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Jean Stark's workshops


#1

I was in Jean Stark=92s experimental monarch butterfly workshop. We
made gorgeous brooches and had a wonderful learning experience in
both technique and planning. Also, Hilton Head is a beautiful
place to spend a week!!! There are still some openings in her
next classes.

Jean Stark is teaching two classes in Hilton Head, S.C. The classes
will be back to back. The first one, Byzantine cloisonn=E9 enameling
is October 18- 22. The beginning students are starting with a
simple 29th century version of a Byzantine design and the
intermediate students will do an apple, pear or an iris.

The second class is a monarch butterfly. This is a challenge
workshop. The students will determine the best procedural sequences
and then follow them to finish the piece. It is necessary to have
previous experience in basic enameling, granulation, and piercing.
This class will be October 25-29.

Please check Randy Smith’s http://rocksmyth.com/ for full details or
contact Irma Colburn, the workshop coordinator at 843-689-9943 or
e-mail irm711@aol.com.

I hope you enjoy her class as much as I did!


#2

Be aware that there are two kinds of white gold. One is alloyed with
nickel and one with platinum. When you order, if you plan on making
it in class, make sure that our torches will handle it. They work
with all of the yellow golds and I’m pretty sure that they will with
the white. The one I would be concerned about it the one alloyed
with platinum. You can ask about the working qualities (mailability
and soldering) when you order. Admit that you are a beginner and ask
for help.

Hauser & Miller, Co 800-462-7447
Hoover & Strong 800-759-9997

They probably have web sites and I think in terms of them as metal
suppliers.

Hauser & Miller, Co

Hoover & Strong

marilyn


#3
Be aware that there are two kinds of white gold. One is alloyed with
nickel and one with platinum.

Hello Marilyn;

With all due respect, this is misRather than a lengthy
explanation of the typical gold alloys in use today, let’s just say
that one of your examples is simplistic, the other simply incorrect.
I’d suggest you get a copy of Manfred Brephol’s book and read up.
Otherwise, thanks for your input.

David L. Huffman


#4
    Be aware that there are two kinds of white gold. One is
alloyed with nickel and one with platinum. 

Marilyn That is Palladium not Platinum ( although there is a platinum
white gold alloy it is not a common material) and there are several
other white gold alloy families now. Best to find out what kind is
needed from the instructor

Jim Binnion

James Binnion Metal Arts
Phone (360) 756-6550
Toll Free (877) 408 7287
Fax (360) 756-2160


@James_Binnion
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#5
Marilyn That is Palladium not Platinum ( although there is a
platinum white gold alloy it is not a common material) and there
are several other white gold alloy families now. Best to find out
what kind is needed from the instructor 

This message was not supposed to go to the list and as soon as I
discovered what I had done, I sent a second message apologizing.

Jim, Thank you for the naming the right metal. I am not a goldsmith.
I teach silversmithing and silver jewelry. I do not work in gold. I
was asked by a beginning student by email for a source for white
gold. She did not tell me what she wants to do with it which is why
I told her to ask whoever she might buy it from to tell her the
working characteristics and what it is alloyed with. I will find out
more when I see her next week. I will try to talk her out of using
it at all but with adult students in a non graded situation, as long
as they are not about to hurt anyone including themselves or the
studio, are using their own materials, and I have warned them of an
pitfalls that I know of, I will let them try their idea.

Again, people, I know that I was giving a simple explanation that is
not needed by those who post here and I did send a message
explaining that I had not meant to send it to the list.

Marilyn Smith