Natural Gemstones for Gemstone Jewelry Making: Why Colored Stones Deserve a Better Name Than Semi-Precious Stones

Among the many varieties on the market, some of the most interesting are those that are not transparent or faceted gemstones, but are more or less translucent and usually cut as cabochons. These colored stones are prized not only for their colors but often for their fascinating natural patterns that make each cut stone unique. Although these intriguing gems are sometimes referred to by the old trade term “semi-precious stones,” there is really nothing “semi” about their value at all. Celebrate the wonderful power of gemstones with the experts at Jewelry Making Daily in this free eBook full of gemstone information and you’ll agree that many of these colored gems are more beautiful than the often recited big three: ruby, emerald, and sapphire. These stones are usually prized for meeting one standard –– and therefore looking exactly like one another.

 

Jewelry Making Daily has created an in-depth guide to gemstones and minerals that is full of insight from experienced jewelers into best practices for gemstone jewelry design. In this essential gemstone jewelry tutorial, you’ll learn expert tips for designing jewelry for beautifully patterned colored gemstones as well as step-by-step instructions for fabricating one natural gemstone pendant. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to wire wrap gemstones, this eBook is for you!

 

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Inside this informative eBook, you’ll also find projects that will show you how easy it really is to create jewelry that stands out from the crowd with the rich palette of gemstone colors and patterns when you start with or add your own hand-picked colored gemstones! Then you can use both these projects as starting points for your own one-of-a-kind jewelry designs. In this e-book packed with useful gemstone information, you’ll learn in depth about tigereye and its “cousins”: a group of dramatic, affordable, hard, tough, and closely related quartz gems. Learn essential information to equip you with information and techniques for creating amazing jewelry with colored stones.

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Natural Gemstones for Gemstone Jewelry Making: Why Colored Stones Deserve a Better Name Than Semi-Precious Stones

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  • Learning about the individuality and durability of various colored gems available on the market
  • Recommendations for reasonably priced and beautiful alternatives to so-called precious stones, such as cabochon gems
  • Step-by-step instructions for fabricating one natural gemstone pendant and how to wire wrap gemstones that need special attention

 

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Gems by Color

Eye on Tigereye by Si & Ann Frazier

 

Learn about one of the most fascinating colored gems with 20 most frequently asked and most interesting questions about the tigereye. Get insight into details of this gem such as: what gives tigereye its gleam, how easy it is to find, and what you should look for in a finished tigereye. Learn of the many color combinations that can be found: brown and yellow, deep blue, and more depending on geological conditions. Ever wonder what the difference is between tigereye and cat's-eye? Learn almost everything there is to know about this one-of-a-kind gemstone in this informative eBook!


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How to Wire Wrap Gemstones

Wire Wrapped Malachite Pendant by Dale "Cougar" Armstrong

 

The beautiful shades of green that swirl, bend, blossom, and bulls-eye in malachite almost demand to be set in sterling silver. Because malachite is a copper mineral, however, combining it with sterling is a recipe for tarnish. Although there are chemical treatments for gemstone jewelry that resist tarnish, they do not last forever, and as a studio jeweler, Dale tries to remain as much of a purist as she can. Malachite is a relatively soft and fragile stone, which scratches easily and can be difficult to polish. Explore a classic technique designed with square Argentium Silver in this one-of-a-kind wire wrap gemstone project.


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Gemstone Jewelry Making Project

Conical Petrified Wood Pendant by Lexi Erickson

 

Learn to create a special bezel setting for this special colored gemstone! Using a conical stone that was cut from petrified wood, Lexi Erickson guides you through detailed instructions for successful gemstone jewelry making in this free project. Anthropologically speaking, circles are symbolic of so much, Lexi explains of her inspiration for this design. Early human homes were circles, and in some places they still are. The center of the home, the hearth, was and is a circle. Tea is served in circular cups, to your circle of friends. Yellow tabbies curl into a cozy circle to sleep. Let's face it: square Oreos would be just plain wrong! Join the fun adventure of creating one of a kind gemstone jewelry with Lexi in this free project.


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Why Colored Stones Deserve a Better Name Than Semi-Precious Stones

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With informative tips and instructional projects on how to work with delicate colored stones and wire wrap gemstones, this free eBook will help make all of your gemstone jewelry making a success!

Making jewelry with color stones involves specific tools and background information for preparing colored gems for setting. If you’re searching for expert tips to the art of creating jewelry from gemstones, look no further! Today, precious and semi-precious stones are available in many bead stores and online at a range of price points, making what had once been exclusive, expensive projects completely reasonable. Gain insight into the wonderful power of gemstones with the experts at Jewelry Making Daily in this free eBook full of gemstone information and projects!

 

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