade (er… beak- and talon-made) gifts. Unfortunately, Hope, a Moluccan…

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Caged Keshi Pearl Pendant

This is a surprisingly simple but extremely effective design. There could be a few variations of this concept, for example, the front domed section could have different shaped cut outs or you could use a stone or bead instead of a pearl. Lessons…

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Calla Lily Earrings

This lesson will show you how to make a very pretty pair of calla lily flower shaped earrings with ball end stems. Lessons Include: Part 1 – Calla Lily Earrings – 15 min 46 sec Part 2 – Shepherd hook ear wires – 15 min 59…

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Carving Dry PMC

One of the appealing things about PMC is the way it can be manipulated like clay, but for some of us, the real fun is carving the PMC after it is dry. This short video demonstrates how to form a ring blank then carve it with files, just as we……

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Charles Lewton-Brain, Artist-goldsmith

Artist-goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain describes his approach to jewellery-making and how he finds inspiration in nature. Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts 2012…

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Clasp with an eagle and its prey

Clasp with an eagle and its prey Gold, turquoise inlay Parthian (Iran) ca. A.D. 1st2nd century This solid gold ornament is in the form of a roundel with two projecting elements that have slots for the attachment of a strap. The rim of the roundel,…

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Crossover 3-Stone Ring

This course will show you how to construct row of settings with shared claws that could be incorporated into many jewelry designs. The setting in this case is fixed to a simple forged cross over ring. The lesson includes how to set the ring and…

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Cutting a rubber silicon mold technique

The company Alkiviadis C. Efthimiou is active in the jewelry industry since 1987. Over the past 15 years we became the experts of manufacturing the mold of your prototypes in various types of silicons, so you can produce wax models for casting…

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cuttlebone molds

Ancient jewelry making technique using cuttlebone molds – Artisan jeweller, Eftihios Tsivourakis, demonstrates the ancient technique of mould-making using cuttlefish bone. He uses this technique to make a sterling silver pendant,…

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Daniel and Jurgen discuss platinum alloys – Part 1

One fine day at Fine Gold in Ontario, CA, Daniel Ballard (PMWest) and Jurgen Maerz (Dir technical education- Platinum Guild) were doing some test castings at Fine Gold. They were both doing “high speed” three hour wax to cast work.…

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Daniel and Jurgen discuss platinum alloys – Part 2

One fine day at Fine Gold in Ontario, CA, Daniel Ballard (PMWest) and Jurgen Maerz (Dir technical education- Platinum Guild) were doing some test castings at Fine Gold. They were both doing “high speed” three hour wax to cast work.…

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Diamond Color Scales, Charts and Ratings: All You Need to Know

When it comes to diamonds, it is hard to pick the right one. There are different diamonds to choose from. Yes, the whole experience can feel overwhelming. It can get even harder if you are trying to pick one directly from a jewelry store. More often…

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DIY Pulse arc welder

I’m busy designing a Pulse arc welder that can be used by jewelers to weld all kinds of metals together. It will be a DIY project and a welder that can be build for much less than the welders out there. For more info and for support on this project……

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Drilling Techniques, Sharpening, Tips & Tricks

Drilling is one of the most important jewelry making skills to master. The skill of drilling into rings at the correct angle does not come naturally for most students. It’s all about practice. And then more practice. This lesson will…

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Fishtail Setting Tutorial

Master diamond setter Gerry Lewy shows dying art of making a fish tail setting. Made completely by hand, this is an example of supreme metal sculpturing. Filmed in full HD 1080p.

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Foldforming Overview and Techniques

Master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain invented and demonstrates foldforming in this video. Foldforming is a system of metalworking that uses the metal’s nature to rapidly make shapes that resemble chased and constructed pieces,…

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Fools gold?

ABC News expose of the underbelly of the cash-for-gold business…

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Forming a Copper Leaf

Creating interest and dimension in copper through forming, bending, hammering, texturing and flame coloring. by George Goehl…

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Forming Tin Holloware (Hand)

From 2012-2013 Gucci Japan produced an online video series called “Hand” that payed homage to 35 artists and designers who eschew modern mass-production in favor of traditional techniques.

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Fused Dichloric Glass Rings by zulasurfing

We bring you this video featuring Gil, a former jackhammer operator who now grinds and fuses glass. zulasurfing is comprised of husband and wife duo, Gil and Irena, based in New York. Gil is originally from Israel and Irena was born in Russia.…

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Gerry Lewy Video F – Bead Setting

Gerry Lewy draws on his over 40 years of diamond setting experience to show you the technique of bead setting stones including creating the beads from scratch. Filmed in full HD 1080p.

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Gold Refining – Part 1

The latest in “Daniel And Roberts’ Demonstration Series” is a two part video. Part one is the preparation and acid dissolution of the gold and Part Two is the precipitation of the pure gold back into a useful form. As usual…

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Gold Refining – Part 2

The latest in “Daniel And Roberts’ Demonstration Series” is a two part video. Part one is the preparation and acid dissolution of the gold and Part Two is the precipitation of the pure gold back into a useful form. As usual…

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Graver Preparation

This is a section taken from ‘The Art of Setting Princess Cuts with Fancy Cut Applications’. – a new video/dvd package presented by New Approach School for Jewelers instructed by Blaine Lewis directed by Christopher Mendola…

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Handmade Portraits: Bruce Metcalf

Bruce Metcalf has dedicated almost forty years of his life to the creation and historiography of American Studio Craft. He makes his exquisite jewelry with the utmost care and precision. On average most of the pieces take two months to create,…

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Heart-Shaped Padlock Pendant

This course shows how to make a hinged arm padlock with a hardened mechanism. You will learn valuable lessons on core hardening and sweat soldering. The lesson has many valuable tips and comes with a handy worksheets and theory notes. This lesson…

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How Create Textures on Jewelry

Adding texture to you jewelry can help it stand out from the crown. This lesson demonstrates various surface finishing advice and options using a variety of tools. This is an important lesson for jewelry makers who want a broad and comprehensive…

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How to Drill Sea Glass

This short 2 minute video explains the basics of drilling sea glass with a Dremel drill and drill press. Liliana Designs creates unique sea glass and sterling silver jewelry.

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How to Harden and Temper Tool Steel

Learn to harden and temper your own custom-shaped jewelry tools. By master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain. Filmed in full HD 1080p. IMPORTANT NOTE: Hardening and Tempering is a two step process, the steel MUST be tempered (softened) after…

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How to make a 4-Prong Castle Solitaire Ring

In this course you will learn how to create a very effective four claw ring with minimal materials. This project demonstrates that making fine jewelry is not as hard as it first appears. This lesson includes two videos: Part 1 – Four Claw…

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How to Make a 4-Prong Claw Setting Solitaire Ring

This course has lots of tricks of the trade to help simplify jewelry making. To make a four claw setting there is a few options, this method is easy to follow and is adaptable for various size stones. The shank is made from one component, and included…

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How to Make a 6-Claw Rex (Crown) Setting

This course will show you how to make a traditional rex setting that is stamped and formed from a disk. You will learn how to carve the prongs into it and size it to fit the stone you are working with. Materials: Round stone size between 7mm –…

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How to Make a 6-Prong Wire Claw Setting

This course will show you how to make a commercial six claw setting that you have no doubt seen many times. This is a great lesson for jewelry students who want to learn more about commercial jewelry making skills. Materials: 7.5mm round CZ Sterling…

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How to Make a Ball Clasp

This course will show you how to make a twist key lock catch that can be used on a pearl necklace. This lesson has some great doming forming and ball making tips, as well as some valuable soldering lessons. Peter will explain each step of the way…

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How to Make a Basic Six Claw Solitaire Ring

This lesson will show you an easy way to make a six claw setting. The shank is forged, so this project does not require a roll mill. Also included is a simple way to claw set a round stone. Lessons Include: Basic six claw solitaire- 42 min 53 sec Materials:……

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How to Make a Bezel Set Scroll Ring

This lesson involves making a standard round bezel setting to fit a specific stone size. There is a step rolling demonstration that should be practiced and mastered for time and material saving. The two component ring includes some integral…

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How to Make a Box Clasp

This course shows how to make a box clasp that can be incorporated into a bracelet or necklace. You will learn how to perform miter joints to form the box, and how to make the traditional mechanism. This lesson includes two videos: Part 1 –…

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How to Make a Cabochon Cocktail Ring

In this lesson you will learn how to make a wrap around ring for a cabochon stone dressed with faceted shoulder stones for appeal. Once you watch the video you will see that you can modify and change the design slightly to give it a bit of your own…

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How to Make a Cabochon Ring With Shoulder Collars

This lesson will take you through the steps of constructing a simple bezel ring for a cabochon stone. There are lots of tips and tricks to help you with accuracy and precision. The techniques can be applied to many other jewelry designs. Also…

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How to Make a Cabochon Stacking Ring

This project will demonstrate a simple way to make a four claw wire ring for an oval shape cabochon stone. You will also be shown a very simple claw setting technique. Lessons Include: Part 1 – Making the ring – 17 min 15 sec Part 2 –…

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How to Make a Crossover Basket Solitaire Ring

This lesson will show you how to make a simple crossover four claw setting and use the excess wire to form the under rail of the ring. This is a popular and very effective design. Lessons Include: Part 1 – Crossover basket solitaire –…

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How to Make a Domed Titanium Pendant

This lesson shows you how to create a domed titanium pendant. You will also learn how to back set the titanium. The end result is a beautiful piece of jewelry. Lessons Include: Part 1 – Titanium pendant – 24 min 56 sec Part 2 –…

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How to Make a Double Bezel 4-Prong Claw Setting

At first glance this setting looks complicated to make, but there is an easy way as long as you follow the step by step instructions. This can then be used to create many kinds of jewelry designs. Materials: 1 x 6mm round CZ Sterling silver round…

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How to Make a Four Claw Oval Pendant

This lesson will show you a simple way to make a straight-walled oval setting for a pendant. You will learn how to space the claws correctly, make a simple bail, and perform basic claw setting. Lessons Include: Four claw oval pendant –…

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How to Make a Four Double Claw Pendant

This lesson will guide you through the process of making a claw setting for a large cabochon stone to make an attractive pendant. There are several ways to make these settings but the demonstrated method makes light work of attaching double…

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How to Make a Four V Claw Solitaire Ring

This demonstration shows a simple way to make a commercial solitaire ring using three components and the slot fixing technique. Included is a simple tapered band video and a setting video using just a piercing saw to carve the seating. This…

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How to Make a Heart-Shaped 3-Prong Claw Setting Pendant

Heart shaped settings are the most difficult shaped settings to master. This lesson will guide you through the process and show you the easiest way to master the technique. The lesson includes some great tips & tricks as well as how to make…

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How to Make a Hinged Locket

Hinged lockets are made to hold something sentimental such as a photograph. This three video course will take you through the steps and includes an information handout. The project covers advanced fabrication skills and traditional goldsmithing…

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How to Make a Knot Ring with a Set Stone

This is so simple to make and the end result looks great. You can make this knot ring without the stone or vary the shoulder opening. Great fun to make! Lessons Include: Stone set knot ring – 26 min 34 sec Materials: 3.75mm round stone Sterling…

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How to Make a Parrot (Lobster) Clasp

In this course Peter will show you how to make your own unique parrot clasp sometimes called a lobster clasp. Once you know how they are made and how the mechanism works you can add your own personal touch and perhaps mass produce them. Materials:…

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How to Make a Pear-Shaped 2-Tiered Basket Setting

This lesson will show you how to make a pear shaped two tier basket setting that can be made into a ring or a pendant. This method takes the guess work out of basket settings. Materials: Sterling silver round wire 1.2mm x 10mm Sterling silver round…

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How to Make a Pear-Shaped Setting and Pearl Enhancer Finding

This lesson demonstrates how to make a pear shaped two tiered setting. You will also be shown how to make a handy setting (marking) template. The shame shaping method can be adapted for other stone shapes. You will also learn how to make a pearl…

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How to Make a Pearl Globe Pendant

This lesson will demonstrate how to make a simple enclosure for a perfect pearl. No soldering was performed to fix the two rings together. So how is it fixed together? Check it out. Lessons Include: Pearl globe pendant – 22 min 4 sec Materials:…

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How to Make a Semi Bezel Ring

This lesson demonstrates an alternative way to make a bezel the correct size by using and easy-to-make template. You will then be shown how to form it, all without a bezel block. The shank design is easy to create and has many design possibilities.…

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How to Make a Simple Four Claw Ring

This popular design is a classic and is easy to make. Not only will you learn to make the entire ring but you will also learn a simple way to claw set a stone. The lesson includes a video and handout on making chenier. This is a great lesson for……

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How to Make a Sister Hook Clasp

This course will show you how to make a simple hinged catch mechanism with a tube rivet. It is important for a jeweler to learn how to make findings and catches, as this knowledge helps when it comes to repairing jewelry. This lesson includes three…

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How to Make a Six Claw Solitaire Ring

This lesson will show you how to make a classic solitaire using a very simple technique. The stone size and the angle can easily be changed. Included is a simple stone setting demonstration. Lessons Include: Part 1 – Six wire claw solitaire…

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How to Make a Six Claw Split Shank Ring

This lesson is perfect for students wanting to move towards commercial jewelry making and advance their skills. Learn handy tips including a claw cutting and setting demo. Lessons Include: Six claw set split shank ring – 55 min 03 sec…

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How to Make a Solderless Bezel Setting

You don’t always need to use solder to make a setting. This lesson shows a clever way to stamp settings rather than form them and solder the joint. You can make this into a bezel setting or cut and shape it into a claw setting.

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How to Make a Square 4-Prong Claw Setting Solitaire Ring

This course covers some essential manufacture methods for making square prong settings and in this case you will learn how to make a square setting without a bezel block. There are some handy tips and demonstrations to help you create this ring.…

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How to Make a Stone Set Twist Wire Ring

This is a great lesson for jewelry students advancing their skills or creating a range of jewellery for sale. One of the first techniques you will learn when making jewelry is ‘how to make a twist ring’. This lesson shows you the…

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How to Make a Stone Tension Set Wire Pendant

In this lesson you will discover how easy it is to make a stunning stone set wire pendant that can be customised to fit any size or shape stone. Lessons Include: Tension Set Pendant – 40 min 33 sec Materials: Sterling or AG/PD silver round…

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How to Make a Straight-Walled Gypsy Setting Stone Ring

This course includes seven videos that will help you to create mitre settings. You will learn how to make an eight sided straight wall bezel and gypsy set a large stone. The hexagon set ring is more technical and requires advanced skills to be…

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How to Make a Thick Bezel Set Pendant

This type of setting may look difficult, but once you are shown how to set a stone from inside the setting, it’s really easy. This lesson is perfect if you want to showcase a cabochon stone. Materials: Sterling silver sheet 1.2mm x 5mm x…

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How to Make a Thick Bezel Setting for a Stone Cabochon

This video will guide you through the process of making a thick bezel setting for a cabochon stone. The setting is mounted on an easy to make split shoulder ring. The lesson includes some great tips and tricks including an alternative way to set…

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How to Make a Three Claw Wave Ring

The video shows you how to make a three claw setting using basic tools.  It is then mounted on a wave shaped shank. This resulting project is demonstrated with a rare fire opal. There are so many options that you could apply to this design to make…

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How to Make a Traditional 3-Stone Ring

During this course you will learn how to construct a classic three stone ring with a focus on spacing the stones correctly. This project has some excellent tips for fixing settings perfectly straight and forming open slot bezel settings. The…

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How to Make a Trillion Stone Set Ring

This lesson will guide you through the process of making a trillion setting mounted into a split shoulder ring. You will also get a video on how to make a useful shank punch. Lessons Include: Part 1 – Trillion stone set ring – 54 min…

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How to Make a Tube Setting 3-Stone Ring

In this course you will learn a simple multiple setting construction technique to create this three stone ring with six components. The lesson includes stone setting instructions and many other tips and tricks. This lesson includes two videos:…

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How to Make a Tulip Setting

This course will show you how to make four claw setting with attractive cut work that can be made into earrings or attached to a band to make a stone set ring. Materials: 6mm round CZ Sterling silver sheet; 1.1mm x 15mm x 15mm & round wire 1mm…

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How to Make a Wide-Band Oval Cabochon Ring

This lesson shows how to make a cabochon set ring with a wide band. It is packed full of tricks and tips such as how to shape and solder a setting to a wide shank without over running the solder. There are also some great stone setting tips. Lessons…

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How to Make a Wire Set Cabochon Ring

This video will show you how to make an attractive cabochon ring by using wire to securely set the stone. This design can be adapted for stone setting any size round stone withe a thicker bezel if preferred. Lessons Include: Wire set cabochon…

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How to Make a Wishbone Ring with a Set Stone

This lesson will show you how to make a 1980s style wishbone ring with a single claw setting. You will learn an easy way to forge the ring and form a miter joint to create the classic shape. Lessons Include: Part 1 – Stone Set Wishbone Ring…

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How to Make an Interlocked Basket Ring

This lesson shows a very simple method of making an interlocked setting. The ring has only two components and includes a simple stone setting lesson. Lessons Include: Part 1 – Interlocked basket ring – 49 min 51 sec Part 2 –…

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How to Make an Opal Loop Ring

Learn an easy way to create this unique cabochon set loop-shaped ring. There are several possible variations that you could apply to this design once you learn the concept, so get creative. Lessons Include: Opal loop ring – 39 min 42 sec…

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How to Make Claw Set Cabochon Studs and Pendant

This lesson will demonstrate the easiest way to make small three claw settings for cabochon stones. You will learn lots of tips and tricks such as how to make the base disc from wire, and how to set small cab stones. This technique is ideal for making…

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How to Make Curb Chain

This course will demonstrate how to make a curb link chain. During the lesson you will be shown how to make a simple round link chain and an oval link chain. The lesson also includes how to make finial ends. Materials: 1.2mm round wire x 900mm (For…

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How to Make Double Loop Chain

This course demonstrates a simple way to make a double looped link chain. You will also learn how to make a simple hook catch. The bracelet linkage makes it ideal for a charm bracelet. Materials: Sterling silver round wire 0.9mm x 600mm X 1.2mm…

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How to Make Figure 8 Link Chain

During this course you will learn how to make a unique figure eight design chain linkage. Once you have practiced making the solderless version that is included you will be able to form the folded back split rings with ease. Materials: Sterling…

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How to Make Four Claw Oval Earrings

This lesson will guide you through the process of making a straight wall four claw setting to the stone dimensions. There is an excellent demonstration on fixing claws in one solder operation and can be applied to many projects. You will also…

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How to Make Four Claw Round Basket Setting Earrings

It really is not that difficult to put a four claw basket setting together, once you have the instructions. You will also see how to set the stone the easy way. Lessons included: Simple four claw earrings – 22 min 23 sec Materials: 7mm round…

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How to Make Four Claw Stud Earrings

This lesson shows you how to make a simple pair of four claw stud earrings using forming blocks. You will also learn how to perform a simple claw setting. Lessons include: Four claw stud earrings – 29 min 3 sec Materials: 2 x 6.5mm CZ’s…

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How to Make Graduated Byzantine Chain

This course will demonstrate how to make an impressive byzantine chain with graduated jump ring sizes to give it a tapered look. The linkage appears to be complicated but it’s easier than it looks. Materials: Sterling silver 7mm mandrel…

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How to Make Jewelry Chenier / Hollow Tubing

Chenier (also known as hollow tubing) is used to make hinges and joints for jewelry such as lockets, watches and bracelets. In this video you’ll make chenier from a flat sheet of sterling silver. You can buy pre-made chenier but being…

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How to Make Loop-in-Loop Chain

This course will help to get you started on your chain making journey as the links are large and easy to solder. The open linkage effect looks amazing. You will also learn how to make a simple clasp. Materials: Sterling silver 1mm round wire x 140cm…

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How to Make Oblong Pearl Cage Settings

This course will demonstrate a simple but effective way to make a cage setting for beautiful keshi pearls bead or even a faceted stone. There are so many possibilities and design options once you learn the technique. This technique can be used…

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How to Make Orbital Chain

This course demonstrates how to make an orbital chain by making and linking jump rings. This course is great for practicing your soldering skills. Your instructor Soham will help to make your learning experience enjoyable and rewarding.…

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How to Make Pearl Clasp

This shows you how to make a simple hook clasp that is ideal for a pearl necklace. Once you understand the principles the catch shape could be customized to suit the necklace you are working with once you understand how the mechanism works. Materials:…

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How to Make Quick and Easy 3-Prong Claw Settings

This four claw setting technique can be used to mass produce small settings. You can the solder them onto your jewelry creation and stone set them to add bling and enhance its beauty. This lesson includes two videos: Part 1 – Three claw…

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How to Make Settings with a Collet Block (Bezel Block)

Collet blocks (or bezel blocks) allow you to make make bezel settings for stones. This lesson will show you the best way to use your collet blocks to make the collet and how to size it perfectly for the cut of your gem. Emerald-cut, square, round…

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How to make silver granules

Making Granules, a clip from Ronda Coryell’s “Argentium- Fusing, Fabricating & Granulating” DVD. In this video Ronda shows how to make silver granules for granulation.

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How to Make Simple 4-Prong Claw Setting

This four claw setting technique can be used to mass produce small settings. You can the solder them onto your jewelry creation and stone set them to add bling and enhance its beauty. Materials: Round 2.75mm CZ Sterling silver chenier tube:…

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How to Make Square Settings for Small Square Stones

This lesson shows you how to make square settings for small stones. This technique is very easy to master as long as you have a square bezel block and it requires no soldering. Once you know how to do this you can make multiple square bezels. This…

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How to Make Wax Engraving Tools

Create DIY wax carving engravers made from everyday steel construction nails. When jewelers carve wax many of them will automatically pick up a normal engraving tool and carve wax as they would metal. But the problem is that wax is very different…

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How to Make Wine Glass Setting Stud Earrings

This lesson demonstrates an easy way to make martini glass settings that can be used to make earrings or to make a ring. Lessons Include: Martini glass setting studs – 29 min  sec Materials:  2 x 6mm faceted round stones 160mm x 0.9 –…

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How to Make Wine Glass Settings

This course will show a you a simple way to make a four claw setting that is fixed to a stem for easy ring assembly or if you prefer you can make two for a pair of stud earrings. Materials: 2 x 6mm round CZ’s Sterling silver round wire; 1mm……

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How to Polish Stones, Gems, and Diamonds the Right Way

How do you clean your jewellery? Doing it yourself isn’t the answer. Nor is using an improper technique that can end up damaging the jewel. The damage can range from scratching or breaking the gem, to the destruction of the garment. There are…

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How to Use a Claw Setting Jig Kit

You might have wondered how to use a claw setting jig. This lesson will show you a really efficient way to manufacture wire claw settings. The claw setting jig is a handy tool for making perfectly spaced claw settings, but if used incorrectly…

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Inside the Crystal Palace

Geologist Juan Manuel Garca-Ruiz calls it “the Sistine Chapel of crystals,” but Superman could call it home. A sort of south-of-the-border Fortress of Solitude, Mexico’s Cueva de los Cristales (Cave of Crystals) contains…

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Jerry’s Basic Jewelry Benchwork 1

The first of my video’s showing basic processes for benchwork. I hope my passion for jewelry becomes your passion! This one is just a quick intro about the video’s and myself. The first class on tools coming soon.

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Jewelry Rolling Mill Tips and Tricks

Learn how to make the most from your rolling mill from usage tips and tricks to how to care for it. Investing in a rolling mill will allow you to prepare and form metal with ease, both of which are essential for serious jewelers. Included is a PDF…

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Jewelry Saw Piercing Techniques

This two video course will demonstrate traditional fine saw piercing cut work on the reverse side of your setting that can be time consuming but will make a statement to your customer that you are a skilled craftsman that cares about your work…

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Jewelry Soldering Techniques

Soldering is a skill that’s generally easy to master until you have to balance heat distribution. This lesson will explain how to successfully solder small components onto large components. There are lots of tips and tricks to help…

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Joel Kahn’s Qbasic Jewelry Gallery

My day job used to be comptroller at a jewelry store. My hobby is computer graphics. These images are the result of combining the two environments. I hope that jewelry designers will look at these pictures & find elements that they can put…

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Keum-Boo

Master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain lectures about and demonstrates how to make Keum-Boo foil and use the technique. This a method of applying thin sheets of pure gold to silver and other metals. This gives great design and pattern options…

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La Desirade

La Desirade – Bijouterie, atelier artisan joaillier…

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Legacy: Jewelry Techniques of West Africa

With little more than an anvil and a small box of tools, successive generations of jewelers in West Africa have developed a style of working in silver and gold renowned the world over. While many books have been published documenting jewelry…

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Line Patterned Domed Earrings

In this lesson, you will learn how to make a simple but attractive and unique pair of earrings. Lessons Include: Lined patterned domed earrings – 19 min 47 sec Materials: Sterling silver or fine silver 0.5mm – 0.7mm thick discs…

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Make Your Own Cardboard Disc Sander

Handy trick to make a useful cardboard disc sander which master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain learned about at a factory in Germany. Disc can then be used on a polishing machine. Filmed in full HD 1080p.

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Make Your Own DIY Rotary Burr

Make your own high quality rotary burr from an inexpensive disposable lighter. By master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain. Filmed in full HD 1080p.

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Make Your Own Stone Setting Tools

Jewelers will often make or even invent tools for specific tasks. This lesson includes 12 videos with scores of tips on how to make and modify tools for specific stone setting tasks. These videos will provide not only broad and comprehensive…

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Making 950 Platinum Ruthenium Alloy

Filmed at Kraftwerks from PM West, Robert Lumabao demonstrates how one refiner makes beautiful and reliable platinum casting grain. By utilizing hydrogen, a spectacular light show of molten platinum is carefully blended with pure ruthenium.…

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Making Joints with PMC

Precious Metal Clay elements can usually be joined by simply pressing the parts together. This short clip demonstrates edge, butt, and lapped joints. From: Quick Takes: PMC Basics by Tim McCreight DVD, 70 minutes, ISBN 1929565127……

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Metal Granulation – Schitterend Sieraad

This film has been made for the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, as part of an exhibition about ancient jewelry. This is also the reason that it has no sound.

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Metal Mirrors – Mr. Akihisa

From 2012-2013 Gucci Japan produced an online video series called “Hand” that payed homage to 35 artists and designers who eschew modern mass-production in favor of traditional techniques.

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Method to Quickly Identify Tool Steel

Learn to be able to quickly identify what quality of steel a tool is made of and whether it’s low quality or worthwhile to use. By master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain. Filmed in full HD 1080p.

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Mining Boulder Opal in Koroit, Queensland, Australia

Mining Boulder Opal in Koroit, Queensland, Australia. Here is a quick (& amateurishly done) look at mining boulder opal in the outback of southwest Queensland, Australia. This shows my mine that is an area called Koroit. In Koroit there…

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Minoru Hotta

Minoru Hotta combines hundreds of cubes and rectangular solids. And here is how he does it…

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Mr. Shigeo Aoshima – Gold foil artist

From 2012-2013 Gucci Japan produced an online video series called “Hand” that payed homage to 35 artists and designers who eschew modern mass-production in favor of traditional techniques.

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Mr. Takahiro Yagi – Copper Tea Containers

From 2012-2013 Gucci Japan produced an online video series called “Hand” that payed homage to 35 artists and designers who eschew modern mass-production in favor of traditional techniques.

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Other Uses for a Pencil in Jewelry Making

Two surprising uses for a pencil as a tool in jewelry making. (1) Gain extreme control over the burr on your flex shaft by using a piece of the top of the pencil and (2) etch disc designs using the eraser end of a pencil. By master goldsmith Charles…

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Paper Die Embossing

Master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain demonstrates a technique called “paper die” which involves compressing or cutting a stiff piece of paper and then transferring the marks to a piece of sheet metal using a rolling mill.…

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Patterned Cupped Pearl Earrings

This lesson will show you how to make a pair of bespoke cupped earrings with pearls. This technique can easily be used for other design applications. Lessons include: Patterned cupped pearl earrings – 14 min 36 sec Materials: 2 x 6mm half…

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Pendant fabrication by Temprell

Commissioned handmade pendant in silver, 22.60ct blue topaz. This unique & individual piece was inspired by our customer & finely crafted by Temprell to her specific requirements.

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Platinum Casting – The Platinum Expert – Episode 3

This video offers insight into the platinum casting process through five Platinum casting examples: two torch based casting and three induction casting examples. Whether you are working in large scale production or in a small shop, we’re…

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Preparing a Hammer for Foldforming

One of the most frequent foldforming questions Charles Lewton-Brain gets is that someone’s forging hammer isn’t working well for them. See how Charles changes a commercial forging hammer to be useful for foldforming. Filmed…

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Rose Bezel Ring

This course demonstrates how to make a double bezel setting to look like a rose flower design. You will be shown some alternative manufacture methods that do not involve expensive machines and equipment. This lesson includes three videos:…

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Round Patterned Earrings

This video demonstrates how to make a pair of split  hollow ring earrings. The earrings are finished with a stamped design  for maximum effect. Lessons Include: Round Patterned Earrings – 8 min  24 sec Materials: Fine or sterling…

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Silver Sparkly Textured Moon Earrings

This lesson shows how to make a pair of moon shaped earrings and apply a simple texture to add sparkle that will catch the eye. The outcome looks stunning. Lessons Include: Part 1 – Sparkly moon earrings – 15 min 37 sec Part 2 –…

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Simple Platinum Casting

Filmed at Kraftwerks from PM West, Robert Lumabao demonstrates a unique system of flask-less platinum casting. Narrator Daniel Ballard, takes you step by step through the entire process. If you had any desire or questions on a successful…

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Simple Steps to Planishing Copper

Steps and tools for simple planishing of copper. Easily remove hammer or mallet marks from a formed copper bowl. The same techniques can be used for any copper shape. When I first uploaded this video I forgot to put in the section to wire brush…

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Sizing a ring

Did you ever wonder what it takes to size a ring? Well, here is your answer. I take a ring sizing and walk you through every step! This is a long video as it covers a lot of information. As a professional jeweler, a job like this should take 12……

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Slotted Four-Prong Claw Setting Ring from Sheet Metal

This is a great project if you are interested in learning commercial jewellery making skills. You will be shown some handy tricks and tips that will help you with future commissions or projects. You will also learn how to set the stone. This lesson…

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Smelting Iron in Africa

Smelting iron from ore by a smith family in West Africa. The only complete, high quality video of iron smelting in Africa. Making charcoal, digging ore and flux, building the kiln, firing the kiln, sacrifices, smelting the iron, forging the…

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Snowflake Pendant

This is a great lesson for hobby jewelers who want to refine their soldering skills. The wire construction looks tricky but there are some tricks of the trade that will help and for the creative students there are a few design variations you could…

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Soldering onto PMC

The original version of PMC was a bit tricky to solder, but PMC+ and PMC3 are both as dense as traditional metals, so soldering is just like working with traditional metals. From: Quick Takes: PMC Basics by Tim McCreight DVD, 70 minutes, ISBN…

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Specialty Repairs – The Platinum Expert – Episode 4

The Platinum Expret – Part 4: This video is designed to bring you practical tips and information on platinum repairs techniques to help you in becoming the platinum expert. It shows a variety of platinum repairs procedures which might…

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Steel Texturing with the Oxygen Acetylene Torch

The reason that I texture steel is to bring depth and dimension to a flat piece of mild steel. Once the steel is molten or fluid, the metal can be moved around to create textures and patterns…

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Sustainable Wooden Jewelry by PrasseinDesignStudio

Seattle native Shawn Taylor of prasseindesignstudio is sharing her process of making a wooden wrist cuff with us in conjunction with our themes of woodworking and jewelry making. As a designer, Shawn works with architects designing spaces,…

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The art of Filigree

step by step about the filigree jewelry making technique. This video was filmed in Luque Paraguay. It is in Spanish with subtitles. Read more: A Modern Method of Creating Enameled Filigree Jewelry by Leon Hornstein https://www.ganoksin.com/listing/Item/Filigree-complete……

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The final firing

Granulation – The final firing, a clip from Ronda Coryell’s “Argentium- Fusing, Fabricating & Granulating” DVD. In this video Ronda demonstrates the final firing stage of granulation.

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The Platinum Expert – Episode 2

Episode II covers the following topics: 1. Primary Platinum alloys 2. Basic skills: Basic Platinum soldering and welding 3. Intermediate skills: Fabricating a platinum wire basket. and setting for a pear shape stone. 4. Advanced skills:…

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Tightening gemstones

Tightening gemstones is something you will do all of the time as a jeweler. This is a quick short video that show just the basics of tightening gemstones in rings. I will add additional information and handouts soon!…

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Time Regained

Nel Romano’s film, made to accompany the exhibition, gives a rare view of Kevin Coates at work in his studio, talking about his work at the Wallace Collection, and captures the genesis of the ‘Hundred-Sunned Phenix’ centrepiece…

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Torch Firing PMC

People who work in PMC all the time should really have a kiln, but for folks who want to give it a try, the ability of PMC3 to be torch fired is a huge advantage. This video is only a minute or two long, and it’s practically real-time. From: Quick……

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Traditional Solitaire Ring with 6-Prong Coronet Setting

This comprehensive course is full of tips and information that will help you to create this classic solitaire ring with a traditional six claw coronet setting and traditionally dressed shoulders. The design is old school but the skills are…

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Tsuji and Kenichi – Wire mesh artists

From 2012-2013 Gucci Japan produced an online video series called “Hand” that payed homage to 35 artists and designers who eschew modern mass-production in favor of traditional techniques.

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Turning Wax on a Flex Shaft

Master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain shows how to turn wax, like on a lathe, but with a flex shaft instead. Filmed in full HD 1080p.

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Using a mouth-pipe to solder

The second video was to be about setting up your bench and a basic set of tools you will need but due to a comment from a friend of mine, I have already gone off topic. This shows that everyone has something new to learn! ? Lets just chalk this……

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Using dental mold-making materials in jewelry making

Jewelers are always molding objects and parts, most often to use for making wax models for casting. There are many vulcanized rubber and silicone mold materials intended for this purpose in the jewelry industry, but what if you need to make…

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Viking Knit Chain Making

Explore Ancient Traditions in Viking chain making, Celtic piercing, Saami bracelet & Anticlastic raising at our private studio in beautiful Lanesboro MN. Awarded Best Arts & Outdoor Sports Town. Beginning and advanced students…

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Ziptie Rings by Metalnat

The studio of Natalia Gomensoro, aka Metalnat, walks the line of serene organization and cluttered potential. Natalia grew up in Uruguay and comes to jewelry with a background in design and architecture. She got started making jewelry in…

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