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Making Fused Metal Jewelry Technique

Fused Jewelry Technique Tutorial - US$37

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Making Fused Metal Jewelry Technique

This tutorial teaches in-depth metal fusing techniques in precise detail and easy to follow steps:

  • - Fusing metal explained
  • - Making Rings and a Pendant
  • - Discuss setting of gems in fused metal
  • This tutorial can be made in a standard smithing workshop. You will need:
  •  - Metal : silver or gold or other
  •  - Gemstones

You will receive :

  • -- 82 Pictures and illustrations
  • -- 47 Pages of detailed instructions
  • -- Personalized tips on tools and techniques

In addition you will also receive a free Rotary Burnishing Tools Tutorial showing you how to make your own rotary burnishers which you might use in the fusing metal tutorial.

Fused Jewelry Technique - Molten Metal
Formation of molten metal
Fusing metal with oxidizing flame
Fusing metal with oxidizing flamel
Fusing metal technique - flame control
Flame control is essential in fusing metal
Fused Metal Technique Setting
Setting gemstones in fused metal

Fusing metal gives textures and spontaneous form that cannot be created in any other way. The texture of fused metal is often referred to the molten texture or organic looking metal texture. With some experience a large measure of control can be exercised making the end result anything but random.

I regard this skill as another great technique in my toolbox, to achieve a desired look and feel particularly suited to freeform gemstones or when the design requires a natural organic feel.

Basically, when metal is fused using a small hot flame, the top outer surface of the metal melts and the inner section remains solid. When the flame is removed quickly, the metal immediately "freezes" and contracts forming valleys and ridges.

This Fused Jewelry Tutorial is aimed at all levels of metalsmithing with the basic bench tool setup.

Once you've become familiar with the fusing metal technique you will have opened a completely new avenue to expand your skill range.

Fused metal free-form opal pendant

The fused technique is another tool that gives you freedom and creativity in your designs.
Like this pendant where the fused gold mirrors the opal fire.
 

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