Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, December 2012

Just in time for the holidays, the December issue includes favorite tools our senior editor would love as gifts, plus super tips for boosting your holiday sales. You'll also find easy instructions for aging and riveting vintage metal buttons into a fun necklace, with directions for making your own vintage-looking chain, too. Other no-solder projects include a lovely sterling silver sunflower setting for the cabochon of your choice and a fold formed copper cuff. More challenging how-to includes a delicate-looking silver cuff that is as well engineered as it is sleek and elegant, with a bezel set, naturally colored, faceted citrine gem, and a primer on creating your own bails to give your jewelry that fully artisan look. Plus get the lowdown on citrine and discover a new agate from China.

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Sam Patania's Sterling and Citrine Cuff.
PHOTO: JIM LAWSON


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Lapidary Journal - Jewelry Artist

December 2012
Volume 66, Number 7

Print Magazine Table of Contents

Features | Advertising Sections

Print Features

4

My Turn
from the Editor
News to Sell By 

6

Your Turn
Design Challenge & Letters

8

Their Turn
A Gallery of This Issue’s Contributors

12

Net Profits: Tips for the Holidays
by Cathleen McCarthy
more online at jewelrymakingdaily.com/ netprofits
14 Cool Tools & Hip Tips: Cool Tool Gifts
by Helen I. Driggs

CITRINE

20

Smokin' Stones: Citrine
by Sharon Elaine Thompson

22 Citrine's Latest
materials by Si and Ann Frazier
28 Sterling and Citrine Cuff
jewelry project by Sam Patania

BAILS

34

Trends: Making Bail
by Deborah Yonick

36

Harmonious Bail Design
tips by Lexi Erickson

42

 65th Anniversary Gallery

NO SOLDER

44 Fold Formed Copper Cuff
jewelry project by Debra Hoffmaster
50 Smashing Button and Chain Necklace
jewelry project by Christine Marie Davis
56

Riveted Sterling Sunflower Pendant
jewelry project by Tom & Kay Benham

62 Chinese Rain Flower Agate
materials by Jim Perkins

64

Facets
News & Product Innovations
68

Ask the Experts
by Tom & Kay Benham

 

80 The Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist
Doer's Profile: Sam Patania

ADVERTISING

75 Advertisers’ Index
76 Classifieds
77 Gem & Jewelry Shops
78 Jewelry Classes

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