Bauble, Bangles, Beads, Forging, and Rings
|Setting up your Silversmithing Workshop Studio|
Flame Painting Copper
Ford Hallam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM0VnL30rDc
|August 18, 2015 8:29am Metalworks|
|Ford Hallam Tiger Video|
|July 21, 2015 9:40am|
Metalworks-check out: Harufumi Shiraki
..it'll take a while to finish the project but maybe you'll experience the cold feet in the early morning and gap in wonderment at your work like a child who has first walked onto a horizon with no end in sight...
Michael Sturlin Studio
attached a few websites of organizations in the arts/summer camps/continuing education/ museums et.al.....just for your general interest...
July 21, 2015 9:40am
Metalworks-check out: Harufumi Shiraki
promised some people i would put a link to the fine jewelry works on youtube of saw piercing .... youtube: Harufumi Shiraki ....one can check out his use of the templates/stylus, positioning of templates and his Bench pin is composed of ebony and/or iron wood which is hard/slippery (which allows more subtle mobilty of his project to the saw position) and his kerf on the bench pin is thin which allows a better singing of the blade rather than the chatter if both sides of the fine sawing is not supported properly...
Southwestern Indian Jewelry - Crafting New Traditions
just because there's a holiday doesn't mean i'm going away..the next day after BC Day.. i will be at the same place same time (spst) 09:00 AM-2:30 PM...i will be re-showing my accessory drill bit block/some sinusoidal stakes...and whatever suits me to make things interesting..because of the US dollar reversal value I need to conserve my habit of ordering goods from the USA ...but finally i'm going to get myself the orca / beluga / EZ torch
Otto Frei torch equipment
picked up two more books from the Library...modern jewelry (1930-1960-egads-really ??) and Modern Blacksmithing (some of the designs are a means to an end-wrought iron fences can provide ideas for your jewelry-check it out) will be bringing these books to the Hard Rock Cafe the day after BC Day holiday...by the way these books are from Schiffer Books as mentioned from one of my earlier emails www.schifferbooks.com
Working silver Newsletter
August 1, 2015
Metalworks- www.Schifferbooks.com Contemporary Blacksmith & Modernist Jewelry-1930-1960
Here are 2 books from: www.Schifferbooks.com - see attachments... Contemporary Blacksmith..a host of ideas from the very large to the small...how many an anvil has smitten a hammer unless of course you're using a 40 tonne hammer press...
Modernist Jewelry- 1930-1960... i knew i was in a time trap but why is it that this Era (1930-60) seem in tune with today's styles... these 2 books can be loaned thru the Inter-library request on your VPL card will bring these 2 books into our Hard Rock Cafe gathering this Tuesday, August 4th-2015... join me at your convenience anywhere between 09:00 AM until 2:30 PM ....
there i sit lonely hearted,
braved the winds of discord un-delighted
...even the perseverance of the slug gets to the Ark
|Dona Z. Meilach|
For your info...another show in September...Beads/Jewellery..
Metalworks-Compendium on forming speculums and other fluid forms..next meeting
not sure you got this information..for the next year i am going to patiently acquire equipment from Fretz/NCBlack and otto frei to make this subject metal forming /shell forming and speculum shaping do-able...the forming blocks that Andrea Kennington makes seem like a nice purchase along with her Bad Betty/Cindys hammers...apparently she likes to name her hammers after people in her company ...unlike Fretz hammers which are named from a textbook on mechanical engineering and more cryptic and seemingly impersonal although when you have them in your hands ..awesome/delicate and poetic...a poem in motion so to speak
have a look at this video...the skills/patience are incredible...look at the toolbar...> Video and you have 2 choices...all good..love the Katsuhira's Tiger.. http://www.fordhallam.com/
|Katsuhira's Tiger Video|
4 dvd shorts on the maintenance of the flex shaft/ tooling heads/cutting/polishing/tool making and the use of assorted burrs/buds.spiders and others...a wonderful entry to the world of the flex shaft....all hands on !! will be at the Hard Rock Cafe for our round table talks on much ado about nothing..
see ya'll there hopefully...
enjoy and cheers
Metalworks-meeting tomorrow October 5th-2015 between 10:00 AM- approx. 2:30 PM
.... will be present at the Hard Rock Cafe roundtable; bring your flash drives ... able to upload Kim St.Jeans -stone setting .. YouTube also will be showing the Wavy Bracelet video on www.potterusa.com and show you the actual tooling for this task .... Joni Kisro who works for "potter usa" is a good presenter check out her website at: www.jonikstudios.com (Get Hammered Metalsmith Studio LLC.) the bracelet on top 3rd from the left to right is her
... see you all
Metalworks-CRAFTSY.COM-DVD's and ..and...and
.. there are 3 DVD series 5-7 short video feeds per series on the Flexshaft and others...locate on www.craftsy.com get free registration (email/password) type into the search bar FREE MINI-CLASSES ... FLEXSHAFT by Riogrande's own- Mark Nelson and WIREWORKS and MICRO TORCHES...you check out like invoice and shows total....$0.00 and its yours...to view anytime/anywhere... search site and the videos are HD and perfect....there are other videos which are costed and when on sale probably worth it...especially going to purchase...Gollberg's soldering video (love her books "Ultimate Jeweler's Guide..lovely layout) and Victoria Lansford's DVD series on Granulation (expensive at 40 dollars but its a keeper in my estimation)....check out her website www.victorialansford.com Her repousse line of tools (eight in total) and DVD series are on my radar as well as her Filagree DVDs...old world jeweller..Eastern repousse and chasing style.
enjoy your craft and remember this month-October at Van Dusen Gardens....from Mushrooms to Art in the Garden ..I love Van Dusen Gardens in the Fall and Winter. Its the time i stroll/meditate and get to see nature in its true and inglorious state of hibernation...and just breath and sigh...sigh and breath..visit the library and have a hot chocolate drink...
October 22, 2015 12:18pm
a question was brought up in the Creative Jewellers Guild about where to get inspiration for one's jewelery's works.. suggestions given were from Nature ...from Architectural design motifs.. from alphabets (African motifs) and Diatoms... attached is a scanned micrograph of Diatoms which rival every notion of shapes unimaginable...line drawings of this group puts to rest ovals/rounds and squares found in the template sheets in Lapidary shops ...other suggestions ..???..... Mandalas . Zentangles . Doodles ... Dover Publications (1000's of motifs)... but in our everyday lives we need observe design. its everywhere if only we could take the time..at the Van Dusen Gardens unravelling christmas lights for the Christmas Lights Festival..while in the gardens saw an Umbrella Magnolia which had leaves the size of a breastplate. I'll be there for the next few months observing their demise and an opportunity to silently; be silent. will send picture of it to all tomorrow
Scanned Micrograpah Diatoms
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 III Hard Rock Cafe 30.96 Hastings Books
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