El Dorado County Mineral and Gem
Society offers Lapidary Workshops and Jewelry Arts Classes.
workshops cannot be scheduled at this time.
Note: Workshops are currently not being
are usually held every week except during holiday periods. Participants in the lapidary workshops range from beginners to those of us who like to keep on learning and perfecting.
Lapidary Schedule: Workshops are
held one evening each week, except during holiday seasons.
A two-class Certfication course is held for
all beginning participants The covers lapidary
techniques and equipment safety and use. Due to safety concerns, proper instruction
on equipment use is mandatory for everyone who participates.
Members may sign up during general meetings
NOTE: We will be re-posting a
once we are able to resume our regular schedule.
Jewelry Arts Classes include wire wrap,
beading, wire crochet, and other jewelry construction techniques. These
skills are applied to making unique pendants, necklaces, bracelets and
earrings. Other projects include, obsidian needle wind chimes, soapstone
carving and other arts.
Members are encouraged to share their
Classes are being held via Zoom due
to the virus. The schedule is being announced by email and in the
Jewelry Arts Schedule:
usually scheduled on the 2nd and 4th
Tuesdays of the month. However, dates are subject to
change, especially at this time.