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Classes
Summer Hours Now In Effect!
From June 22nd to September 29th the SMS lapidary shop will be open
from 10am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday to help beat the heat.


Class spaces are limited and no-shows are non-refundable. If an emergency comes up, and 24 hours notice is given class can be credited back via scheduling a class at a different time. Otherwise there will be a non-refundable rescheduling fee of $10 that will need to be paid in advance. Any scheduling changes must be made no less than 1 week in advance.

2019 Classes
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Beginning Lapidary Class
Required for all new members

Available to: Members Only
Date: Sessions will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-1pm, before the shop opens to the members. You will be contacted by Alyssa to schedule you when there is an instructor available. Following sessions will be scheduled after completion of first session.
Location: SMS Clubhouse @ 5467 Ballantine Street #6, Sacramento, CA 95826
Time: 10am-1pm
Cost: This class is included in the membership dues for new members.

Details: All new members are required to take our training classes in order to learn to use the basic equipment and be signed off before you can use the shop freely. Students will be shown and taught how cut and grind a cabochon from a slab of their choosing that is provided. You will have completed the class when you have completed 1 or 2 cabochons and the instructors feel that you are safe to use the equipment.
           
Two students learning how to make their first cabochons.

Basic cab class payments are non-refundable. However if something comes up - as long as we are given 24 hours notice - we can reschedule you at no extra cost. Any non-emergency schedule changes MUST be made at least 1 week in advance or a non-refundable $10 rescheduling charge will be applied and need to be paid in advance. Instructors are taking time out of their busy lives to help out the club and teach our new members, and their time is important!





       
Available to: Members & Non-Members
2019 Dates: The second Friday of every month
Location: Sac. Coop Building, 4145 Branch Center Rd., Sacramento, CA 95827
Enrollment Deadline: Each class requires a minimum of 3 spots to be filled by the Saturday preceding the class or the class will be canceled.
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: Members: $25 per person | Non-members: $45 per person

Details: 5 spots available per class
Students will be shown how to do basic wire wrapping techniques.
Wire will be provided.


           

Student's Results



Copper Etching with Alyssa


Student's Results
           
Available to: Members & Non-Members
Date: August 18th
Location: SMS Clubhouse, 5467 Ballantine St. Unit #6, Sacramento, CA 95827
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Cost:
Copper Pendant: Members: $25 per person | Non-members: $35 per person
Copper 1/4" Cuff: Members: $30 per person | Non-members: $40 per person
Copper 1/2" Cuff: Members: $35 per person | Non-members: $45 per person


Details: 8 spots available per class.
Students will create a stamped copper pendant, cuff, or bookmark. Materials are included.


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Available to: Members & Non-Members
Date: August 25th
Location: SMS Clubhouse, 5467 Ballantine St. Unit #6, Sacramento, CA 95827
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
First Time Students Cost:
Copper Pendant: Members: $35 per person | Non-members: $55 per person
Copper 1/4" Cuff: Members: $40 per person | Non-members: $60 per person
Copper 1/2" Cuff: Members: $45 per person | Non-members: $65 per person

Details: 8 spots available per class.
Students will create a stamped copper pendant or cuff. Materials are included.


Stamping Lab:
Those that have taken the initial course will be allowed to "rent" out stamps during another class to have access to a wide variety of metal stamps and be able to continue to create stamped pieces at a reduced cost. The cost covers the wear and tear of the stamps and any potential breakage or harm to the stamps. You can opt to have the below copper provided at an additional cost to cover the copper blank costs and shipping or you can bring your own metal and fill it with stamp impressions to take home and saw out and use in your jewelry designs.

Copper Pendant: Members: $20 per person | Non-members: $30 per person (pendant provided)
Copper 1/4" Cuff: Members: $25 per person | Non-members: $35 per person (cuff provided)
Copper 1/2" Cuff: Members: $30 per person | Non-members: $40 per person (cuff provided)
Bringing your own metal: $15 per person | Non-members: $25 per person
(Note: stamps are not rated for use on stainless steel)

           

Student's Results



Agate Suncatcher Class

           
Available to: Members & Non-Members
Date: TBA
Location: SMS Clubhouse, 5467 Ballantine St. Unit #6, Sacramento, CA 95827
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Cost: Members: $35 per person | Non-members: $45 per person

Details: 4 spots available per class.
Students will create an agate suncatcher. Materials are included.


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