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#1

Hi All,

I’m afraid I can’t let this whole Lapidary Journal thing go on
with out putting my two cents in.The thing I can not get around
is the name LAPIDARY.I’m sorry but to me and Webster lapidary
means "1 a person who cuts polishes and engraves presious stones
2 the art of such a person 3 an expert in precious stones;
collector of or dealer in gems. To me this magazine should be
devoted to these things. I do agree that lamp working beads is
its own art {my girlfriend makes beads} Shes always gets relly
exicited about the new LJ. I wish I was that excited.

P.S. Please don’t tell Webster that I quoted them, I would hate
to get sued.[smile]

Jason Penn


#2
 LAPIDARY.I'm sorry but to me and Webster lapidary means "1 a
person who cuts polishes and engraves presious stones 2 the art
of such a person 3 an expert in precious stones; collector of
or dealer in gems. To me this magazine should be devoted to
these things. I do agree that lamp working beads is its own art
{my girlfriend makes beads} Shes always gets relly exicited
about the new LJ. I wish I was that excited. >>

Are you not getting excited because LJ does not contain more
about “persons who cut/polish and engrave precious
stones?” Or do you mean you want to see more about “gems” in
general?

I find most of the metal working articles (and project sheets)
to be of interest to me. I could only hope for more
articles/project sheets and I’d be quite happy. Unfortunately,
METALSMITH (which is a very good publication) doesn’t offer any
techincal advice. I look at the beautiful picture in Metalsmith,
and then forget that I even saw the latest issue. (Just my
thoughts and opinion . . .)


#3

I look at the beautiful picture in Metalsmith,
and then forget that I even saw the latest issue. (Just my
thoughts and opinion . . .)

Now imagine that Metalsmith starts devoting about half its
content to articles on titanium fabrication for the aircraft
industry. Certainly a worthy persuit, no? Also very important
to the economy and the safety of airline passengers and crew.
Probably very interesting too…

BUT IT DOESN’T BELONG IN A MAGAZINE TITLED “METALSMITH”!!!

There, I feel better.

Respectfully,

Tom


#4
  Now imagine that Metalsmith starts devoting about half its
content to articles on titanium fabrication for the aircraft
industry.  Certainly a worthy persuit, no?  Also very
important to the economy and the safety of airline passengers
and crew. Probably very interesting too....  BUT IT DOESN'T
BELONG IN A MAGAZINE TITLED "METALSMITH"!!!! There, I feel
better. 

I have to agree with your thought there, so what do you think
the solution should be???


#5

I have to agree with your thought there, so what do you think
the solution should be???

I hate to be a wet blanket, but I don’t really think there is
one. LJ was started by people in love with lapidary. It is now
just another commercial magazine. As such, its publisher will
print whatever sells the most copies, and those of us who love
the gemstone arts will dump it and switch to Anglic Gemcutter
(which is published by people who love lapidary). My prediction
is that LJ will change its name some time in the next three
years or so, to something along the lines of “Jewelry Arts
Journal”.


#6
My prediction is that LJ will change its name some time in the
next three years or so, to something along the lines of
"Jewelry Arts Journal". 

Actually, that sounds like a good idea! I’m sorry to hear that
they aren’t pleasing everyone with the changes. . .


#7

Change is the way of the world, but it can be troubling
when you are in a sub-sub-specialty and lose one of the
few printed resources around.


#8

G’day, all. It seems to me that there is only one thing that
anyone can do about the taure excretum which people complain
about in LJ and that is to make sure that the editor of that
journal AND the publisher know what you all think about it. If
three people do this nothing much will happen. But if everyone
who has this objection to the direction to which LJ is heading
would take a few minutes to drop a line to both the entities I
mentioned then the publisher too might get worried. Go to the
fountainhead, eh? Me? Well, I have only seen two copies so I am
not able properly to comment. But I couldn’t resist putting in my
NZ$0.002 worth into it.

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