Precious Metal Clay
All About Precious Metal Clay, including resources, history,
how-to's, tools needed, etc. A great resource!
& Jewelry - A fine jeweler and artisan shop offering old
world craftsmanship, custom designs, full service repair, in a
relaxed & casual atmosphere where customer service is key.
Located at 59 East Main Street, Victor, NY 14564.
Owner Kim Morris is a self-taught jewelry designer but started
out in music and theater, preforming locally and internationally
in Ireland and Sweden. Her husband, Dennis, is the stores
on-site goldsmith providing everything from basic jewelry and
watch repair to intricate carved designs using lost wax casting.
Their combined knowledge is evident as they easily rattle off
the meaning of whatever stone or piece of jewelry you are
attracted to. Top that off with cases full of finished jewelry
in gold and sterling, lovely bead designs, loose gemstones and
beads, custom cabochons, estate jewelry, and assorted vintage
and antigue glassware and gifts, and you have a whole list of
reasons to make a trip to the Geyser. Kim & Dennis,
welcome you to stop in and visit. They will sit down with you
and help you design that one of a kind piece of jewelry that you
will treasure for ever.
- Precious Metal Clay. Alicia was the guest speaker at our
April 2013 meeting.
Agte...handcrafted jewelry, Rochester, NY
Dazzling earrings, romantic necklaces, opulent bracelets.
Discover the meticulously handcrafted art jewelry of Elizabeth
R. Agte. Adorn yourself with the warmth of patinated sterling
silver, gold, copper, brass and Precious Metal Clay, accented
with a vibrant assortment of handcut gemstones that are
flawlessly bezel set. Each piece of jewelry is individually
designed, fabricated, soldered, polished, signed and lovingly
packaged by the artist. This is another website created by
a former member of the Lapidary Society. Elizabeth is
willing to teach how to create these beautiful handmade
Studio34 Jewelry Arts Learning Center. Studio34 Jewelry Arts
Learning Center offers classes in all jewelry making media.
Classes include: PMC, glass beadmaking at the torch, polymer,
woven sterling, fusing, metalsmith, cold connection, off loom
bead weaving, peyote, Ndebele, hand craft sterling chain,
jewelry design and marketing. Studio34 is a public access studio
with torches, tools, and fully equipped cold shop.
Malachite and Gems of Africa
- This is an awesome new store located right here in Rochester,
on Long Pond Road, across from the Greece Ridge Mall Sears
Entrance (1339 Long Pond Road). Come check it out...lots
of Malachite and other gemstones as well as carved animals in
stone and wood, other Minerals, Fossils, Gifts and Art Products.
It's like being able to go to a gem show every day of the week.
This is a great store that is local that you can go and purchase
materials for cutting and polishing at an excellent price and
you can see what you are buying instead of looking online and
then having to pay shipping and handling.
The AFMS is the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.
Their website has quite a few good links as well as some
educational materials. The EFMLS is the Eastern Federation of
Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies. Their site is linked off
of the same site as the AFMS, and offers quite a bit of
information on these two societies have to offer.
- Whether you are an expert or an amateur, or just starting to
scratch the surface of the gem world, you have discovered the
fascinating world of gemstones and jewelry, and you want to
learn more. You have come to the right place.
eBay - eBay
has a very large category on jewelry, gemstones, and gem cutting
this is a cool website that you can find and connect with a lot
of local artists and learn more about the jewelry industry.
An Introduction to Faceting - instructions on the web.
This looks to be a very good site with some basics on faceting
and some of the techniques used. The webmaster of their website
said that they would be making some changes in the future, but
would leave this up there as it is an excellent reference.
Kingsley North, Inc.
Kingsley North, Inc is a website that carries a full line of
jewelry findings, cabochons, bead necklaces, gem boxes, lapidary
cutting equipment, saws, faceting machines, and much much more.
This site is one of the best lapidary suppliers around.
This is a favorite among a few of our members, because this site
offers some of what Kingsley North offers, at an unbelievably
Faceting - linked to an internet archive
This site was created by a very good faceter named Jeff Graham.
Unfortunately, Jeff Graham passed away a year or so ago and the
site is not operational...I have left it online because this website
is still online and is a great reference for well faceted stones, faceting manuals, as
well as faceting rough. Everything for the faceter in your home.
Cabbing - linked to an internet archive
Another site offered by Jeff Graham, devoted to everything
cabbing, also left on this site of links for reference purposes.
This site is featured in Rock and Gem magazine. Here is an intro
from Bob's Website: This Shop is a non-commercial site in that
the rocks and mineral specimens displayed here are Not for Sale
(at least, not through me), but you are welcome to browse all
you like. Thanks to its generous content contributors and
advertising sponsors, the Shop has grown considerably since it
was first brought on-line in March 1995 as a homepage with eight
or so images of rocks from my own collection. To give you a
graphic example of what's in store here, I've brought out one of
my own heavy lead specimens as an example some of the Shop's
current "stock and trade".