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Friday, October 8, 2010

2011 Orchid Raffle Announced!!!

The Ganoksin Project
The Gem and Jewelry World's Foremost Resource on The Internet. Open to the public, Free of Charge!
For Immediate Release: October 5, 2010

Ganoksin Orchid Raffle 2011 is announced!

$10,000 Rio Grande Gift Certificate Give-away!

Rio Grande is your online source for innovative jewelry-making products, great service and technical know-how. Whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned professional jeweler, metalsmith or artisan, we share your passion.

The Ganoksin Project is giving away $10,000 worth of gift certificate prizes towards an exciting SHOPPING SPREE throughout the extensive Rio Grande tools & supplies catalog!

Now your Rio Grande shopping dreams could be made true. ;-)

Your chances of winning are realistic! Yes, You CAN WIN the tools and equipment you really need!

All raffle proceeds go directly to support Ganoksin Project and The Orchid list, which supports the exchange of free information for all.

Without your dedicated support and continued generosity The Ganoksin Project would not exist.

How It works
We are pleased to announce the latest in our series of the Orchid Give-aways!

TO ENTER THE DRAW: You purchase a downloadable eBook(s), which entitles you to ONE entry in the draw for EVERT $35 you spend.

Each of the 2 (two) winners of our random draw can use their gift certificate to purchase $5,000 worth of products sold online at Riogrande.com. An exciting shopping spree throughout the extensive Rio Grande’s tools Catalog! Perfect for outfitting your bench or supplies box. Now your Rio Grande shopping dreams could be made true.

This year we offer three complete eBooks

Lost Wax Jewelry Making: The Build-up Technique

One of the few books available on wax modelmaking; "Lost Wax Jewelry Making: The Build-up Technique" by Minoru Azama, printed in Japanese by Kashiwa Hobby Books. 1999.

Azama process emphasizes building up wax as opposed to starting with a wax blank and carving away material. He uses this approach for organic as well as geometric subjects. The potential of this technique is unlimited!

Azama's work is outstanding, some of it so very precise and geometric that one would think it had been carved of hard wax. The book was written for students at the Japan Jewelry Academy, and Mr. Azama has been generous enough to write a complete English translation.

Complete Edition: $70
Part 1 Only: $35
Part 2 Only: $35

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Small Scale Photography

This eBook gives excellent lessons on how to set up a home or studio photo booth to take professional-quality photographs and slides of your jewelry or small objects such as ceramics, glass and so on.

Taking your own quality images saves money and time. The system (not counting the cost of camera and tripod) costs less than 60.00$ to set up. How to build a drop shadow photo booth, film types, lighting, miniature spotlighting, composition, backgrounds, surface understanding and image creation are covered. PR techniques are taught and sources are listed. The ideas shared in this set can save you hundreds of dollars in professional photographic fees and time.

Free Bonous: Digital photo notes

Complete Edition: $70
Part 1 Only: $35
Part 2 Only: $35

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Cheap Thrills in The Tools Shop

This Classic book is a loose, eclectic collection of short cuts, bench tricks and alternative equipment options for goldsmiths. Cheap tool making, conversions and unexpected sources for tools are all described. Sections include shop machines, tools, setting tools, soldering and more. Will save you hundreds of dollars in the jewelry studio. Lots of line drawings, lists and reviews of sources round out the book. A good table of contents and index make finding information easy. This was the first bench tricks book published in English in 40 years and led the interest in Bench Tricks in the jewelry/metals field.

Complete Edition: $70
Part 1 Only: $35
Part 2 Only: $35

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Increase your chances! Buy more than one!
There are two different chapters in this series and you can buy one or more of these and each purchase puts you in the draw for the voucher. You are not limited in the number of entries you can have. You can buy and download as many copies as you wish.

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The Grand Prize winners will be drawn on March 15, 2011

Remember:
- Participation is open worldwide!
- Only 2,000 Tickets issued and they sell fast!

Support Orchid! Buy an eBook! Only $35 per chapter.

Buy Now

We wish you all the best of luck and happy purchasing.

Hanuman
The Ganoksin Project


The Ganoksin Project is the largest virtual single information source for searchable archived content for jewelry and metals in the world. Its 10,500 Orchid members foster sharing, support community, enhance productivity and encourage studio safety, by promoting education in the jewelry and metal arts worldwide.

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