Jewelry

Old School: Master Hand Engraving with Classic Tools and 10 Tips

|Sponsored| I have a very dear, talented friend who is a third-generation jeweler. My heart was bursting when his mother told me a charming story about him…

Part of her series Take the Long View, pendant design by Noël Yovovich; photo: Jim Lawson; Agave Cuffs by Wendy Ellsworth

5 Tips for Winning Beading & Jewelry Making Competitions

The new Interweave Jewelry, Bead & Gem Arts Awards is open for applications now until July 1, 2020. The grand prize is $1000 cash and a subscription…

Master the Jewelry Flex Shaft Vols. 1 & 2 Workshop Bundle

$24.99

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, Nov/Dec 2019

$9.99

Quick Casting for Jewelry Makers: 5 Fast and Fun Methods

$19.99

10 Textured Metal Jewelry Projects eBook

$14.99

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

$9.99

10 Sensational Silver Jewelry Making Projects eBook

$14.99

How to Photograph Your Jewelry: Beyond the Basics Online Workshop

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JEWELRY TRENDS

5 Tips for Winning Beading & Jewelry Making Competitions

The new Interweave Jewelry, Bead & Gem Arts Awards is open for applications now until July 1, 2020. The grand prize is $1000 cash and a subscription…

Get Ready for Tucson: The Amazing “Gem Show” Also with Minerals, Fossils, Jewelry, Beads, Tools, and Supplies!

Jump in! If you’ve never been to the Tucson shows before, you’re going to be overwhelmed. Just accept it. Go, drink in as much as you can,…

Win More Than 15 Minutes of Fame in the Interweave Jewelry, Bead and Gem Arts Awards

Come on, admit it. You’ve fantasized about the big announcement featuring you as the toast of the evening, the star of the show — or the winner…

Net Profits: Designers’ Favorite Vendors at the Tucson Gem Shows

If you’ve never shopped the Tucson gem shows — or have but want to do it better — here’s some help. I asked some jewelry artists for…

See the Big Picture at the Tucson Shows: Gem, Jewelry, Bead, Mineral, and Fossil Event of the Year

I remember peering so closely, walking all the way around them, carefully inspecting up and down. Noting minute variations in their rich red color, their smallest surface…

Treasures Await at the Tucson Gem Shows

It’s time for the annual Tucson bead, gem, jewelry, mineral, and fossil shows, starting at the end of January and continuing through mid-February. As the editor of…

A First-Timer’s Guide to Shopping the Tucson Shows

I remember the first time someone told me that the biggest gem show in the world was in Tucson, AZ, every February. I remember thinking, ‘You must…

Wear Your Handmade Party Jewelry and Sparkle On

Santa’s workshop (aka my studio space) gets a bit messier and sparklier once the leaves drop. There are gifts to make, jewelry to sell, and usually a…

Free Tutorial: How to Make Metal Clay Rings

I love to teach jewelry making and to help support others in their jewelry-making adventures, whether just starting out or in transition from one medium to another.…

Can You Master the Tucson Gem, Bead, Jewelry, Mineral and Fossil Shows?

My first impulse on seeing Cathleen McCarthy’s “Net Profits” headline in the latest issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist was to change it. Mastering the Tucson Shows?…

Handmade Jewelry Gifts for Mom

In an ideal world, I would make a gift for everyone on our holiday list. It is what I LOVE to do! And I love to make…

Events and Happenings Around the 2020 Tucson Shows

You might think of the annual Tucson shows as just a place to shop for gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, and beads. And that is, of course, the…

What’s New at the 2020 Tucson Shows

So you think you’ve seen everything there is to see at the annual Tucson gem, jewelry, mineral, fossil, and bead shows? Well, think again! Every year there…

Around Tucson: Discover More Than Gem Shows

People travel from across the country and around the world to visit the many gem, bead, fossil, mineral shows that take over the city of Tucson in…

More and Less: 10 Distinctive Jewelry Designs You Can Make

“More is never enough,” a collector once said to me. Judging by my approach to Christmas trees, I’d have to agree. In jewelry, too, my head just…

Betsy’s Private Jewelry Lessons, Part 1: Soldering

In an effort to improve my jewelry skills and rethink them completely, I’m spending the next couple months taking two-hour lessons from Jake Idema, who has been…

Jewelry Tools: Exploring Endless Possibilities with the Swanstrom Forming Anvil

|Sponsored| Years ago, I suddenly became interested in forming metal on something other than a flat bench block. This sudden interest hit on a weekend with no…

Ultimate Jewelry: You Gotta Hand It to Netflix Series The Crown

They had me at the opening credits. Watching a crown appear to grow into shape in the first frames of the Netflix series The Crown was like…

Yooperlite: Rock Hunting and the Glow of Success

Erik Rintamaki is a rock star. The 44-year-old has appeared on television screens all over the world. He’s been featured in magazines and newspapers, and online. His…

Soldier On: A Salute to Jewelry-Making Veterans

Beginning their careers as young women in the United States Army, Military Police Officer Tara Hutchinson and Explosive Ordinance Disposal Technician Jenifer Bellefleur share a determination, commitment…