Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, December 2015

Learn to marry silver to brass as you create a mixed metal hollow pebble pendant usingDecember LJJA Cover fabrication, soldering, and hand forming. Bezel set a picture then make it spin for a reversible keepsake. Showcase a gorgeous moonstone in a mystical ring and learn all about this subtle and mysterious stone. Discover 25 of the best hand tools from tool maven Helen Driggs and why they are her favorites. Make a sweet metal star with a hanging briolette for a holiday pendant to give or wear. Learn tips to get your jewelry business ready for proposal season. Dive into the fascinating world of plastics and discover some innovative ways they are being used in jewelry. Find a facet design that can make a truly unique stone. Plus get inspired by and boost your jewelry sales using the fresh Pantone colors for Spring 2016 as you incorporate them into your designs! On newstands now! Get your copy at https://www.interweave.com/store/lapidary-journal-jewelry-artist-magazine-december-2015.

HOLIDAYS AND PROPOSALS
Net Profits: Get Ready for Proposal Season
by Cathleen McCarthy
(more at www.jewelrymakingdaily.com/netprofits)

 

Perkins Megan's Wedding Stone
Jim Perkins
MEGAN’S WEDDING STONE

Cool Tools & Hip Tips: 25 Days of Hand Tools
by Helen I. Driggs

Fortes Metal Star
Beatriz Fortes
SCORE AND FOLD METAL STAR
MOONSTONE
Smokin’ Stones: Moonstone
by Sharon Elaine Thompson

Halas Moonstone Ring
Roger Halas
MYSTICAL MOONSTONE RING

 

DECEMBER PROJECTS 
Case Metal Pebble
Kate Case
MIXED METAL PEBBLE PENDANT

Lehndorff Heads or Tails Pendant
Betsy Lehndorff
PICTURE PERFECT HEADS OR TAILS PENDANT

DECEMBER FEATURE
Artisan Jewelers Who Love Plastic
by Sharon Elaine Thompson

DEPARTMENTS
My Turn: Stop, I Say, Stop!
Your Turn: Design Challenges & Letters
Their Turn: A Gallery of This Issue’s Contributors
Facets: News & Product Innovations
Ask the Experts
The Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Doer’s Profile: Pauline Warg

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