Looking for a place to learn more about your hobby or trade? There are actually quite a few magazines available for the jeweler, wirewrapper, beader, rock collector, lapidary and hobby enthusiasts! Here is a list of a few you might find interesting with their descriptions of themselves:
The Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist is a magazine dedicated to lapidary interests such as mining, jewelry design, metalworking, minerals, and stones. The magazine was established in 1947 as Lapidary Journal and obtained its current title in 2005.
With Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist you'll find outstanding jewelry making designs, easy-to-use metalsmithing and gem-cutting projects, time- and money-saving tips, and more.
Jewelry Stringing magazine is chock-full of new, fashion-savvy bead designs sure to inspire you to create your own fabulous jewelry. Discover more how-to project designs than any other beading magazine, using a range of techniques and jewelry components. It also includes a wide range of wireworking techniques to enhance your stringing projects.
Discover Beadwork magazine—the premier beading magazine for passionate beaders. Each issue boasts a treasure trove of beautiful beaded designs made with all-time favorite beading techniques- including peyote stitch, square stitch, herringbone stitch, right-angle weave, and more.
From cover to cover, Beadwork is sure to inspire you with its captivating original designs and techniques ranging from seed bead –on- and off-loom weaving, wirework, to bead embroidery, stringing, wirework, mixed media and more.
Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine is packed with detailed and illustrated how-to projects. This magazine is for wire jewelry makers of all levels. Inside each issue are articles by expert and well known authors showing readers how to make attractive, inexpensive and creative wire jewelry using tools, wire, stones, findings, beads, gems, jigs, pearls and more.
Rocks & Minerals magazine has published articles on mineralogy, geology, and paleontology since 1926. Regular departments explore such topics as minerals for the collector; microminerals; recent books, videos, and DVDs; coming events;museum news;and personalities in the field. Detailed lists of collecting opportunities in specific localities are published periodically, as are special theme issues. Spectacular color photographs appear throughout each issue.
Since 1971, Rock & Gem has been the leading magazine for the lapidary and mineral hobbyist. Not a trade journal and not a scientific dissertation, it speaks to the average rockhound, providing just the right blend of entertainment and satisfying information. Armchair hobbyists and diehard diggers alike will find something to enjoy in each issue.
Lifetime hobbyist and Carnegie Award winner Bob Jones brings readability to in-depth articles on minerals, classic deposits, and collecting trends. Field trip writers like Robert Beard ferret out the collecting spots that deliver the goods and give you clear directions to an enjoyable outing.
Not sure what to do with the gems from your last field trip? Step-by-step projects for lapidaries of all skill levels will soon have you tumbling, polishing, faceting, and making jewelry like a pro.
The Mineralogical Record magazine is issued six times a year. This is the most authoritative and widely respected mineral collector's journal in the world; no serious advanced collector would be without it. Over the years many newcomers to the field have learned from it the extensive information they need to go from novice to expert—and to have fun in the process. Readers learn about important mineral localities old and new, about the fascinating history of mining and mineralogy, and about new mineral species being described. They see reviews of public and private collections, market reports from contemporary mineral shows, columns on special topics, and oversized special issues devoted to entire mineral-rich states and countries. And all of these articles and features are illustrated by abundant top-quality color photography of fine mineral specimens.
The Mineralogical Record was founded in 1970 by John White, who was at that time a curator in the Mineral Sciences Department of the Smithsonian Institution. In the following years the Mineralogical Record grew steadily in quality and prominence, thanks to the contributions of over 700 authors, photographers, artists, advertisers and donors.
Bead & Button magazine is the original and most comprehensive beading magazine you'll find available today. It is published six times a year and offers a variety of beautiful jewelry projects for every skill level. Bead and Button Magazine focuses on bead weaving, but its beading projects cover a variety of beading techniques including stringing, bead weaving, wirework, polymer clay, bead crochet, and other jewelry-making techniques.
Published quarterly, National Jeweler’s online-only magazine is the must-read news source for smart jewelry professionals. From market analysis to emerging jewelry trends, each issue covers the important industry topics vital to the everyday success of jewelry professionals worldwide. Since 1906, National Jeweler has been the must-read news source for smart jewelry professionals. From market analysis to emerging jewelry trends, we cover the important industry topics vital to the everyday success of jewelry professionals worldwide.