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Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist

March/April 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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keep it simple — sometimes

STAY HAPPY BY LEARNING SOMETHING NEW. So advises C.D. Davis in a recent artist Q&A posted on JewelryMakingDaily.com. A once wire-wrapper only, Davis has steadily been acquiring a host of fabrication skills and applying them as fast and thick as he can. Still showcasing colorful crystals in intricate nests of silver wire, his pieces may now also sport back plates, sides, bezels, and tiny, precisionset gems and accents of gold. Challenging himself to new accomplishments, he says, keeps jewelry making fresh and fun for him and designs fresh and fun for his followers.After you’ve found your voice, refined your aesthetic, picked up plenty of techniques and honed them well, you may discover that knowing how to dial it back is another valuable and hard-won skill. Perhaps you thrive on adding…

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design challenges

Your Design RiffsDesigns based on projects and jewelry shown previous issues of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist.Rhonda Riebow DeWitt, MichiganBased on Roger Halas’s Dolphin Cuff, July 2017Based on Eva Sherman’s Ring Around Your Wrist Cuff, September/October 2018Robin Mitchell Chicago, IllinoisShevvy Baker Louisville, KentuckyBased on Kieu Pham Gray’s Turquoise Surprise Necklace, November/December 2018Shevvy Baker Louisville, KentuckyBased on Roger Halas’s Scary Swimmer Pendant, November/December 2018Your SettingsBased on a Botswana agate cabochon, November/December 2018Valerie Faro Sandia Park, New MexicoValorie J. Bowen Richford, VermontBased on an opalized petrified wood cabochon, September/October 2018 ■…

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I am writing to you because I had not been receiving your magazine for a time. I had so many magazines coming that I had to eliminate some. I recently subscribed again. I have received my first two issues, and I am so happy. They are full of design and technique information, tool information, and plenty of inspiration. I loved the classic and timely articles. Superb work!I am reading my current issue which I just received today from cover to cover. I’ve never been compelled to do that before. Normally, I would skip around and read an article here and there. But I don’t want to miss a word in this issue! I appreciate the work I know it took to present this kind of detail and knowledge. I had…

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next time

Peggy Haupt’s Pendant in “Good Things Come in Threes”Kylie Jones’s Earrings in “Fan Maille”Karen Lauseng’s Bracelet in “Cool Links”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 2.8ct peridot, designed and cut by Jim Perkins. From “Antique Cushion,” page 32.DEADLINES: APRIL 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…

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their turn

Peggy Haupt’sPendant Picasso stone, onyx, sterling silver→ “THEIR TOOLS,” p. 10→ “GOOD THINGS COME IN THREES,” p. 84Noël Yovovich’sGone Home V Pendant Sterling silver, anodized titanium→ “TWO VIEWS,” p. 34→ “TAKE THE LONG VIEW,” p. 36→ “SIMPLIFY THE LONG VIEW,” p. 44(PHOTO: COURTESY PEGGY HAUPT)(PHOTO: NOËL YOVOVICH)(PHOTO: BETSY LEHNDORFF)(PHOTO: KYLIE JONES)Betsy Lehndorff’sNecklace Soldered ball chain, freshwater pearl→ “CHAIN EFFECT,” p. 78Kylie Jones’sGlass Bauble Earrings Chain maille, Murano glass→ “FAN MAILLE,” p. 26Karen J. Lauseng’sNew Mexico Terrain Cuff Sterling silver, reticulated silver, copper mokume gane, brass, copper→ “COOL LINKS,” p. 66(PHOTO: KAREN J. LAUSENG)Lucine Dirtadian’sRing 18K gold, Tahitian pearl→ “YOU CAN DO IT ALL,” p. 50(PHOTO: COURTESY LUCINE DIRTADIAN)Denise Peck’sEarrings Torch fired enamel, sterling silver→ “COWBOY CHIC,” p. 74(PHOTO: JIM LAWSON)Become an LJJA Contributor!Contributors’ guidelines for print or online publication can…

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accessories make the tool

Their Toolsa contributor's favorite3 Things She Loves• Time savings• Textures• Precise fitTENNESSEE JEWELRY MAKER Peggy Haupt was “at it before she started elementary school.” She has since taken many classes in many media and enjoys working with them all. Whatever the medium, she says, “designing is the most fun.” Today her favorite materials are cabochons and faceted stones, and her designs typically spring from their shape and size. She chooses the metal based on which she thinks will best show off the stone, and works with sterling, fine silver, and copper.Peggy Haupt’s “Good Things Come in Threes” pendant project, page 84“My favorite tool, the one I use the most and swoon over, is my Foredom flex shaft series SR, with a foot control and chuck-key-style handpiece. This is the best…