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Make Mine Metal
IT’S HARD TO EXPLAIN to the uninitiated just how awesome it is to transform a flat sheet of metal into a beautiful 3D object. I’m proud of my work but sometimes the most satisfying part isn’t the finished piece but the hundreds of tiny victories alon
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Education
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Bead Fest 2020
For more than 15 years, Bead Fest has been the place to go for beading and jewelry-making tools, materials, findings, supplies, and more. And we all look forward to it every year. As of press time for this issue, we are still looking at ways to bring
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Mad for Maligano
DRAMA! That’s what I love about designing with a stone like this magnificent Maligano jasper. The beautiful contrasting colors and sharp angles definitely catch people’s attention. Not being so much a geometrics person, though, and wanting to be sure
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Si Frazier
One of my all-time favorite cartoons depicts a man in a long, white gown and beard standing in front of a desk piled high and overflowing with papers, a disheveled man seated behind it, and a naked light bulb overhead. Titled “God’s Editor,” the sing
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Suitable for Framing
THE WORLD OF QUARTZ IS THE GIFT that keeps giving. There is no end to the variety of agates and jaspers that Mother Nature designs. Maligano, from Indonesia, is no exception. It’s a dramatic brecciated jasper, made up of bits and pieces of jasper mol
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Virtual Museum Exhibits
As we move into current social distancing restrictions, museums around the world have closed their doors to the public and have cancelled many exhibits. However, you can still take advantage of spectacular jewelry displays by viewing the many online
Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist5 min de lectureFashion & Beauty
Power Of Presence
WHILE JEWELRY MAY NOT BE essential to our sustenance, it has been an essential part of our identity since humans first roamed the planet. More than just a fashion accessory, jewelry is an intimate keepsake, a part of our personal armor. Jewelry can s
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Stuller Bench Jeweler Workshop
Stuller, Inc.’s Bench Jewelry Workshop has been postponed until October 2-3, 2020. The annual event offers classes, product and skill demonstrations, and new design and sales ideas. It also includes the Battle of the Benches, a real-time contest feat
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Tooling Around
WHEN IS A GOOD time to design a jewelry tool? The main things that drive tool design are the answers to two questions. First, is there a tool out there to get the job done? And second, if so, then can a new tool do the job better? Once it’s decided t
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Acknowledgement
With regard to her cloisonné project “Humming Along,” May/June 2019, we’d like to note that Peggy Haupt worked out details of her hummingbird design and learned the technique she shared with readers in a class at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Craf
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Spinner Play
ONE BAND SPINS around on top of another band that touches the finger: these are the two parts of the kinetic jewelry called a spinner ring. The rotating spinner (or spinners) can be solid wire or sheet, but can also be fabricated and hollow. A hollow
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Lexi Erickson
I grew up reading Lapidary Journal, and when I took my first university courses, my goal was to be mentioned just once in Lapidary Journal. As a frequent contributor to the magazine and talent in several Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist videos, joyful
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Gotta Have ’Em!
Long before motorized handpieces and power buffing machines, and even longer before CAD and CAM, people have been making jewelry. And while power and digital support makes jewelry making easier and faster, jewelry makers still rely on many of the sim
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Wish List
I think it’s fair to say that your typical jewelry-maker is a tool-loving creature. A toolophile, you might say. Most are probably also like me — we love good design and hate bad design. So when I see a beautiful tool, I want it even if I don’t need
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Setup Is a Good Thing
If you’ve ever moved, you know what it’s like trying to fit furniture, silverware, books, and toothpaste into a new space. This drawer or that? Leave it on the counter or put it away? How often do I want to dust this? The same questions are important
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Hang Loose
I’VE ALWAYS LOVED snake chain. It’s sinuous, sensuous, and very different from traditional link chains. It’s great for suspending all kinds of pendants, but it’s capable of so much more than this supporting role! This project makes snake chain the st
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Jewelry as Usual
SINCE SOCIAL DISTANCING became a household word and we’ve been adapting to the changing reality of Covid-19, it’s been anything but business as usual. If you sell jewelry or teach jewelry making, you’ve probably been setting up or expanding virtual o
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Beauty And The Basics
Having worked in a jewelry supply store, I’ve watched new jewelry makers’ eyes light up when they see all the wonderful power equipment: motorized handpieces, lathes, buffers, and more. And that was long before the advent of CAD software and the powe
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Their Turn
Fluted Cuff Sterling silver → “TOOLING AROUND,” P.28 → “SPINNER PLAY,” P.32 The Lady of Callanish Pendant Marcasite, ammonite, silver, copper → “MAD FOR MALIGANO,” P.20 → DOER’S PROFILE, P.96 Hidden Catch Bracelet Sterling silver clay, rhodolite, hes
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The Closer
WHEN IT COMES to closing a strand of beads around your neck, there are plenty of clasps you can buy readymade. But if you want total control over your silversmithing designs, you should learn how to make your own. One classic technique is the box cla
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Design Challenges
Designs based on projects and jewelry shown in previous issues of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist.
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Hailing a Cabbing Machine
You could cut a cabochon without a cabbing machine — after all, cabs have been around centuries longer — but it certainly makes the work go faster if you have the equipment. Several different styles of cabbing machines are currently on the market, an
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Next Time
Riff on the design of any of these or other pieces within this issue, using a design feature such as color, texture, form, value, line, space, repetition, balance, contrast, unity, or variety for your sketch. Please indicate which piece your entry is
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The Right Rough
IT NEED NOT BE ROUGH: finding quality material to cut into cabochons, that is. You can purchase mine run rough or rough that’s already been slabbed. It’s usually cheaper to buy rough than slabs, so if you know what you want and have worked with the m
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Nonsocial Marketing
THIS ISSUE MARKS the 10th anniversary of this column. My plan was to mark the occasion by revisiting the theme I’ve covered most over the past decade: social media marketing. Then Covid-19 hit, and online marketing became more important than ever, bu
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The Mining Perspective
Everyone knows what constitutes a mine. It’s a huge, unsightly pit in the ground like Utah’s Bingham Canyon, the world’s largest copper mine. This mining behemoth has produced more than 17 million tons of copper, 23 million ounces of gold, 190 millio
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Your Turn
Your Design Riffs Designs based on projects and jewelry shown in previous issues of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist. Looking for the Snow Queen? See page 87. Re: Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, January/February 2020 This issue offered the depth and
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