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Have you ever been OVERWHELMED by all the apparent Skills and Tools Needed to Make JEWELRY? Wax Carving. Casting. Soldering. Molding. Mass Finishing. Stone Setting. Polishing. ETC.

I know when I first got started in jewelry making, even though it was quite a few years ago, I still remember I was floored by all the steps and techniques used in the craft of making jewelry.

Well, over the past weeks, I have been putting together a few FREE VIDEOS to help you understand a little bit more, how some of it fits together. THIS video is kind of of an overview of some of the processes used in getting jewelry from the concept, or idea phase, to an actual physical shiny piece.

Check it out HERE,

  

I will be sending out more videos in the coming days that cover other subjects.

When you subscribed to JewelryMonk.com, you wanted to get updated with new content and info from the website. BUT, I also want to learn from you what you would like to see my end……

SO do me a favor…….

After the video, Scroll Down and Leave a Comment.

I want to know if it was helpful and what your thoughts are.

As always, Take Care…..

Doug

Now….. Go Make Something Shiny

JewelryMonk Design Contest Final Update

1st JewelryMonk Design Contest is in the books!


I am finishing up on all the videos, and will make them available soon. There are 19 Main Videos, 19 Bonus Videos, and tons of other content, WHAT A PROJECT!  I had a ton of fun, and look forward to the next contest, Which will be a project all on metal fabrication and soldering. But first, I need a break…. Stay Tuned

NOW….. Go make something shiny!

Doug

017 JewelryMonk Podcast Update, Contest, Trip,

JewelryMonk Podcast Episode 17

Here is what’s new and what I have been up to in the past couple of months:

  • In November I had to take a trip to China for some work, I had a great time and got to see and eat things that invigorated my senses.

  • Right before I left on my trip, I resigned from my position with the company I was employed with, and started my own journey…… Upon returning from overseas, I launched my personal website devoted to consulting and training in Jewelry Manufacturers. I have been working in Jewelry factories for over 32 years, some of the largest in the world, and have a wealth of info to share., DougNapier.com was launched to enhance the JewelryMonk Industries family. (Image)   I have been doing CAD work on the side as well, to keep the lights on.

The JewelryMonk Design Contest, was launched just before I left on my trip, and in early December, the winner was chosen. Jillian Logue’s design was picked, and I created a piece of jewelry from her design. I recorded the whole process from sketch, to finished piece, creating a model and a mold. She will receive her finished piece of jewelry, the model, the mold, and a video series that captures the whole process.

A Video Series will soon be available for sale that covers the whole process from drawing and wax carving, through casting, stone setting and polishing.

Prelude1

Prelude2

In this episode, I covered a Health Tip

from TheAbundanceProject.com

“3 Ways You Can Reduce the Stress in your Life and Find Happiness, Peace, and Abundance” by Kyle Hunt

Covering how to:

  • Alter your perception: If you truly want to reduce stress, you have to become the master of your mental and emotional state.”
  • Communicate your thoughts: If you have things in your personal relationships that are bothering you, be honest with people and relieve some of the burden.”
  • Exercise Regularly: Even though it’s a short amount of time to spare, staying consistent with exercise will allow you to clear your head, refocus on your priorities, and relieve the tension that stress adds to your life.”

 

Jewelry Tips:

  • Cotton Balls, Q-Tips, Aspirin Cotton
  • Red Rouge
  • Gray Compound
  • Valve Grinding Compound

I also added a fun story because it is not good to be serious all the time………

Cool Tool of the Week:

3D Digital Microscope QX800 HD High Resolution

 

As Always,  if you find value in this content, or if you like to keep up to date on the goings-on here, make sure to  Subscribe to the JewelryMonk Blog Via Email (link in the upper right corner of www.JewelryMonk.com)  also if you know someone who makes jewelry, tell them about this site or The JewelryMonk Podcast.  That means the world to me!

You can also follow JewelryMonk on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat,…. we are all over the place.

Now go make something shiny!

Doug

Quick Ultrasonic Tip for Today

Quick Ultrasonic Tip for Today and Update

Hey everyone!

I have been so busy lately producing content for the first JewelryMonk Design Contest, I have lost vision for a bit. I do that, I get tunnel-vision when I am working on a project, and don’t look up till it is finished. I apologize for that, not that I am ever going to get better, but it seems like the thing to do. I am almost finished with the design, and with the videos that go along with this project. My plan is releasing a video series on how I took this design from the drawing stage, all the way through till the finished product. I have been video recording every step with 4 different cameras, and doing some fun editing. I have 16 videos finished already, and a few more to do till completion. All that said I will get back to producing tips, tricks, and podcasts very soon.

Until then, here is a quick lil’ video I made today.

Click Here to Follow Along on this Project

Now…… Go make something Shiny…..

Doug

 

Progress on the JewelryMonk Design Contest Part 2

Progress on the JewelryMonk Design Contest Part 2

I trust everyone had a great Christmas and New Years. Now it is time to get back into the “Groove” of the 2017 year. I have been busy creating this piece of jewelry, and recording and editing videos for this project, which Jillian, the winner will get. I will also make them available to the public soon thereafter for purchase. Follow along with the progress by subscribing here at JewelryMonk.com

I will also get back into the studio soon and make more JewelryMonk Podcast episodes. Also, after this project is done, I will be adding content, more free tips and tricks, here at JewelryMonk.com

Click Here to Follow Along on this Project

Now, Go make something shiny……

Doug