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Copper corsage. An introduction to beaded metal work. Sheet copper is cut into a stylized sunflower shape, with a silver disk used for the flower center. A decorative glass bead hangs from twisted silver wire from the bottom of the pin. A silver stick pin with glass bead head is used to hold the sunflower on a lapel.
BEAD & BUTTON #10 Aug 1995 pg. 22

Painted heart earrings and pin made from brass charms.
CRAFTS May 1992 (v.15#5) pg. 62

Silver oval concho is given the aged look of an antique and turned into a pin with the addition of western charms and a gingham bow.
CRAFTS Aug 1993 (v.16#8) pg. 32

Create an "antique" jewelry ensemble (pin and earrings) by simple gluing painted brass charms together.
CRAFTS Jun 1995 (v.18#6) pg. 18

Bee Happy pin, painted on rusty tin. A heart with "Bee Happy" dangles from a painted bumble bee.
CRAFTS Feb 1999 (v.22#1) pg. 63, Insert

Making simple metal jewelry from copper, brass and sterling silver. Instructions for making a bunny pin using a jeweler's saw.
CREATIVE IDEAS FOR LIVING May-Jun 1990 (v.21#3) pg. 48

Solderless sterling silver pin in the shape of a fish. A metalworking project for beginners.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1994 (v.48#2) pg. 90

Pierced and raised circle pins made from sterling silver. This pin will improve your skills of piercing, raising, texturizing, and soldering.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1994 (v.48#3) pg. 87

Flame-and-ball-shaped silver brooch. Learning some beginning metalsmithing techniques. Part 1. Sawing, filing, and sanding to shape.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1994 (v.48#4) pg. 98

Flame-and-ball-shaped silver brooch. Learning some beginning metalsmithing techniques. Part 2. Soldering and attaching the pin back.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1994 (v.48#5) pg. 104

El Cid's tents. Intermediate pin project combines silver and clay.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1994 (v.48#8) pg. 88

Variation of an old motif. A sterling silver shield and grape leaves are combined with with gold "grapes" in this pin. An intermediate- to advanced-level metalsmith project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1995 (v.48#11) pg. 116

Beaded compass pin. This beginner silversmith project consists of a compass rose that is decorated with gold and beads.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1995 (v.49#2) pg. 84

Copper or silver brooch depicts the face of a cat in repose. A beginner-to-intermediate metalsmith project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1995 (v.49#5) pg. 96

Beaded sterling brooch. Fish motif is cut into sheet silver (1"x2"). Charms of wire and assorted beads dangle from five holes across the bottom of the silver brooch.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1996 (v.50#2) pg. 154

"Who shot the toad?" pin. Toad outline, cut from sheet silver, has balls of silver or gold (shot) adorning its back. Other designs that could include the use of "shot" are suggested.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1996 (v.50#4) pg. 89

Working with a draw plate to gradually "draw down" wire. Includes instructions for making a free-form design pin. Intermediate skill level.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1996 (v.50#6) pg. 101

Politician pin has two faces, a smirk on one side and a suprised expression on the other side. Intermediate metalsmithing project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1996 (v.50#8) pg. 67

A Merry Chase. Silver circle pin is based on themes from nature (a fish or bird chasing an insect, a butterfly or bee after a flower, or a dragonfly chasing a mosquito).
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1997 (v.50#12) pg. 92

Leaf and pod pin. An intermediate silversmith project. Silver leaf and three silver wire stems hold cabochons that serve as the pods.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1997 (v.51#4) pg. 78

Snowflake magic in silver. A broach shaped like a snow crystal is cut from sheet silver. An intermediate project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1997 (v.51#4) pg. 88

Fold-formed pin with moonstones. Advanced jewelry-making project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1997 (v.51#6) pg. 67

Bezel-set brooch. How to make a sterling silver and 18K green gold brooch. Advanced skill level.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1998 (v.51#10) pg. 67

Mosaic brooch or pendant is created by fusing small pieces of sterling silver and gold onto a larger base. A tourmalinated quartz cabochon set in a bezel accents the lace-imprinted top. Intermediate-to-advanced jewelry-making project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1998 (v.52#1) pg. 63

Burnished brass pin or pendant uses freeform stone accented by brass sheet and rod shapes. Beginner-to-intermediate jewelry-making project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1998 (v.52#3) pg. 61

Making a fabricated pin. Created from sawed shapes, fused scraps and cast pieces of sheet metal, wire and gemstone.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1998 (v.52#6) pg. 75

Making mokume gane. Part 3. Beginning the brooch.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1998 (v.52#8) pg. 87

Making a pointed pin. Two overlapped triangular shapes cut from sheet silver are textured. A cabochon is set in a bezel on the top triangle.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1998 (v.52#9) pg. 91

Making mokume gane. Part 4. Making the silver frame for a brooch.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1998 (v.52#9) pg. 99

Making mokume gane. Part 5. Preparing the metal and finishing the brooch.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1999 (v.52#10) pg. 109

Dancer motif pin uses saw piercing to add to the constrast between bright 18K gold and a background of blackened sterling silver. Intermediate metalsmithing project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1999 (v.53#1) pg. 71

Mixed-metal free-form pin is set with a faceted garnet. An intermediate jewelry-making project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1999 (v.53#1) pg. 87

Modern World pin is made of sterling silver and copper and features a quartz cabochon with copper. A beginner metalsmith project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1999 (v.53#2) pg. 309

Anodized parrot. Metal brooch features a parrot motif that is fabricated of 18K gold, onyx and anodized niobium. An explanation of the anodizing process which closely resembles standard electroplating, but causes brilliant colors to appear in the niobium. An intermediate technique.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1999 (v.53#6) pg. 59

Fabricated roller-printed pin. Using a rolling mill to achieve a variety of patterns and textures on metal jewelry. Intermediate-to-advanced project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1999 (v.53#8) pg. 67