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  • [] The Dragon.
    by hansmeevis
      I started a new project about two months ago. It will be a dragon, standing and guarding a mystical box in which will be a piece of custom made jewellery. So far I just call it the Dragon, but I am sure I’ll think of a better name soon. Something fancy and Greek sounding. Basic form. ‘Ol bright eyes decided he needed an example of how to do the legs and head of the Dragon. Plasticine or clay seemed....

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  • [] #TBT #TucsonGemShow 2014 Lecture Series at the Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show a Resounding Success!
    by Robyn Hawk
    I wasn't able to attend all of the lectures in 2014 - but the ones I did make were standing room only and chock full of great information...I want to thank Maury Destouet the General Manager of the Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show and the always polished Aisha Jan for assembling an amazing group of Experts for this Lecture Series."I have the honor and pleasure to select the guest speakers and to assist in the organization of these events. Our....

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  • [] #ForTheGuys - #Holiday #Gifts She Wants...and Will Wear - Diamond Studs
    by Robyn Hawk
    OK - I know it can be extremely intimidating and somewhat overwhelming to walk into some Jewelry Stores...but I have a suggestion that will make shopping for the number one most requested jewelry item...Costco!!!You're laughing?  ...but I'm serious!  you are comfortable in the warehouse store - why not?From their website: Costco makes purchasing quality jewelry easy by offering only the industry's highest quality diamonds at the lowest possible price. Costco's experienced buying team works with our suppliers to select timeless....

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  • [] Welcome to my new blog!
    by Philip W. Ambrose
    Hello all! Welcome to my new adventure in the blogosphere. Through this blog I intend to explore how makers and artists solve problems and the objects they make to aid them. Ever made your own solder pick? Let me see! Cobbled together a brush out of odds and ends? Show it off! Send your images and info to ambrosep77@gmail.com and I'll put it up for all to see. (Let me know a little about yourself while you're at it.) Remember....

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  • [] "What a Long Strange Trip It's Been" with Wayne Werner
    by Metalwerx
    Talk to Wayne Werner long enough and the word “trip” comes to mind. He worked at The Psychedelic Shop in San Francisco, made tiger pins as gifts for a Jerry Garcia tour, and has traveled the planet to study the world of metals. From humble huts in Egypt and Sumatra to the esteemed halls of the Pforzheim goldsmithing school, like an Alan Lomax of metallurgy, Wayne took notes and shot videos and cultivated a philosophy of metalsmithing as a religious....

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  • [] Colorful Afternoon at the 8th Annual Artisan Fair at the De Young Museum Store - San Francisco
    by Robyn Hawk
    Sending a BIG Thank You out to my little sister, Dawn, for agreeing to cover the 8th Annual Artisan Fair at the De Young Museum Store over the weekend....Dawn Hawk is a multi talented woman with a couple degrees and a job giving money away to deserving groups and individuals in San Francisco Bay Area.  ...oh, and she LOVES Jewelry!Colorful Afternoon at the 8th Annual Artisan Fair at the De Young Museum Store - San FranciscoI dashed into the Holiday Artisan....

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  • [] Jewelry Cad Dream . We welcome Christopher Simpson in the United Kingdom to the Dream Team.
    by Allan Straton
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  • [] #Gemshows - December Club Shows - Retail & Wholesale
    by Robyn Hawk
    December 20145-7—EL PASO, TEXAS: Annual show; El Paso Mineral & Gem Society, El Maida Auditorium; 6331 Alabama; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, tools, books, equipment, geode cutting, silent auction, raffles, lapidary demonstrations; contact Jeanette Carrillo, 4100 Alameda Ave., El Paso, TX 79905, (877) 533-7153; e-mail: gemcenter@aol.com; Web site: epmgs.com5-7—SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc., Earl Warren Showgrounds; 3400 Calle Real; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (ages....

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  • [] Imaginative Captures with Andy Cooperman. April 27 - May 1, 2015
    by Revere Academy
    $1199 + $35 kit Get ready to expand your jewelry vocabulary and learn new ways to hold things together. Liberate your problem solver as you develop a whole new set of ways to capture and secure the components of jewelry. Your inspiring instructor will offer an approach for incorporating stones, enamel and found objects into your work. Learn the basic principles behind stone setting in order to create new, elegant, more fully integrated setting solutions. Techniques include cold connecting, caging,....

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  • [] Tips for Casting with Resins from 3D Printing
    by parisjc
    Casting with resins has created a whole new set of surface problems. Besides burnout problems, resin is porous and needs to be coated with something to ensure and smooth casting. Jewelers are using plastic spray paint and even mineral oil to accomplish this. Here at TIJT one of our students decided to try hair spray…and it worked perfectly! It seemed to be smoother than the paint (which can run if used to heavily) and did not attract nodules like the....

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