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How to Cut a DiamondHow to Cut a DiamondHow To Cut A Diamond presents the fundamental basis for becoming a diamond cutter and a thorough exposition of the art of diamond cutting. It is strongly suggested before investing in machinery, equipment, tools or diamonds that the aspiring diamond cutter peruse this text thoroughly. An avid reader who makes a study of this text, and who is determined to become a diamond cutter, can acquire the necessary insight into the crystallography of diamonds and the highly specialized tools and techniques involved in cutting them. This text may also serve to profitably convince some colored stone faceters who are interested in cutting diamonds, but who are still unfamiliar with the complexities involved in the art of diamond cutting, that cutting diamonds may or may not be suitable for them as a hobby or vocation. The text is organized into 12 chapters: I Tools and Equipment, II The Wheel - Its Preparation, Care and Use, III Cleaving and Sawing, IV Girdling or Shaping, V Proportion in the Diamo
How to Make Easy Wire JeweleryHow to Make Easy Wire JeweleryHave you been wanting to get into the fascinating craft of jewelry making, but felt it was too complicated? Many craftsmen enjoy creating with metal sheet, wire and solder; or working with casting equipment. However there are those who would prefer a simpler approach requiring a minimum of equipment, tools, and supplies. If you are one of the latter, working with square, gold-filled wire may be the answer. Many intricate designs are possible, but with How To Make Wire Jewelry the technique is easily learned. Better yet, only a small assortment of simple, inexpensive tools is required. You can actually do this work in the living room while watching television! Making jewelry with square wire is a relaxing, absorbing pastime that anyone can enjoy. Follow it as a hobby, make gifts or even go into a part-time business. You'll find that the possibilities are practically unlimited. Contents include: Getting Started; Let's Make a Pin; Pendants, Chains and Necklaces; Rings; Bracelets, Earring
How to Repair JeweleryHow to Repair JeweleryIn just about every home there is at least one favorite piece of jewelry that can't be worn because it has a broken part. The catch for a pin may be snapped off, or a link in a chain has separated. Instead of being banished to a bureau drawer, these jewelry pieces can often be restored and enjoyed again. If you are already enjoying the craft of jewelry making, you are in a position to learn repair work. There are some special techniques (soldering, for instance) involved in repairing, which are covered in detail in this book. By following these techniques, you will be able to restore broken chains, replace missing parts, and perform many other repair jobs. Once again, you, your family and friends can enjoy those jewelry items that have special meaning. And if you want some extra income, jewelry repair can be quite lucrative. Contents of How To Repair Jewelry include: 1 Getting Started: Materials, Notes on Supplies, Accessories and Their Uses, Anti-Oxidizer, Flux, Pickling Solution,
How to Tumble Polish Rocks into Gems.How to Tumble Polish Rocks into Gems.How To Tumble Polish Rocks Into Gems provides comprehensive information on how to use both rotary and vibratory type rock tumblers to tumble polish gemstones. Everything from tumbling Apache Tears to Zebra Agate, Jewelry Castings to Brass Shell Casings, Fossils to Sea Shells and Carvings to Cabochons is covered in this book. How To Tumble Polish Rocks Into Gems is organized into 41 topical sections which include: 1 Introduction to Tumbling, 2 Collecting, What to Look for and Where, 3 The Beginning, 4 Selecting Tumbling Materials, 5 Media: Plastic, Ceramic, Natural Organic, 6 Abrasives: Silicon Carbide, Boron Carbide, Aluminum Oxides, Grit Sizes and Their Uses, 7 Compounds: Polishing Wet and Dry, 8 Loading the Rotary Tumbler, 9 Loading the Vibratory Tumbler, 10 Loading: Gem Materials, Fossils, Ivory, Shell, Coral, Bone, 11 Loading: Vibratory Materials, Mixing Materials, 12 Recap: Rotary Gemstones, 13 Recap: Vibratory Loading, Gems, Organics, Metals, Bone, Coral, 14 Tumbling Records, 15
How to Use Diamond Abrasives to cut GemstonesHow to Use Diamond Abrasives to cut GemstonesWhether you are an experienced gem cutter or are a beginner interested in getting into the fascinating hobby (or profession) of lapidary, important considerations are the convenience and efficiency of the abrasives you use. These attributes are found in the use of diamond abrasives for the sawing, grinding, sanding, smoothing and polishing of gemstones. The "diamond way" is fast, clean and cool. Diamond lapidary equipment is compact, an important consideration for those with limited space. Not so long ago few of these abrasives were available to gem cutters and lapidary hobbyists, but modern technology has blessed lapidaries with a wide variety of diamond machinery, accessories and supplies. How To Use Diamond Abrasives shows you how to use diamond abrasives and equipment to cut cabochons and flat stones. Several methods are covered so you may select from those which best fit your needs and work for you. This book will show you how to use the various types of diamond abrasives to cut
How you can Cut and Polish Gems,How you can Cut and Polish Gems,How You Can Cut and Polish Gems Into Valuable Jewels is a new style of book beginning with sections about locating and collecting, but is written primarily to serve as a source and valuable guide to the basic steps in the lapidary processes of sawing, grinding, sanding and polishing. Included are choices for the selection of discs, pads, wheels and polishing compounds for over 80 gem materials. The author's many years of hands on experience in gem cutting, designing, developing, demonstrating and marketing gem cutting equipment have resulted in this information guide book about "How You Can Cut and Polish Gems Into Valuable Jewels", from start to finish. Over 125 graphic illustrations and photos about cabochons, carving, faceting, cabinet specimens plus jewelers guide charts, for the beginner and the professional as well, revealing secrets of the pros. Topics covered under the Locating - Collecting section include: Getting Started - Locating & Collecting, Close to Home - Streams, River
Idaho MineralsIdaho MineralsLanny Ream is a mineral collector, researcher, and publisher who is well known for his books and articles on minerals of the Pacific Northwest. In Idaho Minerals, his definitive reference on Idaho mineral occurrences is now expanded and extensively revised in this second edition to include numerous new references, discoveries, mineral locality descriptions, and photographs. Like the first edition, Idaho Minerals includes several chapters on some of the classic mineral specimen producing areas that Idaho is known for. These chapters have been updated to include new information and color photographs. Mineral descriptions have been updated to include new localities, many rare minerals that are new for Idaho, and additional information on localities published in the first edition. Mineral descriptions are supplemented by numerous color photographs of both macro and micro mineral specimens, serving to complement the extensive mineral descriptions and provide an aid to identification of mi
Indian DesignsIndian DesignsIndian Designs by David and Jean Villasenor illustrates Native American pottery, basket and ceremonial designs which are primarily adaptations from the rich fabric of Acoma, Hopi, Hohokam, Miembres, and Navajo art and crafts of the southwestern United States. Several Central American designs of Aztec derivation are also presented. The inspirational and idea germinating designs in this book are readily adapted to silverwork and jewelry as well as beadwork, weaving, quilting, stitchery, fabric painting, clothing, doll and fetish making, and numerous other crafts projects. Brief explanations as to the cultural symbolism of many of these Native American designs is provided.
Indian Jewelery Making.Indian Jewelery Making.This best-selling favorite combines former editions Volumes I and II (now out of print) into a full-color presentation of traditional silversmithing techniques in the Navajo, Hopi and Zuni styles. The lavish project and how-to pictures in Indian Jewelry Making illustrate step-by-step details for smithing hundreds of variations on buttons, chains, beads, rings, bracelets, conchas, earrings, hatbands, watchbands, necklaces, boxes, hair ornaments, bola ties, collar corners, pins, pendants, bow guards, canteens, headstalls, tweezers, miniature silver pottery, thimbles, whistles, lighter cases, bells, pistol grips, buckles, kachina figures, goblets and more! Tool use and smithing techniques including sawing, drawing, rolling, forming, filing, stamping, dapping, soldering, pickling, casting, overlay, polishing and more are all presented in easy to understand pictures illustrating these fundamental processes and techniques. Stone mounting procedures covered include step-by-step for fabricatin
Inspiritu JeweleryInspiritu JeweleryDiscover the power of creating unique pieces of adornment with the intention to heal. Inside Inspiritu Jewelry you will turn pages borrowed from a dusty "prescriptions book" revealing restorative secrets of a legendary Curandera - a woman healer - and will become inspired to create your own unique jewelry pieces to share with others. From creating your own clasps and jump rings to incorporating keepsakes with new elements there is much to discover here. • Master a variety of metalworking jewelry techniques such as forging, stamping, sawing, wirework and more. • Learn the qualities instilled in specific colors and gemstones to truly target the needs of those you create jewelry for. • See how easy it is to turn new objects into ones that appear aged and where to go to find vintage treasures to use in your works. • Combine vintage elements with new materials to create striking pieces with both form and function. • Pamper yourself or others using the plentiful suggestions for restorat
Introduction to Meetpoint FacetingIntroduction to Meetpoint FacetingWe suggest beginning faceters purchase Introduction To Meetpoint Faceting. First published in 1985, this classic faceting text belongs in the library of every faceter and will be especially appreciated by novice faceters and faceting students. The purpose of Introduction To Meetpoint Faceting is to introduce the faceting terminology and techniques peculiar to the meetpoint method of faceting. Meetpoint faceting is a system of cutting the non-round facet designs without using preformers to generate an exact preformed outline as a starting point. Because each set of facets is cut to a meetpoint or target formed by cutting a previous set of facets, the meetpoint cutting can be done very accurately. The experience and understanding gained cutting the designs in this book can change you from a beginning cutter with lots of fears of the unknown, to a confident intermediate cutter. Introduction To Meetpoint Faceting presents five designs in well illustrated, step-by-step sequences as a vehicl
Introduction to Radioactive MineralsIntroduction to Radioactive MineralsCollectors have long admired uranium and thorium minerals for their brilliant colors, frequently intense ultraviolet fluorescence, and rich variety of habits and associates. Radioactive minerals are also critically important to modern society as our source of nuclear energy, and understanding of them is crucial to safe disposal of radioactive waste. Introduction to Radioactive Minerals provides a systematic overview of the mineralogy of uranium and thorium, generously illustrated with nearly 200 color photographs and electron microscope micrographs of representative specimens from the author's extensive research collection. It begins with a brief historical discussion of the discovery of radioactive elements and the development of uranium and thorium ore deposits. Next, the geochemical conditions that produce significant increases of primary and secondary minerals are discussed, so that when important localities are described, imparting the reader with a fuller understanding of their
JadeJadeIn Jade, Fred Ward presents the history and lore of jade. Chapters include In the Beginning, China and the Stone of Heaven, The Olmec, Maya and Aztec in Mesoamerica, The Maori in New Zealand, Jade today in Burma, China, Canada, New Zealand, Guatemala, Russia and the United States, and Buying and Caring for Jade. Any reader with an interest in gemstones and jade will appreciate this beautifully illustrated book.
Jewelery Craft Made EasyJewelery Craft Made EasyMaking one's own jewelry can be a fascinating, rewarding hobby. There are jewelry makers and designers who start from scratch, forming and soldering various materials into exquisite pieces into which they set colorful gemstones. Some make molds and cast their jewelry. But what about the person who does not want to purchase a lot of equipment and get into the more technical aspects of the hobby? If you are in the latter group do not despair! For you there is a craft which is fun, easy, clean and low cost - jewelry assembly. Jewelry Craft Made Easy shows you how to make beautiful, personalized gifts using a few inexpensive hand tools, adhesives, some of the great variety of jewelry parts and findings available to craftspeople, and some gemstomes. This book is organized into sixteen parts including: 1 Introduction, 2 Gemstones, 3 Gemstones, 4 Gem Materials, 5 Mountings and Findings, 6 Findings, 7 Let's Make Some Jewelry, 8 Baroque Jewelry, 9 Baroque Jewelry, 10 Baroque Jewelry, 11 Rhine
Jewelery Fundimentals and MetalsmithingJewelery Fundimentals and MetalsmithingJewelry - Fundamentals of Metalsmithing offers the beginning and intermediate metalsmith clear and insightful instruction from a master teacher. It is lavishly illustrated, both with demonstration photos taken from the author's studio and with photographs of completed jewelry from a wealth of talented artists. Author Tim McCreight presents a clear and generous overview of metalworking techniques. An artist, teacher, and author of six previous books about working metals, McCreight offers the metalsmith a perfect blend of insight, experience and enthusiasm. In logical progression, Jewelry - Fundamentals of Metalsmithing examines the basic techniques of this ancient and accessible craft: fabricating, surface treatments, joining, finishing, stone setting, chain making, mechanisms and casting. It is illustrated throughout with clear demonstration photos, Tim McCreight's beautifully rendered drawings, and examples of exceptional contemporary jewelry. This relaxed yet thorough introduction
Jewelery Making for BeginnersJewelery Making for BeginnersIn order to teach jewelry making effectively, teacher and author Ed Soukup developed a system that is both simple and economical - the scroll wire method. With a minimum of low cost tools and some wire it is possible to create designs that, although simple are beautiful. It's all presented in Jewelry Making For Beginners. In addition to the wire and a few tools, all you need is a little time and patience. With these ingredients you can soon be turning out mountings with that professional look. In a jewelry store you would pay a pretty penny for these same designs. Once you've mastered the technique, the possibilities are practically unlimited. Chapters include (1) Start With A Circle, (2) Forming Scrolls, (3) Scroll Wire Designs, (4) U-Shaped Scrolls, (5) Soldering Jewelry, (6) Making a Bezel Setting, (7) More Silver Designs, (8) Twisted Wire Designs, (9) Cleopatra's Love Beads, and (10) Indian Style Jewelry. So, have fun. When you've learned the scroll wire method described in Jewel
Jewelry Making TechniquesJewelry Making TechniquesLearn to create fabulous jewelry! Eyecatching designs, whether traditional or contemporary, provide jewelry with real beauty and lasting value. Elizabeth Oliver shows you how to create such works of art, beginning with simple projects that focus on the basics of jewelry making. Large color photos and fully illustrated step-by-step instructions make every step a snap. You'll learn how to choose the tools, equipment and materials that are right for you, how to weigh, measure and cut various metals and stones, and how to assemble, decorate and put a professional finish on every completed piece. You'll then advance through Jewelry Making Techniques Book to more challenging techniques and complex designs, mastering over 50 jewelry making techniques in all from piercing and drilling to stone-setting and enameling. This book includes all the guidelines and advice you'll need to enjoy jewelry making for years to come. Topics include: Introduction, Basic Hand Tools, Forming and Soldering Equi
Jewelry TechniquesJewelry TechniquesAn essential reference for jewelry makers. Jewelry Techniques is the comprehensive, one-volume guide to exploring all the creative possibilities for jewelry. In addition to information on metalsmithing for both base and precious metals, this book includes techniques used with natural materials like wood, bone, shell and leather; traditional jewelry mediums such as porcelain and glass; and more cutting-edge mediums like acrylics, resin, rubber, concrete, and paper. Step-by-step instructions, plus more than 400 full-color photographs and swatches, let jewelry makers at every level achieve stunning effects and maximize the impact of their creations.
Lets Get WrappedLets Get WrappedLet's Get Wrapped begins your journey into creative wire design with a revolutionary, step-by-step, no stress method of designing jewelry with wire. For the beginner, this book has the information needed to understand the different tools used, and how to buy them. It explains wire gauges, tempers and types. Included are the basic techniques of finding the grain of the wire, measuring, cutting, cleaning and binding. The author's method of teaching is designed to take you step by step through the very structured mechanics of wire wrapping and guides you in unlocking your own individual creativity. This book does not teach a few specific projects, but teaches basic principles that once implemented will supply you with the knowledge to create hundreds of different projects.
Looking for GoldLooking for GoldLooking for Gold will inform you of the facts about gold prospecting today - from success stories to places to start, equipment, laws and regulations, supplemental gear, staking a claim and analyzing ore, and working a claim in the United States and Canada. Appreciable amounts of gold are known to occur in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia and Washington. Detailed instructions both for mining lode gold and panning placer gold are right here! Learn to how to make and use rockers, dip boxes, Long Toms, and sluices. With a minimum of investment, you can turn an outdoor vacation into a fun and challenging search for gold - and Looking for Gold shows you how. Contents include: 1 Nuggets are In; Be A Gold Digger; Lode and Placer Gold; Where To Look For Placers; Panning Gold; Other Methods Of Getting Gold; Special Conditions; The Odds Are Long, But The Stakes Are H
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