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Next Time
Sarah Cathcart’s Cuffin “Skin in the Game” Roger Halas's Bracelet in "Always In" Lexi Erickson’s Pendant in “The Lady of Ancient Sites” Riff on the design of any of these or other pieces within this issue, using a design feature such as color, textur
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Making the Cut
I have enjoyed lapidary for several years, but it wasn’t until last year that I broke with what I call the small time. Once I’d made friends with my slab saw, though, I ventured into a phase of the hobby that has expanded my interest, output, and enj
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Their Turn
Pendant Parrot wing, orange sapphire, reticulation → “THE LADY OF ANCIENT SITES,” P.28 Prudent Man Pendant Agate and sterling silver → “BOHO BOLO,” P.60 → DOER’S PROFILE, P.90 The Wave Pendant Sterling silver pendant, anodized titanium, amethyst → “R
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Fine African Jewelry
Jewelry artist Vania Leles recently introduced the world’s first femaleowned African fine jewelry brand, Vanleles. Leles strives to bring African gemstones and the stories they tell to the forefront of the jewelry industry. She wants to increase blac
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Your Best Newsletter
YOU CAN DO A LOT to increase brand awareness via Instagram posts and Facebook ads, but who will access those messages is hit or miss — likely not all the customers you want to reach. Where free marketing is concerned, many successful designers will t
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Fandino Wins Halstead
The 2020 Halstead Grant for new jewelry businesses was presented to Christina Fandino, founder of Los Angeles-based TIN HAUS. Christina receives a $7,500 cash grant, $1,000 in jewelry supplies, a trip to Prescott, Arizona, features in Halstead print
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Perfectly Portable
IT’S HOT, HUMID HURRICANE SEASON as I write this, but thinking ahead to fall, winter, and Tucson travel, I chose this inventive group of goodies. In the uncertainty of a world turned upside-down by COVID-19, travel might not be on your schedule right
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Stone Catalog
Stuller, Inc. has released its latest catalog, Diamonds & Gemstones 2020-2021, which also includes grading reports, a diamond and gemstone sourcing map, a gemstone color wheel, and a color guide poster showing diamond and gemstone sizes and availabil
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UPLIFT & SOOTHE
SPRING HAS ALWAYS REPRESENTED the promise of new life and new beginnings. After the rocky year we’ve just experienced with a global pandemic, economic upheaval, civil unrest, and polarized politics, expectations for cheerier days ahead are more than
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Benefit Bangles
Strengthlets, LLC, announced its latest non-profit organization as a partner: Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. Strengthlets, a woman-owned brand based in South Florida, focuses on women helping women and raising awareness and support for select causes. More at
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Lovely in Lavender
PURE LEPIDOLITE IS PURPLE MICA. Its softness — 2½ to 3½ on the Mohs hardness scale — and its perfect and easily developed direction of cleavage make it impossible to cut and set. When used in jewelry, lepidolite is always integrated into quartz. It m
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Hurricane Preparedness
Jewelers Mutual Group recently released a free online video on hurricane preparedness for jewelers and other business owners. The “Ask the Expert” video features Larry Spicer, Vice President of Loss Prevention and Risk Management, sharing expert tips
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The Lady of Ancient Sites
ANOTHER DAY OF MIST AND intermittent, cold rain. Typical for Scotland. At least that kept the midges away as my friends and I trudged through the muck and soggy weeds and climbed over yet another rock fence. On the moor, in the distance, scattered ab
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Improve Your Business
Halstead Bead will host The Jewelry Business Forum from January 18 through 22. The forum is a free online conference designed to help jewelry makers grow their businesses and adapt to the ever-changing jewelry world. Tracy Matthews, Robin Kramer, Bel
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Ready, Set, Move
THE DATE was 1999. The stone was labradorite. At most, I’d completed six or seven pices and had no idea what to do with this incredibly gorgeous stone. Lee Floyd suggested a shadowbox design, and Don Vercellotti suggested a bail to accentuate the pla
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Francesca West Watson
I’ve made some work I’m really proud of, particularly my collaboration pieces with Robert Lopez, but my biggest accomplishment is the number of students I’ve taught to get past their fear and learn to solder and bezel set stones. I’m trying to be bra
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Fit For A King
I LOVE NEW TOOLS, especially ones that are innovative and solve a problem. When I came across Jim Brandvik’s castellated bezel jigs, called Bez-jawZ and Top-jawZ, I knew I had to try them out! They are precision jigs that hold your thick bezel wire s
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Skin In The Game
AS WITH METAL and all arts, becoming proficient in leather working is largely a matter of putting the time and practice into it. Although this design is pretty detailed, this also makes it more forgiving: there’s a lot of backgrounding that helps hid
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Leather Tips
• When looking for your leather you need to buy vegetable tanned leather. This is the only leather that really allows for tooling with strong impressions that last. When buying veg tanned leather, cattle is the standard and what we will be using for
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Today’s Illuminati
You could say this is a story about illuminati, and you’d be right. It’s just not about the Illuminati of centuries past or any of the secret societies or conspiracy ideas that attend them. Our illuminati are three contemporary artists living and wor
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Need Anything? Go ABD!
THE PLACE TO FIND EVERYTHING related to gems, jewelry, beads, minerals, and fossils in the rock, so to speak, are the Tucson shows. There are ways to find things remotely and there are other shows, but Tucson is where some 50 or so in-person venues p
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Boho Bolo
NOW I KNOW. The bolo or bola tie is the official neckwear of not one but three U.S. states: Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. I discovered that as I looked into the bolo’s history when I started working on this project. That started me down the rabbit
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Always In
TURQUOISE IS ONE OF those gemstones that never goes out of fashion. It has been used as a costuming element for centuries, and when it’s combined with silver, the design possibilities are as infinite as they are striking. I’ve had this piece of Moren
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Design Challenges
Designs based on projects and jewelry shown in previous issues of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist.
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Diane’s Bright Oval
Angles for R.I. = 1.540 55 + 16 girdles = 71 facets 2-fold, mirror-image symmetry 96 index L/W = 1.200 T/W = 0.756 U/W = 0.577 P/W = 0.435 C/W = 0.150 Vol./W3 = 0.273 Diane’s Bright Oval Design © Jim Perkins RECENTLY I ATTENDED MY 50TH high school re
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Letters
Re: “Net Profits: Social Distance Marketing,” September/October 2020 In regards to Jennifer Park’s comments regarding fitting rooms: “I mean, they’re saying you can’t have a clothing store open because you can’t let people use your dressing rooms,” J
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Dop Options
Gem cutters use dops to help hold a stone for cutting. There’s no one way to dop a stone and no one adhesive for keeping it in place, as I’ve learned over the years. Here’s what works best for me these days. When I began faceting in 1990, I was taugh
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Rhodes To Empire
Great wealth to many is an end in itself. For Cecil John Rhodes, it was the means to an end. An imperial rather than a material man, Rhodes sought wealth so he could fulfill his vision of British Empire. In his efforts to finance that vision, he also
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