Mike DeMeritt, professional precious stone expert and owner of Silver Lining Gemstones from Amado, Arizona shared his knowledge with the Lapidary and Jewelry Club. Club members cut and polished a rough gemstone into a jewelry-grade Cabochon.
Mike will be in the Lapidary and Jewelry studio again from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. on June 15. Ask questions, purchase or just see Mike’s unique and award-winning work.
Nancy Riordon, Marsha Royer and Sandy VanMieghem taught club members how to cut a copper bracelet from a die using the hydraulic press. First the copper was textured, then heated and formed into a cuff shape. Finally, the piece was polished and/or given a patina.