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Metalsmith BenchTalk on BlogTalkRadio with Chris Nelson

Metalsmith BenchTalk on BlogTalkRadio with Chris Nelson

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