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Gas blowtorches, even professional ones, are fairly simple constructions. Their basic design has not really changed in the past century. A professional blowtorch usually consists of a cylinder of fuel gas, a cylinder of oxygen, two gas regulators, two hoses, the torch and the tip.
Regulators on the cylinder heads control the pressure and flow of the gas. Adjusting them to the appropriate pressures is essential to preventing explosions. A regulator has two gauges: the high-pressure gauge reads the gas pressure in the tank, and the low-pressure gauge reads the gas pressure for delivery to the hose and torch. Learn more about pressure and how to measure it in How Tire Pressure Gauges Work.
The hoses that connect the steel cylinders to the torch are made of strong, flexible material, usually rubber. To avoid confusion, the hose containing oxygen typically is green, while the fuel-gas hose is red.
The torch head has two needle valves, which are circular knobs that control the flow of either the oxygen or the fuel gas. The tip attaches to the torch head, and people change it according to the task being performed and the gas used. When a blowtorch is used for cutting metal, an oxygen pipe sends an additional stream of oxygen directly to the center of the flame, increasing its intensity. Finally, an igniter, or pilot light, much like the one on a gas stove, actually lights the torch. It’s a bad idea to ignite these torches with a cigarette lighter or a match because of the dangerously high temperature of the flames.
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The four basic needle files you need are the following:
In these videos I am going to show you how to resize a ring, resizing is usually done to increase the size rather than decrease. The ring in these videos has a pronounced raised letters inside the shank of the ring, so you can’t stand it on a triplet as you will damage the raised letters inside the ring. The starting size is 16.15 mm and the customer needs it to be 18 mm. I am going to start by cutting the opposite side of those letters through the bottom of the shank or bottom of the ring. Make sure you cut it straight keeping it even, let the blade do the work.
Applying some heat makes the metal more pliable, I am going to use half round pliers and bend it out. Make sure what you do on one side you do on the opposite side as well otherwise it won’t be even. click here to see all 3 videos
If you have an ill-fitting ring, or eyeing a particular ring that is not available in the size you want, don’t worry. You can resize a ring. Now, while an expert jeweller may be able to help you get just the right fit, it would be wonderful if you can do so yourself. There are some people who have decided to pursue their interests in making jewelry and repair – and with good reason.
We all love nice things – and jewelry is one of them. It can be sad when we have a nice ring that we cannot wear since it does not fit though. This is especially the case with heirloom rings. However, with ring resizing, you will be able to wear them in no time.
The perfect gift is the one that has been thought through thoroughly. It is unique, both in style and presentation. It is suitable for the age range and taste of the recipient. It is the gift that when one looks at it, it brings a smile to the face. Wire name jewellery is a stunning piece of unique jewellery that has options to diversify into household gift items, if you can master the art.
The best jewellery ideas come to me in the most random places. When I went on holiday to turkey with my girlfriend an idea hit me as we were laying by the pool.
I was admiring the view,sun and nice ice coffee when I saw some swallows fly by. Then a jewellery making idea popped into my head I would love to make a swallow pendant. I know this has been done so many times before. But this is where I’m goin to have to use my imagination to make it diffrent and unique. Continue reading
Minimalist workbench for jewellery making
Human beings have always been attracted to shiny and colourful things, and have taken to using jewellery to enhance beauty. Jewellery these days requires more and more professionalism and concentration, as there is a lot of choice, and people’s tastes keep changing. In order to keep up with the competition, one has to use the best tools available.
Jewellery making is a good profession, and it can be an interesting hobby too. Making jewellery is an intricate process and requires some amount of skill and creativity. Those interested in making Continue reading
Working with Jewellery Pickle
Working with metal is a rewarding and creative job or hobby. A fair amount of patience, artistic flair and a steady hand are needed in order to make the perfect piece. Continue reading
Jewellery making ideas I always have a pen and pad with me so if anything pops in to my head I just put it down in to my note pad
I get most of my jewellery making ideas wile I’m listening to music I want to get all the emotion in to the jewellery
When I come up with a new design I don’t let doubt hold me back. What I mean by that is if I think I can’t make it. Continue reading
People ask me ‘Why is silver a good metal to work with?’.
Personally I love the look of silver it has a lighter colour than platinum and white gold it looks brilliant for fashionable pieces.
It’s one of the easiest to work with when you know what you are doing, bending it into the shape you want is just a dream and you don’t need a high fierce heat to get the solder to run Continue reading
Casting weight table wax to silver and so on…
Casting are normally 5% smaller than the master, it doesn’t normally make any difrance but you can do it in some cases ie; If you make a ring it will shrink one size so make your master one size bigger.
Making a silver flower ring
I went to the ijl show (international jewellery london show) found this onyx flower and this is how I made it in to a ring
my style is big and chunky but this means is normally expensive so been looking into something more cost-effective. But I need to keep my style so people know it’s something I’ve made.
So I looked into using leather it’s cheaper than silver and it still looks good. I went onto eBay and a men’s leather bracelet is it was around £5
For a limited time if you sign up to my newsletter I will answer any of your jewellery questions absolutely free. I have a vast jewellery knowledge not to sound big headed. I just want to help people with their jewellery making/mounting
I know a lot of people search ‘Google’ ‘The cheap Jewellery Wholesalers’. It’s not that hard for me as I work in Hatton Garden and is full of Jewellery Wholesalers. So I put myself in your shoes, search Google for cheap but quality materials, there are a lot of websites out there that are not very good. So it got me thinking; how do I know any of these websites are legitimate and true to their word? Then came to me.
What website does anyone use and trusts?
Well it’s eBay of course. Now eBay is not 100% safe and I say safe as in; you can get ripped off. But as long as you check the sale persons feedback, you’ll be fine you don’t have to go with 100% sale persons as Long as its in the high 90′s then I would say it’s pretty safe. But make sure you read the description carefully. I have been caught out before, nothing bad just not what I expected. I purchased some leather bracelets and rubber cord to add silver to make it look more modern and funky. Now this is a winning way to make money without spending a fortune.
The only limit you have is your imagination. If you have worries my advice is; Not to worry and just make it. Everyone makes mistakes and there will be times where you will think it’s going all wrong but in the end you will just make it work. Just believe in your making abilities. The key is to not worry and have fun and enjoy what you do.
Right now get out there and make a brilliant piece
Where to start?
Begin by picking from the big label’s that influence you, ie: Tiffany&Co, Boodles or De Beers. Do the research on what’s hot and what not for that season, always best to join a newsletter, that way you are always in the loop of what is up and coming. You will start to notice that every designer tends to be on the same level, you may see earrings with the influence of feathers! then before you know it another designer will come up with a similar idea..Nature!
Now find a piece that you like, this could be a ring? a bracelet? whatever it is feel inspired to make it better! alter it to your design! don’t be scared and think you can’t do this, like I said before anything is possible!
Pick a notebook that you can carry around with you when new ideas pop in your head! Sometimes hardbacks are good so it can protect the pages while in your bag or inside jacket, leaving your ideas nice and crisp!
If it helps, print a picture of your chosen piece and draw on it change or add bits to make it your own! Dont think you are copying cause your not, inspiration is around us and remember they had to be inspired too!
Now whats stopping you!
Everything around us has been designed by someone that has used their imagination to the fullest. From the New Liverpool Museum using a ‘Walnut Whip’ as the inspiration with its white spiral interior to the Harry Winton Sky Scraper Ring! Anything is possible if you put your creative mind to it!
If Jewellery is one of your passions combine it with another passion. What do you mean? You may ask. Well for instance I love Jewellery and Music! Funky house, Old School Jazz. Use your imagination and combine the two! If you get stuck, what I would normally do is type the name of my passion(into an amazing gadget the IPhone) into ‘Google Images’ and you will be amazed on what will come up.
I always advise to carry a small notebook; you never know when you will get inspired! You could be travelling into work or having coffee at your favourite coffee shop- ‘ ill have a Black Americano please’. If you forget your notepad grab a napkin!
If you have an idea but don’t think you have the skill’s to make it, don’t worry I’m here to help and guide you to your perfect Jewellery Piece.
Ever thought of making your own Jewellery? But finding the right courses for you may be hard to find? Or you have a full time job and making time for it is just impossible? Welcome to Jewellery Apprenticeship Online! Which means you can learn how to make Jewellery at the comfort of your own home in your own time! I would like to get everyone together by creating a Jewellery Community, where you can get to meet people in the same boat as you!
Jewellery Apprenticeship Online will be available to watch in High Definition Videos! Showing step by step instructions on making pretty much any Jewellery out there! I will make it very easy for you to follow with stunning Jewellery as an end result for you to sell, keep or give away as a gift. I will also be teaching how to make a workbench at home! With the cheapest materials out there! The tools to buy and what to look out for.
In order for my business to work and be a successful apprenticeship for yourselves, there are a few things I would like answered from the readers out there! Especially for those who may be interested in joining the Apprenticeship.
Firstly, what would you like to see in the Apprenticeship? What would be the most vital part for you to learn? The design side, Making side?
This will be very helpful for me to understand what the masses out there would like to learn. If you are a beginner and have no idea where to start, don’t worry I will show u everything there is to learn in the Jewellery Trade.
I have an offer that may interest you, if you are one of the First Groups to get back to me I will give you Complimentary Tutorials! So get your questions in and start making your imaginations into real life creations!