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Cutting Opal doublets with a Hi-Tech Trim saw

How to cut opals with a trim saw 101

How to cut opals with a trim saw 101 Hey everyone! Hope you are doing well. I shot a short video showing how I cut opal doublets with a lapidary trim saw. Pay attention to the time it takes for the saw to cut the stone. One of the biggest problems I see when people …

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Lapidary

Lapidary – How to combine gemstones and make opal doublets using Starbond adhesive.

Hello everyone,  This video is about how I have been using starbond adhesive with my lapidary work.  “Lapidary” meaning stone cutting and shaping. I am getting some really amazing results.  I am throwing out the rule book on traditional lapidary work and I am combining different types of jaspers agate and dinosaur bone to make …

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How to set gemstones in prongs

How to set a gemstone in V prongs

This video is about how to set an amethyst in V prongs. This is a great way to set gemstones in pendants, rings and earrings. Prong setting V prongs can be challenging but if you focus on just one part of the mounting at a time it can be a little less challenging. In this …

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bezel and channel setting gemstones

Free video! How to bezel and channel set gemstones!

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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Cat in a sink at the vet

Great Book! Professional Jewelry Making. Feed A Cat.

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 to make boric acid fire coating for soldering jewelry

Are you using the right Fire Coating for Soldering?

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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