March 25, 2017
-- Greetings, wonderful show at the PNE; managed to see a few friends from the past...here is a circle divider from Tim McCreight's Book-Complete Metalsmith-use it to divide up circles into equal parts. love the presentations of our club at the show as well as our Presidents display of jewellery/carving. he has gathered some great talent behind him. I see a group of seven in the far future.
CheersWe've released new products since then, and we have a wide network of resellers in Canada now, and I'd be happy to set up a demo or talk about time and money-saving uses for Creative jewelers Guild.
For example, you might like this new video we produced with Lockheed Martin about their satellite telescopic lenses: http://mbot.co/2m88i87 MakerBot One MetroTech Center, 21st Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 W
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Enjoy viewing the attached websites...instructional DVD shorts on techniques/tool reviews/tips n' tricks..titanium strip pieces for clamping down your soldering projects (download pics of some clamp configurations)
here are 2 websites that are both free and paid for service subscription .. some of the free viewing is listed on Andrew Berry's website and on youtube. They are: www.atthebench.com -over 1000 instructionals available and he is producing 3 DVD shorts each week with techniques/tool reviews/top tricks n tips. he is a definite well versed instructor and covers what we all would like to achieve in jewelry and at a fractional cost of doing a jewelry course in the lower mainland. it might be the way to expand one's experttise in the long run the next website introduces titanium strips for usage as clamps for soldering. you can view the assorted ways they are shaped and view Andrews Berry's use of them on youtube. www.andrewberry.co.uk/product/knew-concepts-titanium-soldering-strips/# you can download pics of the various shaping of his minicamps on this web page
and from the attached website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCng1kQjEAc
at the central library on 5th floor-Magazine section- Ornament magazine (undergoing a new management)-reference magazine Volume 39 no.3 listing the work of glass bead maker-Kristina Logan ... check out her website- www.kristinalogan.com probably could play with enamels this way...watching how she frames her work might help us play with our bezels too- jazz it up so to speak !
April 13, 2017
Metalworks-HRC Your forging Ebook is right here!
My name is Alec Steele, I am a blacksmith! You probably know me through YouTube and know that I film and edit a daily YouTube vlog, forging projects that push the boundaries of my knowledge and entertain you, the viewer!
Metalworks-from HCR - Becker youtube on Kinetic jewelry
Jeweler Kinetic Rings - Studio Michael Berger
... loves transforming graceful hands into eye-catching stages. Appropriately, his hand-made collections feature kinetic jewellery pieces that move and spin on the wearer's hand. At first glance, his stainless steel or gold ring sculptures seem to be attractively heavy, clearly shaped pieces. It is when you put them on and start moving your hands that their full magic is revealed: the top elements, which nestle closely together, start to move and rotate.
-this is a beauty of engineering/structure and art...all rolled into one .. savour this !
April 19, 2017
- hydraulic press excerpts from Ganksin
-- see if you can view from the attachment...a nice overview of the hydraulic press with accessorial methods from the past- Devcon plastic metal for die forming-positive/negative space ... other methods using 2 stage epoxy/plaster etc. my email from telusmight be changing and acting strangely- sorry if attachment doesn't work! decided to print out the web site for your immediate usage-key points to the hydraulic press c/o www.ganoksin.com
|Susan Kingsley, Floating Variations Hung-up in a Structure|
April 20, 2017
Metalworks-from HCR-Studio Craft as Career-a Guide to Achieving excellence in Art-Making
discovered a nice synoptic book on art as career containing a 45 year career by author Paul J. Stankard's advice and attendant with this is a synopsis of 48 Artist A-Z showing their works and adding a pithy piece of advice to pursuing one's dreams (as well as their websites)...if you know someone who is younger/eager and artistic this might be a book that could be a good mentoring book to use.
Studio Craft as a Career Guide to Achieving Excellence in Art-making
an example of advice ?
p 191-Sondra Sherman: Creative:
Growth-protect time to explore and follow curiosity
be fearless (or pretend to be)
cultivate and embrace your idiosyncrasy
be brave, be brave, be brave
for Practical concerns:
recognize the difference between creating and producing; knowing both are necessary in professional practice and not always in desired proportions explore the varied types of practice in your field-try them-directly or as an employee/assistant knowing yourself is key to understanding what motivates your creative growth and what form of practice will be fulfilling and viable.
Motivation must be internal and supported by your personal values or it will be fragile.
now add another 47 words of advice from other artist in glass/wood/metal etc and quotes: i.e.
page 150 - Ferne Jacobs Carl Jung said: Pick the hardest thing to do, because if you do that, all your energy comes together to focus on it. If it is too easy, not enough energy gets engaged. I always want to be in a mystery, and learn something new, so I take the risk!
Metalworks-HRC-Fwd: A jig & dance
a nice jig that one can make to cut one's chain links..several other designs which i will be bringing into the next smithing class ... any ideas to improve this design ?... how to secure this jig for usage ?
|Prepping Copper for Hydraulic Press|
Part I Hard Rock Cafe 30.96 Hastings MetalWorks Forum; Torch Fired Enamelling; SilverSmithing
Part II Hard Rock Cafe 30.96 Hastings Torch Fired Enamelling; Silversmithing; Blacksmithing
Part VI Hard Rock Cafe 30.96 Hastings MetalWorks Forum: Mike Ma
Part IV Hard Rock Cafe 30.96 Hastings Days of Old, Days of Gold
Part V Hard Rock Cafe 30.96 Hastings Annual Rock and Gem Show : Children Activities too