Tag: Lapidary Club

Lapidary Club Members Learn New Techniques

Cathy Hasson Carolyn Milbrath and Debbie Huber taught two classes of Lapidary Club members the art of using precious metal clay to fashion pendants and earrings. The process involves forming and stamping a soft clay of Sterling Silver with a binding agent. The clay is placed in a kiln, and the binding agent is burned…

Renowned Arizona artist teaches Lapidary Club

Fused reticulated pendant class -2019

Cathy Hasson April Bower, renowned Arizona artist, made another teaching trip to the Quail Creek Lapidary Studio. She taught one bracelet class and two pendant classes, both of which were well attended. Beautiful and unique pieces were fashioned in each day-long class. We appreciate April and her assistant Renee sharing their extraordinary skills with our…

Lapidary Club members learn from visiting artist

Cathy Hasson Visiting Artist, April Bower, taught Lapidary Club members how to fashion amazing metal jewelry using several techniques, including torches, patinas and fold forming. The Burnished Bi-metal Bracelets were truly unique and individualized. The Tribal Trio Pendant and Earrings set featured sterling silver wire with ball ends on copper. Participants were Ernie Lopez, LisaTeman-Rosenburg,…

Lapidary Club learns to bead wire pendants

Pendant by Lisa Rosenburg

Connie Duval, Carmen Murphy, Lisa Rosenburg and Frannie Vanselow attended Cathy Hasson’s Beaded Wire Pendant Class. The studio’s other class offerings are Cathy’s Two-Drop Peyote and Basic Bead Stringing; Nancy Riordon, Marj Berra and Ernie Lopez’s Basic Metals and Creative Wire Work. Participants have left classes with new skills and exquisite pieces.