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Metalsmithing and Jewelry Making Techniques

How to take gemstones and set them into pieces of jewelry. Including rings, necklaces, bracelets and more.

Robert Casting Platinum

This is a quickie, the day the Kraft Masters were setting up Robert who is the plant manager at Precious Metals West casting platinum.

Mokume-Gane Metal Techniques

Mokume-Gane Metal Techniques with James Binnion. This is a very old technique of fusing various different metals together using pressure and…

David C Freda Enameling Demo

David C Freda is a very well known metalsmith, artist, and naturalist. His work is considered some of the best in the world.

Make a Bracelet

A step by step procedure on how to make a bracelet. Detailed information on tools and materials needed. Read and Understand instructions to complete…

Soldering Precious Metals

Soldering is one of the most useful techniques a metal smith can have. It is used both to create new pieces and to repair damaged jewelry.

How to Make a Beaded Necklace

An overview on How to Make a Beaded Necklace. Detailed information on the tools, materials, designs and techniques on making a beautiful beaded…

The Wire Artist Jeweller

This is a neat, simple, project that will teach you how to string beads with wire. You can take these skills and create bracelets, necklaces, earrings,…

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• Explore a range of gemological tests… not only will you get familiar with the process but also time-saving shortcuts!