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Day1, The Beginning

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OK, this is day 1, June 1st, 2014. My goal is to try and post once a day for the next 90 days….. WOW, quite an achievement for someone who doesn’t blog at all. I don’t know how this will turn out, but let’s give it a try. I hope to make this a community of people, with feedback, questions, and involvement from many to make and mold us into better jewelry makers

My outline will be, as of today, to focus on different facets of making jewelry each day of the week:

  • Monday Design (Waxcarving, Metalsmith, CAD, Etc)
  • Tuesday (Shaping, Doming, Filing, Grinding, etc.)
  • Wednesday (Soldering, Cold-joining)
  • Thursday (Potpourri, mixed ideas, whatever we come up with)
  • Friday (Reproduction, Casting, Models-Molds, Mold-cutting, Wax-injection, Stamping, etc.)
  • Saturday (Stone Setting: Prongs, Bezels, Channels, etc.)
  • Sunday (Polishing, Finishing, Contrasting Finishes, etc.)

Are you ready for a journey? I am, so lets go…….

Doug

Welcome to JewelryMonk!

Howdy and Welcome to JewelryMonk!

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Something new is coming. I am embarking on a journey, something completely new to me, and truthfully something I am kind of uncomfortable with, but am willing to jump in and see what the “water” is like.  I will be sharing tips, tricks, and methods I have learned over the 28+ years I have been in the jewelry industry. I know I can’t take it with me, and am a advocate of passing knowledge down, and being a good steward of the things I have been given.

In the future, we will be adding a podcast (internet radio show), e-books,  and whatever we can to help you become a more well-rounded jewelry maker.

Are you ready? Come along this journey with me!

Doug