2014 Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Collection Download

Uncover all the metalsmithing tips, lapidary techniques, jewelry tool recommendations, and technique demos from 2014 on one download.
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You'll love this if:

  • You're on the hunt for important industry trends, jewelry tools, and techniques.
  • You want to learn lapidary information for selecting the right gemstone and cutting your own cabochons.
  • You want to advance your metalsmithing skills with clear technique and demo directions.

Uncover all the techniques, gemstone recommendations, and technique-packed projects from 2014 in this all-inclusive collection. The 2014 Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Collection download features every Cool Tools & Hip Tips article written by Helen I. Driggs, featuring the jewelry tools you won't want to be without! And if you want to boost your jewelry business, receive information for navigating the often difficult world of social media from Kathleen McCarthy in Net Profits.

Discover all the information you'll get in this collection download:

January/February: The annual gemstone issue is filled with the latest and greatest lapidary information metalsmithing techniques, and jewelry tool information. Explore the carved gemstone trend, get an exclusive look at the new gemstone Jessite, and much more. Plus explore different setting techniques from favorite artists Bill Fretz, Lexi Erickson, and John F. Heusler, G.G.

March: Discover the technique focused jewelry projects, must-know information, and featured industry trends. Master the ancient Korean art of keum boo as you travel to the country of origin and see how it is still being used today, learn how to add the technique to your projects with an in-depth demo, and explore the possibilities with a stunning earring project.

April: Explore how metalsmiths are adding black patina to their jewelry, then learn tips for adding the black patina color to your jewelry designs using liver of sulfur. Next, uncover a low-cost metal alternative to silver -- pewter! Plus, learn how to cast it, and uncover 36 wax working tips that will make your models for casting ideal.

May/June: Feast your eyes on must-have jewelry tools you won't want to be without, such as new Fretz's hammers, stone cutting equipment, enameling supplies and more!

July: Learn how to create a 3D effect in silver and copper metal clays when you create a shadowbox pendant.Make a barrette that gets its form from a mythological character. Mix metals, textures, and stones for decadently designed projects.

August: Have you ever heard of "Bumblebee jasper"? Learn all about this stone with its intense color variation in psychedelic patterns. Don't stop there! Find the right saw for your needs and improve your technique and test your metalsmithing skills with three different jewelry projects that include creating custom bezels, metal stamping, and riveting.

September/October: Make a bright bangle and stackable rings in a rainbow of colors with unique metal accents. Make a stunning agate pendant with a tube-set diamond accent from start to finish. Plus, fabricate your own archer's thumb ring as you stamp, solder, and set to create this medieval form with modern flare.

November: Explore the annual tool issue filled with must-have information. Discover which tools a few of your favorite pros can't live without and why they love them. Find more tools for soldering, sawing, etching, and wirework.

December: Mix up your materials while tackling traditional metalsmithing techniques. Add alternative materials to your metalwork! If you're in a more traditional mind of frame, craft your own wedding band with instructions for a truly personal memento of love.

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