Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, July 2016

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You’ll love this issue if you need to update your jewelry-making repertoire with the most useful and up-to-date tools; you want to create an incredible copper cuff that is simple to make, on trend and affordable; or you’d like to enhance your fold forming abilities with a project creating a silver feather that can be used for a pendant, earrings or pin. Senior Editor Helen Driggs walks you through her favorites from this year’s Tucson shows: the easy-to-use new Sizzix machine for die cutting and embossing leather, a new set of deco style alphabet stamps from ImpressArt, as well as a clever vise for holding bezels while soldering them and the new Maker line of hammers and stakes from Fretz Tools. Follow artist John Heusler as he goes step-by-step creating a silver and agate cuff that is rich in contrast, texture and detail. Improve your skillset in fold forming, stone cutting, stone setting, applique, soldering, mold making, repurposing enamelware and other fabrication techniques. Peek inside what the experts are doing with gem dinosaur bone and what you can do to transform this fossil gem into fun jewelry projects.

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DINO BONE
Smokin’ Stones: Dino Bone Redux
By Sharon Elaine Thompson

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John F. Heusler, G.G.
Roll Printed Dino Bone Cuff

 

MAKE MORE THAN ONE
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Betsy Lehndorff
HARD MOLDS FOR METAL CLAY

Make a Production Out of It
By Sharon Elaine Thompson

 

JULY PROJECTS


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Debra Hoffmaster
FOLD FORMED SILVER FEATHER PIN

 

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Roger Halas
EASY TWISTED COPPER CUFF

 

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Wei Lah Poh
FOUND ENAMELWARE FOR JEWELRY

 

JULY FEATURES
Flaws, Perfection and Utilitarian Objects
By Terri Haag

 

DEPARTMENTS
My Turn: A Salute to Service and Passion
Your Turn: Design Challenges & Letters
Their Turn: A Gallery of This Issue’s Contributors
Cool Tools & Hip Tips: The Newest from Tucson
Net Profits: Teaching Bonuses
Trends: Soldier On
Facets: News & Product Innovations
Ask the Experts
The Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Doer’s Profile: Patrik Kusek

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