I was just wondering why - here amongst all these jewelers and craftsmen - there
seems to be this strange quite. Surely, we must have something to say to one another.
Surely, someone out there has a few unanswered questions - and I am almost positive
that amongst Orchids members, there are, at least, a few answers to those questions.
That is the first of my questions. Does anybody have any idea why we are all (mostly)
pondering our questions in silence?
We recently received a very nice list of URLs related to jewelry manufacturing from one of
Orchids members - firstname.lastname@example.org (Charles Lewton-Brain)
(Don’t be supprised if you find your own site listed!)
Gemmology World-a superb site for gem information
(Hot links to metalworking sites)
(gem subject links)
(colorburst studios-interesting site for niobium jewlery and links)
-The Colorburst links page- good links to resources
jewelry connections - dealers, sources etc)
(Nerdworld - a cool connections place) http://www.nerdworld.com
(school for jewelry home page -a good example)
(TAFE NSW - J. Repair course info)
Rian de Jong: htp://www.fwi.uva.nl/~boncz/artvark/rian/main.html
Dutch Art Jeweler
(garnet casting block book + pics)
(tools + links)
Refractal Design, Inc., an interesting site
(gem book publishers: orders etc.)
(costume and supplies hot links site)
(great gem links)
good art/crafts links spot
a nicely done body piercing jewelry catalog site. Not for the faint of heart.
A fairly definitive listing of body art links.
A body piercing site with explanations and links to related sites for those
who are interested
Raymond Gabriel, nice stones for sale, deals with arty shapes.
Jewelers of America site. good for consumers, a little smarmy
and sales-talk like, a little slow loading for my taste.
Jeane’s corner. A personal home page in Norway with an eclectic set of good
links and some nice jewlery ones.
Check the chemicals you work with at this MSDS site.
National Jewelry Magazine home page, good gem links (recomendation from
Roger Golden’s bookmarks. A gigantic list of links on all kinds of subjects.
Creativity Connection, sources for arts/crafts/crafters, links and more.
A cool new connection service (still for free) to find individuals and
An excellent gemology course and info site. Don’t miss this one if you are
The Tyler School of Art Jewelry/metals Program CADCAM site, hints of the
future for metalsmiths.
The Society of American Silversmiths (SAS), info, artisan gallery, links,
A listing of metals workshops coming up in the US, where, when, who’s teaching.
(It’s about time someone did this!)
Boy the SAS’s Jeffrey Herman is doing a lot of things right. A great metals
sources page (some of my contributions too)
A new and used machinery links site, industrially oriented by interesting-a
machinery newsgroup too.
Michael Spencer’s home page, blacksmithing and lots of science, HTML links
Angel Swords, a swordsmithing company page-interesting and not run of the mill.
IndustryNet, a place of industrial supplier listings, news, surplus
A site for artists and craftspeople to advertize free, lists of suppliers
Bronze casting and metalsmithing site: lots of very good Also
a really strong metal oriented links page.
Another bronze casting link, how to build a small foundry and ‘an evening
doing a casting’.
What must be one of the most comprehensive scientific metals and metallurgy
links pages around.
An arts links page. Check out the Arts Links site in Staffordshire too.
An interesting site for a art jeweller’s graduating show from the Cranbrook
Academy of Art
The ArtMetal Project-a must visit for metals people.
Thomas Register, a great service and company finding site.
The Metal Web News, an essential visit for metals folks. Check the metal
Machine tool use page, an example of a link from the Metal Web News.
The Gemological Institute of America site-very comercial but interesting.
The metal finishing folks home page, lots of links concerning metal finishing
Abrasha’s page, contemporary jeweler. Check out the Picasso confession on it.
This is just an all-around interesting set of pages and links, lots of
Titanium industries reference site.
The Crafts Report Magazine site-good stuff for networking.
Metals FAQ with lots of info.
Associate Jewelers, links, trade info on jewelry, gemology info
Art apprenticeship links, classes and course in art.
The Guild home page, art/crafts source books, comercial services.
I buy the ‘Gallery’ editions to see whats happening in the field.
The art Deadlines list-good for competitions, exhibitions etc.
A jewelers bibliography, descriptions and comments on a number of jewelry
books. An interesting page.
a project report on the use of lasers for production goldsmithing and
decoratively working precious metals
A jewelers bibliography, not annotated but contains over 280 titles
distilled from numerous librarians and other bibliographies as the
librarians ‘best of the best’.
Dr. E. Aspler
Ganoksin Jewelry Co.,Ltd.