Lookbook Sneak Peek! The 2018 Tool & Supply Issue Is Here!

jewelry tools for cold connectionsThe July/August Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist is out and off to a great start. This year’s Tool & Supply issue highlights hot jewelry tools, including a new device for making spinner bangles fast and perfectly formed. You know spinner rings: a thin band lies nestled but freely spinning in a wider band curled up to keep the spinning one from falling out. Wouldn’t it be fun to make and wear spinner bangles, too? Wouldn’t they sell well? Yes, yes, and yes! With the Spinner Bangle Tool, aka Fast Flare Forming Disks, you can form the wider bangle to just the right curve in a fraction of the time it would take to hammer it into shape. Artist/inventor Jeff Fulkerson walks you through the process step by step.

You’ll also find 10 must-have jewelry tools for making cold connections, advice on selecting your first torch, advice on chasing hammers by some of the most outstanding jewelry artists who use them extensively, favorite chain maille pliers, new and exciting developments for creating textures and patinas, and fabulous gemstones you might not know you can afford. Like DIY tool making? Learn how to make your own soft mandrel for rings with shanks that aren’t round. Learn to adapt a baseball bat into a bracelet mandrel and mushroom stakes, and use other common objects as jewelry making tools.

Also in this issue: torch fire enameling with a “dirty pour,” riveting a copper tab bracelet, musical metal clay earrings, and more.

Merle White
Editor in Chief, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist

Get a peek inside the jewelry tools and supplies special issue July/August 2018 Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Lookbook below!


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