Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, May/June 2016

L1605_1If you want to learn or practice some special jewelry-making techniques, this is the issue for you! Learn mokumé gané from Roger Halas and working with leather from Melissa Cable. Also, learn the ins and outs of using handmade stamps on your metal jewelry — then practice with Jeff Fulkerson’s stamped silver cuff. For jewelry designs that serve more than one function, check out this issue’s Trends column, “Preaching to the Converted.” And if you want to increase sales of your jewelry with amazing photos, read “Net Profits: Shoot to Win.” “Artist as Model” is a fascinating look at how top jewelry artist use themselves in their jewelry photography! You’ll get some wonderful photography ideas. For the tool aficionado, Senior Editor Helen Driggs discusses Bill Fretz’s new line of forming tools.

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METAL FORMING
Cool Tools & Hip Tips: New Fretz Forming Tools
By Helen I. Driggs

How to Use Homemade Stamps
By Jeff Fulkerson

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Jeff Fulkerson
STAMPED SILVER CUFF

 

GEMSTONES
Smokin’ Stones: Sphene
By Sharon Elaine Thompson

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Roger Halas
MOKUME GANE STINGRAY PENDANT

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Jim Perkins
SQUARE EMERALD FOR RED GARNET

 

PHOTOGRAPHY
Net Profits: Shoot to Win (more at www.jewelrymakingdaily.com/net-profits)
By Cathleen McCarthy

Artist As Model
By Cathleen McCarthy

 

MAY/JUNE PROJECTS


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Melissa Cable
LEATHER AND METAL GRAFFITI NECKLACE

 

 

DEPARTMENTS
My Turn: Supply Those MIssing Links
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: Jim Lawson

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