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Hello everyone! I made this video to show you how to bezel and channel set gemstones in a ring. This video goes over all the steps you will need to get the stone setting job done right. There are a few tools you may need to get in order to start this project. I’ll also […]
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I found this book on amazon and thought you might be interested in checking it out. Professional Jewelry Making by Alan Revere, Tim McCreight, George McLean and Emiko oye. I was looking around on Amazon for new and used tools as I often do and I found this book. It’s a good one! Normally it […]
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How much solder or gold solder should you use for jewelry making? This is a question that comes up in every class I’ve taught. How much is too much? The true answer is that less is better. If you fit the pieces you want to solder together so there are no gaps in the seam, […]
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Prevent fire scale from forming on your jewelry after you solder. One of the best ways to prevent fire scale is to mix a fire coating that you will dip your jewelry into before soldering. It is made up of boric acid and isopropyl alcohol. In the past people would use denatured alcohol. Please be […]
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This video is about how to repair prong tips on a diamond and gold ring! In this video I walk you through how to fix prong tips. This is a step by step jewelry repair tutorial along with some great tips on what to do as a goldsmith and bench jeweler. Below is a link […]
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The first time I ever tried to cut and polish jade I really messed it up! It has been many years since but I remember looking down at a piece of jade I had almost finished polishing and discovered something heart breaking. I had been working on this particular piece of jade for many hours […]
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How to Fuse Gold – No solder needed! If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between soldering and fusing, the short answer is one technique uses solder and one doesn’t. Fusing gold or silver can be done by heating two pieces of metal to the melting point. At the point where they both start to […]
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12 Great books for Agate hunting, Agate identification and Agate geodes If you are interested in hunting for agates or as we call it rock hounding there are a few books that will propel you to success. These books are great for any agate hunter who is looking to identify agates or to help you […]
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How do you bezel set a cabochon stone in a ring? Stone setting seems to be an elusive skill to many jewelers, new and old. There are many ways to set a stone. They include prong setting, bezel setting, bead setting, flush setting and combinations of both. If I had to pick just one important […]
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Jeweler’s saws are probably the number one item that most jewelers and crafters buy first. Here is a little trick for using the saw to get a perfect seam for soldering. Why is this important? Let’s say your are making a ring. You have bent your metal stock into a circle and now you have […]
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