Finding your medium as a jewelry artist can sometimes take years of trial and error. For Suzanne Williams, owner of Suzanne Williams Jewelry, it took many mediums and several years to discover she was meant to work with metal and create art jewelry. Here’s more about her journey and the advice she gives to any […]

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The Ins and Outs of Bracelet Sizing

One of the most important parts of jewelry making is ensuring that you get the right measurements for your designs. Your jewelry can easily end up being the wrong size and be ill-fitting. You don’t want to have to start over with a piece or waste time trying to resize it. Get your bracelet size […]

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For a couple weeks in winter, Tucson’s arid desert glitters with billions of dollars’ worth of gems, rocks, slabs, beads, fossils, teachers, tools, findings, classes, more beads, jewelry, chains, experts, books, magazines, and more gems spread across 41 venues. To navigate through all of this, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist staffers have amped up this year’s […]

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Metalworking can be an exciting, but challenging art to start on your own. There are several different techniques to learn and finding your way through can be difficult, but is ultimately worth it. Find out how jewelry artist Gwen Youngblood, owner of Metal Art Lab and creator of Riveting Essentials tool set, found her passion […]

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“The knee-jerk reaction” to the Pantone fashion colors, says Andrea Hansen of Luxe Intelligence, “is to look for gemstones that fit the palette.” But, she cautions, “No designer should completely alter their DNA to incorporate a color that doesn’t make sense for their brand.” She recommends using Pantone-shade stones that work for you but also […]

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The holidays are winding down, our gifts made and gifted, the decorations being packed away. Now, we can get back to creating and making use of the gifts we received. For jewelry makers, that often means new jewelry making tools! Not sure exactly what to do with your great new tools? Our team is here […]

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