Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, January/February, 2018 Print Edition

In this special gemstone issue, learn about drusy uvarovite garnet as well as Mexican fire opal and how to cut it. Also learn several different methods for setting stones in your jewelry designs.

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You’ll love this if:

  • You want to explore different techniques for setting stones.
  • You want to learn about Mexican fire opal -- where it comes from, how to cut it, and a special facet design to show it off.
  • You want to discover the latest forming tools.

In this special gemstone issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, you can explore the wonders of Mexican fire opal. Mark Oros and Jim Perkins show you how to cut it and also bring you a special facet design which shows off your fire opal in all its glory. You’ll also learn about the exquisite drusy uvarovite garnet, and Lexi Erickson teaches you how to set it in a pendant. In addition, this issue discusses one of the most impressive gemstone collections in the world -- Manuel Marcial de Gomar’s Colombian emeralds. You can learn to set stones in your jewelry designs using a variety of techniques. Stone setting projects include Sam Patania’s Sparkling in 3D earrings, John F. Heusler’s Ocean Voyage pendant, Noël Yovovich’s Flush Setting Demystified ring demo, Sandra Lupo’s Sun Worship Duo necklace, and Arlene Mornick’s Earrings with a Twist. Helen Driggs shows you the latest forming tools. Cathleen McCarthy’s Net Profits column gives you tips to avoid theft at your next craft show. And Deborah Yonick tells you which colors will be hot for spring. Create a stylish bracelet with an intricate chain maille weave in sterling silver and niobium that creates a pattern that resembles snakeskin! This issue includes the Annual Buyers’ Directory, bringing you sources for your jewelry-making materials, tools, and supplies.

Order your copy of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, January/February 2018 today to:

  • Learn a variety of stone-setting techniques.
  • Discover the wonders of Mexican fire opal and learn to cut it.
  • Explore drusy uvarovite garnet and set it in a spectacular pendant.
  • Find out about one of the most extensive and extraordinary Colombian opal collections in the world.
  • Get tips to avoid theft at craft shows.
  • Check out the Annual Buyers’ Directory for all your jewelry-making needs.
  • Discover so much more!
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