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Granulation and amber


#1

a couple of years ago I brought this subject up on orchid and didn’t
get much response maybe times have changed. 25 years ago I worked at
the Houston Museum of Natural Science and as things go in such places
I picked up an copy of Natural History Magazine. There was an article
on granulation and the use of amber in the process, because I had not
begun my travels down the road of jewelry and metalsmithing I did not
save the article. It did howerver stick in my mind and I have always
wondered if my memory was working or just fantasizing. Anyone got a
source for really old Natural History Mag or know anything about the
use of amber in granulation technique? Frank


#2

Hi Frank, Friends of the Library have really OLD copies of
magazines donated to them. I just got my really old Arizona Highways
(1976) with articles on Indian Silver and Jewelry I use them in my
lectures. You might want to give your local library a call. You could
phone Natural History Magazine they will usually sell copies of old
articles I believe Lapiday Journal does. Good Luck Susan Chastain.


#3
Anyone got a source for really old Natural History Mag or know
anything about the use of amber in granulation technique?

I think it could be used instead of tragant or any other organic
means to glue the granules on the sheet, by making powder of it and
mixing it with copper salts. I did not try that but it might work.