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Carving a jade bowl. Project for the advanced craftsman.
GEMS & MINERALS #486 Apr 1978 pg. 16

How to carve and assemble butterflies from silver onyx (calcite).
GEMS & MINERALS #489 Jul 1978 pg. 16

Carving in multiple materials. How gemstones of various colors are carved and used to make up the colors in decorative birds and butterflies.
GEMS & MINERALS #490 Aug 1978 pg. 10

A review of carving tools and supplies available for carving gemstones.
GEMS & MINERALS #490 Aug 1978 pg. 42

Tips on carving and polishing coral.
GEMS & MINERALS #492 Oct 1978 pg. 14, 40

How to carve an owl from howlite.
GEMS & MINERALS #504 Oct 1979 pg. 28

How to carve alabaster.
GEMS & MINERALS #504 Oct 1979 pg. 59

Tips on carving jade.
GEMS & MINERALS #505 Nov 1979 pg. 11

How to carve a Christmas tree from gemstone for a charm or earrings.
GEMS & MINERALS #506 Dec 1979 pg. 6

William Shepherd's description of carving a knight's helmet in black nephrite jade.
GEMS & MINERALS #514 Aug 1980 pg. 52

Three main requirements for successful gemstone carving and how to develop your own carving style.

How to make successful carvings. Includes patterns and instructions for making a fly entirely from gemstones.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #518 Dec 1980 pg. 11

Easy projects for carvers. Part 1. How to carve a gemstone whale.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #518 Dec 1980 pg. 24

Easy projects for carvers. Part 2. Instructions for carving "Myrtle" the turtle in soft stone.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #519 Jan 1981 pg. 92

Easy projects for carvers. Part 3. How to carve "Fred" the fish.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #520 Feb 1981 pg. 92

Easy projects for carvers. Part 4. Instructions for carving "Gertie" the gull.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #521 Mar 1981 pg. 56

Easy projects for carvers. Part 5. Three patterns for carving bunnies.

Easy projects for carvers. Part 6. "Billy" bird.

How to make assembled carvings of birds. Pattern for a mallard drake is included.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #528 Oct 1981 pg. 10

Easy projects for carvers. Part 7. A fawn for Christmas.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #530 Dec 1981 pg. 52

Easy projects for carvers. Project No. 7. Elmer the elephant.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #532 Feb 1982 pg. 44

Relief intarsia carving of gemstones, petrified wood, etc. Emphasis is on bird carvings.

Carving and cabbing fire agate. Professionals tell how they do it.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #540 Oct 1982 pg. 73

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

Crafting a "hard-rock guitar" from quartz crystal.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #553 Nov 1983 pg. 10

Intarsia carving in the round. Intarsia bird carvings require working with multiple gem materials.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #553 Nov 1983 pg. 15

Relief carving in opal. Some tips.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #554 Dec 1983 pg. 16

Easy projects for carvers. A pattern and instructions for carving a Scottie dog from a square block of gemstone material.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #555 Jan 1984 pg. 38

Carving, the growing challenge for rockhounds. Ideas for specialized equipment and the how-to of carving a gemstone bowl.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #561 Jul 1984 pg. 16

Whistle is carved from howlite, a gemstone material. The whistle sounds like a steam train.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #571 Jun 1985 pg. 38

Carving tips and cuts. What to carve, selecting the rough, equipment, carving, etc.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #579 Feb 1986 pg. 14

How to carve geometric designs onto gemstones, such as polished quartz. Involves the use of a small, high-speed grinder, and a slurry of silicon carbide, along with handmade bits or drills to the carving.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1978 (v.31#10) pg. 2156

How to carve a jade bowl with an amateur's tools.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1978 (v.32#3) pg. 806

Twenty pound block of jade is carved into the image of a boy sitting cross-legged on the floor. Photos and text illustrate the carving process, step-by-step.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1978 (v.32#5) pg. 1180

Carving gem bugs. How to shape, carve and polish a scarab for use in jewelry.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1979 (v.32#10) pg. 2130

Collecting Minerals, a Handbook..." Part 5. A summary of ways to produce gemstone jewelry. Tips on tumbling, cutting, cabochons, lapping and carving.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1979 (v.33#2) pg. 538

Step-by-step description by Beth Makepeace of how she carved the "Lotus Legend".
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1979 (v.33#3) pg. 730

How to carve a chess set from nephrite jade.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1980 (v.34#4) pg. 972

Cameo carving techniques. Some tips.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1982 (v.35#11) pg. 2220

Chinese snuffbottles, then and now. Includes tips on making your own gemstone snuffbottle.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1982 (v.36#6) pg. 1098

Lapidary art of Harold & Erica Van Pelt. Photos illustrate the carving techniques for making urns, vases, cups, etc. from rock crystal, amethyst, quartz, agate, etc.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1983 (v.36#10) pg. 1676

Cryselephantine techniques for the 20th century. The technique of combining ivory with crystal or gems.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1983 (v.36#10) pg. 1762

Creativity in jade. Additional tips on carving of gemstones.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1983 (v.37#1) pg. 18

Carving scarabs. Technical notes updating the carving of "bugs" from quartz.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1986 (v.39#11) pg. 44

Try carving. A cut and polished oval of stone is only a few steps removed from gem carving. Here is a "recipe" for making a different kind of pendant, but the principles can be applied to carving just about anything.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1986 (v.40#6) pg. 21

Found a peanut. Beginner's gemstone carving project. An introduction to tools, material, subject, and techniques for carving a simple shape out of gemstone.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1988 (v.42#8) pg. 66

Carving one's own creative niche. Any lapidary who has worked on cabochons can carve using technique described here.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1989 (v.42#10) pg. 58

Final touches. Tips on sanding and polishing gemstone carvings.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1989 (v.43#2) pg. 55
Correction LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1989 (v.43#4) pg. 12

Tip on making a gem carving tool from separating disks, diamond powder, and epoxy.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1989 (v.43#2) pg. 70

Free-form amethyst. Free-form gem carving can reveal each stone's hidden design. Some tips.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1989 (v.43#8) pg. 52

Cabochons to carvings. Making the leap from polished cabs to small carvings requires a few more tools, some you can make yourself.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1992 (v.46#6) pg. 49

Spirals and swirls. Small, inexpensive carvings can be crafted by working flawed areas of gemstone into pleasing patterns.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1992 (v.46#8) pg. 49

Free to carve. Tap your hidden creativity to carve attractive gemstones.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1993 (v.47#8) pg. 45

So you wanna make jewelry. A blueprint for getting started in jewelry making, stone setting, gem cutting, and/or gem carving.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1994 (v.48#1) pg. 119

Building a gem carving workshop. Part 1. A list of equipment that beginners should have.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1995 (v.48#11) pg. 96

Building a gem carving workshop. Part 2. Care and creation of customized burs used in gemstone carving.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1995 (v.49#1) pg. 140

Building a gem carving workshop. Part 3. Preparing a carving handpiece. How to adapt a belt-driven handpiece from a dental supply company for use in gem carving. This modification delivers a supply of air and water through the handpiece to flush the surface of the carving as you work.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1995 (v.49#4) pg. 77

Cabochon silhouettes. Beginner-level gemstone carving project using simple tools.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1995 (v.49#5) pg. 102

Importance and advice on drawing the design before carving gemstone.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1995 (v.49#8) pg. 79

Making a maquette (a small three-dimensional model) before carving a gemstone sculpture. A description of using non-hardening modelling clay or plasticene. Intermediate skill level.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1996 (v.49#11) pg. 88

Getting a rough start. Choosing appropriate material for gem carving.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1996 (v.50#2) pg. 160

How to transfer a carving design from a model to the rough stone.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1996 (v.50#6) pg. 93

Tip on a work surface for that allows water to lubricate both the bit and the stone when carving.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1996 (v.50#9) pg. 112

Intaglio carving. How to carve a caduceus (a winged staff with two serpents coiled about it) inside a crystal.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1997 (v.50#10) pg. 100

Carving a wolf design in the interior of a crystal.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1997 (v.50#12) pg. 96

Carving can be easy. Tips for beginners on carving a stone.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1997 (v.51#4) pg. 71

Preparing the rough for a stone carving project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1997 (v.51#5) pg. 57

How to create a carved cabochon. An intermediate stone carving project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1997 (v.51#6) pg. 90

Carving a cat design. Tips on internal (intaglio) carving.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1997 (v.51#9) pg. 93

How to carve a seashell shape from nephrite jade. Intermediate stone-cutting project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1998 (v.51#10) pg. 83

Smoothing surfaces, an important midway stage in creating a gem carving. Intermediate skill level.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1998 (v.51#11) pg. 69

Sandblasted stone jewelry. How to embellish basalt or agate pebbles with patterns carved into the surface using a sandblaster. Part 1. Sandblasting the stone.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1998 (v.52#2) pg. 318

Refining the shape of a gemstone carving. An intermediate gem-cutting project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1998 (v.52#2) pg. 330

Sandblasted stone jewelry. Part 2. Setting the stone in a bezel.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1998 (v.52#3) pg. 70

Four-color agate cameo. Carve intaglios and cameos in black and white layered agate.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1999 (v.52#10) pg. 87

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

Carving boulder opal. Intermediate project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1999 (v.53#9) pg. 62