Month: July 2017

How to anneal sterling silver - 7 BASIC STEPS

How to anneal sterling silver – 7 BASIC STEPS

Annealing is the term for softening metal so that it is malleable. The process involves heating the metal and then cooling it. Cooling the metal can be achieved through air cooling, quenching and sometimes both. Sterling silver is heated to a dull red(900F). Let it lose its redness and then quench in cool water. (Presto …

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North House Folk Schools – Free PDF – Agate Cutting Class – On The Rocks!

I spent the last week up north in Grand Marais, Minnesota teaching two stone cutting classes back to back at the North House Folk School. What a great couple of groups! I have offered this class a few times and it continues to develop and get better and better. The classes both cut jaspers, agates …

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Wax carving -Lost wax casting

JEWELRY WAX CARVING- 12 STEPS TO SUCCESS!

This is the most important part of your jewelry wax carving. I will say it again. This is the most important part of your carving. Do not miss these steps! Step #1 The most important part of the wax carving process is making sure every thing is square. By square I mean all of our …

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