Lapidary and Jewelry Making
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., except holidays, Clubhouse 4, Lapidary Facility
The Lapidary and Jewelry Club invite you to stop in and see what is going on in our shop.
Our members create jewelry and enjoy the fellowship of other interested residents. Our room is equipped with all kinds of equipment . . . from rocks to cutting saws to casting equipment. Our members make cabochons, bracelets, earrings, bolo ties, clocks or your choice of other objects. We have some interesting rocks for our members use.
We have several different classes throughout the year, including making cabochons wire wrapping of stones for pendants, necklaces, beading classes to make necklaces and bracelets, silversmithing and enameling classes.
Our equipment includes large and small saws to cut rocks, sanders and grinders to shape rocks. We have faceting machines for the cutting and shaping of rocks, glass or CZ’s. We have casting equipment for the casting of silver, gold or brass from lost wax patterns, polishing tumblers and ovens.
Membership is paid once a year. We have two barbecues in the summer and a Christmas party. Our Lapidary room is open Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 2 pm and Saturday from 8:30 to 12:00, with supervisors available at all times. There is an extensive library available for members use.
LWSB Lapidary shop.
Grinders for smoothing and shaping rocks.
One of our Supervisors showing how to work on the Grinders.
Belt Sanders for finishing rocks.
Lee Humiston and our Gordon Morgan.
Clare Gagnon showing how to use the Vertical sander.
Several Diamond Saws for cutting rocks.
Our Beading Class as the teacher is instructing on how to work with beads.
Some of the students at Enameling class.
Shirley Burns doing faceting in our shop.
One of our members doing Faceting.
Tom Gan at one of the faceting machines.
Larry Pool showing what he has been making in Lapidary.
Haruko Asari doing her wire wrapping and showing some of our members how to do wire wrap.
Ann Hurley and Phyllis Poper working on their project.
Nelson Melville at his desk - one of our long time supervisors.
Our summer time Barbeque 2009.