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Lapidary Inlay: 101 to Advanced with John Heusler
In this two-day hands on workshop, students will learn basic lapidary skills and will inlay one piece of jewelry to completion. Skills gained will be grinding, fitting and polishing gemstones of different sorts. Proper doming and finishing will be paramount. Each student will have their own Genie Cabbing Machine to use for the duration of the workshop. About the Instructor John owned and operated a fine jewelry store for 31 years in St. Louis Missouri. He writes articles for Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist magazine and has been on the cover 12 times. He has been making jewelry for 47+ years and now teaches lapidary and jewelry design. John’s interests outside of jewelry making are photography, fishing, hiking, travel in his RV and he is fluent in sarcasm. Cost: $355 current BoMA members, $405 for non-members. Non-member difference will be collected in class. Prerequisites No prerequisite however lapidary knowledge is a plus but not necessary Students should bring An apron Your own slab/rough to cut (optional) Materials kit (provided by instructor)* $55 * Materials kit purchase is required for all our workshops. The kit insures all students have the same tools and materials required to learn the technique and allows the instructor and the students to focus on the technique rather than the materials. Number of Seats Maximum six students. All participants will be required to sign a waiver. CANCELLATION POLICY Students may cancel up to 45 days prior to the start of the class and receive a full refund, less $25 processing. Cancellations less than 45 days in advance will not be refunded In the event we have to cancel a class, students will be notified prior to the start date and will be issued a full refund. Seats are not transferrable. You may now sell your seat to another student. WAITLIST If the class is full and you'd like to be on the waitlist, please comment below with 'please add me to the waitlist'

Boulder Metalsmithing Association

4919 Broadway, Unit 15 · Boulder, CO


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Boulder Metalsmithing Association is a Colorado 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Our mission is to educate people about the creative and technical skills involved in metalsmithing and to promote the appreciation of metalwork as an art form through demonstrations, workshops and exhibits.

Our Second Saturday Demonstrations are open to the public, everyone is welcome. Demos are $5, or you can pay an annual membership rate of $45 per calendar year (January through December). Membership benefits include free admittance to monthly demos, discounts and advance notice on workshops, a free page on our website, opportunity to participate in First Friday sales and eligibility to use our open studio. For more information about Boulder Metalsmithing Association, visit

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