Saturday, April 13, 2013

We are back! Look for our webcast on Ustream April 27th starting at 11:30am PDST

The GIA tour scheduled for April 27th how we are preparing for Kraftwerks The No Fly Zone.
What that means is you can still "attend" Kraftwerks, but online in high definition streaming, and then later from a professionally edited online archive we will maintain on a YouTube channel.

The tour is open to adults that are in a jewelry school or members of the jewelry trade.

The tour is free but you must pre register. Email or call 800-999-7528. The tour is open to GIA students, other students of the jewelry arts, and  people that are established in the trade. Goldsmiths, retailers, and wholesalers are all welcome. We can also announce a very special guest-Master Artisan Jim Grahl. The tour will show gold casting, palladium casting and we will make some purple 19k gold to show what the exotic color can, and can not… do.
Much of this tour or open house will be webcast. We chose the good people at Ustream for this and set up a channel. This link will get you to our webcast.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Testing Jewelry For Gold Content In Two Chapters

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Pattern Rolling Bezel Wire I


Mr. Jay Whaley of Whaley studios makes this look easy. A flawless hand at at the torch and a wonderful teacher and presenter Jay lays it all out for us to try. Using fine silver and a unfamiliar shop Jay melts, casts an ingot rolls anneals and rolls again.

Pattern Rolling Bezel Wire II


Saturday, March 28, 2009


Platinum Sling Casting video

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Introducing Kraftwerks 2009


Saturday, February 7, 2009

Platinum History By PMWest


PMWest history of platinum developments. Simple platinum casting in 3 hours, (brooch) Diamond in place platinum castings and plumb platinum solder.
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