Grains of Glass

An open studio for Enamel Artists worldwide

Grains of Glass Open Studio brings together Enamel Artists worldwide to share their art and knowledge .


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Beata Sasik's photo was featured

Fiery Sunflower Necklace

Cloisonne Enamel, Sterling and Fine Silver, Keum Boo
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Fiery Sunflower Necklace

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Trish White left a comment for Jean Van Brederode
"Thank you Jean for pointing the missing article out on Separation Enameling-I don't know what happened to it, accept to say with all the re-organizing of the new site, it may have bit the dust - I have since resurrected the article and it is…"
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Tonya Powell replied to Trish White's discussion DECALS - from Jewelry Making Daily in the group NOTEBOOKS & GROUPS
"Trish, I order decal paper from I'm still experimenting with the firing time (30 seconds to 1.5 minutes) and temperature (around the enamel softening point - usually under 1000 degrees)."
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Jean Van Brederode commented on Jean Van Brederode's photo

Crackle play

"I tried separation enamel to achieve this look, but it just didn't have the effect I was looking for.  It all about time, temperature and surface shape (domed).  It is the 2008 that is causing the patterns in my estimation.  At…"
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Trish White commented on Tonya Powell's photo

Birthday Gift (Custom Order)

"Gabor, the Laser Printer uses a toner which is a carbon and in a powder form in the cartridge. Just like the old Xerox printers we first used years back before they came up with the ink jet (wet)- I don't know how the process of printing inside…"


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Looking to layer my opaque enamels and add texture.. newbie looking for help 5 Replies

Hello to all~I have just signed up for this forum and it looks to be a brilliant place indeed. I am a very very new enamel student. In fact I have only just begun experimenting in the last month. I just learning metalsmithing and enameling and…Continue

Started by Tattered Gossamer. Last reply by Shirley Walle on Wednesday.

Is it possible to get a purple opaque enamel on Silver? 9 Replies

Hi,I am working on a series of cloisonne opaque enamel earrings. All of the colors I tested on copper translated well to my silver earrings except the purples I chose. They all turned a muddy yellow.I then made a series of test samples with silver…Continue

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Started by Julia Gambeltera. Last reply by Julia Gambeltera May 18.

Lead and lead free enamels 26 Replies

Hello, how can I use lead and lead free enamels in the same piece?  Can I layer lead over lead free, and/or lead free over lead enamels?Thank you,Mary RoseContinue

Started by Mary Rose. Last reply by Vincent Paeder May 18.

Small hairline cracks on enamel 2 Replies

I have a few small hairline cracks on some of my finished enamels.  I am not sure whether I am too tough with the finished pieces, or if I didn't have them cool a long enough time.  I am using Thompson's unleaded. Any ideas?Thank you,Mary RoseContinue

Started by Mary Rose. Last reply by Mary Rose May 10.

Neon Enamels 2 Replies

I have a vague memory of seeing an advertisement for Thompson neon enamels many years ago. It didn't interest me, so I never followed up - but now someone is asking me.Am I dreaming? Did Thompson ever manufacture neon enamels?CatherineContinue

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Started by Catherine Crowe. Last reply by Christine Woollacott May 9.

cloisonne enameling general questions 34 Replies

Hi guys, I am new to cloisonne, but I am planning to make my first cloisonne enameling watch dial for my fiance. my questions are:1. I read the tutorial in here…Continue

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Cobalt by Dorothy Sturm

Mary Chuduk is looking for a copy of "Cobalt" by Dorothy Sturm if anyone has the book to sell.Continue

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The first meeting with transparent enamel. Test. 33 Replies

Wykonanie pierwszych testerów emalii Schauer.Wycięcie kółek z miedzi 0,5 mm o średnicy 25 mm.Trawienie w kwasie cytrynowym.Mycie szorowanie w sodzie i suszenie na piecu.Nałożenie podkładów z flux.Położenie kawałków folii srebra i emali…Continue

Started by Leszek Adrian. Last reply by Edmund J. Massow Apr 18.

I need help on enameling on 10 Karat white gold.

Hello,I need to enamel a red transparent on a champlevé piece made of 10k white gold. There is a 12% nickel in the alloy composition of the white gold. Can anyone help me with this? I intend to use lead bearing enamel either Soyer or old Thompson…Continue

Started by Gabrielle S Castonguay Apr 17.

Guilloche 3 Replies

I have been doing some guilloche samples with a gentleman here in Ontario who has three rose engines. He made me some samples and I tried a few things (wet packing as tight as I could and sifting and vibrating alternately) but neither method…Continue

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ON THE TRIVET.... insights and information


AUGUST 5-12, 2015

I hope many of you are planning to attend the ES conference this year and I look forward to seeing you. Once again, I am chairing the auction committee along with Rick McMullen and we are in uber mode collecting enamel art work donations. This year the Society is also publicizing to the public an invitation to attend the auctions. For those of you who are not familiar with the auctions, we have a Silent and Live auction.

Since taking over the planning of the auctions these past 4 years, I have reached out to GoG members to donate. In doing so, many more people have become familiar with GoG artists from other countries.  Along with your piece, I attach business cards, web site addresses,  and a short bio. 

Its a wonderful way to partake in the Conference and get your name out there even if you cannot attend in person, and also, you are adding support to the Society for Enamel Art, education, and grants. 

If you would like to donate, send an email to me at: and I will give you the address to mail your package and all the other specifics.

Many thanks in advance,



 Rabologist is a collector of WALKING STICKS

As we all know, a Walking stick is an aid used by many people to help their balance while walking. But, historically it has also been used as a defensive or offensive weapon, that may hide a knife or sword, (also known as a "swordstick"). 

Around the 17th or 18th century, a rigid stick replaced the sword as an essential part of the European gentleman's wardrobe, which was used primarily as a walking stick. In addition to its decorative value, it did fulfill some of the functions of the sword as a weapon.  Collectors of canes look for the old, the new, the unique and the novel.

Retractable canes reveal such properties as hidden compartments, pool sticks, watches and  blades.  Some canes, known as "Tippling Canes" or "Tipplers" have hollowed-out compartments near the top where flasks or vials of alcohol could be hidden and sprung out on demand.

Americans call them "Walking Sticks", but around the world they are known by many names; Makila (Basque) Kebbie (Scottish) Whangee (Asian) Malacca (Malay) Pike Staff, Scout Staff, Waddy (Australian Aboriginal) and Ziegenhainer (German.


Also known as trekking poles, pilgrim's staffs, hiking poles or hiking sticks are used by hikers for a wide variety of purposes. A walking stick can be improvised from nearby felled wood and more ornate sticks are often adorned with small trinkets or medallions depicting conquered territory for the avid hikers.

In the United States, presidents have often carried canes and received them as gifts. The Smithsonian has a cane given to George Washington by Benjamin Franklin. 

In 1790, Washington's close friend Benjamin Franklin died. In Franklin's will, he bequeathed Washington his walking cane, which Franklin received while serving as ambassador to France during the 1780s. Franklin spoke highly of Washington, even as a king, in his will:

"My fine crab-tree walking stick, with a gold head curiously wrought in the form of the cap of liberty, I give to my friend, and the friend of mankind, General Washington. If it were a Sceptre, he has merited it, and would become it."


Joanne Conant


I was born in 1949 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  It was clear to me very early that I was going to be an artist; it was always my favorite class in school.  I drew constantly, and as a teenager took weekend drawing classes at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.  After graduating from the Minneapolis Technical Institute with a Commercial Art Degree in 1971, I worked for two printing companies, providing layout and designs for brochures. 



 Not satisfied with my job or the weather, I decided to move someplace warm and get away from the commercial end of art when I was twenty-four.  I needed to explore different art mediums to see what I enjoyed, and to find my strengths.  A cross-country trip convinced me that Tucson would be a good place to try.  Upon arriving there in ’73, I got a job at a 7-Eleven to pay the bills.   I spent my days exploring the country side and meeting other artists.  My ink drawings were sold through galleries in town, and I dabbled in the art of macramé.  

One day at a craft fair, I saw beautiful pieces produced by a local artist.  I had no idea what cloisonné enameling was.  So, I took a workshop with her to learn the basics. 

I loved the beautiful colors and the technical and detailed nature of the medium, and couldn’t wait to learn more.  ‘The Art of Enameling’ by Margaret Seeler became my textbook, and I began experimenting.

I was fortunate that year to meet Margaret in Tucson at a workshop sponsored by the copper industry.  I was in the right place at the right time – her supplies for the workshop had been stolen, so I offered my supplies, and the workshop went on.  She suggested that I drive to Connecticut to visit her in her studio that summer.  I brought with me enamels that I had made after her workshop and our working relationship, and friendship began.   She welcomed me into her home that winter, and for three months taught me enameling and pewter-smithing.  I fell in love with enameling! 

  Upon returning to Tucson I took a part time evening sales job at a local department store so that I could enamel during the day.  My small apartment became my workshop, with an enameling area in the kitchen, buffing machine in the bathroom and metal studio in the living room.  My enamel boxes were sold by the Tucson Museum of Art and other local galleries.  I developed a working relationship with other metal artists in town and developed a line of cast silver and enamel jewelry.

    I continued to spend two to three months each year at Margaret’s home, driving my rusty Datsun between Tucson and Weston, Connecticut.  Her studio was her entire home.   Our days started early and ended late.  She was always designing, drawing, painting or working on a new enamel project.  Margaret insisted on a clean and organized workshop.  Tools were treated with the upmost care and respect, to improve their usefulness and preserve their life.  She was especially finicky about metal files; insisting they be cleaned after every use.

Margaret and I would draw together.  She reminded me to find the essence of what I am seeing, simplify it, and then draw it.   She showed me how to enrich a color by putting opaque enamel under a transparent enamel and how to use foils to bring sparkle to a piece.  She introduced me to new techniques, like purposefully over-firing enamels that had no wires so that the opaque enamels came up through the transparent enamels. 

Back in Tucson I started teaching cloisonné enameling at the Tucson Museum of Art School.  My enamels were accepted into shows at the museum and one of my ‘Sea Biscuit’ enamels was purchased for the museum’s permanent collection.


 In 1979 at the age of 30 I decided to move to Connecticut.  I took a job as a night counselor at a Woman’s Center in Stamford, and enameled during the day.  Margaret and I continued to work together on the weekends.   An artist friend introduced me to her future-husband’s friend; my husband and I married a year later.

Margaret and I continued working together until her death in 1996.

In 2008 Mauricette Pinoteau, of Limoges, France came to my home for a week to teach the Faure technique to a workshop I helped arrange.

  She is an amazing enamelist and showed step-by-step how to create a sculpted look in enamel.  It is important to have just the right amount of binder in the enamel to hold it in place without causing it to become cloudy (hint: firing a sample first on mica is a good way to fine-tune the binder before starting).   


From the early 80’s I have taught many classes and private students at my home studio (now in Newtown, Connecticut), and at a variety of locations including the Connecticut State College summer program, Brookfield Craft Center in Brookfield, CT; Metalwerx in Waltham, MA; Silvermine in New Canaan, CT and other workshops around the country.  My enamels have been represented in galleries in New York City and Connecticut, and have appeared in national and international shows and competitions.

I will be forever grateful to Margaret and Mauricette for the influence that have had on my work; my enamels continue to evolve thanks to the knowledge they shared with me.  





You can Enamel on Glass?

Mary Chuduk has been studying the technique of using fused glass and enamels.

She will be teaching this method at the Center for Enamel Art in Oakland, Calif.

MORE OF MARY'S Glass On Glass Bird Series -




Feeding Sparrows

Lavendar Bird



Tightly Held


Van Cleef & Arpels - Enamel, Gold, Diamonds - 1920


Czar Alexander II





















It is that time of year again! Halstead is calling for entries to the annual Halstead Grant, which will be awarded this summer. New jewelry artists working primarily in silver are invited to apply. The winner will receive $5,000 in cash for their business start-up, $1,000 in jewelry supplies, and recognition in the industry. Applications are due June 9, 2015. 

Eligible jewelers should have launched their businesses within the last one to three years. All design techniques are welcome including metalsmithing fabrication, casting, metal clay, wire work, or beading. The competition is open to US citizens with studios in the country. 

Halstead is one of North America’s leading distributors of jewelry supplies. This year marks the 42nd anniversary of the company and the 10th annual grant award. Halstead specializes in wholesale findings, chain, tools and metals for jewelry artists. 

**Images of past grant winners, logos and graphics are available upon request.




BY Howard Eisman



My first exhibit as an enamelist was an organized show on the streets of Greenwich Village. Some judges came by and said that I merited a prize (well! hurrah), but, oh, wait, enamel, glass on metal, was a craft and thus ineligible for a prize as art. This seemed crazy as I was showing framed abstractions hanging on a wall.

I have since had a lot to do with enamel groups, societies and guilds, and it gradually occurred to me that such groups had a tacit view of the field of enameling not that different from those unsophisticated judges. Most enameling being done is jewelry and craft objects, and, thus, enamel as fine art gets much less attention from enameling groups.

I am trying to develop an organization to promote enameling as fine art or expressive art, art which hangs on the walls of museums.  Thus, I am proud to be the founder of Advocates for Fine Art enameling (AFFAE). Advocates for Fine Art Enameling, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2014.

The purpose of AFFAE, Inc. is to support an appreciation for the the very special characteristics of vitreous enameling in the production of fine art.  

AFFAE, Inc. will encourage creation and exhibition of expressive art sculpture and wall hangings that are recognizable as primarily vitreous enameling.  

We will work to inform the general public about this medium and encourage artists to use vitreous enameling for their own expressive art.  

Fine art is such a small part of the enameling field, we think the effort can use all the support we can muster.  

Howard Eisman



FSG is pleased to announce that the week long workshop with room and meals included in the price is set for Oct. 5-11!

Modern Masters at Wildacres October 5 – 11, 2015.  Classes are 5 days and start with dinner on the 5th. for more details.


Learn Torch Control and Fusing of Hollow Forms with Jenny Reeves

In this project based class students will learn to fuse a variety of surfaces including: wire, granules, wire-to-sheet, sheet-to-sheet, hollow forms, bezels, tubing and more as they create rings, earrings, a bead, and a pendant featuring granulation and other surface embellishments.  These projects will help you to master torch control and open design possibilities with fusing. 

We will be working in class with 935 Silver because it is a tarnish-resistant alloy of sterling silver that fuses readily, which makes it easy to fabricate without solder and ideal for granulation.  Students are encouraged to bring stones for their projects and other metals to combine with 935 Silver.   The texturing principles taught in this class using silver apply to high-karat yellow gold (18K +,) 950 palladium, copper, brass, bronze and more being used with the silver.  Each metal produces a slightly different texture and different colors when patinated for a variety of cool "painterly" effects.  You will develop your skills in 935 Silver first as the texture requires a fair amount of metal & the learning curve on gold can be expensive!  The ease of 935 Silver will have you singing its praises and might be a game changer in your work. I will provide designs for all projects, students will be able to modify/customize most if they choose.  I will bring loose faceted and cabochon gemstones for students to purchase if they don’t bring their own.   Students should be familiar with a torch and soldering. A materials kit and lab fee of $135 required prior to workshop.


Paint the Town Red Gold! with Chris Darway

This workshop is going to cover multiple uses of Aura 22 plus a slightly different fusing technique and copper etching using super pickle. Think liquid KeumBoo on copper, sterling, fine silver and glass. It is fast, consistent, and liquid Aura 22 goes a long way. Chris has developed a technique to fuse gold to copper using candle soot. This produces a material which can be soldered on, formed, rolled, etched and enameled.

            If you are unfamiliar with Aura 22 it is part of Mitsubishi’s family of metal clay.  This remarkable liquid (containing tiny particles of 91.6% pure gold and 8.4% pure silver) requires only a torch at relatively low temperatures to fuse to glass, or non-ferrous metal and produces a 22K a gold alloy.   There are several jewelry projects we all will do in order to become comfortable with the techniques. The fibula brooch shown with Aura22 on glass is just one of the exciting projects we have planned.   I encourage students with beginning metal skills to sign up for the workshop. These techniques are very forgiving but produce very professional results.  A materials kit and lab fee of $30 required prior to workshop.



Enameling Made Easy with Ricky Frank

You don’t need to be afraid of color! Discover you inner artist as you play with the magical medium of enamel.  We’ll begin exploring the techniques and principles of cloisonné (using wires) and basse-taille (transparent enamel over textured metal).Then we’ll break all the rules and develop an intuitive, collage-like approach to adding color. Experiment with layers of opaque, transparent, and opalescent colors. Add gold, silver, and copper foils. Drill through layers to create patterns and textures. Add beads, balls, and threads of enamel color. Work as precise or loose as you like. You will push your creative boundaries to new horizons as you develop your own unique and personal color vocabulary. For students of all levels. A materials kit and lab fee of $40 required prior to workshop.



Windows of Nature with Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez

            This workshop will focus on the creation of jewelry and metal structures that draw stylistic motifs from nature. Students will collect and gather samples from nature and design and create paper patterns using what we gather. Utilizing forming applications and fabrication techniques for thin metal and wire, we will construct small objects and structures for jewelry making. Traditional forging techniques and the rolling mill will be used to create rapid forging effects to complement the final composition as well. Also, students will explore stone setting and various finishing techniques in the creation of the work.  All skill levels. A materials kit and lab fee of $35 required prior to workshop.



Animated Adornment: An Introduction to Kinetic Jewelry Design with Kirk Lang

From rings to earrings, this workshop will explore the design, development and construction of kinetic wearables. An emphasis will be placed on the theory and mindset required to create movable parts on a small scale. A wide range of riveting techniques will be covered along with instruction on how to use micro taps, dies and more. Although this is an introduction class, it is suitable for jewelry artists of all skill levels. Demonstrations and personal instruction will be provided, so if you already have ideas in mind, please bring them with you. Students should expect to leave class with 1-3 pieces of finished kinetic jewelry.

More details at 

Jean Marie DeSpiegler

Executive Director

Florida Society of Goldsmiths 


Halstead is one of North America’s leading distributors of jewelry supplies. This year marks the 42nd anniversary of the company and the 10th annual grant award. Halstead specializes in wholesale findings, chain, tools and metals for jewelry artists

It is that time of year again! Halstead is calling for entries to the annual Halstead Grant, which will be awarded this summer. New jewelry artists working primarily in silver are invited to apply. The winner will receive $5,000 in cash for their business start-up, $1,000 in jewelry supplies, and recognition in the industry. Applications are due June 9, 2015.

Eligible jewelers should have launched their businesses within the last one to three years. All design techniques are welcome including metalsmithing fabrication, casting, metal clay, wire work, or beading. The competition is open to US citizens with studios in the country.

Complete application details can be found on The Halstead Grant website. Candidates are required to submit a design portfolio, resume, and answers to several business planning questions.



John Michael KOHLER ARTS CENTER - Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Good morning,

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is now accepting applications for 2016 residencies in its world-renowned Arts/Industry program. Hundreds of emerging and established visual artists have benefited from residencies in studios on the Kohler Co. factory floor since the program’s inception in 1974. 

Attached is a press release with details about the program and how to apply. 

Please help us share this information with artists working in all media, as this program accepts applications from all disciplines. You can find out more about Arts/Industry at

Let me know if you have any questions or need more info.

Best regards,



Patricia DuChene

Media Relations Coordinator

608 New York Ave

Sheboygan, WI 53081


920.694.4525 (direct)

920.458.6144 (main)














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- Check the WORKSHOP tab for links to the schedules of more artist workshops in your area….

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Enamel on Glass - June 8-11, 2015 Center for Enamel Art Oakland, Calif.

July 26 - Aug.1,2015

Enameling Roadshow - Arrowmont School of Arts - Gaitlinburg, Tenn.



May 29 – 31, 2015, Pullen Art Center, Raleigh, NC. Some Like it Hot: Torch-fired Enamels.

June 1 - 6, 2015, Tennessee Tech/Appalachian Center for Craft, Cookeville, TN. Enamel & Setting as Equal Partners.

June 18 – 20, 2015, The Grass Roots Gallery, Rochester, NY. Enamel & Setting as Equal Partners.

July 26 – 31, 2015, John Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC. In the Line of Fire: Torch-fired Enameling.

August 15 & 16, 2015, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA. Some Like it Hot: Torch-fired Enamels.

August 21 – 23, 2015, Littleton Studio School, Littleton, NH. Enamel & Setting as Equal Partners.  (full)




MAY  28-31 Mendocino Art Center

Mendocino, CA



May 9-10

Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA



June 22-28


Jean Tudor

Raku-fired enamels

June 22nd-28th, 2015

The Grunewald Guild, Leavenworth, WA

For more information:

Grunewald Guild, Leavenworth, WA






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Places to go-People to see!





SNAG Conference Boston - May 20-23, 2015 
Powder Coat Necklace
Michael Dale Bernard

The Society of North American Goldsmiths is hosting their 44th annual conference right here in Boston.  This event presents an exciting selection of speakers, exhibitions, and demonstrations over 4 days.  In conjunction with the conference, Metalwerx will host an Open House as part of the SNAG "Gallery Hop" on the afternoon of May 23rd, and scheduled three workshops:
May 16 & 17 - Weaving with Wire with Munya Avigail Upin
May 18 & 19 - Powder Coating with Michael Dale Bernard
May 24 & 25 - Gold Damascene on Titanium and Steel with Brian Meek Opportunities



Pasadena Bead and Design Show Brochure

View and print the new brochure in color (PDF 14MB) or in black & white (PDF 6.4MB).

Pasadena Bead & Design Show begins 10am Thursday, January 15th, and goes through Sunday the 18th.

Details on workshops here and exhibitors here.

300 booths, galleries, merchant displays showcasing beads, jewelry supplies,  jewelry, gemstones, clothing, textiles, one-of-a-kind works of art, and vintage items.

Fast and easy online attendee registration register online now for expedited entry. | (530) 274-2222

Copyright © 2015 Garan-Beadagio®, LLC. All Rights Reserved.



Watauga Festival Center
426 Watauga Rd.
Franklin, NC
The Newark Museum
49 Washington St.
Newark, NJ
A permanent exhibition of masterworks from the museums's extensive jewelry holdings dating back from the early 1700's to 2011.



Liza Nechamkin -

hand spun copper and fine silver bowls - hand made chasing tools.


 Enamel Warehouse

 Medium temp/medium expansion

Most colors in stock 10% discount to GOG Members
 if you buy from Jean!

A donation will be made to GOG with every purchase.

Use Etsy code gog10 at checkout

Ships in 24 hrs (

Contact: Jean Van Brederode, Thompson distributor

Phone: 717-919-7444




A dvd using a rare and beautifull technique that chris hierholzer has developed using sgrafitto with fine gold foil using a torch to fire instead of a kiln. the enamel is wet packed. it has lots of intructional and easy to read text and limited audio with optional torch set ups at the end.

 Torch firing is a perfect way to fire enamels for those with limited space and can't afford the high cost of a kiln.

click on: Ganoksin

or order through:

 coral shaffer
enamelwork supply co.
1 800 596 3257
1 206 525 9271



Thompson's Vintage

Milton Bridge


Mention Grains of Glass when ordering-


Pam East's Enameling on Silver Clay DVD


Hauser & Miller Inc.

Hauser and MillerBi-metal Sheet and Discs


A layer of 18k gold alloy with a rich yellow color or 22k gold alloy with a bright yellow color is bonded with sterling silver to form two distinct surfaces. The 18k gold layer is similar to that of most gold-filled products, while the 22k is two to three times thicker than gold-filled, giving it more workability. Surface treatments, such as engraving, scraping, folding, and twisting, can be used to accent the two surfaces.


Contact us: Hauser & Miller, 1-800-462-7447,


A Safe Way to Pickle!




DVD by Jim Lawson

Lapidary Journal


2012 Jewelers Guide to Treated and Created Gems





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