Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, September/October 2014

See how easy it is to cut, shape, and connect brightly colored acrylic sheet using the jewelry tools you already have as you from the piece for fashionable rings. Then simply connect the acrylic and silver with rivets, and you're good to go. Plus learn to fabricate a stunning agate pendant with tube-set diamond accent from start to finish, create a trendy archer's thumg ring, and take a look at some of the innovative and create ways jewelry designers are using photography in their jewelry.

PLUS: Find super tips from soldering to chasing and repousse; make sure you deliver holiday orders to your customers on time; discover the 5 megathemes in fashionfor 2015 by trendsetter Swarovski; add to your gem cutting skill set with advice on cutting free forms and carving a stone's top; explore the latest enameling options from liquid enamels to new colors to tools, tips, and more!

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Laurel Nathanson's Acrylic and Silver Stack Rings
PHOTO: JIM LAWSON


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Lapidary Journal - Jewelry Artist

September/October 2014
Volume 68, Number 5

Print Magazine Table of Contents

Features | Advertising Sections

Print Features

4

My Turn
from the Editor
Where Are Your Winners

6

Your Turn
Design Challenge & Letters

8

Their Turn
A Gallery of This Issue’s Contributors
10 Through the Lens: Jewelry Meets Photography
design by Cathleen McCarthy

20

Net Profits: Gearing Up for the Holidays
by Cathleen McCarthy
more online at jewelrymakingdaily.com/ netprofits
22

Cool Tools & Hip Tips: For the Enamelist
by Helen I. Driggs

KAILY AGATE GEMS AND JEWELRY

26

Smokin' Stones: Kaily Agate
by Sharon Elaine Thompson

28

Kaily Agate Pendant
gem/jewelry project by John F. Heusler, G.G.

38 Soldering Setups: Noel Yovovoich

FOLKLORIC TRADITIONS/RINGS

42 Trends: Balance, Duality and Gems
by Deborah Yonick
46 Archer's Thumb Ring
gem/jewelry project by Roger Halas
52 Acrylic & Silver Stack Rings
jewelry project by Laurel Nathanson

 

56 Facets
News & Product Innovations
60

Ask the Experts
by Tom & Kay Benham

80

The Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist
Doer's Profilte: David Guilletti

ADVERTISING

79 Advertisers’ Index
78 Classifieds
78 Gem & Jewelry Shops
64 Focus on Education

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