Get Creative with Jewelry Making:
Join Lapidary Journal Live at the JOGS Las Vegas Gem & Jewelry Show!
Join us at Lapidary Journal Live at the JOGS Las Vegas Gem & Jewelry Show for an exciting series of jewelry classes! Our expert instructors will guide you through the process of creating stunning pieces using a variety of techniques and materials.
You’ll have the opportunity to make a Pavé Pendant, perfect for adding some sparkle to any outfit. Or try your hand at Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry Components, creating unique and colorful pieces with a touch of fire.
If you’ve always been curious about the art of pearl knotting, we’ve got you covered. Learn the basics and create a beautiful pearl necklace to take home.
Feeling adventurous? Make a Stucco Ring or an Abalone Wave bracelet, both of which are sure to make a statement. Or try the Woodland Pearl necklace, a beautiful and natural design.
For those looking for something edgier, create a Leather & Spikes Bracelet or a Wire Charm Bracelet, perfect for adding some personality to your accessories.
And don’t forget about metal clay! Create your own custom pieces, such as a Fancy Ring, using this versatile and unique material.
No matter your skill level or jewelry-making interests, there’s something for everyone at Lapidary Journal Live. Join us for a fun and creative experience at the JOGS Las Vegas Gem & Jewelry Show.
Learn how to easily re-create the elegant look of a row of Pavé set stones using pre-set fireable cubic zirconia set in sterling silver chain. The stones can be set in a straight or curving line: it’s up to you!
Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry Components
Color up your jewelry with enameled components. Enamel copper shapes with vibrant opaque enamels. Add depth to the colors with a layer of transparent to really make your designs unique. Learn enamel and torch safety, all the basics of dry sifted torch fired enameling, as well as delve into color blending.
Learn Pearl Knotting
Add to your profits with pearl knotting services. Learn everything you need to know to transform a strand of shell pearls into a necklace. Use the Beadalon Knotter Tool for efficient, consistent knotting.
Learn to make organic-looking texture on metal clay as you create an attractive ring. Students will learn basic ring construction including how to customize the ring size to suit the wearer. These are techniques you’ll use again and again! If time permits, you will also be able to explore applying a liver of sulfur patina to make your ring really pop.want to use for further projects as well. If time permits, we will explore applying a liver of sulfer patina to make your ring really pop.
Learn how to impart a beautiful texture onto metal clay, which will include a recessed area. You will then learn how to torch-fire the piece of your choice: a pendant or dangle earrings. A beautiful mosaic of shimmering abalone will then be applied and sealed with shiny resin that will make the colors pop!
Recreate elements of nature in this enchanting metal clay pendant. Learn expert techniques for creating sculptural elements such as dimensional coils and how to mount them securely for durable jewelry. A captivating pearl is the finishing touch to your masterpiece.
Leather & Spikes Bracelet
Spikes and leather make a fashion statement. Bead a swatch of fabric perfect for displaying spike buttons. Create leather links then connect all together for a unique bracelet perfectly sized for you.
Setting large fireable stones can be a challenge: in this class you will learn tips and tricks to assure success. This elegant pendant is made of fine silver and features a fireable cubic zirconia stone. Students will design a bail and decorative elements to make their pendant individual and unique. Finally, each student will learn to torch fire their pendant.
Foxtail Chain Bracelet
Learn the basics of weaving chain-maille while creating this sterling silver, luxurious, flexible bracelet. Wear this chain as is or use it as the launching pad, adding your personal touch to make it uniquely yours or to suit your customer.
Meet Metal Clay
If you have always been interested in trying your hand at metal clay, this fun and informative class is for you. We will learn how to work with this fascinating medium and you can make a simple pendant, dangle earrings, or a handful of charms. You will discover how to torch-fire your piece so that you can continue on your metal clay journey when you return home—no kiln required!
Wire Charm Bracelet
Sterling and fine silver are the heroes of this design then add in beads to suit your fancy. Learn round-wire skills including forming and shaping heavy gauge wire, wrapped loops, spirals and other wire design elements to create a fun, colorful charm bracelet. The workshop also covers making your own headpins.
Simply Fancy Ring
In this technique-packed class, you will learn basic ring construction with metal clay, as well as how to set fireable stones. The handmade decorations on this ring make it really special, and you will learn how to make them, as well as how to apply them securely. Calculating ring sizing and shrinkage will also be discussed.