Jewelry by Michael Boyd
Basic Lapidary


Michael Boyd

Level: All Skill Levels
Requirements: None
Program: Summer
Status: Closed
Length: 3 Days
Tuition: $ 545
Materials: TBA
Date: June 24, 2015 - June 26, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Metalwerx

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This course is currently full. Spaces do occasionally open up so if you would like to be put on the wait list please call our office at 781-891-3854 or email

Every jeweler eventually tires of buying typical stones and setting them in conventional settings. Come spend three days with Michael Boyd, and learn how to cut and polish your own cabochons with limitless shape, size, and color options.

This class will introduce you to the world of lapidary arts, but you will leave with the skills needed for the advanced class that immediately follows. All the lapidary equipment you need to produce unique jewels is provided. Michael often brings a large supply of rough material to purchase, but students are welcome to bring in any stones they wish to work with.

A frequent presence in our Summer Series, Michael is an internationally recognized lapidary artist and master of bezel setting who has worked in the field full time for more than two decades. "The stone is as important as the metal. I am looking for an integration of the media, a manipulation and blending of the two: Using stone as a medium, not as an accessory." - Michael Boyd

If you'd like to see more of Michael's work, visit his website

Class size is limited to 10 students

Materials & Tools

Lapidary supplies (diamond bits, high grade epoxy, etc.) will be available for students to purchase as needed for individual work. If students wish to get a kit, it is estimated at $85. Rough stones will be available for sale as well, and are priced per gram or carat.

Students should bring their tools. Students should also bring stones they would like to use in the workshop, uncut stones, broken stones, and/or any stones they have questions about.

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