In-person Lapidary Classes

 

CABOCHONS

Instructor: Linda Searcy

A beginning level class. Cut slabs of stone and polish into convex forms to produce gems worthy of setting into brooches, rings, or necklaces! This cut produces an evenly curved surface in a range of shapes. Students will begin the process with agate or quartz – great for rock hounds! Stones, equipment, and other supplies for use during class are included in the class fee.Visit Linda’s website: www.lindasearcydesigns.com.

Thursdays [5 weeks] February 4 – March 4: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:      NC State Students – $95     Public- $150      Register for this class»

[Class includes a PUNCH CARD and eligibility for a CLASS PASS]

 

INTRODUCTION TO FACETING

Instructor: Linda Searcy

A beginning level class. Release the color and hidden light from within a precious gemstone! Participants in this class will learn to cut facets in crystals and gemstones, turning them into works of art. Begin by working with crystal quartz and then move on to fine gemstones. Stones, use of laps, and other supplies for use during class are included in the class fee. Visit Linda’s website: www.lindasearcydesigns.com.

Mondays [6 weeks] February 1 – March 8: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites:  None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $110     Public – $175      Register for this class»

[Class includes a PUNCH CARD and eligibility for a CLASS PASS]

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FACETING: ROSE-CUT GEMSTONES [Workshop]

Instructor: Linda Searcy

In this introduction of gemstone faceting, students will learn how to use the faceting equipment and accessories to take rough stones and turn them into rose-cut gemstones. Rose-cut gemstones are gems with flat bottoms and domed checkerboard or faceted crowns. Many opaque gems, such as lapis lazuli, rose quartz, and labradorite, are rose-cut. Visit Linda’s website: www.lindasearcydesigns.com.

Friday, April 23: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Saturday, April 24: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday, April 25: 10:00am – 3:00pm    

Skill Level: Beginner 

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $95     Public – $145      Register for this class»