“I love seeing students have that ‘Ah-ha!’ moment when they get it,” says jewelry artist and teacher Jeff Fulkerson. “I also love to help people get over their fears and insecurities, because art, in whatever form, should be done for your own pleasure.” He practices what he preaches, too. He’ll tell you that he makes […]

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Bead Fest 2018 isn’t just for beaders! If you want to learn to water cast metal, weave chain maille, torch enamel, use a host of jewelry-making tools, or delve into many other skills and techniques, you can do that at Bead Fest 2018!  Read on for details about all the 100+ bead and jewelry workshops on […]

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You know how some people just have a knack for getting a lot of mileage out of anything? Jewelry artist Noël Yovovich is one of them. Naturally, when she told me she had another jewelry design idea for Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, it was music to my ears. ABOVE: Noël Yovovich’s Take the Long View […]

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There’s a fossil gem that looks like precious opal? Classic jackets for turning studs into dangling earrings are back? Or maybe it’s bracelet-making tools you’re after. From learning pierced overlay, making a wire-wrapped ring, or cutting a cabochon, to getting an eyeful of upcycled jewelry designs made with materials most people throw out, we’ve got […]

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Rose gold jewelry continues to be a popular jewelry trend. But the pretty pinkish hue of rose gold makes it timeless, too. It’s hard being a girl in a modern world! Fortunately, we can be modern and trendy while being classic and timeless with the Rosy Posies rose gold vermeil jewelry project. This pretty pendant, […]

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When was the last time you tried something new? Most of us stick to the same techniques and colors because it can be daunting to branch out, especially without any guidance. However, that doesn’t have to be the case! Get out of a creative rut and try a variety of new techniques with the help […]

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Happy Spring! Yes, it is indeed springtime. At least, according to the calendar it is. But depending on where you live, you might be hard-pressed to find it. In fact, on the first day of spring in Pennsylvania, I built a snowman/snow angel in my backyard. Sure, it was fun, but hardly spring-like. ABOVE: Photo: […]

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When in Tucson, AZ for the gem and jewelry shows, it’s hard not to be swept into a shopping frenzy of jewelry-making supplies. The beads, the pearls, the gemstones — the everything! It’s actually hard to resist shopping during any gem, bead, or jewelry show, no? Once back in our studios, it’s then hard not […]

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Spring is here! And along with Easter and Mother’s Day, spring brings blooming trees and flowers with it. That means one thing for my studio. Spring cleaning? Nope! Flower jewelry! I come by my flower passion honestly. Both of my grandmothers loved flowers and had them all over their houses, clothes, and yards. I grew […]

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