Create treble and bass clef earrings with metal clay, beads, and pearls By Arlene Mornick Pearls and beads present two challenges for the metal clay jewelry maker. First, these items cannot be set in metal clay prior to firing, as the intense heat would disintegrate or deform them. Second, they are usually displayed and supported […]

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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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Beads, Baubles & Jewels has been on PBS for over 13 years! The amazing team behind the show has completed 26 seasons over the 13 years. With 13 episodes per season and at least two jewelry-making segments in each episode, this means over 675 jewelry-making segments have been recorded with you in mind. Wowza! I’m […]

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Metal clay rocked my world…just sayin’. I’m sure clay is a big deal for every kid who had the great pleasure of playing with it. Whether you made dinosaurs or flowers; loved the smell, texture, or simply ate Play Doh (my first grade classmate, Gordy Johnson, was infamous for that), clay likely entered your life […]

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Make a leaf bracelet and clasp using springy EZ960 sterling metal clay By Noël Yovovich Full disclosure: I’m an on-again/off-again metal clay user. I was an early adopter when the original PMC first hit the market and again when base-metal clays appeared. I do love some of the things metal clays are good at and […]

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Imagine my surprise when, after some 25 years of believing that purple was my favorite color, I was told I was wrong. Imagine my even greater surprise when I found out that I was wrong! ABOVE: I love charoite for its lively, chatoyant surface–but most of all for its rich, violety purple. Having specified that […]

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A hand-carved metal clay bracelet with a hinge hiding among the details By Janet Alexander A beautiful bracelet with decorative pin hinges intertwined in the design leaves people wanting to know how it works. I like to combine clay techniques with metalsmithing skills. Metal clay allows me to carve into the clay, making my own […]

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Paper quilling has an interesting history and has recently reemerged as a mindful craft. We love a good trend at Interweave and hopped on board with Ann Martin’s book, The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry. This delightful book pairs well with our new metal clay paper quilling online course, Quilling Jewelry Using Art Clay. The […]

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Metal clay jewelry making has been my favorite jewelry technique since I first did it almost 15 years ago. Torch-fired and kiln-fired; silver, copper and bronze; paper, syringe, powdered, and traditional metal clay . . . I’ve tried it all and loved every bit of it. But at BeadFest in August, I did an hour-long […]

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Black and white. Yin and yang. Coffee and cream. The interaction and contrasts of opposites can result in some amazing and stunning jewelry designs. RIGHT: Photo: Getty Images Patrik Kusek’s Mosaic Metal Clay Pin, from the December 2016 issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, combines black and white — and silver and gold — in a […]

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