Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, January/February 2012

About our cover…
Ethiopian rough and faceted gem courtesy DB Opals, Ethiopian Opal, page 28. John F. Heusler's Opal Ring, page 34.
PHOTO: JIM LAWSON


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Lapidary Journal - Jewelry Artist

January/February 2012
Volume 65, Number 8

Print Magazine Table of Contents

Features | Advertising Sections

Print Features

6

My Turn
from the Editor
Find Your Way to What You Need

 

8

Your Turn
Design Challenge & Letters

10

Their Turn
A Gallery of This Issue’s Contributors

16

Net Profits: Join the Blogging Club
by Cathleen McCarthy
more online at jewelrymakingdaily.com/ netprofits

18

Cool Tools & Hip Tips: Chain Making
by Helen Driggs

OPAL

22

Arizona Opal
materials by Mark Lurie

28

Ethiopian Opal
materials by Si & Ann Frazier

34

Ethiopian Opal Ring
gem and jewelry demos by John F. Heusler

COQUINA/SETTING/GEOMETRICS

42

Smokin’ Stones: Coquina
by Sharon Elaine Thompson

44

Coquina Pendant
jewelry project by Marilyn Mack

50

Tabbed Fossil Coral Pendant
jewelry project by Linda Larsen 

54

Trends: Geometric Designs
by Annie Osburn

56

Partial Settings Pendant
jewelry project by Andy Lucas

GEM DESIGN/FACETING

66

Cut Together
design by Annie Osburn

72

Swirl Step Cut Revisited
facet design by David Hartley
revised by Calvin Smith

74

When to Saw Your Rough
technique by Lisa Elser

78

Deciphering Chinese Writing Stone
materials by John S. White and Robert B. Cook

80

More Soldering FAQs
technique by Lexi Erickson

82

Ask the Experts
by Tom & Kay Benham

84

Facets
News & Product Innovations

128

The Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist
Doer's Profile: Martin Key

ANNUAL BUYERS' DIRECTORY

104

Products & Services

113

Suppliers

119

Locations of Suppliers

ADVERTISING

122 Advertisers’ Index
124 Classifieds
125 Gem & Jewelry Shops
125 Jewelry Classes

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