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The Art of Jewelry Making, by jewelry educator and JCK contributor Alan Revere, follows the careers of 25 artists. It provides insight into their life and work, focusing on the evolution of handmade jewelry and contemporary design at the turn of the millennium. The designers document, step by step, the creation of a signature piece in their collection. The full-color, hardbound book is illustrated with 180 color photos and hundreds of sketches. Featured artists include Michael Good, Marianne Hunter, Ross Coppleman, Abrasha, Patrick Murphy, Tami Dean, Tim McCreight, Etienne Perret, Don Friedlich, and Charles Lewton-Brain. An introductory section by Revere describes the tools and basic procedures used in jewelry making. The 144-page book, published by Sterling Publishers, sells for $24.95. Revere Academy Books, 760 Market St., Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94102; (800) 844-9442.

EP37-3FLF is a low-viscosity adhesive/sealant with high flexibility. It cures at room temperature or more quickly at elevated temperatures. It bonds well to a wide variety of substrates. It is available in pint, quart, gallon, and five-gallon kits and has a shelf life of one year. Syringe applicators are available. Master Bond Inc., 154 Hobart St., Hackensack, NJ 07601-3922; (201) 343-8983, fax (201) 343-2132, www.masterbond.com.

The GoldPro Model PNC-300 CAMM-3 Desktop Milling Machine gives physical form to 3-D data for use in investment castings. Features include maximum operation speeds of 3.6 meters per minute for the X and Y axes and 1.8 meters per minute for the Z axis, software resolution of 0.01 mm per step, and mechanical resolution of 0.00125 mm per step. In addition to modeling, the unit performs simple 2-D engraving. Gold International Machinery Corp., P.O. Box 998, Pawtucket, RI 02862-0998; (800) 619-GOLD or (401) 724-3200, fax (401) 728-5770.

The Jewelry Workshop Safety Report by Charles Lewton-Brain reviews issues of studio safety and discusses strategies for recognizing risks in the jewelry workshop. It emphasizes reducing hazards by substituting materials or processes. The book is divided into two main sections; the first part deals with safety issues from the jeweler’s point of view, and the second organizes information for reference. Brain Press, Box 1624, Station M, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 2L7; (403) 263-3955, fax (403) 283-9053.

Duralco 125N “Stress Free” Epoxy forms flexible, electrically conductive bonds for continuous use to 400°F. It cures at room temperature and is formulated in a dispenser pack. The epoxy bonds to glass, ceramics, metals, plastics, and dissimilar materials. It adheres to steel, stainless, aluminum, lead, and ceramics and is resistant to moisture, chemicals, and ceramics. Cotronics Corp., 3379 Shore Pkwy., Brooklyn, NY 11235; (718) 646-7996, fax (718) 646-3028.