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Gerry Lewy Video F – Bead Setting

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

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...
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Filing, Sanding, and Buffing: Hand Finishing

Filing, Sanding, and Buffing: Hand Finishing

Ganoksin instructors Pattie Parkhurst and Richard Sweetman offer tips, tricks, and various techniques to finish your project by hand. You...
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Make Your Own DIY Rotary Burr

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...
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Working with Precious Metals: Silver

Working with Precious Metals: Silver

In this video, Ganoksin instructor Mechelle Lois shows you how to work with silver by creating a silver band. Working...
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Tube Setting With Filigree Applications

Tube Setting With Filigree Applications

In this video, Ganoksin instructor Milt Fischbein demonstrates the tube setting technique. Tube-set gemstones are a simple way to enhance...
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How to Resize a Ring

How to Resize a Ring

Sizing a ring is one of the most requested repairs a jeweler will see. Ganoksin instructor Mechelle Lois teaches you...
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How to Make a Round Silver Ring Video

How to Make a Round Silver Ring Video

Ganoksin instructor Kelly Jean Conroy, a bench jeweler out of Massachusetts, leads you through the basics of making a round...
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How to Set, Polish, and Finish a Bezel Set Ring

How to Set, Polish, and Finish a Bezel Set Ring

In this tutorial, Ganoksin instructor Kelly Jean Conroy shows you how to bezel set a stone and then polish and...
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How to Make a Filigree Bail

How to Make a Filigree Bail

In this video, Ganoksin instructor Milt Fischbein shows you how to make a filigree-style bail for a pendant. Adding a...
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How to Make Powder Solder for Filigree

How to Make Powder Solder for Filigree

In this video, Ganoksin instructor Milt Fischbein shows you how to make and use powdered solder. Powdered solder plays an...
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Gerry Lewy Video B – Setting a Solitaire – 4 Prong – 6 Prong

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

Drawing on 40+ years of experience, Gerry Lewy shows you how to set a diamond in 4-prong and 6-prong solitaire...
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Troubleshooting Soldering

Troubleshooting Soldering

This troubleshooting tutorial from Ganoksin instructors Pattie Parkhurst and Richard Sweetman highlights some common soldering problems and their solutions. Pattie...
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How to Create a Butt Joint

How to Create a Butt Joint

In this video, Ganoksin instructor Mechelle Lois demonstrates two methods to solder a butt joint, which involves joining metal pieces...
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How to Make Open Huggie Hoop Earrings

How to Make Open Huggie Hoop Earrings

In this video, Ganoksin instructor Mechelle Lois shows you how to make these super-cute open huggie hoop earrings. This versatile...
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How to Make Filigree Wire

How to Make Filigree Wire

Filigree wire is made from twisted and flattened pairs of wire and used to create decorative shapes. In this video,...
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How to Repair a Thin Ring Shank

How to Repair a Thin Ring Shank

Fixing a worn thin shank is an essential repair for rings. Learn how to re-shank a worn or split shank...
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How to Make Basic Filigree Shapes

How to Make Basic Filigree Shapes

In this video, Ganoksin instructor Milt Fischbein demonstrates how to construct several simple shapes that come together like building blocks...
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Fishtail Setting Tutorial

Fishtail Setting Tutorial

Master diamond setter Gerry Lewy shows dying art of making a fish tail setting. Made completely by hand, this is...
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Turning Wax on a Flex Shaft

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...
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Paper Die Embossing

Paper Die Embossing

Master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain demonstrates a technique called "paper die" which involves compressing or cutting a stiff piece of paper...
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Gerry Lewy Video C – Bezel Setting – Channel Setting

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...
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Filing, Sanding and Buffing: Using Flex Shaft Machine

Filing, Sanding and Buffing: Using Flex Shaft Machine

The flex shaft machine is one of the most common tools at a jeweler's bench. Watch Ganoksin instructors Pattie Parkhurst...
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Introduction to Soldering

Introduction to Soldering

Learn the basics of soldering from Ganoksin instructors Pattie Parkhurst and Richard Sweetman. They walk you through the fundamentals like...
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Soldering Techniques from Beginner to Advanced

Soldering Techniques from Beginner to Advanced

This tutorial from Ganoksin instructors Pattie Parkhurst and Richard Sweetman features various soldering methods that you can implement to improve...
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How to Repair an Ear Wire

How to Repair an Ear Wire

Earrings that dangle or have movement to them are often made with an ear wire. This is the portion of...
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How to Make a Picture Frame Pendant

How to Make a Picture Frame Pendant

Ganoksin instructor Kelly Jean Conroy teaches you how to make a sterling silver picture frame pendant in this video. Follow...
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How to Make and Set a Cabochon Bezel

How to Make and Set a Cabochon Bezel

A bezel is the oldest and easiest type of cabochon setting. It’s an essential jewelry-making skill and a great way...
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How to Sweat Solder

How to Sweat Solder

Sweat soldering is a technique that joins flat metal pieces by flowing solder on each piece and then reflowing the...
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How to Finish a Chain End

How to Finish a Chain End

Whether you want to finish a chain you bought by the foot or repair a clasp or jump ring on...
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How to Repair a Bezel Using a Jump Ring

How to Repair a Bezel Using a Jump Ring

You can restore a thinning bezel in several ways. In this video, Ganoksin instructor Mechelle Lois shows you how to...
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How to Repair a Chain

How to Repair a Chain

Next to ring sizing, chain repairs are the most common jewelry repair you'll see because chains are worn regularly and...
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Frame Basics and Soldering with Paste

Frame Basics and Soldering with Paste

In this video, Ganoksin instructor Milt Fischbein covers the assembly of filigree frames and demonstrates the soldering technique for both...
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How to Make Sizing Beads to Size a Ring Down

How to Make Sizing Beads to Size a Ring Down

Mechelle Lois demonstrates how to make sizing beads - a perfect solution for difficult to size rings. Mechelle goes over...
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Gerry Lewy Video A – Intro – Tool Modification – Skills

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,...
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Apply Your Skills – 4 Beginner Metalsmithing Projects

Apply Your Skills – 4 Beginner Metalsmithing Projects

Take what you have learned from our other soldering videos and watch Ganoksin instructors Pattie Parkhurst and Richard Sweetman work...
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Introduction to Sawing & Piercing

Introduction to Sawing & Piercing

Sawing and piercing metal using a jeweler's saw is a fundamental skill for any bench jeweler. Join Ganoksin instructors Pattie...
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How to Bezel Set Fancy Cut Soft Stones

How to Bezel Set Fancy Cut Soft Stones

The one request that makes a jeweler's blood pressure rise is when they are asked to bezel set a fancy...
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How to Harden and Temper Tool Steel

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....
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How to Make Wax Engraving Tools

How to Make Wax Engraving Tools

Learn how to make your own wax carving tools from everyday steel construction nails. When jewelers carve wax many of...
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Foldforming Overview and Techniques

Foldforming Overview and Techniques

Master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain invented foldforming and demonstrates the technique in this video. Foldforming is a system of metalworking that...
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Keum-Boo

Keum-Boo

Master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain discusses and demonstrates how to make Keum-Boo foil and use the technique. This a method of...
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How to Make Snake Stud Earrings

How to Make Snake Stud Earrings

In this video, Ganoksin instructor Mechelle Lois shows you how to make snake stud earrings. Snakes are a compelling and...
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Finishing Your Filigree Pieces

Finishing Your Filigree Pieces

In this video, Ganoksin instructor Milt Fischbein demonstrates the final finishing steps for your filigree creations.  Follow along with Milt...
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How to Make and Set Bezel for a Faceted Stone

How to Make and Set Bezel for a Faceted Stone

In this video tutorial, Ganoksin instructor Mechelle Lois demonstrates how to hand-fabricate a bezel for a faceted stone. Mechelle provides...
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How to Add a Safety Chain to a Bracelet

How to Add a Safety Chain to a Bracelet

Safety chains are necessary additions to any high-value bracelets for additional security. They prevent bracelets from falling off when a...
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How to Repair a Cuff Bracelet

How to Repair a Cuff Bracelet

Every time a cuff bracelet is worn it is squeezed on the wrist for a custom fit. This constant adjusting...
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How to Repair an Earring Post

How to Repair an Earring Post

Earrings with a post can break or bend from too much wear. Ganoksin instructor Mechelle Lois walks you through the...
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How to Channel Set

How to Channel Set

In this instructional video, Ganoksin’s Mechelle Lois demonstrates the double undercut technique for channel setting stones.  Watch as Mechelle guides...
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How to Repair a Channel on a Channel Set Ring

How to Repair a Channel on a Channel Set Ring

When a channel set ring needs repair, it's almost always because the channel has worn down over time. This creates...
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How to Install a Figure 8 Catch

How to Install a Figure 8 Catch

A figure 8 safety clasp is added to the box clasp of a link or bangle bracelet as a backup...
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How to Repair a Bezel by Patching

How to Repair a Bezel by Patching

Over time, bezels can wear thin, increasing the risk of the stone breaking or coming loose. There are multiple ways...
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How to Resize a Ring With a Stone

How to Resize a Ring With a Stone

In part 2 of this series, instructor Mechelle Lois teaches you how to re-size a ring with a stone. Sizing...
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How to Create a Shared Prong Setting

How to Create a Shared Prong Setting

In this video, Ganoksin’s Mechelle Lois demonstrates setting a shared prong on an anniversary band.  This popular setting, common in...
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Gerry Lewy Video D – Cluster Setting – Flush Setting

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...
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How to Make a Bezel Cup Video

How to Make a Bezel Cup Video

Learn how to make a bezel cup with Ganoksin instructor Kelly Jean Conroy. In this video, she'll give you step-by-step...
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Other Uses for a Pencil in Jewelry Making

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...
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Make Your Own Cardboard Disc Sander

Make Your Own Cardboard Disc Sander

In this video, master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain will show you how to make a handy cardboard disc sander. You can...
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Method to Quickly Identify Tool Steel

Method to Quickly Identify Tool Steel

Learn how to quickly identify whether a piece of steel has the quality you need for making jewelry tools. By...
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Preparing a Hammer for Foldforming

Preparing a Hammer for Foldforming

Charles Lewton-Brain often hears about the difficulties novice blacksmiths encounter when using forging hammers for foldforming. See how he solves...
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Paste Solder and Torch Basics

Paste Solder and Torch Basics

In this video, Ganoksin instructor Milt Fischbein focuses on the fundamentals of using paste solder, a versatile and convenient form...
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Tube Setting a Faceted Stone

Tube Setting a Faceted Stone

In this video, Ganoksin instructor Mechelle Lois shows you how to bezel-set a faceted stone in tubing.  Tube setting is...
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How to Flush Set a Faceted Stone

How to Flush Set a Faceted Stone

In this video, Ganoksin instructor Mechelle Lois demonstrates how to flush set round, faceted stones into a plain ring band....
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How to Install a Clasp

How to Install a Clasp

When the spring inside a clasp wears out a new clasp will need to be installed. Learn how to attach...
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How to Make a Paper Clip Bracelet

How to Make a Paper Clip Bracelet

Ganoksin instructor Kelly Jean Conroy shows you how to make a paper clip bracelet from sterling silver wire. These oval-link...
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How to Repair a Prong

How to Repair a Prong

Repairing a prong is one of the most requested repairs for a jeweler. In this video, Ganoksin instructor Mechelle Lois...
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How to Solder Two Rings Together

How to Solder Two Rings Together

Mechelle Lois demonstrates how to solder two rings together. By soldering the base of the bands together, the rings will...
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How to Solder a Bezel Cup to a Ring Band

How to Solder a Bezel Cup to a Ring Band

Watch as Ganoksin instructor Kelly Jean Conroy takes you through the steps of soldering a bezel cup to a ring...
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