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Centrifugal or Lost Wax Jewelry Casting

Murray Bovin
Publisher: Murray Bovin
Language: English
Pages: 143
ISBN 10: 0910280053
ISBN 13: 978-0910280051

This may be an old and revised classic. But compared to a newer flashy Tome with only the basics covered lightly and more space devoted to the work done by the author and or friends. This book has a lot of B&W pictures charts and drawings. This was last updated before computers so you will be treated to the way it was down before all the over priced equipment how to do it when the idea was to do it with the least cost. The waxes are better today along with the mold making rubbers. But the info has pretty much remained the same. So you could cast it tomorrow after reading it today. It does cover all the areas,including white metal casting and gold refining. These two subjects have been lacking in most of the latter books on this subject.

Jewelry Making for Fun & Profit

Lynda Musante, Maria Nerius
Publisher: Potter Craft
Language: English
Pages: 352
ISBN 10: 0761520449
ISBN 13: 978-0761520443

Have you ever dreamed of learning the elegant art of jewelry making? You can! Jewelry Making For Fun & Profit was written with two purposes in mind: to teach you the basics of this fun craft and to show you how to turn these new skills into cash! Whether you've been crafting for years or are just getting started, you'll learn: ·The benefits and enjoyment of jewelry making ·The right materials, tools, and equipment to use ·How to create a special "crafting place" in your home ·Ways to sell your creations at craft shows, shops, and other outlets ·Craft-business basics, including pricing and record keeping

Model Making for Jewelry Casting

Richard D Austin
Publisher: GEMAC Books
Language: English
Pages: 31
ISBN 10: 0910652317
ISBN 13: 978-0910652315


Introduction to Precious Metal Clay

Mary Ann Devos
Publisher: Wardell Pub Inc
Language: English
Pages: 96
ISBN 10: 091998536X
ISBN 13: 978-0919985360

Introduction to Precious Metal Clay from Wardell Publications art glass introduces precious metal clay, one of the most remarkable developments in silver and gold metal working since lost wax casting was developed thousands of years ago. An easy to understand teaching style is presented in this step by step book to guide crafters through the process of hand forming this remarkable clay material to produce distinctive silver and gold jewelry. Artist and instructor Mary Ann Devos uses 18 engaging projects to impart a broad understanding of the fundamentals. It looks, feels and is shaped just like potters clay but after firing all that is left is solid precious metal. The fabrication process requires much less equipment and training than traditional metal work, making it easily accessible to artists, hobby crafters, and fine jewelers. The material is so user friendly that people of any age or creative background can be instantly successful. It can be combined with many materials such as semi precious gems, glass, porcelain, ceramics, sculpture, and mixed metals, among others. Every successful artist develops a unique personal style. This product is available in fine silver and 24K gold. It is composed of microscopic metal particles, a non toxic organic binder and water.

Fashion Jewelry to Make Yourself

Renate Bosshart
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Language: English
Pages: 128
ISBN 10: 0887408745
ISBN 13: 978-0887408748

Demonstrates more than one hundred designs made with simple techniques and easily found materials

Creative Casting

Sharr Choate
Publisher: Crown
Language: English

Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why it Matters

Donald R. Prothero
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Language: English
Pages: 408

Over the past twenty years, paleontologists have made tremendous fossil discoveries, including fossils that mark the growth of whales, manatees, and seals from land mammals and the origins of elephants, horses, and rhinos. Today there exists an amazing diversity of fossil humans, suggesting we walked upright long before we acquired large brains, and new evidence from molecules that enable scientists to decipher the tree of life as never before. The fossil record is now one of the strongest lines of evidence for evolution. In this engaging and richly illustrated book, Donald R. Prothero weaves an entertaining though intellectually rigorous history out of the transitional forms and series that dot the fossil record. Beginning with a brief discussion of the nature of science and the "monkey business of creationism," Prothero tackles subjects ranging from flood geology and rock dating to neo-Darwinism and macroevolution. He covers the ingredients of the primordial soup, the effects of communal living, invertebrate transitions, the development of the backbone, the reign of the dinosaurs, the mammalian explosion, and the leap from chimpanzee to human. Prothero pays particular attention to the recent discovery of "missing links" that complete the fossil timeline and details the debate between biologists over the mechanisms driving the evolutionary process. Evolution is an absorbing combination of firsthand observation, scientific discovery, and trenchant analysis. With the teaching of evolution still an issue, there couldn't be a better moment for a book clarifying the nature and value of fossil evidence. Widely recognized as a leading expert in his field, Prothero demonstrates that the transformation of life on this planet is far more awe inspiring than the narrow view of extremists.

Chiseling The Earth: How Erosion Shapes the Land

R.V. Fodor
Publisher: Enslow Pub Inc
Language: English
Pages: 96
ISBN 10: 0894900749
ISBN 13: 978-0894900747

Describes various kinds of erosion, their causes and effects on the environment, and practical methods to prevent unwanted erosion

Introduction To Lapidary

Pansy D Kraus
Publisher: Chilton
Language: English
Pages: 208
ISBN 10: 0801972663
ISBN 13: 978-0801972669

A reference text for beginners by an author with an unusual name, it covers Rock Tumbling, Cabochon Cutting, Faceting and Gem Carving.

Soil Survey Of Sierra County Area, New Mexico

R. E. Neher
Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture - Soil Conservation Service
Language: English
Pages: 207

A highly detailed description of local soils and their genesis as well as their historical and practical uses today.