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Jewelry Training Program

So I have somewhat started an online jewelry training program and what I mean by somewhat is that I have started doing there free courses and will sign up, but wanted to get the basics out of the way so that I can jump right into the jewelry projects. Basically this program is like being a jewelry apprentice and I love that after each stage you earn a certificate of completion. So the first stage has to do with basic sawing, filing and marking or layout. I use to just skip over tasks like this because I found them to be boring, but I have realized that skipping over them and jumping right into more complex projects is the reason why I would get discouraged and quit. So I actually surprised myself and found that I enjoyed these first two bench tests and even more so was able to get it right on the first try. So with the square and the triangle project i had to make sure that the shapes had to fit into the cut outs and in all directs. The second project was just to make sure I could file, saw and layout the project correctly.

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Oxidized Silver Necklace

Just finished this Oxidized Silver Necklace with a black pearl and tube set Rhodolite Garnets last night. I like most have started setting stones in tubes and bezels because it is the easiest to do, but I plan on moving away from this type of setting and build my skills to set stones in more complex ways.

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Marines Ring in need of repair

I had a customer bring me her husbands Marine ring that was in need of repair. As you can see from the picture the emblem was just hanging on and it would spin around. After soaking the ring to remove the old epoxy, I then used my Orion Welder to weld two new prongs on the back of the emblem and then add new epoxy to secure the emblem in place.

 

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Unitas Pocket Watch Serviced

I received this pocket watch in the mail. Its an Annex Pocket Watch with a Unitas Movement from the early 1980’s. This watch was not running at all until I removed the second had and it started right up. It still need a good service done to it to keep proper time. Below is the results from the service I performed to get it running like new.

 

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Black Onyx Signet Ring Repair

It has been a while since I have posted anything on my Blog so I plan to be more active. I will not only be posted watch repairs, but I will also post Clock repairs, Jewelry Repairs and also jewelry design and fabrication. Below is a carved onyx signet ring that was in touch shape, the onyx was loose and the gold was scratch up. I burnished the metal around the onyx and this got rid of the rattling that the customer would hear from it and I polished this ring to a mirror shine.

 

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