Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, April 2014

Black is back! See what top designers are doing with black in their jewelry and discover how to get a perfect black patina on your sterling silver. For more drama, suspend your next stones for hanging earrings using a saddle setting, which leaves most of the gem visible for maximum impact. Or, create a classic three-stone, Navajo-style silver cuff with turquoise cabochons for a different kind of jewelry with real visual impact.

Working with pewter as an inexpensive alternative to silver sometimes? Now you can cast it, too: see how as you make pewter and silver pin. Plus, if you're into casting, you won't want to miss the 36 tips, tools, and techniques we've pulled together on carving wax models for casting.

Also discover five new tools with interesting finishing applications, a favorite soldering torch, great things you can accomplish with scrap leather in the metalsmithing studio, the advantages of Wyoming jade and ocean jasper, how to harness the power of Pinterest in your jewelry sales. Plus: find out about our latest contest, the new Gemmy Awards!

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Michael Boyd's Earrings.
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Lapidary Journal - Jewelry Artist

April 2014
Volume 68, Number 1

Print Magazine Table of Contents

Features | Advertising Sections

Print Features

4

My Turn
from the Editor
Don't Enter the Gemmys Unless . . .

6

Your Turn
Design Challenge & Letters

8

Their Turn
A Gallery of This Issue’s Contributors

10

Net Profits: Grow with Pinterest
by Cathleen McCarthy
more online at jewelrymakingdaily.com/ netprofits
14

Cool Tools & Hip Tips: A Fine Finish
by Helen I. Driggs

WYOMING JADE/SPECIALTY SETTINGS

18

Smokin' Stones: Wyoming Jade
by Sharon Elaine Thompson

20

Saddle Mount for Hanging Earrings
jewelry demo by Michael Boyd with Ryan Gardner

26 Classic Three-Stone Cuff
jewelry project by Jeff Fulkerson
32 Ocean Jasper
materials by Si & Ann Frazier
36 Leather as a Jeweler's Tool
tips by Pamela Levin

SHADES OF BLACK

42

Trends: In the Black
by Deborah Yonick

46

Rich Black Patina
jewelry demo by Marthe Roberts/Shea

CASTING

50 Better Wax Working
tips by Sharon Elaine Thompson
54

Cast Pewter Pin
jewelry demo by Kim St. Jean

58

Soldering Setups: Jeff Fulkerson

60 Facets
News & Product Innovations
64

Ask the Experts
by Tom & Kay Benham

80

The Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist
Doer's Profilte: Marthe Roberts/Shea

 

ADVERTISING

79 Advertisers’ Index
78 Classifieds
78 Gem & Jewelry Shops
68 Jewelry Classes

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