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Casters

Billanti Casting Co., Inc.
516.775.4800 New Hyde Park, NY

Casting House
877.927.2278 Chicago, IL

GNW Designs, Inc.
CAD models and casting of custom pieces and multiple reproductions.

Gold Cast
613.728.8494 Ottawa, Ontario

Golden Island Jewelry
San Francisco, CA. Fabrication in sterling silver, casting in pewter, antiquing, soldering and specialize in epoxy enameling. No website that I'm aware of.

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Professional mold making and high quality casting.

JCCO Enterprises Jewelry Casting Services
BUFFALO , N.Y. (716) 626 0892

Jena Hounshell Casting
833 Market St., Suite 516 :: San Francisco, CA 94103 :: 510.390.0065

JR Casting
killean@jrcasting.com. San Francisco. One off casting and multiples. Services include mold making and slight clean up (sprue removal). They cast in silver, gold, brass and bronze.

Larry Paul Casting, Inc.
215.928.1644 Philadelphia, PA

Noah Farb - 3D Printing
3D Printing for original models for casting. Also facebook.com/freeformind and @freeformindustries

Paul Castiglioni - Master Mold Maker
530 292 3510, Grass Valley, Ca

Racecar Jewelry
Pawtucket, RI. Casting in silver, gold, and white metals like pewter.

Robert Snell Casting
530.273.8958 Grass Valley, California

Ruidoso Metalworks
Production shop specializing in full service precision investment casting and jewelry manufacturing

That Casting Place
Los Angeles, California (323) 258-5691. Find them on Facebook when you search for 'That Casting Place' in LA.

Tiny Desk Designs
Find out more on instagram @TinyDeskDesigns or email tinydeskdesigns@gmail.com. She woks with new designers, and is friendly for casting short runs.


Helpful Articles about Jewelry Making

Answers to some Common Questions about Soldering
Soldering can be confusing. Joe Silvera sheds light on common questions to help you troubleshoot your soldering.

Create Samples of your Enamel Colors
How to create a handy sample board of enamel colors. By Anat Silvera

How to Adjust your Bench Pin Height and add a Sweeps Tray to a Table
Blog article by Joe Silvera on hacks for your kitchen table jewelry space. Raise your bench pin to make it a more comfortable height, and create a leather sweeps bag for all that silver dust.

How to Make an Easy and Safe Torch Station
Got fire? How to make a safe soldering and annealing station. By Joe Silvera

In a pickle. All about pickling solutions and how to dispose of them.
Advice about pickle solutions for cleaning your jewelry after soldering. By Joe Silvera

Organize your sandpaper and metal
Tips for keeping your sandpaper and jewelry metals handy and organized. By Joe Silvera

Setting up a Home Jewelry Studio
Advice from Joe Silvera on how to set up a home studio

The Story of Art Nouveau
Interesting article about one of my favorite art styles.

Tips for Working with Gold-Filled and other filled metals
Gold filled can be tricky to use without damaging it. Helpful tips by Joe Silvera

Troubleshooting Tips for your Butane Torch
How to diagnose and fix common problems with butane torches. By Joe Silvera

Which soldering surface is best?
How to choose the right soldering board or other surface to get the job done. By Joe Silvera


Hotels and Lodging Near the School

Hotel Shattuck
Downtown Berkeley. Take BART and it's only one station away. BART is a 10 minute walk from the school. They often will match online deals. Near lots of theaters, restaurants and more.

Quaint quiet creekside cottage
AirBnB cottage near the school. Called 'Quaint quiet creekside cottage.'

Skyacre Cottage near Berkeley
Private, quiet setting on a hilltop near Berkeley. Separate from owner's home, sheltered by tall trees, near woodland trails, guests will enjoy beautiful bay views. 10 minute drive or public transit

The Brick Path Bed and Breakfast
Elegant, refined and romantic lodging. 30 minute walk or 6 minute drive.

The Golden Bear Inn
Old time motel with clean, quiet rooms, just across the street. They offer students 10% off.


Metalsmithing

Wubbers Pliers and Tutorials
The Wubbers website not only has great information about their great quality pliers, but it also offers free tutorials.

A&A Jewelry Supply
When I studied and worked in LA, A & A was my place to buy tools, findings, etc. Check them out.

Baubles and Beads
A great source for beads, classes, books and tools in Berkeley and San Rafael. And another place where Joe and Anat teach. Check it out.

Fine Engraving and Jewelry by David Giulietti
Great engraving service and beautiful jewelry in Berkeley, Ca.

Ganoksin.com
A great resource and forum for jewelers, students and jewelry artists.

Whatsonmybench.blogspot.com
This is Emily B. Miller's blog on jewelry and creativity. Check it out.


Press and Publicity

Beads, Baubles and Jewels - TV appearance
2 appearances: free form prong setting, how to polish a hammer, and how to make a texture hammer. Dates to be announced but approximately October, 2012

Jewel School - Live TV appearance
Demonstrating soldering, bezel setting and polishing with flex shafts. July, 2012

Jewel School - Live TV appearance
Demonstrating soldering and bezel setting, February 2012.

Article in ArtJewelry magazine January 2014
Layered Landscape Argentium Ring - fuse and solder argentium sterling

Article in ArtJewelry magazine July 2013
Modify a Hammer to Create Your Own Texture

Author Interview with Kalmbach Publishing
Author interview about my book, Soldering Made Simple: Easy Techniques for Kitchen Table Jewelers.

Kalmbach Book Store
Reviews of my soldering book at my publisher's site

Kalmbach Book Store
Reviews of my soldering DVD at my publisher's site

Review of Silvera Jewelry School by Student
Peggy Li, one of our students, posted an independent review of Silvera Jewelry School on her blog in March, 2015.

Sweet Willow Designs
Review of Soldering Made Simple