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Placerville, California

El Dorado County




Mailing Address
P. O. Box 950
Placerville, CA 95667

(530) 676 - 2472

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Lapidary &
Jewelry Arts

Lapidary workshop - member at grinding wheels El Dorado County Mineral and Gem Society holds an open LAPIDARY WORKSHOP two to three nights per month. Participants in the lapidary workshops range from beginners to those of us who like to keep on learning and perfecting. We encourage participants to share their expertise and specialties.

Lapidary Workshop - Member at Diamond Wheel Due to safety concerns, proper instruction on equipment use is mandatory for everyone who participates. Lapidary Procedures must be followed. All beginning participants must first take a two-class Lapidary Certification Course, which covers lapidary techniques and equipment safety and use.

Lapidary Schedule: Workshops are scheduled on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month and usually on the 5th Wednesday when it  occurs. However, dates are subject to change, especially during holiday seasons.  Contact us for additional information by email

JEWELRY ARTS - We also have Jewelry Arts Classes that havePendants included special instruction on lampwork glass bead making, cabochon techniques, wire wrap jewelry, beaded cabochons, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and ornaments, wire crochet necklaces, pictographs, obsidian needle wind chimes, soapstone carving, pine needle basket weaving and beginning silversmithing.

Project Examples: Crystal Bracelet, Pendants, and Ornament.

Jewelry Arts Schedule:

Classes are generally scheduled on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. However, dates are subject to change, especially during holiday season.  Contact us for additional information by

Please refer to our Home Page for the current Lapidary and Jewelry Arts Schedules.

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