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Bent-wire bezels. A unique way to join two patterened agates with wire-wrapping that turns them into a pendant.
BEAD & BUTTON #25 Jun 1998 pg. 49

Pendant consists of a silver mounting that holds a teardrop shaped cabochon of Montana agate. The pendant is reversible so that both sides of the stone can be seen.
GEMS & MINERALS #490 Aug 1978 pg. 9

Three projects for jewelry makers. (1) Necklaces are made with chains of beads made from plastic egg cartons and a tumbled stone pendant. (2) Design for a pendant with a damaged stone. (3) Flame opal pendant.
GEMS & MINERALS #496 Feb 1979 pg. 16

Design for a pierced silver and jade pendant.
GEMS & MINERALS #500 Jun 1979 pg. 8

Two styles of potpourri necklaces. (1) Modern cross with turquoise nugget. (2) Abstract design pendant with turquoise cabochon.
GEMS & MINERALS #501 Jul 1979 pg. 16

How to make a pendant of matched tigereye. Wedge-shaped pieces surround a tigereye marble in the center.
GEMS & MINERALS #504 Oct 1979 pg. 53

Innovations in pendants. Two styles. (1) Uses a varigated tigereye slab. (2) Cut from Imperial jasper which has been cut to reveal a camellia-like pattern. Includes instructions for cutting and making the setting.
GEMS & MINERALS #516 Oct 1980 pg. 90

Copper for the jewelry maker. Includes instructions for making a copper ring and pendant which hold malachite cabochons.
GEMS & MINERALS #517 Nov 1980 pg. 8

Yoke pendants are fabricated from silver wire and sheet, inlaid with turquoise, saphire, etc.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #537 Jul 1982 pg. 10

Malachite and sterling. Custom jeweler illustrates how to make a shell-shape pendant and buckle. Consists of a sterling silver pendant inset with a carved malachite shell.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #541 Nov 1982 pg. 14

Shadow box pendant is created in sterling, set with jasper and obsidian and strung on a black cord.

"Love that action" pendants. Two designs which feature a gemstone mounted loosely inside a silver frame with several short lengths of silver chain attached to the bottom of the frame. Everything "moves".
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #544 Feb 1983 pg. 76

A pendant for a faceted stone has a "spoon" shape similar to some fishing lures.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #545 Mar 1983 pg. 65

A snail becomes a jewel (50 million years later). A special pendant for a turritella agate cabochon.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #552 Oct 1983 pg. 34

Fusion jewelry. Putting scraps of silver and gold to work by forming them into pendants using fusion techniques. A small gemstone is added as a highlight. May also be used to make bolas, bracelet, pins, etc.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #553 Nov 1983 pg. 24

"Electroplating" by El Cheapo. Embellish polished agates with gold paint and make them into pendants. Includes instructions on casting several agates in plaster of paris blocks prior to slabbing.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #553 Nov 1983 pg. 50

Construction details for a "bird in the agate" pendant.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #555 Jan 1984 pg. 10

A pendant by partners. Malachite and silver make a striking combination.

New teeth for a tiger. A silver pendant is a representation of three tiger teeth. It is decorated with a piece of turquoise.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #562 Aug 1984 pg. 16

A pendant mounting for a quartz crystal is made from fancy gallery wire.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #562 Aug 1984 pg. 32

Silver bracelet and pendant are made from the handle and bowl of an old silver spoon. Heart-shaped cabochons are used for decoration.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #568 Feb-Mar 1985 pg. 28

A design for large size at small cost. How to fabricate gold and silver pendant mountings for large stones.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #572 Jul 1985 pg. 10

Modeling a basket mounting. Designing a wax model of a basket mounting for a faceted stone.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #573 Aug 1985 pg. 48

Creation in carnelian. Making a set of earrings, a pendant and a ring from carnelian agate in silver mountings.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #574 Sep 1985 pg. 16

More than luck. How to design and construct a jewelry mounting for that "special stone".

A parure, a matching set of jewelry. Pictures and detailed text describe how a pendant, ring, bracelet and earrings of matching design were made from imperial red rhodonite and gold. Includes design sketches and bill of materials.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1978 (v.32#9) pg. 1892

Crafting turquoise jewelry. Part 7. Project 5: Eight-petaled lotus necklace. Project 6: Flamingo pendant. Project 7: Wire earrings. Project 8: Fish pendant. Project 9: Inlaid ring.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1980 (v.34#8) pg. 1736

An easy organic gem pendant. A project for beginners uses amber, jet or ivory which is cut and carved to shape and decorated with simple line designs.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1981 (v.35#1) pg. 274

Heart-shape pendant made from silver is decorated with a teardrop cabochon.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1983 (v.37#1) pg. 196

Plain and fancy. How to design and construct unique pieces of jewelry is described. List of typical materials, tools and gemstones included, along with step-by-step instructions for making several pins and pendants.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1983 (v.37#6) pg. 870

Triangles within a triangle. How to mount triangular-shaped stones in silver or gold wire frames for use as pendants.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1984 (v.37#12) pg. 1726

Paisley and pearls. Custom pendant using pearls and silver can be adapted for use with cabochons and/or faceted stones.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1986 (v.40#2) pg. 17

Coral suite. The interconnecting branches of a coral become the focal point of a pendant design with matching ring and earrings.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1987 (v.41#7) pg. 49

Green Goddess of the rivers jeweled pendant (necklace) combines jade, topaz, and chrysoprase.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1989 (v.42#12) pg. 59

Instrumental pendant. Make a sweetly-toned ocarina (small flute) from gemstone. This one-octave wind instrument is small enough to be worn on a chain as a pendant.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1990 (v.43#11) pg. 84
Correction LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1990 (v.44#2) pg. 12

Channel thunderbird. A pendant with a thunderbird design is executed in silver, alunite, faustite, howlite, and bassanite. Make in a size suitable for the application (earring, belt buckle, etc.).
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1991 (v.44#11) pg. 73

Tiffany-style pendant. A wire wrap pendant for a wide variety of stones. Best used with flat baroque stones and faceted stones of various sizes and shapes.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1991 (v.45#5) pg. 105

Gemstone intarsia basics. A pendant project for beginners.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1994 (v.48#5) pg. 86

Soft stone pendants. A beginner carving project features a leaf carved from alabaster, soapstone, howlite, meerschaum, or jet.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1994 (v.48#7) pg. 132

Peyote stitch (the native American art of weaving together seed beads) is used to grip a large crystal in this beginner pendant project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1995 (v.49#1) pg. 147

Setting opal. An intermediate-to-advanced setting project consists of an open-back fold-over bail pendant (in gold or silver) with a solid opal cab.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1995 (v.49#3) pg. 82

Mounted specimen pendant. Make a pendant by mounting a mineral specimen on a stone slab background framed with gemstone. An intermediate-level lapidary project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1995 (v.49#6) pg. 97
Correction LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1996 (v.49#12) pg. 84

Chip inlaid pendant. A beginner stone and metal project touches on a variety of skills (wire forming, sawing, soldering, filing and polishing).
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1995 (v.49#9) pg. 75

Butterfly pendant. A beginner-to-intermediate lapidary project. Butterfly parts are cut from slabs of gemstone.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1996 (v.50#2) pg. 176

Beaded cabochon pendant. Oval cabochon, glued to leather, is surrounded by concentric rings of bead work. Can be used for a necklace, bola or brooch.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1996 (v.50#3) pg. 88

Gem in a Cage pendant. A beginner metalsmithing project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1997 (v.50#11) pg. 98

Stone and shell. An intermediate pendant-making project. Sawn slab of a sea shell is inlaid with bits of gemstone.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1997 (v.51#2) pg. 347

Chalcedony in bloom. A drusy desert rose (chalcedony) is mounted on sheet silver with leaf shaped prongs for use as a pendant.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1997 (v.51#3) pg. 84

Beaded pendant. An oval amethyst stone is surrounded by gold or silver beads. Beginner-to-intermediate silversmithing project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1997 (v.51#7) pg. 164

Freeform gemstone bead pendant. An intermediate gemstone drilling project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1997 (v.51#7) pg. 166

Illusionary pendant. Four diamond shapes and four parallelograms are cut so they create the illusion of a three-dimensional box. Project uses gemstones of various colors. A beginner-to-intermediate lapidary project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1997 (v.51#8) pg. 86

Bezel-set pendant. Triangular cabochon is set in gold bezel with gold ball accents. It is hung from a string of pearls and accented with a pear-shaped pearl drop. Intermediate skill level. Part 1. Making the bezel.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1998 (v.52#9) pg. 75

Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is used to fabricate a decorative setting for a large gemstone, thus forming a pendant.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1999 (v.52#10) pg. 97

Bezel-set pendant. Part 2. Adding the gold balls and setting the stone.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1999 (v.52#10) pg. 105

Inlaying a faceted stone into an irregularly-shaped cabochon for use as a pendant. Intermediate project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1999 (v.53#2) pg. 319

Hammer-set pendant with cutaway bezel. Advanced project. Part 1. European hammer-setting technique to provide a substantial, secure and professional-looking bezel for all cabochon-cut stones or faceted stones.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1999 (v.53#3) pg. 71

Hammer-set pendant with cutaway bezel. Part 2. Setting the opal.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1999 (v.53#4) pg. 93

Carving amber. A beginner-to-intermediate carving project to form a pendant.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1999 (v.53#5) pg. 51

Hammer-set pendant with cutaway bezel. Part 3. The cutaway bezel.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1999 (v.53#5) pg. 61