Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist

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Proj_AbernathyCuff

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, August 2016

You’ll love this issue if: You love rich, translucent color and want to set Ortiz rhodochrosite in a pendant. You want to make trendy, dangling earrings with an unexpected design twist based on the designs of nunchaku. You’ve been looking for ways to advance your stone setting, cold connections, soldering, metalworking and riveting. With colors…

HalasCuff

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, July 2016

You’ll love this issue if you need to update your jewelry-making repertoire with the most useful and up-to-date tools; you want to create an incredible copper cuff that is simple to make, on trend and affordable; or you’d like to enhance your fold forming abilities with a project creating a silver feather that can be…

FulkersonCuff

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, May/June 2016

If you want to learn or practice some special jewelry-making techniques, this is the issue for you! Learn mokumé gané from Roger Halas and working with leather from Melissa Cable. Also, learn the ins and outs of using handmade stamps on your metal jewelry — then practice with Jeff Fulkerson’s stamped silver cuff. For jewelry…

Fulkerson-Ring

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, April 2016

Gorgeous jewelry is in bloom! Celebrate spring as you make torch fired enamel flowers that come together to create a colorful necklace. Enjoy the morning dew as you solder and fabricate a versatile wrap-around raindrop ring. Tap into fashion’s hottest trend and discover ways to translate floral designs from the runway into distinctive jewelry of…

PerkinsTrillion

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, March 2016

Create an elegant pendant using wire weaving on a project that doubles as a great tutorial. Perfect your precise soldering skills with funky climbing ant earrings. Indulge in the intricate and fascinating world of sculptural wire as you peruse these three-dimensional creations inspired by nature. Learn all about the best tools for wirework from tool…

Mornick2

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, January/February 2016

Create the perfect Valentine’s presents this year! Showcase two agate cabochons on silver for a romantic heart pendant. Learn how to make a butt hinge out of metal clay as you create a clever hinged necklace. Hammer and solder fine silver into a set of textured bangles using the perfect Fretz toolkit! Combine two striking…

Halas Moonstone Ring

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, December 2015

Learn to marry silver to brass as you create a mixed metal hollow pebble pendant using fabrication, soldering, and hand forming. Bezel set a picture then make it spin for a reversible keepsake. Showcase a gorgeous moonstone in a mystical ring and learn all about this subtle and mysterious stone. Discover 25 of the best…

Yovovich Paper Clay

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, November 2015

Learn all about the best equipment and tools of the trade with tool maven Helen Driggs and texture experts Sharon Elaine Thompson, Bill Fretz, Victoria Lansford, Jim Grahl, and Doug Hall.  Develop your sawing expertise with a gorgeous laser-patterned silver fern cuff.  Get creative with prong texture on a pendant with a surprise back! Transform…

LexiSugarSkull

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, September/October 2015

Test your soldering skills with a creative sugar skull pendant that combines sterling and copper with festive Bali beads. Enamel and dap a fun enamel dome ring. Explore the intricate gothic creations of several designers. Use basic metalsmithing and engraving to create a fantasy ear cuff. Research the best plastic tools and materials with tool…

Pinolith and Sterling Belt Buckle

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, August 2015

Shape a delicate silver rose with a hammer while you learn metal forming techniques. Combine shrink plastic and sheet metal for a funky layered ring. Research the best metal forming tools available with tool maven Helen Driggs. Discover pinolith and combine with turquoise and coral for a stunning stonework belt buckle. Inlay turquoise into silver…