Create striking, contemporary designs with ancient fusing techniques!
Renowned metalsmith and Rio Grande instructor Victoria Lansford shares trade secrets from 25 years at the bench as she teaches you granulation techniques for gorgeous jewelry. First, hone your torch control as you form granules from sterling silver and learn how to fuse wire and granules to sheet metal. Discover the visual cues that indicate when your piece is fully fused, then tackle fusing larger designs. Follow along as Victoria guides you through fusing stacked, 18K gold embellishments as well as perfectly symmetrical granulated earrings. Then, learn how to craft impressive, granulated ring bands. Add intricate fused details to a blank, and shape and solder the band plus, discover essential techniques for finishing your ring with decorative granules, a bezel and a perfectly set stone!
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