Platinum Fabrication DVD
By Brad Simon
Watch over his shoulder as Brad Simon shows you how he created these three rings!
Three Stone Ring
This three stone basket style mounting looks like an easy project to complete but it takes precise craftsmanship to make this mounting evenly portioned and be straight and symmetrical. There's no room for mistakes, it must be measured and executed accurately. Mastering the techniques of making this 3 stone ring is needed before attempting more advanced projects.
This complex project demonstrates many advanced fabrication skills including how to conceal and strengthen platinum solder seams. Learn how to make settings for princess and baguette stones, forge a shank and much more.
This unique ring design stretches your fabrication skills to accommodate the unusual setting style of the center tanzanite. It incorporates traditional soldering techniques as well as utilizing new Fusion Welding techniques using the PUK Welder. Other advanced fabrication procedures are also demonstrated.
By Brad Simon
Soldering and Polishing are the two most challenging aspects of working on Platinum Jewelry. In this live presentation Brad Simon CMBJ, shows common platinum repair and manufacturing techniques. Welding VS Soldering is discussed along with detailed information on different solder usage. Special emphasis is given to solder seams, and how to avoid having the seam show after the work is completed, including seam preparation, solder selection, seam placement, and finishing procedures. Various procedures are explained and numerous useful bench tips are given to make soldering and polishing platinum easier and more efficient. This seminar is entertaining as well as informative and is presented in a concise and understandable way.