Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, August 2013

Check out responses to our first 5 Tool Challenge for metalsmiths, then stretch your skills by trying the next one yourself. If you love unusual stones, read up on exotic maw-sit-sit, a beautiful bright green and black gemstone. For something less rare, take a trip to a fluorite mine, see how fluorite is cut into cabochons, and explore its use in beads. Learn advanced metal stamping techniques and see how to make simple, inexpensive equipment for lost wax casting. Create a statement ring and delicate floral earrings in silver. See the latest in artisan jewelry using the patterned metal known as mokumé gané. Find out what your customers are looking for and do it easily and at low cost, then be prepared at your next craft show with the seven secrets to better show sales. Plus news, products, tips, and more!

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Roger Halas's Silver and Maw-Sit-Sit Ring.
PHOTO: JIM LAWSON


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Lapidary Journal - Jewelry Artist

August 2013
Volume 67, Number 4

Print Magazine Table of Contents

Features | Advertising Sections

Print Features

4

My Turn
from the Editor
That Little Black Dress

6

Your Turn
Design Challenge & Letters

8

Their Turn
A Gallery of This Issue’s Contributors

10

Net Profits: Customer Surveys on the Cheap
by Cathleen McCarthy
more online at jewelrymakingdaily.com/ netprofits
14

Cool Tools & Hip Tips: Advanced Stamping
by Helen I. Driggs

MAW-SIT-SIT/SETTING

20

Smokin' Stones: Maw-Sit-Sit
by Sharon Elaine Thompson

22 Silver and Maw-Sit-Sit Ring
gem/jewelry project by Roger Halas

FLUORITE/CABBING

28

Fluorite
materials by Sharon Elaine Thompson

30

Rock Candy Fluorite
materials by Jim Landon

33

Fluorite Cabochon
gem demo by Jim Landon with MIke Hahn

 

34 Lost-Wax Casting on a Shoestring
jewelry demo by Fred Sias
42 Trends: Masterly Mokume
by Deborah Yonick
46

 Silver Magnolia Earrings
jewelry project by Christina Lemon

50 I'll Take It: Craft Show Techniques
selling by Sharon Elaine Thompson
58

Facets
News & Product Innovations

60

Ask the Experts
by Tom & Kay Benham

 

80 The Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist
Doer's Profile: Ann Marie Cianciolo

ADVERTISING

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

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