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:

 

http://www.lapidary.org/LAPIDARY%20ARTS/LapidaryArts.html

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 -- http://www.lapidary.org/

Cabochons

           How to Make Cabochons - http://www.inlandlapidary.com/user_area/howtocab.asp

Beading

           Fusion Beading Techniques - http://www.fusionbeads.com/Techniques

           Beadwork Supplies - www.firemountaingems.com

           Beading Supplies - www.jewelrysupply.com

           Beading Supplies - www.shipwreckbeads.com

           Beading Supplies - www.dancingglassbeads.com

           Beading Instructions - www.how-to-make-beaded-jewelry.com/

           How To Bead Video - http://www.brightlingsbeads.com/beading-basic-techniques-and-tips.html

Lost-Wax Casting

           Lost Wax Casting Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost-wax_casting

           Lost Wax Casting Video - http://www.ehow.com/video_4429523_lost-wax-casting.html

Wire Wrapping

           How to Wire Wrap - http://www.ehow.com/how_6553546_wire-wrap.html

           Wire Wrap Cabochon Tutorial - http://www.tumbleweedglass.com/cab.html

           How to Wire Wrap - http://rockhounds.com/rockgem/articles/wirewrap.shtml

           Wikipedia - Wire Wrapping - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wire_wrapped_jewelry

Intarsia

           Intarsia how to - http://www.jckonline.com/2003/05/01/intarsia

Stone Carving

           Wikipedia - Stone Carving - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_carving

           E-How - Stone Carving - http://www.ehow.com/how_4904975_carve-rock-stone.html

Spheres

           Spheres - How are They Made? - http://www.polcirkelsten.com/eng/Spheres-how.htm

Doublets, Triplets

           Wikipedia Doublets - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doublet_(lapidary)

Tumbling

           Kingsley North - www.kingsleynorth.com

           Little Red Store - www.littleredstore.com

           The Rock Shed - www.therockshed.com

 

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

 

Faceted Stone

 

Beadwork

 

Wax Modeling (Lost Wax Casting)

 

Wire Wrapping

 

Intarsia

 

Channel Jewelry/Stone Carving

 

Sphere

 

Flats

 

Doublets and Triplets