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Tips for Modifying Vises

…alter the vise, you can clamp two pieces of angle iron into the vise to create a perfectly flat work surface. Jaw Replacement In your search for vises for your…

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A Feminist Perspective

…they search for ways of reconnecting them. Metalsmithing, itself, makes this connection. In some cases, the choice to work in a craft media was made in order to avoid the…

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Himalayan Ruby Hunt

…discovered the deposit in the 1970s while searching for uranium and other strategic ore deposits for the former Soviet Union. Primary and secondary deposits of rubies were found over an…

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Gems of Interest – Other Gem Materials

…Even California residents will have to search to find one. The color of benitoite, in the best qualities, is a medium dark blue. It has a high dispersion that is…

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Laminae Ex Voto

…University of Oregon, Eugene. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Research in Italy for this article was supported by a Faculty Development Research Award from the University of Oregon. My sincere thanks to Professoressa Anna…

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Jewellery Career Options

…serious, committed hard working person. After several years of fruitless search he withdrew the offer and retired. A definite career option with respect for the work and a lack of…

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Blue Spinel Turning Heads

…on before. Enter “blue spinel” into an online search engine, and you’ll come up with dozens of online sellers of the inexpensive variety. To their credit, many dealers present several…

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Ars Ornata Europeana July 2007

…year is “inside out” and encourages a search across disciplines for new and fascinating inspiration and offers a forum for dialogue and discussion around the following points: “exposing the seams,…

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The Inventive Jewelry of Earl Pardon

…Each piece is an experiment; successes and failures are relative only to the ongoing search. For him, it is the next piece that is all important. Those artists who move…

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Redefining Fine Jewelry

…gold have embraced sterling silver, while others have gone a step further in search of alternative metals such as titanium, tungsten, and stainless steel to achieve their visions. “When designers…

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Managing Quality Problems

…quality police, ready to search and destroy any problem they encountered, and I answered, “By not producing bad quality in the first place.” All the inspection energy and standards (and…

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Enameling Care and Considerations

…bother purchasing. It’s a good way to figure out what colors you want to use before making a bigger investment.” A quick online search shows that 2 oz. jars of…

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Organize Your Bench

…Then he noticed this cutter worked very fast-faster than he would have if he had been forced to search for a tool every time he needed one. Our parents’ instruction…

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CAD/CAM and Expertise of David Nytch

…about doing the same project. “I’d do a Google search for the flower. Import an image of it into Matrix and use a feature in the software called Matrix Art…

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How to Make a Bezel

…curd soap. But this is not a must. Visit Youtube and search for “Making a bezel” and you’ll find five short videos about bezel setting. I think it is worth…

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Carol Kumata: Pandora’s Box

…adornment and domestic wares, allowing a search for self-image to take its own course. It is easy to see how an elementary consideration of building enclosures could encourage rumination over…

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Metalsmith ’88 Winter: Exhibition Reviews

…investigation of tribal textiles is apparently a search for a primitive base for material sensibility, a regression to the childhood riches of rags and crayons, free from the barriers of…

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Metalsmith ’95 Spring: Exhibition Reviews

…nothing homey about this work. Margo Mensing is an artist who resides in Stevensville, Michigan and teaches at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Searchings in Metal: Robin…