Onsite Classes and DIY Instruction

Due to the Corona Virus, classes are canceled until further notice, if we can do it safely we would like to offer them again. We will be issuing refunds and contacting customers for your address to mail the check. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

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. We must have advance payment for classes. Space is limited and customers are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Hurry and sign up now.

CABOCHON MAKING – $45.00

Learn to make your own cabochons. In this class you will learn how to make a cabochon from start to finish from a rock slab. Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting wet or dirty. Please wear closed toed shoes.  Class fee of $45.00 includes material to make one or two cabochons and everything you will need. You may  purchase additional material from the Rock Shop. Class duration will be approximately 3 hours. No experience needed.  Please sign up in advance.

Classes are canceled until further notice if we can do it safely we would like to offer them again.

Friday, June 12th, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, June 13th, 2020, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Friday, June 26th, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm
Friday, July 10th, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm
Friday, July 24th, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm
Friday, August 7th, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm
Friday, August 21st, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm
Friday, September 11th, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm
Friday, September 25th, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, October 3rd, 2020, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Friday, October 9th, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, October 24th, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm
Friday, November 27th, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, November 28th, 2020, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Friday, December 11th, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm


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SILVERSMITHING A – $65.00

Join us to learn basic silversmithing skills as we make a ring (or two depending on your pace). Skills we will be learning include ring sizing, using a jeweler’s saw, filing, soldering, stamping, and polishing. We will first make a simple band ring, and if time permits, a second ring with a different design.  Materials for the first ring are included in the class fee of $65.00.  Additional materials (if desired) will be available for purchase. The tools you’ll need will be provided for use in the class. Class duration will be approximately 3 hours.  Please wear closed toed shoes. Class size is limited to 4 students so please sign up in advance.

Classes are canceled until further notice if we can do it safely we would like to offer them again.

Saturday, June 27th, 2020, 8:00am-12:00pm
Sunday, July 18th, 2020, 8:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, August 15th, 2020, 8:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, September 19th, 2020, 8:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, October 10th, 2020, 8:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, November 14th, 2020, 8:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, December 12th, 2020, 8:00am-12:00pm


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SILVERSMITHING B – $70.00

Build on your skills and learn to bezel set a cabochon for a pendant.  We will use many of the same skills that we learned in the A level class, but this time we will also learn how to choose appropriate bezel material, how to fabricate the setting, and build on your soldering skills.  Material (silver and cabochon) for one pendant will be included in the class fee of $70.00.  Prerequisite – Beginning Silversmithing A or some silversmithing experience. Class duration will be approximately 5 hours and may go longer.  Please wear closed toed shoes. Class size is limited to 4 students so please sign up in advance.

Classes are canceled until further notice if we can do it safely we would like to offer them again.

Saturday, June 27th, 2020, 1:00pm-6:00pm
Sunday, July 18th, 2020, 1:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday, August 15th, 2020, 1:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday, September 19th, 2020, 1:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday, October 10th, 2020, 1:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday, November 14th, 2020, 1:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday, December 12th, 2020, 1:00pm-6:00pm


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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 of approximately $15.00 is charged for supplies needed. Class duration will be approximately 3 hours. No experience needed. Class size is limited to 5 students so please sign up in advance.

Classes are canceled until further notice if we can do it safely we would like to offer them again.

Saturday, June 6th, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, July 4th, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, August 1st, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, September 5th, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, October 3rd, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, November 7th, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, December 5th, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm


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BEADED CABOCHON – $45.00

Learn to create a beaded bezel cabochon pendant with a suede/leather backing. The class fee is $45.00. You will need to purchase a cabochon and matching size 11 beads. Additional items include beading needles and a pair of small scissors. Optional items include a thimble for pushing the needle. We carry a small selection of size 11 beads. The duration of the class is approximately 3 hours.

Classes are canceled until further notice if we can do it safely we would like to offer them again.

Thursday, August 20th, 2020, 10:00am-1:00pm OR
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ROCK PAINTING – $20.00 *** NEW CLASS OFFERING***

Come join us for Rock Painting and make a gift for someone special. This class is designed for children and adults to make a gift for their loved one. The class fee is $20.00 and all supplies are included. Class size is limited to 8 students so please sign up in advance.

Classes are canceled until further notice if we can do it safely we would like to offer them again.

Call 760 244-9642 to arrange an appointment


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JADE CARVING – $60.00

Learn to carve a piece of jade by making a pendant you can wear home! The class fee will be $60.00 and includes every tool necessary and a piece of jade to create with in class.  All students will be asked to have a leaf shape in mind to carve.  The basic 4-hour class includes design, tool overview, cutting, grinding, sanding and polishing.  Additional supplies can be purchased as needed. This is a beginner class and students need no prior carving experience. Please wear closed toed shoes. Class size is limited to 5 students so please sign up in advance.

Classes are canceled until further notice if we can do it safely we would like to offer them again.

Saturday, June 20th, 2020, 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, July 11th, 2020, 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, August 8th, 2020, 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, September 12th, 2020, 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, October 17th, 2020, 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, November 28th, 2020, 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, December 19th, 2020, 9:00am-1:00pm


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