Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, April 2016

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist April 2016Gorgeous 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 your own. Create a bracelet that is truly one-of-a-kind by soldering organic random metal “splats” onto a cuff. Take a closer look at history, use, and tips for the pearl, a true American classic. Dive into the world of pearl carving in Betsy Lehndorff’s design demo that covers drilling, polishing, and carving with diamond burs. Learn about all the best tools for making findings with tool maven Helen Driggs. Discover how using Instragram can boost your jewelry sales. Take a look into Chris Ploof’s world of mokumé gané, filled with exotic and specialty materials.

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SPRINGTIME & FLOWERS
Trends: Say It With Flowers
By Deborah Yonick

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Kirsten Denbow
TORCH FIRED ENAMEL FLORAL NECKLACE

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Jeff Fulkerson
Wrap-Around Raindrop Ring

 

PEARLS
Smokin’ Stones: Pearls: The American Classic
By Sharon Elaine Thompson

What’s Hot in Pearls
By Betsy Lehndorff

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Betsy Lehndorff
CARVING PEARLS

 

APRIL PROJECTS
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Noel Yovovich
SPLAT BRACELET

 

APRIL FEATURES
Black Bay Opal
By Jim Landon

 

DEPARTMENTS
My Turn: Not Your Garden Variety Florals
Your Turn: Design Challenges & Letters
Their Turn: A Gallery of This Issue’s Contributors
Net Profits: Jewelry Jam on Instagram (more at www.jewelrymakingdaily.com/netprofits)
Facets: News & Product Innovations
Ask the Experts
The Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Doer’s Profile: Chris Ploof

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