Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, January/February 2013

It’s the combined Special Gem Issue and Annual Buyers’ Directory – new for 2013, suppliers listed in the directory who are Tucson show vendors are identified as such for your convenience. See the winner of the Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist 65th Anniversary Faceting Contest and find instructions to cut the design yourself.  Learn the ins and outs of great stone setting tools, then learn to gypsy set stones in a silver ring or create a custom setting with wire and prongs for a one-of-a-kind gem pendant with tube-set diamonds. See the amazing large-scale gem carvings of gem photographer Harold Van Pelt and jewelry size carvings of Naomi Sarna and Larry woods. Discover Margaret De Patta’s far-forward-looking jewelry from the past, and see how contemporary couture jewelers are incorporating this spring’s fashion colors. Plus, find some easy ways to promote your jewelry online using Instagrams.



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Stacia Woods' Sculptural Gem Pendant.

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Lapidary Journal - Jewelry Artist

January/February 2013
Volume 66, Number 8

Print Magazine Table of Contents

Features | Advertising Sections

Print Features


My Turn
from the Editor
Tucson Details


Your Turn
Design Challenge & Letters


Their Turn
A Gallery of This Issue’s Contributors


Net Profits: Instagram for Fun and Promo
by Cathleen McCarthy
more online at netprofits



Cool Tools & Hip Tips: Stone Setting Essentials
by Helen I. Driggs

18 Secret Sapphire and Sterling Ring
jewelry project by Helen I. Driggs
22 Smokin' Stones: Rubellite
by Sharon Elaine Thompson
24 65th Anniversary Design
facet design contest winner by Tom Schlegel



The Gem Carvings of Harold Van Pelt
design by Sharon Elaine Thompson


Margaret De Patta
jewelry design by Cathleen McCarthy

38 65th Anniversary Gallery
42 Sculptural Gem Pendant
jewelry project by Stacia Woods
48 Master of Stone
design by Deborah Yonick

Nightmare Tanzanite Carving
technique by Naomi Sarna

54 Serpentine Copper and Silver Clay Cuff
jewelry project by Amy Haftkowycz

Trends: Flying Colors
by Deborah Yonick
more at


60 Facets
News & Product Innovations
62 Ask the Experts
by Tom & Kay Benham
Annual Buyers' Directory

112 The Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist
Doer's Profile: Larry Woods


111 Advertisers’ Index
108 Classifieds
109 Gem & Jewelry Shops
110 Jewelry Classes

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Rose Walters wrote
on 2 Jan 2013 9:45 PM

I love this months Lapidary Jewelry Artist magazin for Jan/Feb. 2013.

This is one of the best I have seen. What a good job to start the new year out right.

Keep it up. Thank You

                    From a big fan

                   Rose Walters

Jamax Beading and Wire Jewelry

That is the name of my Co. but I am loving getting into the Gems, Rock and Metals.

Larry Woods wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 9:41 PM

That is a nice issue.. doesn't hurt making it to the cover though.. I really like the web content, thanks LJ! Larry Woods

on 3 Apr 2013 2:30 AM


How can I order this back issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, January/February 2013?

Kind Regards,