Onsite Classes and DIY Instruction

Mining Supplies and Rock Shop provides classes and instruction on various jewelry making and artisan techniques.
Classes are taught on location in our workshop.

Reservations, Questions, & General Information

Please contact us via phone (760) 244-9642, email, or in person during regular business hours.

CABOCHON MAKING – $45.00

Learn to make a cabochon from a slab of rock. The class fee is $45.00 and you will need to bring a slab with you. If you don’t have a slab, the may be purchased at the Rock Shop. Class duration will be approximately 2 hours. No experience needed.

BEADED CABOCHON – $45.00

Learn the beading technique to mount your cabochon to wear as a pendant. The class fee is $45.00 and all supplies needed are included. Class duration will be approximately 2 hours. No experience needed.

SILVERSMITHING – $65.00

Learn to make a bezel and bail to mount your cabochon to wear as a pendant or how to make a ring. The class fee is $65.00 and an additional fee is charged for supplies needed. Class duration will be approximately 4 hours. No experience needed.

WIRE WRAPPING – $45.00

Learn to wire wrap a cabochon to wear as a ring, bracelet or pendant. The class fee is $45.00 and an additional fee is charged for supplies needed. Class duration will be approximately 2 hours. No experience needed.

LAMPWORK BEADS – $100.00

Learn to create beautiful glass beads. The class fee is $100.00 and includes 5 pieces of glass. Additional supplies can be purchased if needed. Class duration will be 6 hours with a short lunch break. Class will be held on a Saturday from 10am-4pm. No experience needed.

WIRE WEAVING – $45.00

Learn to wire weave a cabochon. The class fee is $45.00. Students will need to bring a cabochon to work with. Cabochons and additional supplies can be purchased from the Rock Shop if needed. Class duration will be approximately 4 hours with a short break. No experience needed.

JADE CARVING – $50.00

Learn to carve a piece of jade in a beautiful sculpture or jewelry piece. The class fee will be $50.00 and includes a chunk of jade to work with. Additional supplies can be purchased is needed. The basic class will be a 2 day event, which includes design, tool overview, cutting, grinding, sanding, and polishing. the second 2 day class will focus on the finer points of polishing hard stone and making tools. This is a beginner class and students need no prior experience.

CHAINMAILLE – $45.00

Learn to create a necklace of bracelet by linking jump rings together in specific patterns. This is known as chainmaille. The class fee is $45.00. Additional supplies will will need to be purchased. Class duration will be approximately 4 hours.