Prerequisite: None


You’ll go from learning about lapidary equipment and safety procedures, to taking a slab of rock and turning it into a cabochon ready to bezel set or wire wrap. 


Specific topics to be covered:

  • How to bring out the natural designs and beauty of a slab
  • Make straight angles and different styles of domes
  • What Metalsmiths look for in a cabochon
  • Different ways to dop your preformed cabochon
  • How to end up with a water shine
  • When and how to stabilize your slab
  • How to make a doublet using UV resin
  • Making a line item inventory list (template given out during class) 


Trim saws and grinding/polishing machines are provided by the studio. 



Bring the following items with you: 


10 Contact Hours  |  Kit fee is included in your tuition ($5 value)

Lapidary 1: Fri & Sat, July 1–2

SKU: 020858
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