Apprentice Log

Helen's Apprentice Log — Day 10, The Following Friday

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist managing editor Helen Driggs spent nine days in apprentice mode with master lapidary and jewelry artist Michael Boyd at his Pueblo, Colorado studio.  This is her day-by-day log of her experiences. Since I'd missed out on my original TA stint in the cancelled Boise workshop, I decided to visit Ryan, Michael,…

Helen's Apprentice Log — Day Nine, Saturday

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist managing editor Helen Driggs spent nine days in apprentice mode with master lapidary and jewelry artist Michael Boyd at his Pueblo, Colorado studio.  This is her day-by-day log of her experiences. I decided I had been relatively spoiled all week–what with the gourmet food and really cushy tasks–and I just had…

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Helen's Apprentice Log — Days Seven and Eight, Thursday and Friday

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist managing editor Helen Driggs spent nine days in apprentice mode with master lapidary and jewelry artist Michael Boyd at his Pueblo, Colorado studio.  This is her day-by-day log of her experiences. Documentation and photography of step-by-step project. Watch for it as "Sectioned Stone and Silver Pendant" in the September 2010 issue…

Helen's Apprentice Log — Day Six, Wednesday

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist managing editor Helen Driggs spent nine days in apprentice mode with master lapidary and jewelry artist Michael Boyd at his Pueblo, Colorado studio.  This is her day-by-day log of her experiences. Got to see Michael's signature cuttle casting process for the gold elements he uses to accent layered stones on his…

Helen's Apprentice Log — Day Five, Tuesday

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist managing editor Helen Driggs spent nine days in apprentice mode with master lapidary and jewelry artist Michael Boyd at his Pueblo, Colorado studio.  This is her day-by-day log of her experiences. A different spin. I was responsible for the documentation photos for a shipment of work headed out in the day's…

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Helen's Apprentice Log — Day Four, Monday

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist managing editor Helen Driggs spent nine days in apprentice mode with master lapidary and jewelry artist Michael Boyd at his Pueblo, Colorado studio.  This is her day-by-day log of her experiences. Mastering the "shop method" of pick soldering gold bezels took some getting used to for me–as did the propane and…

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Helen's Apprentice Log — Day Three, Sunday

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist managing editor Helen Driggs spent nine days in apprentice mode with master lapidary and jewelry artist Michael Boyd at his Pueblo, Colorado studio.  This is her day-by-day log of her experiences. A spool of annealed bezel stock and the measured and cut strips ready for forming and soldering to the sterling…

Helen's Apprentice Log — Day Two, Saturday

 Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist managing editor Helen Driggs spent nine days in apprentice mode with master lapidary and jewelry artist Michael Boyd at his Pueblo, Colorado studio.  This is her day-by-day log of her experiences. Michael and I caught up with each other for the drive south to Pueblo, catching up on life since Tucson,…

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Helen's Apprentice Log — Day One, Friday

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist managing editor Helen Driggs spent nine days in apprentice mode with master lapidary and jewelry artist Michael Boyd at his Pueblo, Colorado studio.  This is her day-by-day log of her experiences. The first 20 of my 50-bezel quota. The evening was spent in Denver at the Clear Creek Academy, viewing a…