Jewelry

The Horseman Who Became a Goldsmith: Meet Michael David Sturlin

Exacting is an understatement that tells only part of the story. Michael David Sturlin’s beautiful jewelry is exacting, but what I sense most about a piece is…

round ciitrine earrings Sam Patania

Circles and Friends: 10 Innovative Jewelry Designs Based on a Classic Shape

Whether or not you’re with the ancients about it being perfect, the circle, you have to admit, is a classic shape. It’s got a lot going for…

100+ Favorite Jewelry Gemstones eBook

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Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist September/October 2019 Digital

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Quick Casting for Jewelry Makers: 5 Fast and Fun Methods Online Workshop

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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 Online Workshop

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10 Sensational Silver Jewelry Making Projects eBook

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How to Photograph Your Jewelry: Beyond the Basics Online Workshop

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JEWELRY TRENDS

Learn How to Sell Jewelry with Carolyn Edlund

The natural progression of being an artist or creative person is to sell your work. Even if you have picked beading up as a hobby, you will…

Enamels, Found Objects, Stones & More: Anything Goes in Kirsten Denbow’s Jewelry

Like so many of us, jewelry artist Kirsten Denbow at first thought she would become something else. Then she discovered her true calling. “I was enrolled at…

Fast & Fabulous: Bead Stringing Around the World

Fast & Fabulous: Around the World features simple bead stringing designs using patterned bone, saturated gemstone colors, elephant and dragon motifs, and wood and paper beads to…

Make the Tiny Bubbles Metal Stamped Tassel Necklace

Tassels are the new black! You’ll find them everywhere in fashion right now. This design incorporates some other trending design elements, too, like hand-dyed silk fabric, metal…

Test Driving the Saeshin Micro Motor: A Little Studio Giant

|Sponsored| I recently had the pleasure of test driving the Saeshin Micro Motor from Rio Grande. I hadn’t worked with a micro motor before and didn’t know…

Create Your Own Domed, Textured Metal Clay Ring

Playing with forms and shapes led to this metal clay ring design. It seemed no matter what shape came from my hands, it was destined to perch…

Net Profits: Selling Jewelry at a Private Hotel Showing

With juried craft shows getting more prohibitive and less profitable, many jewelry artists are finding other ways to sell their work. One option that’s gaining traction, especially…

Screen Shot: Jewelry Designs Made from Screen Mesh

The first thing you’ll think when you see Dennis Nahabetian’s work is: “How the heck did he do that?” Did he use 3D computer-aided jewelry design and…

What Your Favorite Gemstone Reveals About You

Do you ever take personality tests on Facebook? You know the ones. “What kind of Disney animal are you?” “What your snacking habits reveal.” “Let us guess…

7+ Expert Tips for Making Jewelry with Argentium Sterling Silver Wire

Yes, it is sterling silver. Containing a small percentage of the element germanium, Argentium Sterling Silver is best known for its resistance to tarnishing. Its unusual composition…

How to Buy Lampwork Glass Beads

Lampwork glass beads are miniature works of art that are painstakingly crafted, passionately used in jewelry design, and lovingly collected. Learn how they’re made, along with the…

5 Ways to Use a JoolTool in the Jewelry Studio

JoolTool is my go-to for so many tasks. From burnishing fired metal clay to polishing glass, this baby really can handle it all. It’s all about the…

What Is a Real Gem? Find Out in Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist

“In industry Facebook posts, jewelers say they fear consumers will get confused between manmade gems and real,” reports Betsy Lehndorff in a short piece about her interest…

Learn to Make Jewelry Because You Can: Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

“You’re a girl,” the mantra went. “Why should we give you a place when you’re just going to get married and have children?” That was a widely…

11 Things to Expect from a Jewelry Apprenticeship

Every year, training in the jewelry arts—at high schools, community colleges, and universities—is shrinking. Even where there are jewelry apprenticeship programs, they may not be close by.…

Meet Jewelry Artist Harold O’Connor

Meet jewelry artist Harold O’Connor and see how his extensive travels (teaching in over 20 countries!) have inspired his museum-quality work. Learn about his use of themes…

Trash to Treasure: Two Ways to Use Broken Gemstones and Beads in Fresh Jewelry Designs

During studio spring cleaning, I find all kinds of fun things I forgot I had. I also uncover plenty of things I probably shouldn’t have–you know how…

Poly Clay Play: 6 Fresh and New Polymer Clay Projects

I was shuffling through boxes of jewelry supplies recently when lo and behold! I found brand-spanking-new packs of polymer clay, still soft and squishy. You would’ve thought…

Colorful Inspiration for National Relaxation Day

August 15 is National Relaxation Day. If you’re like me and not being productive makes you feel like a slug, celebrate National Relaxation Day with me and…

Can You Fire Stones in Metal Clay?

One of the most frequently asked questions I hear during a metal clay workshop is: “Can you fire stones in metal clay?” My reply is always “yes,…