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  • Radisson Hotel Denver Central | 4849 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80216
  • September 15, 2018
  • 09/14/2018, 9:00 am to 09/19/2018, 5:00 pm

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[SOLD-OUT] Rough to Wear: Denver Gem and Mineral Show+3 days of Cutting with Michael Boyd   

Radisson Hotel Denver Central | 4849 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80216

09/14/2018, 9:00 am to 09/19/2018, 5:00 pm
September 15, 2018

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This is a class that will explore purchasing rough materials and how to cut and use it in your finished jewelry. The first 2 days will be at the Denver Gem and mineral show. We will purchase rough material, Michael will introduce you to some of his favorite dealers and as a class, we will explore different shows, materials, what to look for, what to avoid and find our new and next favorite dealers. We will be based out of a Denver studio which is conveniently located near the gem shows. There we will be set up with lapidary equipment for an initial examination of our purchased materials. Along with rough materials, we will find finished materials that can be repurposed and altered.

For the second part of the class students will spend 3 days in the studios at the Colorado Center for Metal Arts in Pueblo. Students will be cutting, refining and finishing our materials in a manner you will use in finished jewelry.

Students should Fly into Denver September 13th. We have blocked off rooms at the Radisson Hotel (information below) through Sunday the 16th.

On Sunday, students may arrange their own transportation down to Pueblo for the gem cutting portion of the class Monday, September 17th-19th.


Radisson Hotel Denver Central
4849 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80216
(303) 292-9500