If you are interested in the many different areas of Lapidary Arts, this would be the group for you. We try to shape the group meetings around the needs and wants of the group. Our meetings cover things like cutting rough materials, cabochon making, wire wrapping jewelry, tumbling rocks, making gem trees, faceting, and any other area that might interest the group.
The Lapidary/Jewelry Group meets the 2nd Saturday of each month from 2:00-4:00 PM at the clubhouse, and is open to all ETGMS members ages 14 and above. (If you're not a member, you can join at the meeting.) Members who wish to have their name added to the email list for updates and meeting location information, please contact Terry Roberts at the email address below.
We offer two courses in silversmithing: Basic and Advanced. The silversmithing course is taught by our very talented Kinney Polve at his workshop at a date to be determined later. Due to equipment limitations, Kinney can only teach two students at a time, so several classes may be needed to accommodate all who are interested in learning this skill. Classes range between $25 and $30 for materials.
Kinney and Terry offer classes in basic wire wrapping and cabochon making which are taught at the clubhouse. These classes are free, and all tools will be available. Copper wire used in the class will be donated by the Society.
However, please note that the tools belong to the club and will not become the property of the student. Kinney is trying to find an inexpensive source for cabs for the class to use, but you will not be charged for the cab.
If you have a cab that you want to use, be sure to let us know and bring it with you when you attend the class.
Class size is limited to 4 students per instructor in order to complete the course in one day. If there are two instructors, class size is limited to 8 students per session.
For more information, please contact
Lapidary Group Coordinators- Terry Roberts or Kinney Polve - contact form