You must be 18 or older, or a currently enrolled NC State student, and have health insurance to take lapidary classes and use the studio. All classes include a pass for access to the Lapidary Studio for the current semester. The studio is available for use without taking a class.

Learn more about studio passes and fees »

Crafts Center classes are extracurricular, non-credit classes.

Introduction to Faceting

Instructor: Bob Bendelow

Intro to Faceting
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. Students will 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.

Thursday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., May 25 – June 29 

Class fee

I = $ 78
II = $ 118
III = $ 128

Register for classes

See Crafts Center registration guidelines and instructions »


To receive a refund, you must notify the Crafts Center staff of a cancellation at least seven days before the class or workshop begins; $10 is non-refundable. If the class or workshop is cancelled by the Crafts Center, you will receive a full refund.

If you find you need to cancel out of a class you have registered for, please use our online Cancellation Form »


To get the most out of your class, we recommend you attend each session. We do not offer make-up sessions for missed classes.

Wait Lists

Names are accepted on waiting lists after a class is full until the day the class begins.  Wait lists are only valid for the current semester’s class – wait lists are not carried over to the next semester.