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The September/October 2020 issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist brings you the latest and most popular color trends for fall and tells you how top jewelry artists use them in their designs. In keeping with the autumn theme, you'll find a "pine cone" resin project by Kieu Pham Gray and an autumn leaves pendant project from Lexi Erickson.
You'll also enter the strange and wonderful world and work of jewelry artist Roger Halas. Terri Haag's interview with Roger explains his background, his movie work, and where he comes up with some of his most unusual designs. You'll also find a stamped sea horse ring by Roger that you can try for yourself.
The Smokin' Stone for this issue is parrot wing - a fantastic combination of chrysocolla and jasper. Peggy Haupt shows you how to set parrot wing in a pendant - and throws in matching earrings as a bonus!
Charles Lewton-Brain shows you how to use doublee - a technique for putting gold on silver. In other gold news, Sharon Elaine Thompson looks at gold plating techniques. And if mokume gane is more your style, take a look at the pictorial of fabulous rings by Lisa Krikawa.
You'll find more jewelry-making projects in this issue, too. Jim Landon brings you a delightful "Medieval Meets Game of Thrones" pendant - a collaborative project by Amy Buettner and Tucker Glasow. And Betsy Lehndorff shows you how to make a necklace using yooperlite, a fluorescent stone from Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Helen Driggs's Cool Tools & Hip Tips column brings you the latest tools for metal stamping.
And if you're trying to maintain a jewelry business during a global pandemic, Cathleen McCarthy's Net Profits column tells you how to market your jewelry while maintaining social distance. And you'll also find great information on how the Craft Relief Emergency Fund can help during times of crisis.