Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist

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

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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” 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 Artist? SEND SKETCHES & LETTERS for possible print or online…

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their turn

Peggy Haupt’s Pendant Picasso stone, onyx, sterling silver → “THEIR TOOLS,” p. 10 → “GOOD THINGS COME IN THREES,” p. 84 Noël Yovovich’s Gone Home V Pendant Sterling silver, anodized titanium → “TWO VIEWS,” p. 34 → “TAKE THE LONG VIEW,” p. 36 → “SIMPLIFY THE LONG VIEW,” p. 44 Betsy Lehndorff’s Necklace Soldered ball chain, freshwater pearl → “CHAIN EFFECT,” p. 78 Kylie Jones’s Glass Bauble Earrings Chain maille, Murano glass → “FAN MAILLE,” p. 26 Karen J. Lauseng’s New Mexico Terrain Cuff Sterling silver, reticulated silver, copper mokume gane, brass, copper → “COOL LINKS,” p. 66 Lucine Dirtadian’s Ring 18K gold, Tahitian pearl → “YOU CAN DO IT ALL,” p. 50 Denise Peck’s Earrings Torch fired enamel, sterling silver → “COWBOY CHIC,” p. 74 Become an LJJA Contributor! Contributors’ guidelines for print or online publication can be found at www.interweave.com/jewelry…

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accessories make the tool

Their Tools a contributor's favorite 3 Things She Loves • Time savings • Textures • Precise fit TENNESSEE 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. “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 time saver I have ever had. I don’t know what…