Jewelry

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…

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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…

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Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist J/F 2019

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Bead and Jewelry Workshops

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Master the Jewelry Flex Shaft Volume 1: Burs, Mandrels, Sanding/Grinding, Rubberized Abrasives & Finishing Online Workshop
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Master the Jewelry Flex Shaft Volume 2: Hammer, Handpieces, Special Tips & Tricks Online Workshop
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Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, N/D 2018

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Woven in Wire: Dimensional Wire Weaving in Fine Art Jewelry

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JEWELRY TRENDS

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…

Soldering with Betsy, Part 2: Torches and Soldering Safety

Students, welcome back to our soldering lessons. I see you’ve already donned your surgical gowns, gloves, and masks. Great! So, we’re back in my studio to finish…

Soldering with Betsy, Part 1: An Ideal Soldering Setup

If you will, please put on your gloves and surgical gowns. Cover your hair, put on your face mask, and follow me into my dissection studio. I’m…

Download the Beads, Baubles & Jewels 2700 Series

The newest season of Beads, Baubles & Jewels is now available! Beads, Baubles & Jewels series 2700 features 13 episodes with ideas and inspiration for beaders and…

Duped by Diamonds, the April Birthstone

There is something about diamonds that makes men lose their minds. ABOVE: Raw diamond from Oranjemund, Namibia. Getty Images, Anthony Bannister. In February of 1872, two scruffy…

Crazy Cool Jewelry Designs from Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist

Looking back at all the Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist issues of 2018, it’s impossible to ignore the cool jewelry designs in each issue. Let’s look back at…

Explore Resin Jewelry Making with Susan Lenart Kazmer

In my article about trying a new craft for Spring, I mentioned Susan Lenart Kazmer’s Exploring Resin Jewelry Making video download. But it is such a stand-out…

A Rich Sense of Character: A Look Back at Patinas

The physical effects of dyes, pigments, and exposure to the elements have long fascinated us, especially with metals. It comes as no surprise then that patinas are…

Meredith’s New Obsession for Spring: Molding ICE Resin

Yay! Today is the first day of spring! For some crafters, the shift in seasons dictates a shift in activities. Some knitters and crocheters put the yarn…

Enhance Your Jewelry Designs with Green Peridot for Spring

Spring arrives this week! Yes, it really does. I know it doesn’t seem like it if you’re still dealing with cold temperatures, snow, and ice. But spring…

Perks of Subscribing to Beads, Baubles & Jewels 1900 Series

Beads, Baubles & Jewels series 1900 is packed full of beaded jewelry inspiration and jewelry-making techniques. Our theme is “Make It, Wear It, Love It,” and we…

Crushing It with a Hydraulic Press: Make a Cuff with Richard Sweetman

Pressing metal until it buckles leads to surprising and beautiful designs, as metalsmith Richard Sweetman shows us in his online workshop, Crushed Metal Cuff. This workshop is…

A Crafty Girl Can Survive: Crafting on a Deserted Island

March is National Craft Month, and the Interweave Crafts staff is celebrating with a blog hop (more on that below). We were all asked the question, “If…

Wire Art Jewelry Workshop with Sharilyn Miller

No wire art jewelry experience? No Problem! Discover all you will need to know to start creating stunning wire art jewelry with Wire Art Jewelry Workshop. Bestselling…