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Thursday, October 23, 2008

What is The Ganoksin Project?






Ok...so you know about the Orchid Blogs and, if you had the time to read the lengthy bio, you know about how Ganoksin came to be. But there is so much more to this jewel!!!

The Ganoksin Project is...

The Tip's From The Jeweler's Bench Library: Ganoksin's rich collection of free online-articles, technical papers, reports, and news on virtually every aspect of the gem and jewelry industry.

The library features a HUGE range of topics from Beginner's Corner to Chasing and Repousse; Enameling to Surface Manipulation; Fabrication to Stone Setting; and even tips from the Pro's on Business & Marketing!

Who wrote all this info? Working and retired professionals in the Jewelry Industry! Names you know like Charles Lewton Brain (if you don't have his new "FoldForming" book add it to your Holiday list), Cynthia Eid, Tim McCreight (of "The Complete MetalSmith"), Robert Dancik...some of these pieces are reprints of articles from respected Industry magazines like MJSA as well as commercial publications such as JewelryArtist & ArtJewelry!

The Jeweler's Bench Exchange:

A project from the Orchid community of jewelry enthusiasts and professionals. We've tried to capture our benches in the midst of everyday turmoil. It all started from a post from Dave Sebaste who wrote on May 9, 2002:

I know a lot of us have digital cameras. What if everyone took a picture of what their bench looks like at this very moment, and we built a collection of these images on a Web page? No tidying up, or putting tools away. Just the state of being in which you now exist. Could be funny, interesting, possibly embarrassing to some, but I bet it would spark more than a few questions and ideas!

http://www.ganoksin.com/exhibition/v/BenchExchange/

MetalCalc - Measurement Conversions:
MetalCalc calculates the length or weight of various precious metal products based on the dimensions you enter. This section of Ganoksin.com also includes a collection of unit's conversion calculators.

http://www.ganoksin.com/MetalCalc/index.htm

Ganoksin's Guide to Industry Websites:

A comprehensive trade directory entirely devoted to online resources for the gem, jewelry and metals industry. Each suggested entry is reviewed by knowledgeable editors insuring the quality and accuracy of websites included in the Guide.


Help others make informed buying decisions with the resources listed . We welcome your opinions and experiences with ordering, customer service and and over all satisfaction.

http://www.ganoksin.com/resources/index.php


: One of the newest features on the "NEW" Ganoksin Project features videos from leaders in the Industry!

The Orchid Jewelry Creation Gallery
You will find within this gallery section, a collection of representative works by members of The Orchid Discussion List. We warmly invite you to join our community and to take part in our jewelry related discussions.

Participation in The Orchid's Jewelry Creations Gallery is open and free of charge. We require jury quality pictures. While we do not judge your design work we reserve the right not to include any submission which the quality of pictures is poor.

http://www.ganoksin.com/exhibition/v/orchid/

So are you looking for inspiration? motivation? resources? a new technique? you can find it all at The Ganoksin Project!

Tomorrow - Orchid and the Orchid Digest...

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