Jewelry

Raised by a Maker: Those Who Gave Us the Gift of Crafting

At a family breakfast this weekend, Mama, my aunt, and my uncle talked about crepe paper flowers my grandmother made when they were little. My uncle remembered…

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Stock Your Studio with Jewelry Supplies at the Local Restaurant Supply Store

Why should a jewelry artist explore the local restaurant supply store? You’ll find it’s full of low-cost equipment and supplies you can use as jewelry supplies in…

Tucson Show Guide 2019

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Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist J/F 2019

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Bead and Jewelry Workshops

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Metalsmith Essentials: Make a Box Clasp Online Workshop with Richard Sweetman

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Master the Jewelry Flex Shaft Volume 2: Hammer, Handpieces, Special Tips & Tricks Online Workshop
Master the Jewelry Flex Shaft, Volume 2

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10 Textured Metal Jewelry Projects eBook

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Woven in Wire Book
Woven in Wire: Dimensional Wire Weaving in Fine Art Jewelry

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JEWELRY TRENDS

Stock Your Studio with Jewelry Supplies at the Local Restaurant Supply Store

Why should a jewelry artist explore the local restaurant supply store? You’ll find it’s full of low-cost equipment and supplies you can use as jewelry supplies in…

10+ Approaches to Textured Metal Jewelry

If you want your jewelry to catch someone’s eye, texture the metal. If it looks velvety, people can’t help but imagine it feels soft to the touch,…

Studio Notes: Decorative Bezel Wire for Gemstone Settings

For years, Jeff Klein painstakingly cut out details in thin strips of copper, brass, and sterling silver sheet to create overlay borders for his metal jewelry. Then…

Jewelry Business: Making Your Jewelry Instagram-Ready at Shows

In this age of Instagram, most people who sell jewelry at shows are used to people like me whipping out their phones to take a shot. They…

Betsy Lehndorff, Jewelry Artist, Interviews Herself — and You

As a journalist, I have interviewed thousands of people during my career. And when it comes to jewelry artists and other people in the jewelry industry, one…

But Is It a Gemstone? A Definition for Today

If you’ve been making jewelry for any time at all—and using stones in your work—the chances are you know the definition of gemstone. But maybe not. So…

Old Souls: Petrified Wood Gemstones Add Mystery to Jewelry Designs

One of my favorite pieces of jewelry is my petrified pine cone pendant. I like the splashes of orange and white against the creamy tan. I like…

Unlock the Secrets of Box Clasp Construction with Richard Sweetman

You’ve just poured your heart into a creating a beautiful piece of sophisticated jewelry, and you’re seeking the perfect clasp to bring it to fruition. Just any…

Use Your Treasures in Special Occasion and Wedding Jewelry and Accessories

Can you believe it’s almost May? And with May, wedding season often begins. Most of my social circle is long married and their children aren’t quite marrying…

Resin Jewelry Making with Susan Lenart Kazmer

There is something about being in a production facility that makes me want to get behind the machines and get busy. It could be a connection I…

10 Jewelry Designs with Textures That Make Them Sing

The first time I saw a super-sharp photograph of yarn, I was astonished. It made me rub my fingers together as if I could actually feel the…

Both Are Best: Jewelry Designs with Personal Meaning and Wide Appeal

It’s such an intimate thing. Jewelry accents the body and the outfit, and speaks of the person who chose when and where to put on that piece.…

6 Project Downloads to Inspire Your Next Metal Clay Jewelry Design

Metal clay seems like an oxymoron. It’s metal – in the form of tiny particles – but it’s also clay, a pliable substance we can mold and…

Understanding Gemstone Inclusions and Other Gem Info for Jewelry Makers

Being a gem geek extraordinaire, I was thrilled when I learned we had a new book coming out about gemstones. Judith Crowe’s Gemstones: A Jewelry Maker’s Guide…

Bead Fest Philadelphia 2019 Is Open for Registration!

Get ready to hone your skills, supply your stash, and connect with other beadworkers and jewelry makers! Bead Fest Philadelphia takes place August 14–18, 2019, at The…

Prongs Are Ideal Stone Settings—Here’s Why

The best jewelry is always made from the best stones. But having the best stone doesn’t really do any good without the proper stone setting. There are…

Go for the Gold: Joe Korth’s Top Tips for Fast and Easy Keum Boo Jewelry

Keum boo, the art of bonding pure gold foil to a silver surface, is a fascinating technique on so many levels – historically, scientifically, and artistically. In…

Rough Gemstones and Their Meanings in Fast & Fabulous Jewelry

Beaded jewelry isn’t just about wearing a pretty adornment. We’ve been noticing a big trend in healing stones this year. It can also be something that concentrates…

Encrusted with Gold: What Do Insect Larvae and Jewelry Lovers Have in Common?

Are there days when you feel like retreating into a cozy, protective cocoon of your own making? And if you had the option, wouldn’t you encrust yourself…

Kitchen Table Metalsmithing: Make Big-Time Jewelry in a Small-Time Space

When I had to temporarily pack up my studio, it was quite an ordeal in so many ways. I knew I’d continue making jewelry, but I’d have…