Judy  Jones

Judy and her family have called the Blue Ridge mountains of Hendersonville, NC home since the summer of 2008. A few years later in 2016 a friend introduced her to polishing stones and immediately she was hooked!! She quickly joined her local Gem and Mineral club and began to learn more about identifying stones, cutting cabochons, maintaining lapidary equipment and eventually wire wrapping to make jewelry settings (because what else do you do with all those beauties?). She soon discovered that her favorite thing of all about stones was to cut one open and be the very first pair of human eyes to see what it took God years and years to create. Her joy for stones grows continually with each one she cuts, watching one of a kind markings develop in stones as they are polished! Her love for other crafts such as knitting, crochet and cross stitch has influenced her creativity in jewelry making. She thoroughly enjoys sharing her knowledge and techniques with others as she supervises at her gem clubs workshop. She teaches new members how to cab and slab stones. She has taught Viking knit classes and has wire classes scheduled for the future. She has also taken classes in knife inlay, silver smith, and wire wrap at her local club. She continues to find new ways of creating exquisite works of art out of Natures wonderful beauties.

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Cabochons I - Judy Jones
In this class students will have a fun week learning how to cut a cabochon to be proud of. There will be discussion on different types of equipment and an emphasis on equipment safety. They will learn slab selection, calibration, orientation of the stone, and how to shape the stone into a gorgeous cabochon. As student’s ability and confidence grows, they may progress to more complicated and/or freeform shapes with instructor’s guidance and approval. More individual guidance will always be available for anyone as needed or requested.  Most of all, a fun time will be had by all while learning together! The class fee includes beginning slab, diamond polishing sprays and various epoxy used in class. There will be additional material to purchase or you may bring additional slabs of your own. 

Lab Fee: $25.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Consumables Fee: $15.00
Prerequisites: None

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