Lapidary ArtsBrooch made from chrysopraseLapidary JewelryText Box: Click on the picture above for more pictures of lapidary artistry.

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Carved jade, Lizzadro Museum, Chicago, IL.

The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Arts is located in Chicago, IL.  It is well-known in the lapidary arts field as one of the premier museums.



Click  HERE  to go to their website.


Lapidary Websites


Lapidary Resources and Museums


Lapidary Information from MMRC

The Lapidary Arts encompass many ways of using gemstones and metal, either separately or together.  These include the following forms:


The above information was found on, and for more information go to, this website:

10-inch trim saw.Text Box: 10” Trim Saw
Text Box: Click on the picture above for more info on lapidary equipment.


Pictures of Lapidary Materials  from MMRC Members

Indian Paint StoneMorrisonite JasperLapidary EquipmentText Box: Click in this box to return to the top of this page.
Faceted stonesText Box: Click on the picture above for information on faceting.
Faceting and Faceted StonesCabochonsCabochonsText Box: Click on the picture above for pictures of  cabochons and jewelry made from cabochons

Lapidary Schools


A search of the Internet will find several lapidary schools, such as the Taos School of Metalsmithing  and Lapidary Design (This is not a recommendation, just an illustrative example.)


Additionally, many rock clubs and rock shows offer courses in the lapidary arts.


Even the Midland Center for the Arts has occasional classes in metalworking and lost-wax casting.

Thanks to Barb & Bill Tite, Kim Sherwood, Patti Slusher, and Ron Chmielewski supporting this page.

Rock TumblingIntroductory Rock Tumbler.Text Box: Click on the picture above for information on tumbling.

General Lapidary

           Tuscarora Lapidary Society --


           How to Make Cabochons -


           Fusion Beading Techniques -

           Beadwork Supplies -

           Beading Supplies -

           Beading Supplies -

           Beading Supplies -

           Beading Instructions -

           How To Bead Video -

Lost-Wax Casting

           Lost Wax Casting Wikipedia -

           Lost Wax Casting Video -

Wire Wrapping

           How to Wire Wrap -

           Wire Wrap Cabochon Tutorial -

           How to Wire Wrap -

           Wikipedia - Wire Wrapping -


           Intarsia how to -

Stone Carving

           Wikipedia - Stone Carving -

           E-How - Stone Carving -


           Spheres - How are They Made? -

Doublets, Triplets

           Wikipedia Doublets -


           Kingsley North -

           Little Red Store -

           The Rock Shed -


Sodalite Stone Necklace, earrings, and bracelet.BeadworkText Box: Click on the picture above for pictures of beadwork.
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Faceted Stone




Wax Modeling (Lost Wax Casting)


Wire Wrapping




Channel Jewelry/Stone Carving






Doublets and Triplets