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Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist May/June 2019

In every issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist you’ll get hands-on expertise, illustrated demos, and projects loaded with valuable tips and design ideas to inspire your own metal jewelry designs. Plus our experts answer all your technical questions, and you’ll learn the pros’ favorite tools and how to use them.

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6 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
personality plus

THE DRAGON? You’d recognize that no problem. But if you ever did manage, it might take you a while to pick out the plucky guitar-related shape of Roger Halas’s Dragon Pick pendant (page 44). All scenarios would be fine. The best references are those people either get, or never know they’ve missed. They’re ideas that work on multiple levels. The stamp Roger created and used for the dragon impression is just what we all think a dragon looks like — or at least could look like, given that this is an imaginary creature none of us has ever seen in the flesh. That’s a good design motif: it’s clearly meant to represent something, and everyone will know what that is. The outline of the pendant is a tracing of a real guitar…

1 min.
design challenges

Your Design Riffs Designs based on projects and jewelry shown previous issues of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist. Your Settings…

1 min.

Re: “Steel Into a New Metal,” January/February 2019 I just finished reading “Steel Into a New Metal,” by Bette Barnett in Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, January/February 2019. I decided I would send images of my Stainless Steel Foldforming necklaces which I have been making for the past 5 months or so. I originally used copper. However, after reading Charles Lewton-Brain’s Foldforming book, I decided to use stainless steel as my medium. At the time, I had not seen anyone using stainless and decided to try it. I like the way the oxidation works with the shiny side of the steel. Patrick Purcell State College, Pennsylvania…

1 min.
next time

Riff on the design of any of these or other pieces within this issue, using a design feature such as color, texture, form, value, line, space, repetition, balance, contrast, unity, or variety for your sketch. Please indicate which piece your entry is based on. Sketch a setting for this topaz, designed and cut by Jim Perkins. From “Texas Star,” page 52. DEADLINES: JUNE 30, 2019 Email digital scans at 300 DPI or send photocopies of no more than three sketches per challenge, indicating the design factor that is your starting point. Sketches will not be returned. WRITE TO US ANYTIME: What do you think about what you’ve seen and read in Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist? SEND SKETCHES & LETTERS for possible print or online publication to: Karla.Rosenbusch@fwmedia.com. Please include your name, city, and state,…

1 min.
their turn

Peggy Haupt’s Coneflower Pendant Cloisonné enamel, sterling silver → “HUMMING ALONG,” p.64 Sarah Wilbanks’s Necklace Polymer clay, Argentium sterling silver → “IMAGINE AND REIMAGINE,” p.22 → “STARLIGHT LANTERNS,” p.28 Kylie Jones’s Chain Maille Diamonds Necklace Agate, jump rings → “CELEBRATE BLUE,” p.56 Judith Kinghorn’s Arum Seeds Pin Pendant Sterling silver, 24K gold → “DIY RETAIL,” p.74 Laurie Bartholomew’s Bracelet Sterling silver, lemon quartz → “THE NEW MOM AND POP,” p.80 Rebecca Myers’s Rings Gold, oxidized sterling silver, diamonds, opal → “DIY RETAIL,” p.74 Roger Halas’s Citron Chimera Cuff Citron, bloodstone, peridot, Argentium sterling silver → “DRAGON PICK,” p. 44 Become an LJJA Contributor! Contributors’ guidelines for print or online publication can be found at www.interweave.com/jewelry…

6 min.
when you meet the press

HERE’S THE SITUATION. You’re showing your jewelry at a craft show or pop-up gallery or your own studio — anywhere you happen to be selling live and in person — and someone other than a potential customer approaches your display. Someone like me: an editor or blogger or jewelry writer (sometimes all three). Media require a different approach from potential buyers, so look out for us. If you’re showing at a craft fair open to the public, you may have to rely on us to introduce ourselves. At a fair that requires credentials, it’s easier to identify us by the tags we’re wearing. They usually say PRESS or MEDIA instead of BUYER, sometimes in a different color, primarily to alert people like you, the vendor, that you’re dealing with a different…