Gem Polishing Collection
In this kit, you'll find all the information you need to begin cutting, shaping, and polishing gemstones to create your own custom cabochons. As an added bonus, we've included a sample kit of Mt. Mist's high concentrated diamond polishing compounds!
Are you ready to make your own custom cabochons? This collection is packed with valuable instruction and projects. Plus, take advantage of the sample kit of diamond polishing compounds!
Join award-winning lapidary and metalsmith artist Michael Boyd for a 15-minute workshop tutorial as he provides an overview on stone cutting and design basics. Then move on to the workshop DVD dedicated to freeform cabochon cutting and shaping your own stones. Overall, you get two setting projects and one project using the intarsia technique to create a stunning pendant. We've included a sample kit of Mt. Mist's popular diamond polishing compounds featuring regular polish pastes and super polish compounds.
Complete Diamond Polish Sample Kit
Receive this sample kit of the incredible, highly concentrated Diamond Polishes. You get to experiment with these polishes without breaking the bank.
Are you fascinated with coral? In this issue, readers learn about coral and how to set it in jewelry designs. Specifically, John F. Heusler, G.G. shows you how to set coral in a tufa cast cuff. Also included are cuff and bracelet designs by today’s top jewelry artists, such as Jean Wilson’s design using domed links. Be sure to check out the Cool Tools & Hip Tips column as Senior Editor Helen Driggs talks the best tools for finishing your jewelry. And with Halloween creeping up on us, you’ll need a jewelry-making project that’s scary fun to make! That’s just what you get with Roger Halas’s Vampire Bat Necklace.
Learn expert lapidary techniques from Michael Boyd to advance your jewelry designs with your own gemstone cutting in this workshop DVD packed with step-by-step directions, stone cutting equipment information, and more. From successfully cutting your own cabochons and learning to choose the right polishes to exploring flat lapping techniques and dopping methods, you will quickly see why this DVD is a must-have!
Learn how to cut a custom cabochon in 15 minutes with Michael Boyd! Have complete control over the size and shape of your cabochons as you master this skill. Learn important basic lapidary techniques so you can cut stones with confidence.
Opal Intarsia Pendant
Create an opal intarsia without fear! This project download involves using a piece of synthetic opal that's a fraction of the cost of natural opal. This allows you to feel comfortable experimenting with intarsia. And once you've mastered these techniques, you'll be confident enough to make your own intarsia masterpiece!
Opal & Intarsia Pendant Jewelry Making Project
Uncover fundamental jewelry making techniques with these detailed project directions. Advance your lapidary, metalsmithing, soldering, and finishing skills with this pendant project. Once you master the intarsia technique, make modifications for your own personal jewelry designs.
Silver Pendant Setting
This setting and bail were created for the opal intarsia pendant. You can make a similar intarsia by following the steps in "Opal Intarsia Pendant," by Tom and Kay Benham, Part I in June 2002 and Part II in the July 2002 Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist.
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