Lapidary Series: Inlay Pendant or Ring

Jewelry & Fine Metals

Lapidary Series: Inlay Pendant or Ring *Cancelled*

Make rings or pendants of sterling silver, and learn how to cut lapidary for inlay.


Fri, 10/20/2023 - Fri, 10/27/2023


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Jewelry & Fine Metals Studio



Make a pendant or ring of sterling silver and learn how to cut lapidary material for inlay. You'll have several shapes from which to choose. We'll discuss what goes into creating an inlay design, and learn setting and polishing techniques.

You'll choose one of these two kits in advance: 

  • Pendant kit: Sterling silver to make three small pendants or one or two larger pendants.
  • Ring kit: Sterling silver to make two small rings or one larger ring.

If you only finish one during class, enough material will be left to practice during future open studio sessions.

Day 1: Fabrication. Because you already know how to fabricate bezels, a quick/light version of a demo is offered. Then you start your inlay  cutting and assembling.

Day 2: Continue inlay work and finish your new pendant.


  • Level: Beginner/Intermediate
  • We'll take a 30-minute break. You're welcome to bring food/snacks. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave on the lower level.


  • A $45 materials fee, included in the price of the class, covers all metals needed for a single kit.
  • Bring a selection of rocks to use in your work — rocks are not provided in the materials kits. Try to select material that is about the same hardness on the MOGS scale. 
  • Think about color combinations you want to use. 


Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

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