After many years of working with beads, clay and metal, I rekindled my childhood love of rocks! I attended a local rock and mineral show looking for cabochons to use in a bead embroidery class I’ll be teaching at Snow Farm Arts & Crafts when I realized cutting and polishing rocks is something I’ve always wanted to do. So, after much research I purchased the equipment I needed and I was on my way!

There’s so much to learn in the field of lapidary and after watching lots of YouTube videos, I was ready to try it myself. My first cabochon actually turned out pretty good, and since then I’ve been practicing my skills and moving into more complex territory. I wanted to make a stone ring, and after that I wanted to make intarsia, and then an intarsia ring! Each idea gets into more complex processes, but I love trying to figure out how to make something that’s in my head.

Take a look at my portfolio to see some of the cool things I’m making!

Lapidary & Metalwork Susan Jefferson Jewelry Designs

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