Lapidary & Silversmith Workshop

2120 W. Mission, Suite 260, Escondido



Cabochon/Lapidary Class & Open Workshops


Tuesday 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Wednesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Thursday 2:00 pm-5:00 pm


Learn to cut and polish a rock into a beautiful stone suitable for wire wrapping or fabricating in

metal. A fantastic assortment of material is available for purchase on site.

The workshop is also open for general use. No prior registration needed.


Thursday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


METAL SMITHING only - open for to those students who have had metal smithing instruction or experience and/or have instructor approval. Those students who have attended an introductory class may continue to work on improving their skills in this weekly workshop. An experienced metalsmith will be available for consultation. NEW – Exception for students who have made arrangements with instructor for Beginning Silversmith lessons. See below for class information and fees.

Cost: A $7 shop fee will be collected for regular workshop. Club membership required.



For more information about classes or to contact the instructor please email me at







Introduction to Faceting

An informative introduction and hands-on experience in the world of gem cutting. Learn how to

create a gem out of a piece of rough, during a weekend class. No machine required. Return

students welcome with or without their own machine. Each class can accommodate 3 new

students without machines and 3 returning students with their own machines.

Instructor: Bob Johnson

Location: Club Shop

Dates & times: Sat. December 16 and Sun. December 17th, 2017 – 9am -5pm

Cost: $80 New. Club membership required. $70 return students.

Contact Bob Johnson for more info or to register.


One week class scheduled for December 26-30 – Call Bob for more info or to register.


Faceting – Continuation Class

This is a class for continuing students who have completed the Introductory Class and is held once per month, from 9 to 5 on the Saturday following the general meeting, (which is always on the third Wed.)

Instructor: Bob Johnson

Location: Club Shop

Cost:  $35.

December workshop – December 23, 2017 tentative

Contact Bob Johnson for approval and to reserve a spot.



Silversmithing – Byzantine Chain


Byzantine Chain grayscale

This is one day basic chain class. The students will learn to weave jump rings to create this ancient design. No soldering is required.

Instructor: Annie Heffner

Dates: Sunday – January 6th, 2018

Time: 10:00am – 4:00 pm

Cost: $35 (club membership required - $25 fee for single membership)

Materials additional.

Contact Annie Heffner for more info or to register.