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November 2017 – Artisan Jewelry Times – In the Clouds
Featured Artist Attila Nagy and Nelli Pesci, Miska, by Diane Woodall | Angler Fish, Illuminated Jewelry, by Kristin Kearns and Len Keeler | Article: Going to a Bead Show, How to Prepare, by Lori Anderson | Features: Focus on Fabulous, Lightning created by Ruslana Ziterman, by Tracey Alfaro; Spotlight On Areto Beads – Helena Benkoczka, by Tracey Alfaro; Earring Inspiration, Karen Leonardo, featuring: Elizabeth Johnson; Lauren Sternad; Bethany Tanis; Teresa London | Tutorials: Miska in the Clouds, by Attila Nagy and Nelli Pecsi; Hand Forged Mixed Metal Cuff, by Gechen Cole; Arlene Bracelet, by Vlad Hrowe; Lifesaver Beads Necklace, by Lisa Inglert; Reverse Silhouette Earrings, by Coral Raines | 61 Pages
October 2017 Artisan Jewelry Times
Featured Artist, by Mary Karg, Have Metal, Will Travel; Sugar Skulls, Love Never Dies, By Monica Pryor (beads by Sabrin Koeble; From Portraits to Pendants, by Patsy Oxley | Features: Focus on Fabulous – Lord of the Rosehips. By Anna Dubinskaya; Spotlight On, One Sweet Bead – Stacey and Paula Kroft, by Tracey Affaro; Earring Inspiration – Horror – Ific, by Karen Leonardo, featuring earrings by Lea Ployakov, Anna Siivonen, Marijana Loncar Desancic, Dante and Sabrina Acevedo | Tutorials: Tangle Disc Earrings, by Mary Karg; Crazy Daisy, Polymer, by Anna Borysewicz-Segit; Moon Earrings, By Elzbieta Frydel; Half-Circle Enameled Copper Earrings, with beaded dangles, by Katherine Fathi; Watercolor Flowers Necklace, by Olga Kravchenko | 75 Pages.
September 2017 Artisan Jewelry Times Summer’s End
Autumn in the air, and autumn designs on the mind. Featured Artist, Aubrey Bouck, Wired for Success, by Diane Woodall; Article: How to make Handmade Jewelry that Stands Out and Sells Out, By Erin Mooney; Tips to Boost Creativity, by Darryle Jadaa | Features: Focus on fabulous, Bottle Blues, by Kristen Frantzen Orr; Spotlight On Ravens Meadow, by Nicole St. Laurent; Earring Inspiration, Nadya Sivers, Aimee Mitchell, Greta Tulner, Shi Eddy | Tutorials: Farewell to Summer (a long tutorial), by Aubrey Bouck; T-Bone Drop Beaded Pendant, by Mary Karg; Purple Dichroic Fused Glass Earrings, by Nancy Carey; Crystal Epoxy Resin Sphere Earrings (Dry Natural Moss and gold Leaf), by Yulia Kelly. 69 Pages.
August 2017 – Artisan Jewelry Times
Autumn is right around the corner and summer is almost over . . . in this issue “Getting Ready for Fall,” fall jewelry designs move to the forefront. Featured Artist: Eva Csizmandia, Vexing Volcano (seed beads over the top, must see to believe), by Diane Woodall | Articles: Write a Newsletter: Share Your Psson & Grow Your Business, by Sheila Checkoway | Features: Focus on Fabulous, Emerald Song of the Spring, by Olesya Rubinova, by Tracey Alfaro; Spotlight On – Earth Expressions, by Susy Paredes, by Tracy Alfaro; Earring Inspiration, Sensational Scenic Earings; by Dianna Dreibelbis, Jennifer Lynch, Jackie Ewell, and Kris Kramer. | Tutorials: Hopeful Crimson Heart Pendant, by Eva Csizmadia; Raked Flowers Pendant, by Cecilia Labora;Silver Solder Charm Bracelet, by Emily Kline; Dark Moon Necklace, by Galina Milusenko; Wire Wrapped and Beaded Leaf Earrings, by Tanja Perko. 65 Pages
July 2017 – Artisan Jewelry Times – Looping It Up
In this issue: Featured Artist is Lisa St. Martin, The Voice of Experience, by Diane Woodall; 2017 Bead and Button Show, My First Experience, by Karen Leonardo; Steampunk’d by Susan LeGuyader | Features: focus on Fabulous, Infinity created by Vlad Hrowe, By Tracey Alfaro; Spotlight On Nicola Morse, by Tracy Alfaro; Earring Inspiration, Ancient Roman Glass Earings,featuring: Lynn Bruski, Elisha Gibson, Lynn Caldwell, Stacey Peterson and Heather Hansen | Tutorials: looping It Up, by Lisa St. Martin; Buttons, Buttons, Buttons, by Lisa St. Martin; The Glam Side of Steampunk pendant necklace, by Agnieszka Szukalska; Knitted Flower Cuff, by Caron Feid; Cosmic Animals Polimer Clay and Epoxy Resin Necklace, by Varya (this is a long tutorial with over 100 photographs); Beaded Wave Chainmaille, by Victoria Sol of Destai. 70 Pages
June 2017 — Delicate Nature
June is the month in which everything blooms out – Nature is full of beauty. This issue is all about nature. | Featured Artist: Anastasiia Zalivan, Of a Delicate Nature, by Diane Woodall | Articles: The Magical Magnificence of Facebook Live and All Its Glorious Gifts, by Betony Maiden; Color Conscious Design: Using Color Theory to Kickstart Your Jewelry Design, by Deb Lonergan | Features: Focus on Fabulous, Wings of Summer, by Julia Kotre, by Tracey Alfaro; Spotlight On, Indigo Turtle Art, by James Johnson and Carole Isenhart, by Tracy Alfaro; Earring Inspiration, featuring: Katy Bagshaw, Janice Torres, Jenny Byrne, Coral Raines, and Nadine Ocker, by Karen Leonardo | Tutorials: Wildflowers Bangle Bracelet, by Anastasiia Zalivan; Mike the Cat, by Attila Nagy and Nelli Pecsi; Beach Glam, by Aubrey Bouck; Egyptian Coiled Spiral Necklace, by Hannah Rosner; Silver Red Heart Lampwork Bead, by Pearly Karpel 70 Pages
May 2017 — Artisan Jewelry Times
Adding Texture and Making Magic, by Diane Woodall. | Articles: Take a step back in time, a new way to sell your artisan made jewelry, by Carole Isenhart, Indigo Turtle Art; Blue Lace Agate, from Dragon’s Breath to Angel’s Wings, by Monica Pryor. Features: Focus on Fabulous, Rose Gold and Black Butterfly earrings, Manuela Dipace, designer, by Tracey Alfaro; Spotlight On, First Blush Brass, Tina Lavoie and Karen Himelfarb, designers, by Tracey Alfaro; Earring Inspiration, Luscious Lampwork Earrings, by Karen Leonardo, featuring: Anat Sapir, Natalia Grantseva, Katya Pryidan, and Tracey Alfaro. | Tutorials: Autumn Leaves, Nature Inspired Monochrome Polymer Clay Necklace, by Natalya Aleksandrova; If at First You Don’t Succeed, “Tri, Tri” Again, by Beth Stone; Knitted Oval Bead, by Jenny Hamed Tabrum; Purple Encased Lampwork Bead with Layered Dots, by Kira Robertson; Purple and Silver Lampwork Earrings (using the beads made in the previous tutorial), by Kira Robertson. 63 pages
April 2017 – Artisan Jewelry Times
There’s a little something for everyone in this issue: wire wrapping, seed beading, lampwork, polymer Clay, and even Fiber Beads. No one should go home hungry. Featured Artist: Jackie Orsini, and How to Write a Great Tutorial, by Diane Woodall | Focus on Fabulous and Spotlight On, by Tracey Alfaro, Earring Inspiration, by Karen Leonardo | Tutorials: Coilique Bracelet and Earring Set, by Jackie Orsini; Fiesta Fiber Bead Necklace and Earring Set, by Eleanore Brown; Polymer Clay Heart Pendant, by Gina Cuff; Sunset Earrings, by Isabelle Nadeau; Lampwork Cornflower Pendant, by Natalia Degtyaruk. 57 Pages.
March 2017 Artisan Jewelry Times Charming Checkerboards
Featured Artist: Marlene Quigley (working with metal), Listen to Your Inner Voice, by Diane Woodall; Articles: Facebook Sales Groups, (Want to start a group?) What is it like to be an Administrator? By, Stacey Kroft | Features: Focus on Fabulous: Doesn’t Time Fly (OMG), a Steampunk masterpiece, created by Lauren MacGregor, by Tracey Alfaro; Spotlight On – Wickedly Wired – Cassandra Dillavou, by Tracey Alfaro; Earring Inspiration, by Karen Leonardo: Tribal Earrings featuring work by Gloria Ewing, Emily Greer, Tatjana Pudlo Stanimirovic; and, Karen Bucci | Tutorials: Checkerboard or Basket Weave Pendant, by Marlene Quigley; Under the Sea Ring, by Anastasiia Zalivan; Organic by Feel, by Jelveh Jaferian; Wire-Wrapped Horse Pendant, by Kerri Slayden; and, Sea Treasure Necklace, by Kimberly Sturrup Roberts. 62 Pages.
February 2017 Artisan Jewelry Times – Captivating Cabochons
If you like seed beading you are going to love this issue. At least half the issue has seed beading in one form or another; and, some really extraordinary work in other areas throughout the magazine. Featured Artist: Hannah Rosner, by Diane Woodall | Articles and Features: Styles of Enameling, by Christine Woollacott; A Peyote Beader’s Paradise: The Creation of a Beaded Artifact Android App; Focus on Fabulous, Tracey Alfaro; Spotlight On, by Tracey Alfaro; Earring Inspiration, by Karen Leonardo | Tutorials: Turn a Pretty Cabochon into a Pendant, by Hannah Rosner; Brilliant Color: Creating a Cloisonn Pendant in Metal Clay, by Christine Woollacott; Spring Flowers Necklace, by Maria Kirillova; Leather Sgraffito Bracelet, by Marlene Kazor Quigley; Tibetan Style Polymer Clay Bead Necklace, by Natalya Aleksandrova. 71 Pages.
Jan 2017 – Artisan Jewelry Times – To Your Heart
Featured Artist, Felicitas Wilhelm, by Diane Woodall, transport into a world of fantasy – full of color, light, and happiness; An Introduction to Multimedia Jewelry, by Hannah Rosner, found objects, upcycled materials, fiber and other materials not usually found in jewelry; Jewelry from Different Lands and Times, by Tracey Alfaro, jewelry from museums in London and Paris. | Focus on Fabulous and Spotlight, By Tracey Alfaro, seed beads on steroids; Earring Inspiration, featuring: Joan Gunson, Karen Keir, Milda Fahmi, and Paula Huckabay, by Karen Leonardo. | Tutorials: To the Heart’s Content, by Felicitas Wilhelm; Tipped into the Net Choker, by Leslie A. Pope; Kiss Me Quick Cuffs, by Lisa Liddy; Molten Lava Earrings, by Neena Shilvock; Challenge Accepted, by Susan LeGuyader. 63 Pages
Dec 2016 Artisan Jewelry Times – Nature’s Lace
Learn how to make the beautiful leaf (taken from nature) in this issue. Featured Mother and Son team, Marta and Zach Weaver teach you how. | Articles: Inventing a Tool – Fantastic Conetastic!, by Sandra Lupo; Passing the Torch, by Cathleen Zaring | Features: Focus on Fabulous, by Tracey Alfaro; Color of the Month, by Diane Woodall; Earring Inspiration, by Karen Leonardo | Tutorials: Nature’s Lace Leaf Pendant and Necklace, by Marta and Zach Weaver; Winter Blossom Necklace, by Aubrey Bouck; Snow Princess Polymer Pendant, by Brooke Bock; Enameled Earrings, by Chris Kaitlyn; and, Pomegranate Fruit of Happiness, by Irina Sergeeva. 68 Pages
Nov 2016 Artisan Jewelry Times – Framed for Eternity
Featured Artist – Bead weaving expert, Caron Reid | Articles: Beautiful Birthstones, Their History and Lore, by Darryle Jadaa; Which Market Best Suits Your Personality, by Karen Leonardo | Features: Focus on Fabulous, The Perfect Marriage, created by Lisa Barth, by Tracey Alfaro; Color of the Month, Basic Black, by Diane Woodall; Earring Inspiration, Ear Cuffs, by Karen Leonardo, featuring: Anna McDade, Fiona Thompson, Valentina Russu, Alina Panduru, and Francis Frank | Tutorials: Eternity Frame Necklace, by Caron Reid; Torch-Fired Enameled “Zen” Earrings, by Amy Iversen; Made for Me Earrings, by Carla Silva, Beaded Leather Cuff, by Megan Mussehl; Flower Drop Lampwork Earrings, by Roberta Freeman Manly and Julie Miller. 66 Pages
October 2016 Artisan Jewelry Times – Touch the Rainbow
Featured Artist: Julie Bahun – When Glass Meets Metal, by Diane Woodall – when lampwork beads and silver meet, the magic happens. | Articles: Multiple Hole Beads, Anyone?, by Hannah Rosner, two, three and four hole beads. | Features: Focus on Fabulous: Red Starburst Created by Donna Greenberg, by Tracey Alfaro; Color of the Month, Autumn Glory, by Diane Woodall; Enchanted Earrings; by Karen Leonardo, featuring earrings by: Holly Stultz; Shawana Alexander; Charles and Paula Shoulders; and, Arbel Shemesh. | Tutorials: Shorty Necklace, It’s all about the chain!, by Julie Bahun, Photos by Mary Louise Revese; Ceramic Autumn, Leaf Pendant, by Linda Landig; Autumn Girl Necklace, by Linda Landig; Braided Snake Choker, by Jackie Orsini; Red Cap Quartet Findings, by Marti Brown; and our cover project, Touch the Rainbow Hollow Bead Necklace, by Felicitas Wilhelm, photos by Dieter Wilhelm. 69 Pages.
September 2016 Artisan Jewelry Times – The Wild Side
Featured Artist, Ann Kruglak, takes you on a wild ride with Jewelry Designed to Save the Rain Forrest. Colors and primal shapes abound. | Articles: A Brief History of Jewelry in the Twentieth Century, by Darryle Jadaa, covers Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and more; Facebook, to Tag or Not to Tag, who to credit, by Karen Leonardo | Features: Focus on Fabulous, Carolina on my Mind, created by mother and son, Marta and Zach Weaver, by Tracey Alfaro; Color of the Month, Hot Coffee, by Diane Woodall; Earring Inspiration, Fall foliage, by Karen Leonardo, featuring designs by Tamra Connor, Maddi Anich, Vicki Butler, and Louise Goodchild. | Tutorials: Wild Man Pin or Pendant, by Ann Kruglak; Glass Corsage necklace, by Candi Durusu; Easy Wire Disc Earrings, by Debby Gwaltney; Embellished Netted Necklace, by Hanna Rosner; Mixed Up Media Bracelet, by Sandra Lupo. 58 Pages
August 2016 Artisan Jewelry Times – Sizzlin’ Summer
Featured Artist: Dani Martin, Expressing Emotion through Jewelry, by Leah Nelson | Articles: The Molten Experience 2016, a new lampwork beadmaking camp located at Squamish, B.C., a sophisticated stocked studio with wonderful mountain views, is reviewed in detail; Herkimer Diamonds, Dig Your Own in New York, by Karen Leonardo, where you too can strike it sparkly in Herkimer diamonds. | Features: Focus on Fabulous, Italian Romance, created by Sherrie Venghaus, by Tracey Alfaro; Earring Inspiration, Clip on Earrings, featuring work by Niki Muniz, Yael Falk, Ivanna Nayda, and Noelle Lewis, by Karen Leonardo | Tutorials: Sevben Generations Necklace, by Dani Martin; Lots o Links, wire wrapping by Jackie Orsini; Twisted Stringer Bead and Wire Wrapped Ring, lampwork and silver wire by Nikki Thornburg-Lanigan; and, Adamantine, seed beading by Caron Reid. 50 Pages.
July 2016 Artisan Jewelry Times – Summer Splendor
School is out, family time, and holidays are near, a great time to kick back and make some jewelry. This month’s issue is packed with projects, inspiration and resources. Featured artist is bead weaving master Teddi (Thea) Fine, Extravagant Beading Designs, by Leah Nelson | Articles: Jewelry Consignment, Should You Try It, pros and cons by Hanna Rosner; 50 Shades of Beads, (seed beads) By Sarah Hendrix | Features: Focus on Fabulous, Carla Silva Orbits, by Tracey Alfaro; Color of the Month (Plum); Earring Inspiration, Post Earrings, by Karen Leonardo, examples by Aubrey Bouck, Marcy Young, Lisa Hummer, Andrea Kiernan Ross, and Diana Coe | Tutorials: Mermaid’s Tears Earbobs, by Thea (Teddi) Fine; Orbits by Carla Silva; Fortune’s Necklace, by Julie Miller; Wrap Around the Watch, by Megan Mussehl; Hippie Twists Necklace, by Diane Woodall | 63 pages
June 2016 Artisan Jewelry Times – Copper Combo
This month’s featured artist, Julie Couch, is Marrying Metal and Glass, by Leah Nelson. Julie Couch is a master lampwork beadmaker and a full time jewelry maker working with glass and metal to make truly stunning artisan jewelry. | Articles and Features: Is it Real? by Kieu Pham Gray; Focus on Fabulous: Liz Sabol, by Tracey Alfaro; Color of the Month, by Diane Woodall; and Earring Inspiration, by Karen Leonardo. | Tutorials: All-In-One Copper and Glass Cabochon Pendant, by Julie couch; Ceramic Clay Bead Basics, by Marsha Minutella; Hot Lava Crazy Strip Pendant, by Ann Kruglak; Rustic Stone Earrings, by Chris Kaitlyn; Lariat Necklace, by Deb Dwyer-Machiran; and, Peaks and Valleys Bracelet, by Leslie Pope. | 65 Pages.
May 2016 Artisan Jewelry Times – Cosmic Coils
With a slight lean toward a summer theme, this issue is filled with things that beautifully go with summer. Our Featured Artist, Maria Richmond, by Leah Nelson, provides inspiration using upcycled materials and lampwork beads to showcase flowers and beautiful organic shapes. Articles include: Why Your Etsy Shop Might Deserve a Second Chance, by Hannah Rosner; BoHo Up Close and Personal, by Julie Thelen | Features: Focus on Fabulous, Caribbean Sea, created by Lynn Parpard, by Tracey Alfaro; Color of the Month, Mermaid (yes, Mermaid), by Diane Woodall; Earring Inspiration, Sugar Skull Earrings, by Karen Leonardo, featuring earrings by: Annette Terkaly, Cali Winters, Anthe Wosczyna, and Suegray Fitzpatrick | Tutorials: Pendant Coils, by Maria Richmond; Flutterby Seed Bead Project, by Caron Reid; Summer Daisy Lampwork Head Pin, by Karen Leonardo; Summer Boho, Earrings with Lampwork Daisy Head Pins, by Karen Leonardo; Twice is Nice Jade Teardrop Earrings, by Sandra Lupo | 65 Pages
April, 2016 Artisan Jewelry Times – Resin Romance
April is the harbinger of spring, and spring means flowers. The Featured Artist, Sally Hopkins (by, Leah Nelson), creates the most amazing jewelry from (you guessed it) flowers, and other natural stuff; combining media to create some of the most amazing jewelry you have ever seen. Article: Love them or be terrified of them, Know Your Seed Beads, by Sarah Hendrix, helps you tame the little critters; The American Craft Council Experience: a Bead Weaver’s Prospective, by Teddi Fine, an insider’s look at the American Craft Council show in Baltimore. | Features: Focus on Fabulous, Art Deco Surprise, by Keirsten Giles; Color of the Month, Collection of Corals, by Diane Woodall; Erring Inspiration, Fabulous Fish Earrings, by Debby Gwaltney. | Tutorials: Hibiscus Blossom Jewelry, by Sally Hopkins; Two to a Mandrel, Tiger Beads and Interchangeable Earring Wardrobe, by Diane Woodall and Laury Henry; Julie’s Quadra Diamonds, by Julia Kearney; Enameled Pendant and Stick Pin chain Links, by Marlene Quigley; Color of Dreams, wire wrapped earrings by Valentina Vuckovic. 64 Pages.
March 2016 Artisan Jewelry Times – Chain Reactions
Chain-Maille is not just for jousting anymore. Featured artist, Joshua Diliberto, demonstrates how flexible and beautiful it can be in jewelry. Julie Couch’s article, “Displaying Your Product as a Brand,” gives tips on eye catching displays that enhance your jewelry and your brand. You’ve got to see the legs! | Features: “Filigree Made Easy . . .,” by Marielle Teasdale, shows “Wow Factor” jewelry that must be seen to be believed; Focus on Fabulous, by Karen Leonardo, features Kristina Bykova’s outstanding “Forest Wire Necklace;” Color of the Month is Timeless Turquoise (in every shade); and, Earring Inspiration, by Karen Leonardo, goes “BoHo” gypsy, hippie, ethnic, rustic and organic to the max. | Tutorials: “Karma Chain Bracelet,” by Joshua Diliberto; “Antique Lace” (seed bead) bracelet, by Glenda Paunonen; “Orchid” (Lampwork) bead, and the “Silver Hammered Bracelet” on which the Orchid bead is featured, by Jodi Wheeler; “Recycled Grommet Necklace,” by Linda Kemp; and, “Spin a Silver Thread,” Filigree broach, by Marielle Teasdale, may be seen nowhere else. 79 Pages.
February 2016 Artisan Jewelry Times – What’s not to Luv?
The question asked in this issue is “Why Not Learn Something New?” For instance, our featured artist, Tracey Alfaro, begins the issue by “Creating Beauty in Borosilicate,” by Leah Nelson. This magic glass is used to create some of the most fascinating jewelry you can imagine. You also get a chance to meet the creators of Artisan Jewelry Times: Karen Leonardo, Leah Nelson, Debby Gwaltney, Diane Woodall, and Paul Woodall. Explore color in “Using the Color Wheel to Create Successful Designs, by Julie Couch. Then, look at the beauty of seed bead creations in Multi-Strand Beaded Bead Necklace, by Lynne Sausele. Our regular features: Color of the Month, Hot Pink, by Diane Woodall; Earring Inspiration, Hearts, by Karen Leonardo. Tutorials: Clear Frit Pebbled Borosilicate Bead, by Tracey Alfaro; Williamsburg Necklace, by Tracey Alfaro; Luv Birds Cuff Bracelet, by Caron Reid; Baby Hearts Lampwork, by Breanna Daughtridge; Winter Aura Necklace, by Danielle Martin; Totally Twisted Woven Wire Earrings, by Jackie Orsini; and Textured Stacking Rings, by Janine Krantz. 67 Pages.
January 2016 – 1st Anniversary Issue – Sacred Amulet
From ancient Egypt to modern art, this issue bridges time to bring you extraordinary artisan jewelry art. We have tutorials in a variety of mediums from glass, enamels and clay, to paper, fiber, seed beads, and more. Articles include: featured artist Gill Cordiner, by Leah Nelson; the Scarab-A Bit of History, by Thea (Teddi) Fine; Impact Artist Project, by Holly Gage; Focus on Fabulous with Sally Stevens, by Tracey Aflaro; Color of the Month – Ice Blue, by Diane Woodall; Earring Inspiration – Metal Clay, by Karen Leonardo. | Tutorials: Blue Wren Miniature, by Gill Cordiner; Amenset’s Sacred Scarab Pendant, by Thea (Teddi) Fine; Shake it up Necklace, by Jane Sylvester; Fused Dichroic Glass Earrings, by Julie Delaney; and, Charmed Eternally Bracelet, by Marti Brown.
Dec 2015 – Artisan Jewelry Times – Boho Beauty
This issue is filled with an abundance of delights and interesting art jewelry from seed beading to hammered silver; elegant and beautiful all. Featured artist, Staci Smith, Creating Interest with Different Textures, by Leah Nelson | Articles: Warp Speed, Return of the Loom, by Leslie Rogalski; Statement Necklaces, by Sarah Hendrix; Focus on Fabulous – Dawn Lucero, by Tracey Alfaro; Color of the Month – Snow White, by Diane Woodall; Earring Inspiration – Party Earrings, by Keren Leonardo; and, Glass Bead Mystery Book – a Bracelet Emerges, by Janice Peacock | Tutorials: Bohemian Queen Feather Choker, by Staci Smith; Nebula Cabochon, by JeriLyn Alderman; “Cosmos” Bead Embroidered Bracelet, by Merilyn Peters; Simply Paisley Bracelet & Matching Earrings, by Jackie Orsini; Easy Tube Earrings, by Jeri Wiskus; and, Houndstooth Heaven Cuff, by Leslie Rogalski. 72 Pages
November 2015 Artisan Jewelry Times – Copper Canvas
Featured Artist: Janie Krantz, shows us exceptional jewelry made by combining techniques, resulting in outstanding inspiration for not-your-grandmother’s jewelry masterpieces, that will sell well or adorn; your choice. | Articles: What Every Instructor Wants to Know … About Teaching, by Holly Gage; The Making of a Bead Society: The Story of Baltimore’s Success, by Justine4 Parezo. | Featues: Focus on Fabulous, by Tracey Alfaro; Color of the Month, Enticing Emerald, by Diane Woodall; Erring Inspiration, By Karen Leonardo. | Tutorials – Etched Copper Earrings, by Janine Krantz; Long Luscious Silver Link Necklace, by Julie Bahun; Faux Porcelain Bird Bracelet, by Becky Nunn; Heart felt Message Necklace, by Amy Iversen; and, Copper Wire Lampwork Ncklace, Mona Sullivan. | 68 Pages.
October 2015 Artisan Jewelry Times -Thrifty Treasures
Setting your work apart in the jewelry world is critical if you want to make a name for yourself. Gina Cuff, our featured artist’s story demonstrates how she did it, not by taking classes, but by reading books, experimenting and using materials not favored by others. |Finding and using All Things Vintage, by Leah Nelson, shares tons of ideas on how to use vintage treasures to make outstanding jewelry. | Brett Levy opens Instagram for business to our readers. | Regular features: Focus on Fabulous shows Ljiljana Aleksandar Pezer’s fantastic work; Color of the Month makes Opulent Orange shine; and, Earring Inspiration is all about leaves for earrings. Tutorials in this issue: Faceted Glass Bracelet, by Gina Cuff; Bizzy Cuff Bracelet, by Danielle Martin; Fireflies in the Woods, by Darlene Mansue; Lampwork Glass Headpin Earrings, by Jennifer Nolan; and, Colorful Conical Earrings, by Sandra Lupo. 61 Pages.
September 2015 – Glorious Garden – Glorious Garden
Featured Artist, Creating Flower Jewelry, Wendy Baker, by Leah Nelson | Articles: It’s Not Just About the Jewelry, by Hannah Rosner; Finding the Right Stringing Material, by Kathrine Bradley; Focus on Fabulous with Regina Krawets, by Tracey Aflaro; Color of the Month – Butter Yellow, by Diane Woodall | Tutorials: A Summer’s Garden Necklace, by Wendy Baker; Beach Party Disc Bracelet, by Heather Boardman; Wanderlust Bracelet, by Janine Krantz; Rose Cane (Polymer tutorial), by Martina Stillman; and Using Photo decals on Enamel Beads, by Susan Wade.
August 2015 Artisan Jewelry Times – Glass Clay Glitz
Glass Clay Glitz – Learn about “Art Glass Clay,” what it is, what it looks like, what you may do with it? Featured artist Paula Radke created the artist-ready, off-the-shelf version. What is Art Glass Clay, it is magic; a non-toxic clay base with 99.9% finely ground glass infused. When fired the base burns away leaving pure glass fused together. Learn more in the this issue. Also in this issue are articles: Combining Bead Stiches, by Sarah Hendrix; Hashtags, by Brett Levy; Focus on Fabulous, Melissa Banks, by Tracy Aflaro; Color of the Month, Petal Pink, by Diane Woodall; and Earring Inspiration, Enamels, by Karen Leonardo. | Tutorials are: ArtGlass Clay and Dichroic Extract Flower Pendant, by Paula Radke; Two Color Dot Bead with Goldstone Accents, by Nolly Gelsinger; Tiffany Lamp Earrings, by Candy Craig; Viking Knit Bracelet, by Mimi Huszer Fagnant; and Pearls in Bloom Necklace, by Dee Taylor. 55 Page PDF.
July 2015 – Artisan Jewelry Times – Signs of Summer
Summertime gives you more daylight in which to make your jewelry and this issue gives you a lot of new ideas with which to work. Jewelry Trends for Summer, an article by Lisa Phillips-Riser, focuses on summer trends in Jewelry; plan your mini-vacation by reading Debbie Gwaltney’s article “Mini Bead Vacay;” Gayle Bird, the featured artist shares her career as a wire artist and author; regular features: Focus on Fabulous, spotlights Holly Sokol, by Tracey Alfaro, color of the Month is Midnight Verdigris, by Diane Woodall, and Earring Inspiration (by Karen Leonardo) brings Dichroic glass to the forefront. Tutorials include: Summer Pendant, by Gayle Bird; Summer Grape Leaf Earrings, by Diane Sepanski; Double Strand Knotted Necklace with Lampwork Bead and Chain, by Maureen Oliveto; Fun and Funky Flow Disks, by Diane Woodall; Bloomin’ Disk Bracelet, by Laury Henry; SuperDuo Button, by Debby Gwaltney; and Tublar Netted SuperDuo Bracelet, by Irene Lenihan.
June, 2015 Artisan Jewelry Times–Sharing Knowledge
This month features a variety of versatile, inspirational and fun articles, features and tutorials. The featured artist, Kieu Pham Gray, is a teacher and artist of renown. She shares her journey and her passion for teaching, plus offers an outstanding tutorial on torch fired enamels. Focus on Fabulous features Debre Gyongyi’s “bird nest jewelry with wire and pearls. Gina Cuff uses now obsolete Canadian pennies to make copper earrings. A seed bead offering by Diane Dennis, a raku pendant was our cover piece this month. Stephanie Sersich creates Lampwork bird and flower beads, then makes cute earrings with them. Janice Peacock designs a felted flower boutonniere. Mary Morris shows us how to add pearls and seashells to a wire crochet necklace. Tutorials for all the above are in the magazine. Luscious Lavender, is our color of the month. Diane Woodall discusses how to use fabric for inspiration, and Brett Levy’s article on using Mail Chimp to build your business is timely and informative.
May, 2015 Artisan Jewelry Times – Creativity Meets Innovation
This month the featured artist, Lenart Kazmer, not only is a terrific artist, she developed Ice Resin. She shares her how-to’s on an industrial chic sgraffito pendant. | Learn about family businesses Green Girl Studios and other family business partners working together, by Sally Stevens. | Our color of the month is Lime Margarita (hold the salt), with a generous sampling of unique lime components for good measure, by Diane Woodall. | Earring Inspiration blooms flowers this month, and Focus on Fabulous features a stunning shibori necklace and earrings by Serena Di Mercione; article by Tracey Alfaro. | Jewelry tutorials are: stone like Lampwork beads by Sheila Checkoway; rolled paper beads, by Vicki Dehne; square beads, wire and pearl bracelet, by Elzbieta Frydel; and, a Ganesha pendant from clay, stringing and wiring gems, by Jenny Davis Reasor.
April, 2015 Artisan Jewelry Times-Expand Your Creativity
— The beautiful cover necklace was made by the featured artist, Irina Sergeeva, an amazing jewelry and lampwork artist. Her tutorial in this issue is how to make poppy beads and use them to create a stunning silver collar. | Color of the Month is Gothic Red; and Earring Inspiration looks at the popular Steampunk style. |Focus on Fabulous features a stunning piece by Caroline Fung. | Articles include: Bead Retreats by Peggy King; Ideas on studio design by Kieu Pham Gray. | Tutorials: Drilling stones and a “Rockin’ Wire Bracelet” by Kieu Pham Gray; a Kumihimo Necklace, called “Sparkling Pansy,” by Darlene Mansue using Nolly Gelsinger’s lampwork pansy flower bead; “Compass Rose” seed bead bracelet by Leslie Pope; “I Love my Beads” wire wrapping ring by Ronda Stevens; a Zentangle inspired pendant by Nancy Loomis, rounds out the tutorials.
March 2015 Artisan Jewelry Time –Two if By Sea
In this issue is exciting and informative content worthy of a king’s ransom. The featured artists the famous Sherry Serafini, a world-renowned seed bead artist, author, and teacher. She provides a dazzling tutorial called “Bead around the Moon,” a beaded embroidery pin. | Articles include Picking the Perfect Opal, by Leah Nelson | You Can Write – Making Your Article a Success, by Karen Leonardo | focus on Fabulous with Windy Baker, by Tracey Alfaro | Color of the Month, Brilliant Sapphire, by Diane Woodall | Earring Inspiration, Seed Bead Creations, by Karen Leonardo. | Tutorials: Two if by Sea – Polymer, by Staci Louise Smith; Funky Hammered Steel Wire Dangles, by Gina Cuff; Organic Lampwork Bracelet Button, by Kathryn Legassey; Double Wrap Leather Bracelet, by Kathryn Legassey; Resin Pendant, by Patty Hevly; Simple Wire Work Squiggle Necklace, by Patti Cahill. 69 Pages.
February 2015 Artisan Jewelry Times-Play With Polymer
This issue is crammed with inspirational photographs, enriching articles, examples of mind-blowing creativity, gee-whiz materials and techniques, and step-by-step tutorials that will expand your realm of what is possible. Included in this issue: The Featured Artist: Marti Brown, by Leah Nelson | Anodized Niobium Necklace and Earrings, by Marti Brown | The basics of Wire in Jewelry Making, by Joanna Tiritilli | Giving Back to the Art Jewelry Community, by Karen Leonardo | Focus on Fabulous – Patricia Tyser Carberry, by Diane Woodall | Color of the Month, Minty Opal, by Tracey Alfaro and Diane Woodall | and Earring Inspiration, by Karen Leonardo | Tutorials: Making Beads from Recycled Glass Bottles, By Julie Delaney; Wine Bottle Glass Bead Memory Wire Bracelet, by Julie Delaney; Dyed Silk Scarves and Ribbons, Kris Ball; Shrink a Piece of Metal or Two, by Shonna Neuhart; and Ethnic Chic Bubbles, by Chifonie. 65 Pages.