TAGS: Stone Setting

  • Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, May/June 2015

    Learn the best tips for tumbling stone from expert Jim Perkins! Discover the newest tools of the year from tool maven Helen Driggs. Make a big bezel using a small torch and kiln while you learn the tricks for great results. Obtain essential insights and advice on starting your jewelry business. Transform ordinary copper plumbing pipe into unique curved jewelry. Plus, learn about and enjoy the sparkle of gemstone mosaics!

  • Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, July 2013

    Create a setting for a delicately patterned dendritic opal cabochon or your favorite cabochon gem and put that set stone into a pendant or a cuff. See what makes Australia's Lightning Ridge justifiably famous as the source of the some of the world's most spectacular precious opals, and accent a gem intarsia pendant with a beautiful Lightning Ridge cab. Create colorful silver earrings using torch fired enamels and fold forming techniques to give your earrings strength without weight. Discover Washington State's great quartz crystals and jewelry points, new metalsmithing hand tools, jewelry making tips, and the world of easy-access high tech equipment. Make a cardboard model for a necklace and cast it in pewter. Learn how easily you can create a short video clip that is perfect for helping you sell your jewelry online. See how jewelry debuted at World's Fairs helped redefine modern design and how stamping and engraving jewelry with personalized touches is one of today's most popular trends.

  • Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, January/February 2013

    It’s the combined Special Gem Issue and Annual Buyers’ Directory – new for 2013, suppliers listed in the directory who are Tucson show vendors are identified as such for your convenience. See the winner of the Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist 65th Anniversary Faceting Contest and find instructions to cut the design yourself.  Learn the ins and outs of great stone setting tools, then learn to gypsy set stones in a silver ring or create a custom setting with wire and prongs for a one-of-a-kind gem pendant with tube-set diamonds. See the amazing large-scale gem carvings of gem photographer Harold Van Pelt and jewelry size carvings of Naomi Sarna and Larry woods. Discover Margaret De Patta’s far-forward-looking jewelry from the past, and see how contemporary couture jewelers are incorporating this spring’s fashion colors. Plus, find some easy ways to promote your jewelry online using Instagrams.

  • Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, December 2011

    Learn how to set gems in new fascinating ways and practice your skills by creating stunning designs with the December issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist.

    Prepare for the holidays with 5 projects that are perfect for gift giving! Learn how to make easy yet sophisticated holiday-tree earrings, create a sparkling crystal cross pendant using a pastel quartz gemstone, use a classic spring mechanism to create pretty pins, and more!