In every issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist you’ll get hands-on expertise, illustrated demos, and projects loaded with valuable tips and design ideas to inspire your own metal jewelry designs. Plus our experts answer all your technical questions, and you’ll learn the pros’ favorite tools and how to use them.
Welcome to Our Newest Era
Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist
Their Turn • a gallery of this issue’s contributors
Rock Crystal • Classic colorless quartz
Just the Facts
Carving a Niche • Six highly accomplished lapidaries bridge the gap between gem art and finished jewelry
Stephen M. Avery
Sherris Cottier Shank in Collaboration with Barbara Berk
Clean Early and Often • Leaving it till later frequently means more work
Fire Scale or Stain?
Little Solder Tips
Buckle with a Bite
Keep Your Shawl On
Ever Changing View • This interchangeable bead frame pendant is easy to make and very versatile
Drilling Stones with a Flex Shaft
The Gold You See • Surface treatments offer a high karat look at low cost
Great Impressions • Electro-etch a stamp to create multiples in metal clay
Travels of a Tsavorite • A gemstone’s journey from mine to maker
Seashore Setting • Bezel, prong, and tube settings pull beach-themed components together into one pendant
Index to Volume 75 • Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist 2021
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