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Premium Videos by Pattie Parkhurst and Richard Sweetman

Pattie Parkhurst is a lifelong jeweler and part owner of a metalsmithing school that specializes in master workshops. After college, Pattie served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing Association (COMA) where she learned the anticlastic raising metal technique. Her work is mastered and constantly evolving through observational learning, a continuous process that comes from having many jewelry-related businesses.

Richard Sweetman is an artist and teacher with degrees from Colorado State  the University of Oregon.  He worked as a goldsmith for George McLean Goldsmith. He taught for many years and started the Jewelry and Metalwork Program at Arapahoe Community College.  He continued to learn and sharpen his skills at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.  He currently teaches workshops at his studio and for other guilds.


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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 and Richard Sweetman guide you through finishing your project to an impeccable shine using the flex shaft machine…

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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 will be amazed at the finish you can get by hand even if you don’t have access to power tools. Tools…

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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 on 4 beginner ring styles that you can emulate at your own bench. Pattie and Richard guide you through making…

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Troubleshooting Soldering

This troubleshooting tutorial from Ganoksin instructors Pattie Parkhurst and Richard Sweetman highlights some common soldering problems and their solutions. Pattie and Richard address the issues that you may frequently encounter while…

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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 your soldering skills. Pattie and Richard coach you on the basic rules of soldering and…

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Introduction to Soldering

Learn the basics of soldering from Ganoksin instructors Pattie Parkhurst and Richard Sweetman. They walk you through the fundamentals like materials you will need for your soldering station, safety tips, torch assembly and getting comfortable…

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Introduction to Sawing & Piercing

Sawing and piercing metal using a jeweler’s saw is a fundamental skill for any bench jeweler. Join Ganoksin instructors Richard Sweetman and Pattie Parkhurst to learn the basics of this essential technique.