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The Schmied at Work

If you have ever wondered about how fine gold jewellery is made, here are some pictures of Hardy (and his son Helmut) at work in their Toronto shop/store. From the tools and work benches used, to drawing the gold wire, to actually creating his masterpieces. Click on any image for a larger view.

The Schmied at Work
Tools of the trade
The Schmied at Work
Work benches
The Schmied at Work
Rolling out red gold wire
The Schmied at Work
Drawing gold out by hand
The Schmied at Work
Close up of drawing
The Schmied at Work
Shaping the gold
The Schmied at Work
Enealing gold heart
The Schmied at Work
Annealing gold bar
The Schmied at Work
Hammering bangle
The Schmied at Work
Filing gold heart
The Schmied at Work
Filing Austrian eagle
The Schmied at Work
Hand-engraved broach
The Schmied at Work
Filing ring
The Schmied at Work
Engraving ring
The Schmied at Work
Polishing ring
The Schmied at Work
Art weld Toronto skyline
The Schmied at Work
Finished Sunburst pendant
The Schmied at Work
Engraving in our tool shop
The Schmied at Work
Agate selection
The Schmied at Work
Framed art weld picture
The Schmied at Work
The Schmied's poems