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  • 01:01

    Metalsmith Benchtalk with Urban- Armour Metalsmith Chris Nelson from Colorado

    in Art

    Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 3:00 pm PST/ 4:00 MST is metalsmith Chris Nelson. Chris I will be teaching a 3 Day Basic Ferrous Musings/Fusings workshop in San Diego at Whaley Studios Feb. 27-March 1. Please join us for this live interview and participate by logging onto the chatroom or by sending a message to Whaley Studios via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. 


     


    About Chris:


    Chris began his goldsmithing career in 2000 and has studied under some of the most influential and highly respected art jewelry metalsmiths in the US.  Mastery of several torches, alloying high-karat golds, fusing dissimilar metals, understanding metallurgy and chemistry, and exploring hand-applied textures and patinas have lead to the creation of Urban-Armour.  Chris discovered the ancient Japanese technique, Zougan, to be a perfect process for applying fine gold and silver to iron and other non-precious metals on his jewelry. The work now includes a palette of 7 distinct gold alloys fused to highly hand-textured iron at temperatures approaching 2000 degrees F


     


    Urban-Armour jewelry begs to be worn to understand its “indestructible substance and beauty.”   


    Website:


    http://www.urban-armour.com/Home.html

  • 01:18

    Laird Scranton: Point of Origin

    in News

    New Book Links Ancient Cultures to Mysterious Archeological site of Gobekli Tepe


    How could multiple ancient cultures, spanning both years and geography, have strikingly similar creation myths and cosmologies? Why do the Dogon of Africa and the civilizations of ancient Egypt, India, Tibet, and China share sacred words and symbols? Revealing the existence of a long-forgotten primal culture and the world’s first center of higher learning, Laird Scranton shows how the sophisticated complex at Gobekli Tepe in Turkey is the definitive point of origin from which all the great civilizations of the past inherited their cosmology, esoteric teachings, and civilizing skills, such as agriculture, metallurgy, and stone masonry, fully developed. 


     


    Laird Scranton is a recognized authority on Dogon mythology and symbolism. A frequent guest on radio programs such as Coast to Coast AM and Red Ice Radio, he has been a featured speaker at national conferences on ancient mysteries, including the Paradigm Symposium. He is the author of several books, including The Science of the Dogonand China’s Cosmological Prehistory. He lives in Albany, New York.

  • 02:01

    The Free American

    in Education

    My Guest today is: Dr. Jake Wade, Dean of Timothy Bible College.


    From Albert Einstein’s ‘Theory of Relativity,’ Dr. Wade began a journey to seek meaningful answers for life’s mysteries. His study of the Bible became a passion and he began to see correlations in the physics between the two. Dr. Wade became an author, a teacher, a minister, and eventually put his best efforts into this manual for life; Spiritual/Biblical Psychology. This work contains studies of the spiritual, mental and physical interrelated components of mans being. Intelligence, the nervous system, the brain and the electromagnetic field interconnect and keep the human body in harmony, when all goes well. What happens when it does not? See Physics and Einstein intertwine into a logical, pragmatic view of the human experience.


    After running an engineering business, Dr. Wade put his vast education in engineering, metallurgy, physics, chemical engineering, welding and psychology to excellent use; building pipelines and fathering five children. The events led to becoming a country dweller on a small ranch near Austin, TX, where he was blessed with raising two more girls with his beloved wife Linda Simmerman Wade who went on to heaven in 2003. Special thanks are given to Cathryn Craig Wade, PhD, MBA. for her endless editing, advice and artistic views of life and the world which contributed greatly to this endeavor.


    Every American needs to understand that the entire national press is controlled, and is simply giving you the "news" you are supposed to have.   Please go to http://freeamerican.com and www.shop.freeamerican.com to order my books and the new Free American Magazines.

  • 01:33

    Chief Robert Three Eagles Shrewsbury, Lenape Treasure Hunter and Metallurgist

    in Religion

    Prerecorded... no call-ins please.


    Please make a donation at http://NativeAmericanChurch.US and help us stay on BlogTalkRadio


    Chief Robert Three Eagles Shrewsbury of Terra Firma Assayers is BlueOtter's first mentor on The Good Red Road.


    He is The "Man Who Can Find Anything."


    Although raised in a difficult family of unusual beliefs, Robert Three Eagles survived to become an adult at 12 years of age.  From then on he chose his own work, education and interests.  Not content to just read about life, he followed many of his interests to their roots.  He enjoys humor and telling stories of his research and experiences to friends and acquaintances.  Now a family man, his interests have spread to world trends and civil rights issues

  • 00:12

    Finding A High Quality Junior Gold Explorer in Nevada

    in Business

    Canamex's Bruner Project is located in Nevada which is probably the top gold mining jurisdiction in the world on 500 acres of private land. This means they may have a shorter permitting timeline. Canamex has excellent infrastucture with grid power only 12 miles away and access to a highway. The metallurgy is excellent with high extractions using lower levels of reagents. They have a historical resource which is growing with a recent drill intercept of 57.9 meters of over 5 g/ton. They also have a new discovery on a different part of the property where they hit 110 meter of over 4 g/ton material. Could they be connected with high grade feeder systems? The investment by NYSE listed Hecla and Gold Resource Corp may signal that they feel there may be a good chance. Now with cash in hand Canamex has commenced diamond drilling at Bruner. Over 10k meters of drilling will take place in 2014 following up on the high grade feeder zone in the historic resource and the Penelas East Discovery. The company should have consistent good news flow over the next six months as they are putting $1.75 million into drilling. Eventually all this drilling data will be incorporated into a maiden 43-101 resource. Canamex is a very active junior gold explorer in mining friendly Nevada at a time when many juniors are dormant. It is at these turns in the gold market when the potential winners can be identified. Canamex President and COO Greg Hahn Comments:
    "...the 2014 drilling program has the potential to significantly advance our efforts in proceeding to delineate our first National Instrument 43-101 mineral resource estimate on the Bruner gold project." I look forward to the active drilling season for this largely undiscovered junior gold miner in Nevada.

    Disclosure: Author owns CNMXF and they are a website sponsor.

  • 00:46

    Hermes, Enoch, Fallen Angels, and Atlantis

    in Education

    Hermes Trismegistus: received the name "Thrice Great," derived from the The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus, wherein it is stated that he knew the three parts of the wisdom of the whole universe. The three parts of the wisdom are alchemy, astrology, and theurgy.


    Enoch:  Was a prophet, and God loved him very much.  Hebrews 11:5 (KJV)   By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.  According to Hermetic literature, Enoch was actually Hermes, and he ruled Atlantis before the flood.


    Fallen Angels:  The Holy Bible and the Book of Enoch describe 200 (1/3) of the Angels from heaven as haven "fallen" from grace, come down to earth and lusted after human females, taking wives for themselves and producing offspring which became the Giants or Nephilim that devoured the earth. and God destroyed life on Earth in order to get rid of (most of) the Nephilim.  The Book of Enoch states that their demon souls are buried deep in the Earth, and they will be loosed for the Great Tribulation.  The Bible concurs:  Genesis 6:4 (KJV) There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.  The Fallen Angels tought mankind the arts of:  Warfare, Astrology, Alchemy, Metallurgy, Beautification, and Magic.

  • 01:00

    Metalsmith BenchTalk with Daniel Ballard

    in Art

    My Guest this Thursday, September 26th at 3 p.m. PST on MetalSmith BenchTalk is Daniel Ballard of Precious Metals West, who returns to the show. We'll be talking about "purple gold" and much more!   About: Since 1984 Precious Metals West / Fine Gold has been the custom and manufacturing jewelers’ resource. Refining is just the start of our skills, products and services. Not only do we make products like casting grain, fabricating grain sheet wire and solders… In addition, our research team has made breakthroughs we all enjoy today. Please note we do not process refining for the public, mines, or electronic scrap. We process jewelry and related materials only.    First, we pioneered cadmium free solders. This is old news now as all of our competitors have followed suit. Next, we developed the world’s first ever plumb platinum solders. These are now used all over the world and recognized as the best platinum solders ever. Then we applied that advanced metallurgy to gold solders and created the lowest flowing 14kt solders so jewelers can stay “plumb” and fix the most delicate items.    When white gold became extremely popular, we worked up advanced alloys and golds that do not require rhodium plating. When MJSA committed to a “White Gold Task Force” the first meeting was held in our factory and included our people. That project resulted in a set of reliable standards for white gold color internationally.    For more about Precious Metals West, visit www.preciousmetalswest.com/.

  • 00:27

    Mining, Business and the Environment

    in Business

    Jim Renner, PG Manager of Environmental Stewardship Southern Ionics Inc.
    Mr. Renner is a geologist and environmental planner with 25 years of experience in natural resource consulting. He has worked on a wide variety of projects related to mining and mineral processing, water supply, and environmental impact assessment and management. A few examples of his work include permitting water supply reservoirs in DeKalb, Gwinnet, and Whitfield Counties (Georgia); developing consistent wastewater treatment standards for Coca-Cola’s worldwide operations; and identifying conservation and recreation options and economic impacts, leading to The Nature Conservancy’s and State of Tennessee’s purchase of the 8000 acre Doe Mountain tract in Mountain City. Jim recently joined Southern Ionics, a southeast regional chemical producer. He is working to advance a company-wide commitment to environmental stewardship and is assisting the newly-formed mining group in developing mines and mineral processing facilities in southeast Georgia.
    Mr. Renner is a member of the Georgia Mining Association; Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration; Society of Wetland Scientists; The Nature Conservancy; the Satilla Riverkeeper; and other groups promoting responsible resource development and conservation.
    M.S., Geology, University of Georgia, 1989
    B.S., Geology, University of Georgia, 1984
    Professional Geologist; Professional Wetland Scientist

  • 01:01

    Metalsmith BenchTalk on BlogTalkRadio with Chris Nelson

    in Art

     
    My Guest this Thursday, September 20th at 3 p.m. PDT/6EDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk is metalsmith and goldsmith Chris Nelson of Urban-Armour.   About: Chris began his goldsmithing career in 2000 and has studied under some of the most influential and highly respected art jewelry metalsmiths in the US. Mastery of several torches, alloying high-karat golds, fusing dissimilar metals, understanding metallurgy and chemistry, and exploring hand-applied textures and patinas have lead to the creation of Urban-Armour. Chris discovered the ancient Japanese technique, Zougan, to be the perfect process for applying fine gold and silver to iron and other non-precious metals on his jewelry.   The original iron and gold pieces by Chris debuted at the 2009 Salida Riverside Arts Festival where Chris was honored with the First Place Award for 3D work. His collections have evolved further with cold and hot forging of iron, heavy hand applied textures and engravings, and specially formulated high-karat gold alloys fused to the iron. Pieces often incorporate several colors of gold from 18k to 24k.  Raw diamonds, rubies and other quality gemstones are frequently applied to his work.   Chris is a nature enthusiast living a simple lifestyle, promoting the need for adornment which can withstand outdoor active wear while still be worn in an urban environment. The concept of Urban-Armour was conceived to symbolize the personal protection that jewelry can convey, “distinct indestructible art jewelry for those with extreme lifestyles.”  His jewelry can be worn in the morning rock-climbing and in the evening to the opera.   For more information, visit http://www.urban-armour.com/Home.html.

  • 00:58

    Metalsmith BenchTalk with Chris Nelson

    in Art

    My Guest this Thursday, March 7 at 3 p.m. PDT/6EDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk is metalsmith and goldsmith Chris Nelson of Urban-Armour, who returns to the show!   About: Chris began his goldsmithing career in 2000 and has studied under some of the most influential and highly respected art jewelry metalsmiths in the US. Mastery of several torches, alloying high-karat golds, fusing dissimilar metals, understanding metallurgy and chemistry, and exploring hand-applied textures and patinas have lead to the creation of Urban-Armour. Chris discovered the ancient Japanese technique, Zougan, to be the perfect process for applying fine gold and silver to iron and other non-precious metals on his jewelry.   The original iron and gold pieces by Chris debuted at the 2009 Salida Riverside Arts Festival where Chris was honored with the First Place Award for 3D work. His collections have evolved further with cold and hot forging of iron, heavy hand applied textures and engravings, and specially formulated high-karat gold alloys fused to the iron. Pieces often incorporate several colors of gold from 18k to 24k. Raw diamonds, rubies and other quality gemstones are frequently applied to his work.   Chris is a nature enthusiast living a simple lifestyle, promoting the need for adornment which can withstand outdoor active wear while still be worn in an urban environment. The concept of Urban-Armour was conceived to symbolize the personal protection that jewelry can convey, “distinct indestructible art jewelry for those with extreme lifestyles.”  His jewelry can be worn in the morning rock-climbing and in the evening to the opera.   For more information, visit http://www.urban-armour.com/Home.html.

  • 01:01

    MetalSmith BenchTalk with James Binnion

    in Art

    My Guest this Thursday, November 8 at 3 p.m. PDT/6EDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk is mokume gane pioneer James Binnion.   About: "Jim's love of craft started in his grandmother's home.  His grandmother was a weaver and furniture maker who inspired Jim to use his creative talents. Jim has been making jewelry for over 30 years. Though he learned jewelry basics in high school he has continued to make jewelry and expand his knowledge all of his adult life.   Jim has always been drawn to the beauty and workmanship of Japanese craft. Once he saw mokume in the early 1980s he knew he would make mokume. He pioneered a technique for making electric kiln-fired mokume gane. In 1991 he established James Binnion Metal Arts (JBMA), working exclusively in mokume. He has consulted with other mokume artists and metallurgists to develop his theoretical and practical knowledge of metallurgy.  He continues to refine his lamination process and designs.  Jim has been on the web since 1996.   He freely shares his expertise on the Ganoksin Orchid jewelry forum and has been interviewed for numerous articles on mokume, metals and jewelry.  His chapter for Steve Midgett's book, “Mokume Gane A Comprehensive Study” describes the use of the electric kiln in making mokume.  He has written and presented a number of papers on mokume at The Santa Fe Symposium on Jewelry Manufacturing Technology. In May 2003, he was awarded the Industry Leader Award by The Santa Fe Symposium for his significant contribution in sharing quality technical information.     For more information on James, visit http://www.mokume-gane.com/index.php?page=home.

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