Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, March 2013

Give your jewelry an out-of-this-world edge with meteorites! Learn about the basic types, which are best for jewelry use, and what to watch out for when using them, plus find inspiring work that uses meteorites as gems or as metal sheet. Take the new 5 Tool Challenge. Learn the delicate art of filigree while making a pendant with a special filigree setting for an opal cabochon, and see how fusing Argentium Sterling Silver wire can be a convenient alternative for soldering silver wire. Find out where the men's jewelry market is growing. Carve a wax model for a cast silver ring with an interesting pattern, and discover simple burnout tips for lost wax casting. Facet the 2nd place winner of the Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist 65th Anniversary Faceting Design competition, and see more outstanding designs by gem and jewelry artists of the last 65 years. Plus: pros and cons of inventory software on the market, and the handy Index to Volume 66.

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Jacob Albee's Galileo Cuff.
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Lapidary Journal - Jewelry Artist

March 2013
Volume 66, Number 9

Print Magazine Table of Contents

Features | Advertising Sections

Print Features

4

My Turn
from the Editor
Take the New 5 Tool Challenge

6

Your Turn
Design Challenge & Letters

8

Their Turn
A Gallery of This Issue’s Contributors

10

Net Profits: Track Your Inventory
by Cathleen McCarthy
more online at jewelrymakingdaily.com/ netprofits
14 Cool Tools & Hip Tips: 5 Tool Challenge
by Helen I. Driggs

METEORITES

18

Smokin' Stones: Meteorite
by Sharon Elaine Thompson

20 Out-of-This-World Meteorite Jewelry
materials by Terri Haag

FILIGREE

30

Russian Filigree Tips
technique by Victoria Lansford

34

Russian Filigree Pillow Pendant
jewelry project by Victoria Lansford

42 Another 65
facet design contest winner by Tom Schlegel
44 65th Anniversary Gallery
46

Trends: Man Up
by Deborah Yonick

LOST WAX CASTING

50 Cast Friendship Ring
jewelry demo by Fred Sias
54

Burnout on a Budget
tips by Fred Sias

 

58 Facets
News & Product Innovations
62 Ask the Experts
by Tom & Kay Benham
62 Index to Volume 66

112 The Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist
Doer's Profile: Celie Fago

ADVERTISING

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

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gorge1 wrote
on 29 Mar 2013 1:56 PM

When will the March issue be delivered?