Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist

The Lady of Ancient Sites

ANOTHER DAY OF MIST AND intermittent, cold rain. Typical for Scotland. At least that kept the midges away as my friends and I trudged through the muck and soggy weeds and climbed over yet another rock fence. On the moor, in the distance, scattered about like a game of giant dominoes, lay the mysterious flat stones for which we were searching. One of the endearing enigmas of archaeology are these stones, covered with cup and ring marks, dating back 3,000 to 4,000 years. We don’t know what they mean, and there is no one left to ask, so it’s all conjecture, but the mystery is fascinating.

Petroglyphs and my love of archaeology play a huge part in my jewelry designs. Here I share some ideas using a unique way to transfer these mysterious circles to a new piece of distinctive jewelry. This is my story. Maybe archaeology isn’t your passion but what is — and are you

Вы читаете отрывок, зарегистрируйтесь, чтобы читать полное издание.

Другое от: Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist1 мин. чтенияDesign
Re: “Net Profits: Social Distance Marketing,” September/October 2020 In regards to Jennifer Park’s comments regarding fitting rooms: “I mean, they’re saying you can’t have a clothing store open because you can’t let people use your dressing rooms,” J
Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist2 мин. чтения
Need Anything? Go ABD!
THE PLACE TO FIND EVERYTHING related to gems, jewelry, beads, minerals, and fossils in the rock, so to speak, are the Tucson shows. There are ways to find things remotely and there are other shows, but Tucson is where some 50 or so in-person venues p
Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist4 мин. чтения
Dop Options
Gem cutters use dops to help hold a stone for cutting. There’s no one way to dop a stone and no one adhesive for keeping it in place, as I’ve learned over the years. Here’s what works best for me these days. When I began faceting in 1990, I was taugh