Celebrating 65 Years With a 65 Facet Design Competition

June 13, 2012

65 FACET DESIGN: Create a design for a gem with 65 facets and enter it on Jewelry Making Daily.  Jewelry Making Daily members will vote on their favorites based on photographs of cut stones and descriptions of the cuts. Winners must make the stones available for photography and provide cutting instructions for publication. (Photo: Clay Zava’s 65th Anniversary facet design 
shown in a 22 ct blue topaz; photo by Jim Lawson.)

The first place winner will receive a variety of tools, equipment, or supplies from our sponsors, and the winning design will be pub-lished in Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist’s special Gem issue, January/February, 2012. Second and third place winners will also be published in Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist. Read the Official Rules before entering. You must be a member of Jewelry Making Daily to enter.

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Review: Gemstone Setting: The Jewelry Maker’s Guide to Styles & Techniques

June 11, 2012

Gemstone Setting: The Jewelry Maker’s Guide to Styles & Techniquesby Anastasia YoungJust when you think the title says it all…Let me preface this review with a little about the author.  Anastasia Young is from London, a graduate of the Royal…

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Blog-o-sphere Think Tank: Favorite Place You’ve Traveled To – Why?

May 20, 2012

Choose Your Favorite Travel Destination…Explain Why?OK, once again I am going to fudge a little on this topic.  Off the top of my head I can think of two trips I’ve made that we now repeat almost annually.  But, these are favorites for very…

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Review: 500 Silver Jewelry Designs

May 11, 2012

500 Silver Jewelry Designs: The Powerful Allure of a Precious MetalI have been meaning to post a review for this book since the day I got it (thanks Lark Crafts)  but, as I tend to do, I get lost in it every time I open it!500 Silver Jewelry …

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Happy Earth Day!!!

April 22, 2012

Happy Earth Day!!!Go outside and touch the Earth!

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Blog-o-sphere Think Tank: Your Favorite Tool

April 20, 2012

Our Blog-o-sphere Think Tank Topic For April is…Your Favorite Tool!Yeah – like I can pick just ONE favorite tool…so – I have decided to give you my favorite tool for each of the lives I lead:@AFlyOnTheWall – Social Media Manager:Online, my Fav…

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Review: Cartier and America

April 19, 2012

Cartier and Americaby Martin Chapman5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars For The Photos Alone……but this isn’t just a pretty coffee table book, with Cartier and America, Martin Chapman also feeds your brain.Chapman comes with a background of cu…

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Color, Texture & Casting for Jewelers by Carles Codina

April 12, 2012

Color, Texture & Casting for Jewelers: Hands-On Demonstrations & Practical Applicationsby Carles CodinaWould you like to WIN this book?  Check out the contest on the Google+ Community Page – Jewelry Artisans, Designers, Metalsmiths – QUICK…

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GIVEAWAY!!! Lark Studio Series – the Entire Series!

April 10, 2012

So sorry just realized that I never announced the winner of this Giveaway!DORI BENNER – come on DOWN!   😉  your little set of books will be winging their way to you shortly!  If you didn’t win – stay tuned lots more giveaways coming – i…

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Review: Lark Studio Series….the little books!

April 10, 2012

From Lark Crafts:”Each Lark Studio Series book is like a portable art gallery, offering over a hundred images on a given theme, as culled from our best-selling 500 series, on the topic of Handmade Dolls, Ceramic Sculptures,&nbs…

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