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Wire Wrap Gemstone Tutorials. I need wire wrap instruction for cabochons and faceted gemstones,.

I need information on basic techniques for wire wrapping faceted gemstones and cabochons, plus materials and specialized tools if necessary. I have basic skills including soldering.

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How to build a verneuil furnace for synthesizing corundum?

I've been researching the verneuil process for a good while now and I'm absolutely sure i could synthesize gemstones in my garage, the only problem is that I haven't the faintest idea how to build the device I need to do it. Aside form the few demonstration pictures I've found and a hand drawn sketch of the original furnace I can't seem to find any technical information on the design. Anyone have any ideas on how I could do this? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verneuil_process http://gemologyproject.com/wiki/images/thumb/e/ed/Verneuil.png/300px-Verneuil.png

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Instead of setting small gemstones by drilling holes on the metal, can I just mark them on a clay piece and glue them on the final metal piece?

Instead of setting small gemstones by drilling holes on the final metal piece, can I just lay out the grid of the stones and mark them by pressing them on a clay prototype basepiece with the typical stone "spike" or base of the gem pressed on the clay gently (maybe taking some clay off because the excess would go off to the sides) and then when I make the final metal piece from the mold I just glue the gemstones on the mold? Does this technique have a name?I think it will be more beautiful like that, can I do it this way?Instead of doing like this Youtube video, I press them on the clay prototype for gluing the jewels after on the respective fitting place on the metal mold.

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How do I start any kind of wire wrap art i have every supply needed but I am afraid to start ?

Every supply needed but I am afraid to start ? If you have any suggestions on how I can get past this wire wrapping block please let me know . Thank you very much.

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How to make a kiln that works on gas an oxygen?

To produce a temperature of about 2000c how can one make a kiln at home? What are the raw materials needed?

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Wire Wrapping Kits

I can make you a kit for any of my wire jewelry projects. I have the nest and the basic cab kits already, since I teach those, but I can assemble what you need for any of my wire jewelry instructables. Gemstones will be whatever is in my studio at the time, though you can tell me what kinds of things you like. This will hopefully take the anxiety out of not knowing how to get started. Kits usually cost about $3o - $40 plus shipping. Just contact me through instructables if you want one.

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Where do I find a base to make my own stud earrings?

I want to glue (or whatever you recommend) buttons and other small knick-knacks onto some type of stud earring base.I'm not sure if this is it (the 2nd from the left): http://www.silverenchantments.com/bezel-cups-sterling-silver.htmlbecause it's a "cup", possibly designed for a gemstone or something? I was looking for a sort of flat surface w/ a post coming out (and a backing of course) to glue vintage buttons on. Seems pretty easy to me, any precaution? I don't have a glue gun... will superglue work, or is there some sticky crafty substance I don't know about that would stand the test of time?

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The Sting Behind the Bling - what is the true cost of a little style?

The mining of jewels is often inhumane, illegal and highly toxic. So think before you sparkle.Whether future heirloom or fun trinket, jewellery is one of life's luxurious pleasures. Even if you aren't decked out in multiple carats, a bit of bling can make you feel a million dollars. But the path your jewellery takes to reach your earlobe, neck, wrist or finger can be harrowing.Worldwide, the people - including about a million children - employed on minimal wages to mine and process supposedly legitimate diamonds, gemstones and precious metals often endure some of the worst working conditions imaginable. Toiling in Asian and African countries with little or no union support means health and safety precautions are slender at best. There's a serious risk of work-related death, injury or chronic illness as workers scratch out a living in remote mines extracting precious and semi-precious stones.This is just one article from the BBC's online magazine Thread, which I have not read before, mainly because "fashion" is not something I generally think about.Thread is the online fashion magazine dedicated to bringing you the latest in eco-fabulous style.Ethical fashion is fashion that has been made, worn and passed on in a way that looks after people, animals and the environment. The clothes we feature in Thread support this approach, making us essential viewing for fashion-conscious people who care about where their clothes come from. All clothes tick off at least one of these principles:Made and traded sustainablyMade of sustainable materialsRecycled or vintageThread shows you how to get the look you want in an eco-glam way through our unique mix of affordable fashion, exclusive videos, photo galleries and thought-provoking features.Link to full articleMagazine homepage.

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