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"Optical Illusion", a cabochon picture made up of forty diamond and parallelogram shaped cabochons. Each piece is a different material mounted on a glass panel painted black.
GEMS & MINERALS #497 Mar 1979 pg. 16

Make a cabochon picture using the Chinese symbol for peace and contentment.
GEMS & MINERALS #513 Jul 1980 pg. 66

Gemstone plaque of a sailboat is made by using pliers to "nibble" the material to shape before flat lapping.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #547 May 1983 pg. 63

Pictures, vases, goblets and bottles are carved from petrified wood and gemstone. Techniques involved include flat lapping, intarsia, carving, faceting, etc.

How to make pebble pictures. How to create flower pictures from tumbled stones.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #574 Sep 1985 pg. 14

Desert rose jewelry. Barite crystals find a multitute of uses in jewelry and artworks.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #577 Dec 1985 pg. 16

Pictures in gemstone. A look at mosaics, intarsia, intaglio, cameos, chemical etching, high and low relief carving, laser art, gemstone painting and framed flower arrangements. Some forms are suitable for the amateur.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1981 (v.34#11) pg. 2364

Gemstone cadenza. Create a gemstone portrait using the "matrix" technique. Involves setting both small and large pieces of gemstone material into nickel silver retaining shapes (similar to stained-glass work).
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1986 (v.40#4) pg. 38

Tips on making gemstone pictures.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1989 (v.42#12) pg. 69

Tip on construction of the backing for a pebble mosaic wall plaque.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1989 (v.43#2) pg. 70

Two main ways of making gemstone intarsias are briefly compared.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1989 (v.43#4) pg. 68

Tip on making gemstone paintings.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1989 (v.43#8) pg. 87

Mini gem mosaics. Tumbled gem pictures are simple enough for the beginner to complete and challenging enough to interest the advanced craftsman.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1990 (v.44#8) pg. 71