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#1

Hi,

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? :slight_smile:

We recently received a very nice list of URLs related to jewelry manufacturing from one of
Orchids members - brainnet@cadvision.com (Charles Lewton-Brain)

(Don’t be supprised if you find your own site listed!)

http://kaos.deepcove.com/cig/
Gemmology World-a superb site for gem information

http://www.phoaks.com/phoaks/rec/crafts/metalworking
(Hot links to metalworking sites)

http://www.olympus.net/personal/jfrauke/gemlinks.htm
(gem subject links)

http://galaxy.einet.net/images/gem/gem-icons.html

http://www.telepart.com/~parlec/catalog.html
(colorburst studios-interesting site for niobium jewlery and links)

http://www.colorburst.com/~paulec/resources.html
-The Colorburst links page- good links to resources

http://www.interart.net/jewelry/jane.mason/../footnotes/default.html
(gem notes)

http://www.jewelrysource.com/
jewelry connections - dealers, sources etc)

(Nerdworld - a cool connections place) http://www.nerdworld.com

http://io.hewi.ac.uk/pros96/art_des/jewel.htm
(school for jewelry home page -a good example)

http://www.tafensw.edu.an/trainingdivs/arts/5391.html
(TAFE NSW - J. Repair course info)

http://134.7.142.184/students/j.3d/BenS
(student website/jewelry)

Rian de Jong: htp://www.fwi.uva.nl/~boncz/artvark/rian/main.html
Dutch Art Jeweler

http://www.tcp.co.uk/~amulet/ringmaker/index.html
(jeweller page)

http://www.xmission.com/~archiv/gcbook/contents.html
(garnet casting block book + pics)

http://www.toolworld.com/machtool/html
(tools + links)

http://www.refractal.com
Refractal Design, Inc., an interesting site

http://www.digitalnation.com/ward/
(gem book publishers: orders etc.)

http://ddi.digital.net/7Emilieux/supplies/websupplies.html
(costume and supplies hot links site)

http://empiremall.com/gemhut
(great gem links)

http://kafka.uvic.ca/visualarts/docs/www.html
good art/crafts links spot

http://www.io.org/~bodyart/catalog/cat008.html
a nicely done body piercing jewelry catalog site. Not for the faint of heart.

http://www.soton.ac.uk/~rpevtzow/bodyart.html
A fairly definitive listing of body art links.

http://www.postmodern.com/~mcb/piercing.html
A body piercing site with explanations and links to related sites for those
who are interested

http://www.wweb.com/gems/about.htm
Raymond Gabriel, nice stones for sale, deals with arty shapes.

http://www.jewelers.org/
Jewelers of America site. good for consumers, a little smarmy
and sales-talk like, a little slow loading for my taste.

http://storo.sn.no/~bmoen/interestlinks.html
Jeane’s corner. A personal home page in Norway with an eclectic set of good
links and some nice jewlery ones.

gopher://atlas.chem.utah.edu/11/MSDS
Check the chemicals you work with at this MSDS site.

http://www.national-jeweler.com/
National Jewelry Magazine home page, good gem links (recomendation from
Fred Ward)

http://www.ticllc.net/home/rgolden/mymarks.htm
Roger Golden’s bookmarks. A gigantic list of links on all kinds of subjects.

http://www.connect2.org/cc/
Creativity Connection, sources for arts/crafts/crafters, links and more.

http://www.switchboard.com/
A cool new connection service (still for free) to find individuals and
companies etc.

http://geology.wisc.edu/~jill/306.html
An excellent gemology course and info site. Don’t miss this one if you are
into gems.

http://blue.temple.edu/~crafts/jmcc/jmcc.html
The Tyler School of Art Jewelry/metals Program CADCAM site, hints of the
future for metalsmiths.

http://www.ids.net/~slvrsmth/sashome.htm
The Society of American Silversmiths (SAS), info, artisan gallery, links,
l articles.

http://www.ids.net/~slvrsmth/workshop.htm
A listing of metals workshops coming up in the US, where, when, who’s teaching.
(It’s about time someone did this!)

http://www.ids.net/~slvrsmth/goods.htm
Boy the SAS’s Jeffrey Herman is doing a lot of things right. A great metals
sources page (some of my contributions too)

http://www.mfginfo.com/
A new and used machinery links site, industrially oriented by interesting-a
machinery newsgroup too.

http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/mspencer/home.html
Michael Spencer’s home page, blacksmithing and lots of science, HTML links
and more.

http://www.ccsi.com/yeeha/sword/sword2.html
Angel Swords, a swordsmithing company page-interesting and not run of the mill.

http://www.industry.net/c/main
IndustryNet, a place of industrial supplier listings, news, surplus
equipment etc.

http://www.artlogue.com/jewl1.html
A site for artists and craftspeople to advertize free, lists of suppliers
and links.

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/brnzcaster/
Bronze casting and metalsmithing site: lots of very good Also
a really strong metal oriented links page.

http://reality.sgi.com/employees/kurts_engr/foundry.page.html
Another bronze casting link, how to build a small foundry and ‘an evening
doing a casting’.

http://www.icm.ac.cn/smelting/metallur.html
What must be one of the most comprehensive scientific metals and metallurgy
links pages around.

http://wwar.world-arts-resources.com/others.html
An arts links page. Check out the Arts Links site in Staffordshire too.

http://www.logintech.com/~jiro/index.html
An interesting site for a art jeweller’s graduating show from the Cranbrook
Academy of Art

http://wuarchive.wustl.edu/edu/arts/metal/ArtMetal.html
The ArtMetal Project-a must visit for metals people.

http://www.thomasregister.com:8000/home.html
Thomas Register, a great service and company finding site.

http://tbr.state.tn.us/~wgray/index.html
The Metal Web News, an essential visit for metals folks. Check the metal
oriented links.

http://me.mit.edu/2.70/machine/outline.html
Machine tool use page, an example of a link from the Metal Web News.

http://www.gia.org/
The Gemological Institute of America site-very comercial but interesting.

http://www.finishing.com/
The metal finishing folks home page, lots of links concerning metal finishing

http://www.abrasha.com/home.html
Abrasha’s page, contemporary jeweler. Check out the Picasso confession on it.

http://www.mcs.net/~frnklyn/homepage/
This is just an all-around interesting set of pages and links, lots of
blacksmithing stuff.

http://www.titanium.com/tech.html
Titanium industries reference site.


The Crafts Report Magazine site-good stuff for networking.

See http://plains.uwyo.edu/~metal/patinas.html
patination information

http://plains.uwyo.edu/~metal
Metals FAQ with lots of info.

http://www.teleport.com/~raylc/
Associate Jewelers, links, trade info on jewelry, gemology info

http://www.sonic.net/~ceen/glad.html
Art apprenticeship links, classes and course in art.

http://www.guild.com/home.htm
The Guild home page, art/crafts source books, comercial services.
I buy the ‘Gallery’ editions to see whats happening in the field.

http://www.xensei.com/users/adl/
The art Deadlines list-good for competitions, exhibitions etc.

http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cariadoc/jewelers_bibliography.html
A jewelers bibliography, descriptions and comments on a number of jewelry
books. An interesting page.

http://zuvsun.unizh.ch/international/publications/kbf1.d.96/valcambi.html
a project report on the use of lasers for production goldsmithing and
decoratively working precious metals

http://www-cpa.stanford.edu/cpa/reports/jewel/corebib.html
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
Managing Director
Ganoksin Jewelry Co.,Ltd.
aspler@ganoksin.com

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#2

In-Reply-To: 199606061717.MAA30029@proteus.imagiware.com
Here’s another one to add to the list:

http://www.ssynth.co.uk/grampian/milne/
(designer/goldsmith David Milne’s home page in which he tells the story of his
unique range which is made from pure Scottish gold that has been hand panned in
the Scottish highlands - Virgin Gold!! ps: don’t tell Richard Branston!)

Chris

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#3

Hi, I am not sure about the others but in my case I am new to the network
and am not sure yet what I am doing, have been answering a few questions
now, but still am learning. Will be sending a project soon that will at
least interest students just starting silversmithing.
Lloyd

Hi,

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? :slight_smile:

We recently received a very nice list of URLs related to jewelry
manufacturing from one of
Orchids members - brainnet@cadvision.com (Charles Lewton-Brain)

(Don’t be supprised if you find your own site listed!)

http://kaos.deepcove.com/cig/
Gemmology World-a superb site for gem information

http://www.phoaks.com/phoaks/rec/crafts/metalworking
(Hot links to metalworking sites)

http://www.olympus.net/personal/jfrauke/gemlinks.htm
(gem subject links)

http://galaxy.einet.net/images/gem/gem-icons.html

http://www.telepart.com/~parlec/catalog.html
(colorburst studios-interesting site for niobium jewlery and links)

http://www.colorburst.com/~paulec/resources.html
-The Colorburst links page- good links to resources

http://www.interart.net/jewelry/jane.mason/../footnotes/default.html
(gem notes)

http://www.jewelrysource.com/
jewelry connections - dealers, sources etc)

(Nerdworld - a cool connections place) http://www.nerdworld.com

http://io.hewi.ac.uk/pros96/art_des/jewel.htm
(school for jewelry home page -a good example)

http://www.tafensw.edu.an/trainingdivs/arts/5391.html
(TAFE NSW - J. Repair course info)

http://134.7.142.184/students/j.3d/BenS
(student website/jewelry)

Rian de Jong: htp://www.fwi.uva.nl/~boncz/artvark/rian/main.html
Dutch Art Jeweler

http://www.tcp.co.uk/~amulet/ringmaker/index.html
(jeweller page)

http://www.xmission.com/~archiv/gcbook/contents.html
(garnet casting block book + pics)

http://www.toolworld.com/machtool/html
(tools + links)

http://www.refractal.com
Refractal Design, Inc., an interesting site

http://www.digitalnation.com/ward/
(gem book publishers: orders etc.)

http://ddi.digital.net/7Emilieux/supplies/websupplies.html
(costume and supplies hot links site)

http://empiremall.com/gemhut
(great gem links)

http://kafka.uvic.ca/visualarts/docs/www.html
good art/crafts links spot

http://www.io.org/~bodyart/catalog/cat008.html
a nicely done body piercing jewelry catalog site. Not for the faint of heart.

http://www.soton.ac.uk/~rpevtzow/bodyart.html
A fairly definitive listing of body art links.

http://www.postmodern.com/~mcb/piercing.html
A body piercing site with explanations and links to related sites for those
who are interested

http://www.wweb.com/gems/about.htm
Raymond Gabriel, nice stones for sale, deals with arty shapes.

http://www.jewelers.org/
Jewelers of America site. good for consumers, a little smarmy
and sales-talk like, a little slow loading for my taste.

http://storo.sn.no/~bmoen/interestlinks.html
Jeane’s corner. A personal home page in Norway with an eclectic set of good
links and some nice jewlery ones.

gopher://atlas.chem.utah.edu/11/MSDS
Check the chemicals you work with at this MSDS site.

http://www.national-jeweler.com/
National Jewelry Magazine home page, good gem links (recomendation from
Fred Ward)

http://www.ticllc.net/home/rgolden/mymarks.htm
Roger Golden’s bookmarks. A gigantic list of links on all kinds of subjects.

http://www.connect2.org/cc/
Creativity Connection, sources for arts/crafts/crafters, links and more.

http://www.switchboard.com/
A cool new connection service (still for free) to find individuals and
companies etc.

http://geology.wisc.edu/~jill/306.html
An excellent gemology course and info site. Don’t miss this one if you are
into gems.

http://blue.temple.edu/~crafts/jmcc/jmcc.html
The Tyler School of Art Jewelry/metals Program CADCAM site, hints of the
future for metalsmiths.

http://www.ids.net/~slvrsmth/sashome.htm
The Society of American Silversmiths (SAS), info, artisan gallery, links,
l articles.

http://www.ids.net/~slvrsmth/workshop.htm
A listing of metals workshops coming up in the US, where, when, who’s teaching.
(It’s about time someone did this!)

http://www.ids.net/~slvrsmth/goods.htm
Boy the SAS’s Jeffrey Herman is doing a lot of things right. A great metals
sources page (some of my contributions too)

http://www.mfginfo.com/
A new and used machinery links site, industrially oriented by interesting-a
machinery newsgroup too.

http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/mspencer/home.html
Michael Spencer’s home page, blacksmithing and lots of science, HTML links
and more.

http://www.ccsi.com/yeeha/sword/sword2.html
Angel Swords, a swordsmithing company page-interesting and not run of the mill.

http://www.industry.net/c/main
IndustryNet, a place of industrial supplier listings, news, surplus
equipment etc.

http://www.artlogue.com/jewl1.html
A site for artists and craftspeople to advertize free, lists of suppliers
and links.

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/brnzcaster/
Bronze casting and metalsmithing site: lots of very good Also
a really strong metal oriented links page.

http://reality.sgi.com/employees/kurts_engr/foundry.page.html
Another bronze casting link, how to build a small foundry and ‘an evening
doing a casting’.

http://www.icm.ac.cn/smelting/metallur.html
What must be one of the most comprehensive scientific metals and metallurgy
links pages around.

http://wwar.world-arts-resources.com/others.html
An arts links page. Check out the Arts Links site in Staffordshire too.

http://www.logintech.com/~jiro/index.html
An interesting site for a art jeweller’s graduating show from the Cranbrook
Academy of Art

http://wuarchive.wustl.edu/edu/arts/metal/ArtMetal.html
The ArtMetal Project-a must visit for metals people.

http://www.thomasregister.com:8000/home.html
Thomas Register, a great service and company finding site.

http://tbr.state.tn.us/~wgray/index.html
The Metal Web News, an essential visit for metals folks. Check the metal
oriented links.

http://me.mit.edu/2.70/machine/outline.html
Machine tool use page, an example of a link from the Metal Web News.

http://www.gia.org/
The Gemological Institute of America site-very comercial but interesting.

http://www.finishing.com/
The metal finishing folks home page, lots of links concerning metal finishing

http://www.abrasha.com/home.html
Abrasha’s page, contemporary jeweler. Check out the Picasso confession on it.

http://www.mcs.net/~frnklyn/homepage/
This is just an all-around interesting set of pages and links, lots of
blacksmithing stuff.

http://www.titanium.com/tech.html
Titanium industries reference site.

http://www.craftsreport.com/
The Crafts Report Magazine site-good stuff for networking.

See http://plains.uwyo.edu/~metal/patinas.html
patination information

http://plains.uwyo.edu/~metal
Metals FAQ with lots of info.

http://www.teleport.com/~raylc/
Associate Jewelers, links, trade info on jewelry, gemology info

http://www.sonic.net/~ceen/glad.html
Art apprenticeship links, classes and course in art.

http://www.guild.com/home.htm
The Guild home page, art/crafts source books, comercial services.
I buy the ‘Gallery’ editions to see whats happening in the field.

http://www.xensei.com/users/adl/
The art Deadlines list-good for competitions, exhibitions etc.

http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cariadoc/jewelers_bibliography.html
A jewelers bibliography, descriptions and comments on a number of jewelry
books. An interesting page.

http://zuvsun.unizh.ch/international/publications/kbf1.d.96/valcambi.html
a project report on the use of lasers for production goldsmithing and
decoratively working precious metals

http://www-cpa.stanford.edu/cpa/reports/jewel/corebib.html
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
Managing Director
Ganoksin Jewelry Co.,Ltd.
aspler@ganoksin.com

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