About a year and a half ago, I bought my first house after a lifetime of renting. I spent a lot of time and energy organizing and decorating my much larger space. (Moving from a small two-bedroom apartment to a three-story four-bedroom house gives you LOTS of possibilities.) My closets are organized, my kitchen is […]

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Any number of stones are perfect for rings — and everyone has their favorites. In 10 Gemstone Rings to Make, a collection of step-by-step ring projects, you’ll find some of the best gemstone rings from the pages of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist. These projects, designed by a variety of expert jewelry artists, feature some amazing […]

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Happy Spring! Yes, it is indeed springtime. At least, according to the calendar it is. But depending on where you live, you might be hard-pressed to find it. In fact, on the first day of spring in Pennsylvania, I built a snowman/snow angel in my backyard. Sure, it was fun, but hardly spring-like. ABOVE: Photo: […]

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We all love the annual Tucson gem, jewelry, mineral, fossil, and bead shows. Every year, the editorial, marketing, and advertising sales staff of the F+W/Interweave Jewelry and Bead Group gets to go to the Tucson shows. And among all the work we do at the shows (and we do a LOT of work), we have […]

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Here’s a little fact I’ll bet you didn’t know about me: I can sing. I actually sing alto in my church choir. There’s nothing I love more than learning a new piece in choir practice and singing it (correctly) in front of the congregation. Oh, I’m certainly NOT the best alto in the world. But […]

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