The March/April 2021 issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist focuses on how jewelers can better operate online. Feature stories from Sharon Elaine Thompson engage with how jewelry educators have pivoted during the coronavirus pandemic to digital media and how jewelers have begun teaching their art online. In Net Profits, Cathleen McCarthy explores how jewelers can demonstrate their expertise to better reach and engage potential customers online.
The Smokin' Stone for this issue is beautiful black onyx. Ashley Lauwereins offers a stunning pendant project using black onyx. The design for this piece is inspired by a sliver of scrap silver Ashley happened to spot while working on a different design.
Meanwhile, Betsy Lehndorff presents a unique gift project with her "Bubbling with Joy" bubble wand, which uses a spoon handle as its base. Kieu Pham Gray gets creative with the "Malachite With a Twist" pendant, and Peggy A. Haupt presents a stunning barrette in "Hair's to Quick and Easy!"
Noël Yovovich demonstrates the best ways to prepare photos for etching into metal with a step-by-step tutorial. Then she offers instruction in making the accompanying "Keepsake Box" project featuring an etched photographic image.
In Trends, Deborah Yonick explores how different artists set the tone of their jewelry making through color, while Helen Driggs's Cool Tools & Hip Tips looks at the best accessories for ring-making - for fingers, toes, connections, and everything in between.
Always great stuff - intelligent articles and tonnes of inspiration. Comprehensive how-to's. Full colour. 8.5 x 11 inches. Always worth reading.