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Integrating Stone and Metal with Michael Boyd
Are you passionate about gemstones but frustrated that all the stones you see are cut in shapes that don’t fit your work? Are you tired of the same old oval cabs and round brilliants? Are you ready to retake control of your own designs?

Sign up for this inspirational workshop and learn how to design using stone as a medium–not only an accessory! Watch step-by-step demonstrations on how to cut and polish basic shapes and forms in stone. There will be an emphasis on combining metal work with lapidary. Explore alternative, innovative ways of joining stone with metal by piercing, drilling, riveting, layering, grooving, laminating, tabbing, trapping and more. You may complete several projects, leading you to the next level of accomplishment.

Maximum class size is 12 students.

A prepared lapidary supply kit of diamond bits, high grade epoxy, etc. (estimated at $65) will be for sale as well as rough stones, priced per gram or carat.  Additional lapidary supplies will be available for purchase as needed for individual work.

Students should bring their regular tool box and jewelry making supplies as well as any stones they would like to use in the workshop – uncut stones, broken stones, and/or any stones they have questions about.

**The lapidary equipment used during the workshop will be available for purchase at wholesale prices through Michael Boyd at the end of the workshop.

Taught by Michael Boyd