Rock Hounding for Michigan Copper

Studio Notes: Rocking Copper Copper Country in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a long, long, long way from everything. But at specific mines you can comb through piles of rock with a metal detector in summer. Free! When you hear “DIT DIT SCREECH, WHINE DIT DIT DIT,” you know that low-grade copper ore is within inches. […]

Read More >

Studio Notes: Pearl Secrets Blow by Blow Destructive testing is similar in concept to smashing things, if not identical. And doing this on occasion can reveal to you what things are made of, including gemstones! Lately I have breaking freshwater pearls. The reason is because I teach pearl carving around the country and need gems […]

Read More >

Studio Notes: Logo Logic Now that you have a logo for your handmade jewelry business, how are you going to use it? Here are some of my suggestions, plus others I found online: A hallmark. Years ago, I created the hallmark stamp in the photo using Microsoft Paint, when I had a different name for […]

Read More >

Join Betsy for Part II of her Q&A with Peter Lehndorff, a 30-year veteran design professional. Whether you design your own logo for your handmade jewelry business or have one made by a professional, here are more things to think about: Studio Notes: The Simple Approach Peter: The one mistake you don’t want to do […]

Read More >