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#1

Forwarded messageDate: Tue, 24 Sep 1996 00:28:21 -0500
From: robert.e.jones@internetmci.com
To: service@ganoksin.com
Subject: Orchid - member’s introduction

Mozilla/1.22 (Windows; U; 16bit)
usr2-dialup6.atlanta.mci.net
Name: Marshall T. Jones
Email: robert.e.jones@internetmci.com
Address: 9 Forest Hill Road
Belmont, NC 28012

Hello. I am a simple amateur that finds this field somewhat fascinating.
I think that just listening in on this forum will help me a lot in
my craft.


#2

Forwarded messageDate: Mon, 30 Sep 1996 20:44:01 -0500
From: bill@strikingimages.com
To: service@ganoksin.com
Subject: Orchid - member’s introduction

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usr5ip30.azstarnet.com
Name: Bill Wantland
Email: bill@strikingimages.com
Address: 4685 W. Crestview Circle
Tucson, AZ 85745

Hello:

As you can see by the address, I live in Tucson, AZ, home of the world’s
greatest gem and mineral show. The whole family makes an annual event
of it, and my eight year old grandson has become quite a little gem
and mineral enthusiast. He has quite a collection of both specimins
and books on the subject, including many college level texts which he
reads, although with a little difficulty. My wife loves antique jewelry
in particular, and wishes more of it were on display during the gem
show. We always visit the jewelry districts in any large cities we
visit. My son and daughter-in-law are both graphic artists and photographers.
Me, I’ve been the Safety Coordinator for the City of Tucson for the
past 19 years. I taught school for ten years before that. Oh, I’m
a bit of a professional photographer and free-lance writer, too. My
wife is Director of Community Education at Pima Community College.
We both like cars (have owned 97 cars, trucks, or motorcycles since
we’ve been married). Not surprising, we like to drive a lot, not necessarily
to any place in particular, just go for a drive. My son and his wife
are acquiring all the equipment they need to get into the design and
construction of jewelry and mixed media works. I expect they will be
using this forum as well. So, enough for now, time to explore the forum.


#3

Forwarded messageDate: Thu, 3 Oct 1996 10:48:43 -0500
From: SELLWOOD@MHZ.COM
To: service@ganoksin.com
Subject: Orchid - member’s introduction

Mozilla/3.0b8Gold (Win95; I)
199.104.85.115
Name: Sean Ellwood
Email: SELLWOOD@MHZ.COM
Address: SLC, UTAH

I am trying to recreate early medieval jewelry as a hobby.

This has grown far beyond a hobby and I am currently looking for
a casting setup.
Any advice on making my own vacuum caster and burnout kiln?

Also does anyone know where I can look for advice on inlaying silver
and brass into steel?

thanks
Sean Ellwood


#4

An, ‘ARE YOU SURE YOU REALLY WANT TOO!’ BOOK(MORE LIKE A PAMPHLET)

The name is, "Handbook of Lost Wax or Investment Casting"
By James E. Sopcak… cheap, provides the Do it yourself approach. The
pictures are old but the info is good and can be improved on with a little
imaginations.
Easily found at shows, retail stores, etc… . good for basic understanding
of how things work! about . . .$3.50

Jim

At 12:44 PM 10/3/96 -0500, you wrote:

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#5

Forwarded messageDate: Sat, 5 Oct 1996 12:51:28 -0500
From: thepooka@cp.duluth.mn.us
To: service@ganoksin.com
Subject: Orchid - member’s introduction

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pm17.cp.duluth.mn.us
Name: Louisa B. Johson
Email: thepooka@cp.duluth.mn.us
Address: Duluth, MN

I am an artist who specializes in canine, charcoal headstudies, & I
would like to expand my business into making jewelry with my sketches.
However, I don’t know the first thing about it.

I recently attended a dog show where a vendor had on display a cameo
type brooch & earrings which featured artwork similar to my sketches.
This intrigued me, & I thought it might be something I could produce.

As for my background, I live in Duluth, MN - windchill factor given
year round - with my husband & a gaggle of Irish Setters & one deaf
Brit. The Brit is of the canine persuasion.

I have a web site that I designed which I use to display my sketches;
URL is http://www.cp.duluth.mn.us/~thepooka/homepage

Thank you for any help you might give me.

Louisa B. Johnson
The Pooka


#6

See my “hobby help” website on one of the TIPS pages under "Embossed Patterns"
and this may give you some ideas. I just made some Greyhound bronze medals for
an adoption group using this technique.
Winston W. Harness
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/brnzcaster/

I am an artist who specializes in canine, charcoal headstudies, & I
would like to expand my business into making jewelry with my sketches.
However, I don’t know the first thing about it.


#7

At 11:57 AM 10/5/96 -0700, you wrote:

See my “hobby help” website on one of the TIPS pages under "Embossed Patterns"
and this may give you some ideas. I just made some Greyhound bronze medals for
an adoption group using this technique.

Winston W. Harness
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/brnzcaster/

I am an artist who specializes in canine, charcoal headstudies, & I
would like to expand my business into making jewelry with my sketches.
However, I don’t know the first thing about it.

Winston,

Thanks for your reply - especially since I said I was an artist & you listed
on your site that you try to avoid artists as much as possible.

I read your embossing tip, & I loved the idea. I’m going to have to dig up
a dot matrix printer from a friend to try this out - hey, what can I say.
We sold our dot matrix a few years ago to make room for the laser.

I also thought of trying to transfer my sketches to porcelain jewelry, but
again I’m at a loss as to how to do this.
My setup here includes an Optra R laser printer, a Canon BJC 610 printer
with a Pentium computer loaded with graphics capabilities.

Thanks again for your help.

Louisa & a Gaggle of Irish Setters & One Deaf Brit

Louisa B. Johnson - @Louisa_B_Johnson

Visit The Pooka’s Canine Head Studies at our Web Site:
http://www.cp.duluth.mn.us/~thepooka/homepage

   Reasons for Living in Duluth, MN
               Has 4 Seasons

Pre-winter, Winter, Post-Winter & Winter’s Almost Here


#8
>From:"Louisa B. Johnson"

I also thought of trying to transfer my sketches to porcelain jewelry, but
again I’m at a loss as to how to do this.
My setup here includes an Optra R laser printer, a Canon BJC 610 printer

Louisa & a Gaggle of Irish Setters & One Deaf Brit

Louisa, Thanks for the laugh(wiping my eyes dry), the mention of your Gaggle brought such a giggle when I remembered Chevy Chases' movie and him saying "sure can run".

(minutes later)
Any way, you might also ask the folks in the rec. groups how they transfer
thier, their?, work to china, cups and the like.
rec.crafts.???
Didn’t I see there is some type of transfer program with your BJC 610
to transfer photos to cups? Can you adapt this to work for you?
We will miss the fall colors of Minnisota this year.

Gary

Get Your Web-Based Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com


#9

I also thought of trying to transfer my sketches to porcelain jewelry, but
again I’m at a loss as to how to do this.
My setup here includes an Optra R laser printer, a Canon BJC 610 printer
with a Pentium computer loaded with graphics capabilities.

You can get acetate-based transfer sheets for laser printers. This type material
is meant mainly for transferring printed circuit graphics to copper foil boards.
The transferred printout is used as a resist when etching the boards with ferric
chloride. Any large office supply house should have this.
The “Alumilite” casting urethane I outline in my procedure for making casting
patterns can be filled with any DRY material (metal powder, marble dust, wood
dust, etc) for some interesting effects.
No, I don’t like doing work FOR artists … I’m too old for the B.S. which is
usually involved and I have an ATTITUDE about what some folks call “art”.
Winston W. Harness
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/brnzcaster/


#10

At 04:39 PM 10/5/96 -0700, you wrote:

You can get acetate-based transfer sheets for laser printers. This type
material
is meant mainly for transferring printed circuit graphics to copper foil
boards.
The transferred printout is used as a resist when etching the boards with
ferric
chloride. Any large office supply house should have this.
The “Alumilite” casting urethane I outline in my procedure for making casting
patterns can be filled with any DRY material (metal powder, marble dust, wood
dust, etc) for some interesting effects.
No, I don’t like doing work FOR artists … I’m too old for the B.S. which is
usually involved and I have an ATTITUDE about what some folks call “art”.

Winston W. Harness
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/brnzcaster/

Winston,

Thanks again for your help - this is also another possibility. And I have
the same attitude about what some folks call “art” also.

Have a great weekend.

Louisa & a Gaggle of Irish Setters & One Deaf Brit

Louisa B. Johnson - @Louisa_B_Johnson

Visit The Pooka’s Canine Head Studies at our Web Site:
http://www.cp.duluth.mn.us/~thepooka/homepage

   Reasons for Living in Duluth, MN
               Has 4 Seasons

Pre-winter, Winter, Post-Winter & Winter’s Almost Here


#11

Forwarded messageDate: Sun, 6 Oct 1996 22:35:42 -0500
From: indorf@snet.net
To: service@ganoksin.com
Subject: Orchid - member’s introduction

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Name: Peter Indorf
Email: indorf@snet.net
Address: 1022 Chapel St.
New Haven, Ct 06510

I have been a professional goldsmith, designer and gemologist for the
past 25 years.


#12

Forwarded messageDate: Sun, 6 Oct 1996 22:46:27 -0500
From: johnb@TS.co.NZ
To: service@ganoksin.com
Subject: Orchid - member’s introduction

AmigaVoyager/1.0 matau.nelson.planet.org.nz Name: John Burgess
Email: johnb@TS.co.NZ Address: 65 Iwa St.
Mapua
Nelson
New Zealand Kia ora. I am an amateur jeweller, silversmith and lapidarist

though not a facettor. I have been ‘messing about’ with the hobby
for over 22 years - though I don’t really lay much of a claim to be
frightfully good at it. I like working with nephrite jade, which
is found at a remote place in the West Coast of The South Island of
New Zealand , and the site is now owned by the Maoris who used it for
toolmaking. They call it POUNAMU, and some of it is of excellent
quality. I retired from work as a senior Technical Officer at a
university science department 14 years ago, and jewellery is only
one of my hobbies. Some other interests are: woodworking, woodt
urning, microscopy, classical music and others! I love New Zeala
nd, and am happy to tell anyone about it! I am 75.
Kia ora - and cheers - John Burgess.


#13

nd, and am happy to tell anyone about it! I am 75.
Kia ora - and cheers - John Burgess.

Hi John, welcome to the group, I think I’ve corresponded with you before.
there’s been some excellent tips on casting going on so far, maybe you’ll
catch some of the end of that…Dave

Art Jewelry for Conscious People
http://www.opendoor.com/stephensdesign/crystalguy.html


#14

Dr. E. Aspler wrote:

Forwarded message
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 1996 10:48:43 -0500
From: SELLWOOD@MHZ.COM
To: service@ganoksin.com
Subject: Orchid - member’s introduction

Mozilla/3.0b8Gold (Win95; I)
199.104.85.115
Name: Sean Ellwood
Email: SELLWOOD@MHZ.COM
Address: SLC, UTAH

I am trying to recreate early medieval jewelry as a hobby.

This has grown far beyond a hobby and I am currently looking for
a casting setup.
Any advice on making my own vacuum caster and burnout kiln?

Also does anyone know where I can look for advice on inlaying silver
and brass into steel?

thanks
Sean Ellwood

orchid@ganoksin.com

*Mr. Ellwood:

you might try looking in the book “The Art of Engraving” by Meeks it
gives you some introduction to the way American Engravers inlay gold and
silver in to steel in Firearms but it is a slow process. I apprenticed
and worked with a Master Gun engraver from Belgium, they have a much
quicker and better way of doing things, but the problem is they don’t
write books with their techniques, they only pass them on by
apprenticeship.

Sincerely, Chuck


#15

Forwarded messageDate: Thu, 24 Oct 1996 22:35:45 -0500
From: tracie@penn.com
To: service@ganoksin.com
Subject: Orchid - member’s introduction

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qn.com
Name: TJ
Email: tracie@penn.com
Address: Brockway,PA

Hi my name is Traci,I go by TJ on My notes. I found this list from the
Crystal list from a fellow lister. I have been involved in Jewelery
design/making since high school (about 17 yrs now) mostly for personal
use, I have gone to gem faires, wholesale dept mostly. My favorite
stone is the amethyst, I designed a wax model and cast in silver for a
19k amethyst which is my favorite piece. Well I guess that is it for
now until I get to know ya’ all.
Love & Light
TJ


#16

Hi my name is Traci,I go by TJ on My notes. I found this list from the
Crystal list from a fellow lister. I have been involved in Jewelery
design/making since high school (about 17 yrs now) mostly for personal
use, I have gone to gem faires, wholesale dept mostly. My favorite
stone is the amethyst, I designed a wax model and cast in silver for a
19k amethyst which is my favorite piece. Well I guess that is it for
now until I get to know ya’ all.
Love & Light
TJ
Hi Tj, welcome to da list, I was wondering if you were going to make it
here. Did you check out the jewelry newsgroup also? Alot of good material
there as welllllll Dave

Art Jewelry for Conscious People
http://www.opendoor.com/stephensdesign/crystalguy.html


#17

Hi TJ welcome to the group, Based on quantum physics and the nature of
reality you have always been a member tho haven’t you.


#18

HELP How do I get off this mailing list – I know I clicked something when I
was in your site a few days ago. Boy - did I do the WRONG thing. My maiolbox
is filled is stuff that I have no clue about. Can you help???

Thanks – Pam


#19

Forwarded messageDate: Sun, 27 Oct 1996 21:04:07 -0600
From: BAAN64A@PRODIGY.COM
To: service@ganoksin.com
Subject: Orchid - member’s introduction

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Name: Gary Chandler
Email: BAAN64A@PRODIGY.COM
Address: 216 E. Broadway Ave.
Hopewell, VA 23860

Hi,
I am a bench jeweler specializing in repair. I have my own retail location
and have been in business for two years.


#20

Forwarded messageDate: Sun, 3 Nov 1996 21:47:56 -0600
From: cpa@gis.net
To: service@ganoksin.com
Subject: Orchid - member’s introduction

Mozilla/2.0 (Win95; I; 16bit)
206.42.65.152
Name: Colene Abramson
Email: cpa@gis.net
Address: P. O. Box 74
Wayland, MA 01778
USA

I’m a jeweler, working in silver, copper, stones,
horn, bone, and many other materials. I do custom
work, re-design and repair.