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- Step-by-step instructions to teach
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- Full-color photos to get you inspired by others' work
interviews where you'll learn about the artists' motivation and
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of products tested by the editors
Looking for Downloadable Projects?
to view and purchase projects found in the
November 2009 issue.
Gemstone Terminology: 63 Essentials You Should Know
This basic intro to some common gemology and lapidary terms will help to get you in the know.• Online Extra!
Gemstones are given a number to indicate their "hardness;" that number is based on the Mohs Scale of Hardness
; check it out!
Shape Silver Tubing to Replicate Bamboo
Think it's cast? Think again! Use just your bench tools to make this pendant.
Cut Your Stone
Use basic lapidary equipment and learn how to cut your first cabochon.
5 Under 10
Five jewelry makers show what's possible with 10 grams (or less) of metal clay.
Craft a Time-Honored Heracles Knot Necklace
This modern necklace marries two traditional chain-making motifs: the Heracles knot's interlocking rings and the Byzantine chain pattern.
See the Other Side of Resin
Two-part epoxy resin goes beyond its decorative role to become infrastructure.
Tour the Art Jewelry Web site
Are you missing out? Find out how to get the most out of our extensive online resources.
A Conversation with Joan Tenenbaum
Jewelry maker, linguist, and anthropologist Joan Tenenbaum talks about finding her voice and finding her place.• Online Extra!
See a bonus gallery of metals work by Joan Tenenbaum.
Five Years of Art Jewelry covers
To commemorate Art Jewelry
anniversary, we've gathered each of our beautiful covers onto one page.• Online Extra!
Subscribers, you can download a FREE PDF of this page of inspiring Art Jewelry cover art
Bronze and Copper Clay: Five Ways to Inlay
New materials inspire innovative ways to work with metal clay.• Subscriber Online Extras!
Plus, find out what the Art Jewelry editors had to say when they tested bronze metal clay in "Now Entering the Bronze Age." • Online Extra for all registered Web users!
Check out Mardel Rein's 20-page primer on working with BRONZclay, including detailed firing charts and schedules.
From the Editor: Hazel Wheaton
Now we are five!
Contributors: About Our Artists & Writers
Our artists and writers talk about how their work has developed over the past 5 years.
We share your thoughts, questions, and tips.
A business plan: why you need one
and how to write it.
Three colorful quartz gemstones:
amethyst, citrine, and ametrine.
Reducing friction in the studio.
- The Orion Master Jeweler Plus pulse-arc welder from Orion Jewelry Welders means business
- Enamel: Technique & Experiments by Mary Chuduk
- Mexican Silver Jewelry Details
by Leslie Pina
A collection of pieces to intrigue and inspire you
Demonstrations and definitions of beginning jewelry-making techniques needed for projects in this issue. View basic techniques.
Contacts & Suppliers
Where to find the materials and tools used in this issue
Martin Debenham’s actual-size
welded wire eagle sculpture.
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