RADICAL JEWELRY MAKEOVER
Adam Whitney
How do you weigh what techniques and materials you will use?

I’ve been given a wide range of materials and have grouped them according to their metal. The first step is to refine the various low karat gold I have been given to use. Some of the gold has already been melted and made into new material, but the resulting alloy is very difficult to work with. Melted and reclaimed 14k & 10k gold tends to result in a brassy colored gold instead of a bright buttery yellow of higher karat gold it’s also brittle and cracks, making it difficult to work with.
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