Sneak Peek! Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist May/June 2018 Lookbook

When you find a focal piece as lush and inviting as this one, you want to give it a really special setting. That’s exactly what jewelry artist Lexi Erickson did in the May/June issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist. For Kevin O’Grady’s glass cabochon bursting with brightly colored flowers, Lexi shows you how to make a frame of metal “greenery” that sets off the cab without overpowering it. Learn to make silver and copper leaves, patinate them, and add touches of sparkle with tiny silver and diamond dewdrops and splashes of keum boo using pure gold foil.

For more on color, find out which colored stones were trending at this year’s Tucson gem shows. Marvel at the sculptural jewelry three outstanding enamelists are creating today. Also check out our featured Smokin’ Stone: an affordable garnet known for its warmer reddish shades. You’ll see how beautifully it accents a leafy silver bracelet in a metal clay project.

From making a pendant with the seashell you pick up at the beach this summer to building a tiny gold hinge for a bangle to using your silver scrap in a random design, this issue has plenty to make your summer a happily productive one.

So take a look at the May/June 2018 Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Lookbook below!


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