Introduction to Lapidary Workshop
In this introduction to lapidary course participants will learn how to transform rough stone into jewelry-ready cabochons. Learn the basics of identifying rocks and develop an understanding of how the mohs hardness scale affects cutting/cabbing an stone work. Students will be carefully shown how to safely operate trim saws, a diamond pacific genie lapidary machine and a cabking lapidary machine. Students are encouraged to bring their own rock treasures. Additional rough will be available for purchase.
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Allison Keast is a Santa Clarita, CA native currently residing in the Greater Boston area. Allie obtained her BFA in Jewelry & Metalsmithing from Massachusetts College of Art & Design and also specializes in Lapidary. She currently operates her jewelry business and teaches private lessons out of the Mill Contemporary Art Studios in Framingham, MA. … Read more