Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, December 2013

Improve your soldering with this special jewelry soldering section! You'll find the latest on portable torches that can also be easily used at home, learn to create more than one solder join on a piece without melting the previous one as you create a lovely filigree silver bead, see what kind of soldering setup Soldering Queen Lexi Erickson uses, and make a rugged ring with textured silver shank and stone set on stone.
 
Make soldered silver and leather earrings with metal sheet, or make them without soldering using metal clay. Find expert help, new products on the market, and learn about Jewelspan: the latest in ecommerce dedicated to your craft!
 
Then explore sources of amethyst from a visit to Arizona's famous Four Peaks to Brazil's mega-producing state of Rio Grande do Sul and see how fabulous a piece of Bahian amethyst looks faceted in an improved trillion cut. And top it off with a breathtaking look at the astonishing and idiosyncratic jewelry designs of JAR, now on exhibit at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Jim Dunakin's Stone on Stone Ring.
PHOTO: JIM LAWSON


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Lapidary Journal - Jewelry Artist

December 2013
Volume 67, Number 7

Print Magazine Table of Contents

Features | Advertising Sections

Print Features

4

My Turn
from the Editor
Quite a Romp

6

Your Turn
Design Challenge & Letters

8

Their Turn
A Gallery of This Issue’s Contributors

10

Net Profits: Your Place on Jewelspan
by Cathleen McCarthy
more online at jewelrymakingdaily.com/ netprofits

SOLDERING

14

Cool Tools & Hip Tips: Portable Torches
by Helen I. Driggs

18 Soldering Setups
Lexi Erickson
20 Silver Filigree Bead
jewelry project by Nanz Aalund with Jose Lins
24

Stone on Stone Ring
jewelry project by Jim Dunakin

AMETHYST

30

Smokin' Stones: Brazilian Amethyst
by Sharon Elaine Thompson

32

Improved Simple Trillion
facet design by Jim Perkins

34

Escapade at Four Peaks
materials by Alan Korwin

 

42 Trends: Never Jaded
by Deborah Yonick
46 Jewels by JAR
design by Cathleen McCarthy
54

 Silver and Leather Earrings: Sheet or Clay
jewelry project by Arlene Mornick

62

Facets
News & Product Innovations

64

Ask the Experts
by Tom & Kay Benham

 

80 The Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist
Doer's Profile: Jim Dunakin

ADVERTISING

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

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