Silvera Jewelry School

Silvera Jewelry School

  • Retractable Chuck Key - Duration: 45 seconds.

    • 4 months ago
    This video is about how to make a retractable chuck key so that you can always find it! I'm always looking for great solutions for organizing at the bench. I was ready to rig up a retractable chuck...
  • Burnishing for Polishing - Duration: 3 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 4 months ago
    This video is about using burnishing to polish metal, including gold-filled. Burnishing compresses the surface of the metal to a mirror polish. Unlike abrasives, burnishing doesn't remove metal. Us...
  • Adjusting a Stone Setting after Casting - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 5 months ago
    This video was made as a follow up for my students who learn how to create stone settings in wax models for lost wax casting. It reviews how to prepare the setting to fit the stone, and how to adju...
  • How to use Blazer Butane Torches - Duration: 5 minutes, 43 seconds.

    • 5 months ago
    This video is about how to refuel, light and use the Blazer Stingray and Blazer Big Shot torches. We produced this video as a resource for our students at the Silvera Jewelry School in Berkeley, CA.
  • Author Interview with Joe Silvera - Duration: 5 minutes, 13 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    This is an interview with Kalmbach Books discussing Joe Silvera's book, Soldering Made Simple, from 2010. Inspired by his students' need for a resource on the fundamental skill of soldering, Joe de...
  • Lost Wax Casting Process - Duration: 9 minutes, 11 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    Lost Wax Casting with Joe Silvera (updated)
    This a new version of the lost wax casting overview video that I posted years ago. It has better video and audio quality and more information. Lost wax c...
  • Author Interview with Anat Silvera - Duration: 103 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    Interview with Anat Silvera, author of Enameling Made Easy, and instructor at Silvera Jewelry School. Anat's book was published by Kalmbach and released in February of 2014. Her book adapts traditi...
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