Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, August 2016


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You’ll love this issue if:

  • You love rich, translucent color and want to set Ortiz rhodochrosite in a pendant.
  • You want to make trendy, dangling earrings with an unexpected design twist based on the designs of nunchaku.
  • You’ve been looking for ways to advance your stone setting, cold connections, soldering, metalworking and riveting.

With colors ranging from salmon to ruby-red grapefruit pink, Ortiz rhodochrosite is simply breathtaking! John Heusler shows you how to set this stone in a sterling pendant, resulting in one of your most stunning jewelry pieces. Readers will also discover how jewelry artists are using cloisonne in their designs. Have you been curious about rolling mills? Enjoy this must-read from Senior Editor Helen Driggs as she talks about one of today’s most popular jewelry making tools. For enthusiasts of cold connections, we have a pair of projects for you to try – Laurel Nathan’s sterling and Plexiglas chain project and Erin Abernathy’s two-metal riveted bracelet. That’s not all, though! If you can’t figure out how to properly dispose of spent pickle, look no further. Julia Lowther demonstrates how to solve one of the main problems jewelry artists deal with today.

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ORTIZ RHODOCHROSITE
Smokin’ Stones: Ortiz Rhodochrosite
By Sharon Elaine Thompson

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John F. Heusler, G.G.
STERLING AND ORTIZ RHODOCHROSITE PENDANT

 

AUGUST PROJECTS
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Laurel Nathanson
STERLING AND PLEXIGLAS CHAIN

 

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Roger Halas
DANGLING NUNCHAKU EARRINGS

 

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Erin Abernathy
COPPER AND BRASS LAYERED CUFF

 

JULY FEATURES
Unexpected Enamel
By Cathleen McCarthy

Responsible Disposal of Spent Pickle
By Julia Lowther

 

DEPARTMENTS
My Turn: Did Someone Say Metal . . . Or Stone?
Your Turn: Design Challenges & Letters
Their Turn: A Gallery of This Issue’s Contributors
Cool Tools & Hip Tips: Metals and Mills
Net Profits: Getting Ecommerce Right
Trends: Real Men Wear Jewelry
Facets: News & Product Innovations
Ask the Experts
The Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Doer’s Profile: Andy Cooperman

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