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Three colorful quartz gemstones amethyst, citrine, and ametrine he attractive purples of amethyst and the yellow-orange hues of citrine have been favorites of jewelry lovers for centuries. More recently, ametrine, a combination of amethyst and citrine, was discovered in large enough quantities to make it to the international gemstone market. Although quartz is the second most common mineral on earth, colorless rock crystal quartz is relatively rare. Even rarer than water-clear quartz are the...

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Jewelry Design Certificate Course

Delve into the theory and history of jewelry design and learn what it takes to design custom jewelry, including how to professionally render metals and gemstones. (Course duration 9 weeks full-time). Learn the practical use of 3-D computer software to view a design from every angle, turn concepts into photorealistic renderings, nd finally into wax models ready for casting. GIAs CAD CAM classes are taught using Rhinoceros or Matrix software. (Class duration 7 weeks) A i v cv, l i (Class duration...

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Taos School Of Metalsmithing And Lapidary Design

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Place steel shot into the tumbler's barrel. Although you can use any shape of steel shot, a combination of shapes works best the various shapes polish crevices and contours differently, ensuring an even polish. Pour in water to cover the shot, then add a pinch of burnishing compound. Place your jewelry in the tumbler and seal the barrel. Turn on the tumbler, and let it run for 2-3 hours or more. Pour the contents of the tumbler into a sieve over a sink, and rinse. Remove your jewelry and dry...

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Technique

To check out a sampler of what all five clay inlay techniques look like, turn to page 75. he recent arrivals of bronze clay and copper clay on the metal clay scene have introduced new colors to the metal clay artisan's palette. Not only are these clays visually striking in their own right, but they also offer endless possibilities for making dynamic designs when combined. I've been experimenting with various processes that inlay bronze and copper metal clays and have achieved beautiful results....

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Two traditional forms, the Byzantine pattern and the Heracles knot, link to form one elegant chain. Prepare the fine-silver jump rings for fusing. Fusing is a technique in which you heat metal in this case, the cut ends of a jump ring almost to its melting point in order to join it without using solder. Fine silver responds especially well to fusing. To properly fuse your jump rings, their cut ends must be aligned flush. Use either a pair of chainnose pliers and your fingers or two pairs of...

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Making a magazine and making a magazine great requires teamwork. The Art Jewelry team, left to right Addie Kidd, Alison Mackey, Hazel Wheaton, Kristin Sutter, Jill Erickson, Linda Kast, Lisa Bergman, and Becky Markstein. Five years ago, Art Jewelry was the new kid on the block, a brand-new magazine making its debut. Now, Art Jewelry is the leading cross-media jewelry-making magazine. We got here through dedication, hard work, and the talents of a host of contributors, editors, and artists and...

Interview

52 A Conversation with Joan Tenenbaum Jewelry makeri linguist, and anthropologist Joar ener _ talks about finding her voice and finding her piace Two-part epoxy resin goes beyond its decorative role to become infrastructure. by Velina A. Glass Check out what's new at artjewelrymag.com Turn flat metal sheet into dimensional earrings by making a single saw cut. DESIGN CHALLENGE METAL CLAY 62 5 Under 10 Five jewelry makers show what's possible with 10 grams or less of metal clay. Bonus wet overlay...