Jewelry

Pre-Plan Your Tucson Gem Show Trek with the 2019 Tucson Show Guide

I want to go to Tucson. I mean, I really want to go to Tucson. As I write this, it is cold and rainy and gray in…

Jeff Fulkerson’s variscite ring project appears in Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist November/December 2018 in “From Mine to Maker” — along with a companion piece about digging for variscite, “Hitting Pay Dirt.” Photo: Jim Lawson

Make It Personal: Handmade Jewelry Gifts Are the Perfect Choice

The best gifts come from the heart–and the hand. There’s no better path to the perfect gift than making your own jewelry gifts for those dear to…

Master the Jewelry Flex Shaft Volume 1: Burs, Mandrels, Sanding/Grinding, Rubberized Abrasives & Finishing Online Workshop
Master the Jewelry Flex Shaft Volume 2: Hammer, Handpieces, Special Tips & Tricks Online Workshop
Jewelry Tools Stamp Set
Woven in Wire Book

JEWELRY TRENDS

Recipe for a Happy Life: Meet Jewelry Artist C.D. Davis

Jewelry artist C.D. Davis creates jewelry designs that combine wire wrapping, hand engraving, and gemstones in a magical, intricate way. Get to know him and what drives…

Podcasts: A Perfect Soundtrack for Making Jewelry

‘Tis time to make a holidate with yourself. You know–some uninterrupted total immersion time cocooned in your own jewelry-making world. Light a few scented candles, slip into…

Jewelry Trends and Beyond: How to Make Statement Pendants

We have all heard of the “statement necklace”–massive bibs full of beads, sparkle, chain, and charm. Now, among current jewelry trends is the “statement pendant.” For spring…

Studio Notes: Jewelry Food for Thought

Got some time to relax? Enjoy this tidbit-filled post on jewelry. Now, let’s eat! Gilded Orchids Artists working for Tiffany & Co. really know how to gild…

Psychology of Color: Sapphire, Sphene, and Other Yellow Gemstones

November is the month of topaz. Many people think of blue when they think of topaz, due to the incredible market saturation of the heat-treated variety of…

More Than 100 Reasons to Master Wire Weaving with Sarah Thompson

When an author writes more than one book, you might wonder whether or not you really need all their books. If you’re a book lover like me…

Happy Hand Turkey Thanksgiving!

As an ode to Thanksgiving, some Interweave staff got together and cranked out serious hand turkey action. They went beyond the construction paper angle, and included fiber along with many other…

Meet the Gemstones: Dark and Neutral Gems for Winter

While October is the month of flaming leaves, pumpkins, brilliant chrysanthemums, and bright costumes on smiling children, November and early December are . . . well, a…

Free Metal Clay Jewelry Project: Make a Lentil Pendant

Metal clay has been a part of our lives since the early 1990s. Time moves fast, so that makes this material no longer the new kid on…

Meet Gemstone Inlay Jewelry Artist Peggy Houchin

Meet Peggy Houchin! Be inspired by her story below and gorgeous gemstone inlay jewelry designs. ABOVE: Dinosaur Bone Cuffs (his and hers) by Peggy Houchin. Dinosaur bone and…

Bring Out the Best: Improve Your Jewelry Photography with Expertise from Jim Lawson

If you’ve ever tried to capture the essence of your handcrafted designs in a photo, you’re well aware that jewelry photography presents a unique set of challenges.…

Understanding Drusy Gemstones: Color, Cut, Setting, and Buying Tips

Drusy gemstones were once ignored by jewelry makers. These crystal-encrusted sections of rock taken from the wall of a geode or vug were deemed lovely curiosities. But…

Patriotic Metal Stamping: Brotherly Love for Veteran’s Day and Every Day

I was feeling inspired this Veteran’s Day to create something patriotic. My brother is in the Army and I am quite the fan girl of him and…

Jewelry Business: Email Design Tips to Help Your Campaigns Stand Out

Email remains the best way to communicate with your jewelry business customers, but it is also one of the most competitive promotion spaces. So how do you…

Story Time: Jewelry Editors Try Audiobooks in the Jewelry Studio

|Sponsored| I love reading, and I love jewelry making. Wouldn’t it be great if I could combine the two? Turns out that I can, with audiobooks. Children…

Studio Notes: The Custom Jewelry Challenge Part 2

Last week, I blogged about making a custom cuff for a priest, working long distance with a client in California. A second custom jewelry project involved making…

Pre-Plan Your Tucson Gem Show Trek with the 2019 Tucson Show Guide

I want to go to Tucson. I mean, I really want to go to Tucson. As I write this, it is cold and rainy and gray in…

Wabi Sabi Gemstones and the Magic of “Imperfection”

Wabi sabi is the Japanese term for finding perfection in imperfection. It means finding the beauty in the twisted tree, the out-of-round shape of a bowl. An…

Meet Jewelry Artist and Instructor Debora Mauser

Get to know Debora Mauser, a jewelry artist and instructor who teaches all over the United States! ABOVE: Sterling Cone. Sterling silver sheet, cubic zirconia. Inspiration: “I wanted…

Make Perfect Jewelry Gifts Fit for Anyone

“One size fits most” is what you want to hear when you’re making jewelry gifts, especially if you’re selling them. No matter how pretty, trendy, edgy, or…