Who doesn’t love a puppy? The eyes. The fluffiness. The sweetness. The overall cuteness. No wonder puppy photos and videos are some of the most popular items on the entire internet. ABOVE PHOTO: Getty Images Noël Yovovich’s No-Solder Fold-Up 3D Pendant from the May/June 2017 issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist is like a puppy […]

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Of all the different types of jewelry, rings often have the most significance. Engagement rings, wedding rings, friendship rings — they all have deep meanings. And rings are very likely to be passed down from generation to generation. Personally, I wear my late mother’s gold filigree and diamond ring every day. When you think of […]

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Black and white. Yin and yang. Coffee and cream. The interaction and contrasts of opposites can result in some amazing and stunning jewelry designs. RIGHT: Photo: Getty Images Patrik Kusek’s Mosaic Metal Clay Pin, from the December 2016 issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, combines black and white — and silver and gold — in a […]

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Wire Jewelry to Make Today and Wear Tonight

Usually, making jewelry can be a long, involved, time-intensive project. Creating your design, planning your approach, gathering your materials, cutting, filing, soldering, stone setting — it can all take quite a while. And the results are usually worth it. ABOVE: Heather Lawrenz, Engraved Gemstone Ring; Photo: Jim Lawson But what if you’re short on time? […]

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My grandfather loved the Old West! Although he was born in Illinois and lived primarily in Kentucky and Michigan, his home was decorated with paintings and statues of cowboys, Native Americans, cacti, and other western scenes. When he really wanted to dress up, he didn’t wear a tie — he wore a bolo. Yep, Grandpa […]

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Is anything as inspirational as stars in the heavens? For eons, humans have found art in what they see in the night skies. And jewelry artist Roger Halas has long turned the stars and outer space into amazing designs and pieces. He’s also a science fiction buff (and writer) which lends a special slant to […]

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