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Ganoksin

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Articles and Videos by Ganoksin:

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 hardening to be…

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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, often reminiscent of natural objects such as leaves,…

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 in full HD 1080p.

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 and…

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. The resulting texture is in…

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.

Gerry Lewy Video E – Princess Setting Round Claws – V Shaped Claws – Wedding band

Gerry Lewy draws on his over 40 years of diamond setting experience to show you how to set a diamond in a princess setting with round prongs and v-shaped claws as well as a 5-stone wedding band to compliment a…

Gerry Lewy Video D – Cluster Setting – Flush Setting

Gerry Lewy draws on his over 40 years of diamond setting experience to show you how to set gems in a beautiful three-tier cluster setting with round claws and in a gypsy / flush setting. Filmed in Full HD 1080p.

Gerry Lewy Video C – Bezel Setting – Channel Setting

Gerry Lewy draws on his over 40 years of diamond setting experience to show you how to set a diamond in a bezel setting and a channel setting. Filmed in full HD 1080p.

Gerry Lewy Video B – Setting a Solitaire – 4 Prong – 6 Prong

Gerry Lewy draws on his over 40 years of diamond setting experience to show you how to set a diamond in a 4 prong and 6 prong setting. Filmed in full HD 1080p.

Gerry Lewy Video A – Intro – Tool Modification – Skills

Gerry Lewy draws on his over 40 years of diamond setting experience to show you how to modify simple, everyday, common jewelry tools for better diamond and gem setting. Graver modification and burr modification and other tips for use of…

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…

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 a mold outside of your well-stocked studio? Here are two non-traditional mold-making materials borrowed from the dental field that will work in a pinch.

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…

The horn from Black Graves

Copy of the horn from Black Graves Repouss fitting, silver plate 0.5 mm Made by: Waclaw Ganew

Removal of a Broken Drill Bit With Alum

Using Alum to remove a broken drill bit from a brass part. McCormick Alum = Ammonium Aluminum Sulfate

Quick Tips – Wire Cutters

How to stop things from flying around the shop when cutting with dikes

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 around the world. JURORS:…

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 Best Jewelry Soldering Tip Ever

Let Jewelry Arts Institute solve half of your soldering problems.

Patek Philippe 5175R Grandmaster Chime Watch

The making of Patek Philippe 5175R Grandmaster Chime Watch

Goldsmith’s Workshop Secrets

We manufacture jewellery by hand. In this video we share some insight on the process of making an emerald ring. Enjoy.

Jewellery Making Granulated Cloisonn Enamel Rock Crystal

My film from the Gold-Glue series shows the production of: Silver Cloisonne enamel pendant with rock crystal cabochon. Filigreen Universe Goldsmiths Enamel with sounds from my Wavetrip compositions.

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…

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

Minoru Hotta

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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…

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.

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…

Ball and slot catch

how to make a ball and slot catch

Medieval arcade gemstone setting

Medieval arcade gemstone setting

Lillian Jones enamels a cloisonne pendant

In this slideshow, Lillian Jones enamels a fused fine silver disk to make a lovely pendant. She uses engraving and foils as well as vitreous enamel.

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

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, an approximately 2/3 replica tetradrachm (coin) of Athens, c….

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.

Making silver solder

how to make your own solder

Double twisted bangle

how to make a double twisted bangle

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.

Filigree and cloisonn Enamel: 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.

Cabochon Cutting and Setting: 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.

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.

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…

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…

Double sided bezel – Part 2

how to make a double sided bezel

Double sided bezel – Part 1

how to make a double sided bezel

Forming a Copper Leaf

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

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 from modelled wax,…

How to make wire cuff

how to make wire cuff

How to make wire cuff

how to make wire cuff

Forged cuff in 5 minuets

Forged cuff in 5 minuets

Spring ring part 2

make a replaceable bead ring, part 2

Spring ring part 1

make a replaceable bead ring, part 1

Making an anticlastic pendant

How to form silver into an anticlastic shape

Making love knot ring

reef knot ring making

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…

Part 4 – Pursuit Of Purple Gold Jewelry

Pursuit Of Purple Gold Jewelry

Part 3 – Pursuit Of Purple Gold Jewelry

Pursuit Of Purple Gold Jewelry

Part 2 – Pursuit Of Purple Gold Jewelry

Pursuit Of Purple Gold Jewelry

Part 1 – Pursuit Of Purple Gold Jewelry

Pursuit Of Purple Gold Jewelry

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

Webinar with Bathsheba Sculpture: using T-Splines to create

This is a recording of a March 30, 2010 webinar entitled “Using T-Splines to create products and sculptures.” In the recording, Bathsheba Grossman gives an introduction to her work as a digital artist and sculptor and shows how she used…

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….

Fools gold?

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

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 help…

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 some of the world’s largest known natural…

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 is…

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.

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.

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 sure you’ll find…

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: Fabricating a Platinum three…

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 are welcome. Please visit our web site…

Getting Started with BronzClay

This tutorial shows you how to get started using BronzClay.

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…

Day light jewelry store arm robbery

Three arm man hit a jewelry store in day light

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….

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….

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…

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…

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 1994 and…

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, and she applies…

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 system of…

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.

The Stone Setter’s portrait

The Stone Setter’s portrait. Produced by Fondation de la Haute Horlorgie (FHH)

The Engraver’s portrait

The Engraver’s portrait, Produced by Fondation de la Haute Horlorgie (FHH)

The Enameler’s portrait

The watch designer’s portrait. Produced by Fondation de la Haute Horlorgie (FHH)

The watch designer’s portrait

The watch designer’s portrait by the Fondation de la Haute Horlorgie (FHH)

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…

The Platinum Expert – Episode 1

Introduction to platinum, setting your platinum bench and the basics of working with platinum. By Platinum Guild International.

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…

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,…

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…

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

Service Introduction – Stuller’s Clean scrap program

Matt Stuller introduces Stuller’s Clean scrap program

Preform Sizing System by Stuller

Stuller introduces the “Preform Sizing System”

Platinum Expert – Introduction

Jurgen J. Maerz, Director of Technical Education. Platinum Guild International introduces the Platinum Expert Video Series.

La Desirade

La Desirade – Bijouterie, atelier artisan joaillier

What Does a Recession Imply for the Gold Price?

What Does a Recession Imply for the Gold Price? A presentation by Natalie Dempster of the World Gold Council.

The Tactical Case For Gold

The Tactical Case For GoldA presentation by George Milling-Stanley of the World Gold Council.

The Case for Gold as a Practical Investment

The Case for Gold as a Practical InvestmentA presentation by George Milling-Stanley of the World Gold Council.

Gold – The Supply Side

Gold – The Supply SideA presentation by George Milling-Stanley of the World Gold Council.

The Use of Gold in Industrial Applications

The Use of Gold in Industrial ApplicationsA presentation by George Milling-Stanley of the World Gold Council.

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 2004 New Approach Video,…