The free eBook can be downloaded online at: http://www.jewelrymakingdaily.com/
Jewelry Making Daily has created an in-depth guide to gemstones and minerals that is full of insight from experienced jewelers into best practices for gemstone jewelry design. In this essential gemstone jewelry tutorial, anyone can learn expert tips for designing jewelry for beautifully patterned colored gemstones as well as step-by-step instructions for fabricating one natural gemstone pendant. Also included is a project for jewelry makers wanting to learn how to wire wrap gemstones.
The eBook can be downloaded online at: http://www.jewelrymakingdaily.com/
Inside the informative eBook, 7 Natural Gemstones for Gemstone Jewelry Making: Why Colored Stones Deserve a Better Name Than Semi-Precious Stones, are projects that display how easy it can be to create jewelry that stands out from the crowd taking advantage of the rich palette of gemstone colors and patterns by starting with or adding a hand-picked colored gemstone. Both projects can be used as starting points for inspiration for one-of-a-kind jewelry designs.
Gems by Color: Eye on Tigereye
by Si & Ann Frazier
The eBook begins with the 20 most frequently asked and most interesting questions about the Tigereye. Answers cover insight into details of this gem such as: what gives Tigereye its gleam, how easy it is to find, and what you should look for in a finished Tigereye. Jewelry makers can explore the many color combinations that can be found: brown and yellow, deep blue, and more depending on geological conditions. Anyone who’s ever wondered what the difference is between Tigereye and Cat’s-Eye can also learn almost everything there is to know about this one-of-a-kind gemstone in this informative eBook!
Gemstone Jewelry Making Project:
Conical Petrified Wood Pendant By Lexi Erickson
Using a conical stone that was cut from petrified wood, Lexi Erickson guides readers through detailed instructions for successful gemstone jewelry making in this free project. Anthropologically speaking, circles are symbolic of so much, Lexi explains of her inspiration for this design. Early human homes were circles, and in some places they still are. The center of the home, the hearth, was and is a circle. Tea is served in circular cups, to your circle of friends. Yellow tabbies curl into a cozy circle to sleep. Let’s face it: square Oreos would be just plain wrong! Beginners or advanced alike can enjoy the fun adventure of creating one of a kind gemstone jewelry with Lexi in this free project.
How to Wire Wrap Gemstones
Wire Wrapped Malachite Pendant by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
The beautiful shades of green that swirl, bend, blossom, and bulls-eye in malachite almost demand to be set in sterling silver. Because malachite is a copper mineral, however, combining it with sterling is a recipe for tarnish. Although there are chemical treatments for gemstone jewelry that resist tarnish, they do not last forever, and as a studio jeweler, Dale tries to remain as much of a purist as she can. Malachite is a very soft and fragile stone, which scratches easily and can be difficult to polish. Anyone wanting to explore a classic technique can venture into creating this one-of-a-kind design with square Argentium Silver.