|Our well-equipped workshop enables members to take advantage of
classes and equipment to create items that reflect their creativity.
|Pasadena Lapidary Society
|Renown expert Walt Wright educates
members with his hands-on display
and presentation of Petrified Wood
and fossilized plants.
|Our Next Meeting:
|6:45 PM - 8:30 PM - Doors Open at 6PM
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
|Our Society is a member of
the California Federation of
and the American Federation
of Mineralogical Societies
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The Pasadena Lapidary Society serves to educate its members
and the community in mineralogy, earth sciences, and training in
the lapidary and jewelry arts – while promoting a policy of sound
mineral resource stewardship based on environmental awareness
and ethical behavior. The Society fulfills its mission year-round
which may include field trips, lapidary workshops, outreach
presentations, public mineral displays, an annual show, and our
monthly informational meetings which are open to the public.
|.Become a member of the Pasadena Lapidaray Society today !
Monthly Workshops and Classes
Monthly Field Trips to Interesting Collecting Sites
Monthly Newsletter - "Rockhound Ramblings" - Full of club news,
pictures, tips and information that you can use! Read back issues of
Rockhound Ramblings here.
A monthly Program Meeting with great speakers, presentations and a
Door Prize Raffle.
Monthly activities and adventures. Check this year's calendar, maps
and photos on our Calendar Page.
Learning new skills, such as in our Beading Group.
Free admission and display case at our Annual Show: March 9-10, 2016
|Membership: Like what you see? Would you and your family enjoy
earth sciences with the Pasadena Lapidary Society? Click HERE,
complete the membership application and bring it to the next meeting!
|If you have questions about the club, call our Membership Chairman
at (909) 592-1322 or visit the Contacts page, where you can get
additional information about the Pasadena Lapidary Society, the
earth sciences relating to gem, rock and mineral collecting.
|President Marcia Goetz
We have an active program that includes our youth that
join and are supervised by a responsible adult. Our
Junior members regularly participate in field trips, work
shops and display at our annual show.
|This month we will view an instructional DVD by Nanz Aalund called Jewelry Workshop -
Beginning Level. It will show how to capture fragile images in a cold-connection brooch.
Discover the techniques of 'score and fold', bent-finger tabs, and internal saw cuts. It
will also show how to make Braided Bezel Earrings. Solder with a hand-held butane
torch and learn to flare tube rivets with a flex-shaft, discover new uses for a pin-vise, an
awl, flat nose pliers, and a bezel wire in this innovative project.
|At the California Federation Show in Pomona our members won top awards
for their competitive displays and original written articles. The Pasadena
Lapidary Society was awarded the Sweepstakes Award for having the most
blue-ribbon awards for any single club!
Left to right: Danielle Sanchez, Tanner SooHoo, Paolo Sanchez, Linda
Nelson, Jennifer Nishimura and Mark Nelson.
|Field Trip to Cerro Gordo. What an experience at one of California's last
ghost towns! The Society regularly seeks out areas of historic interest.
|When we are not having fun doing lapidary activities we are having fun
doing something else! Each year we have a family picnic in a local
|The Pasadena Lapidary Society is a registered non-profit
educational society. We meet each month, except December,
at 6:45pm on the 3rd Tuesday in the Donald Wright Auditorium
of the Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Street,
Pasadena, California. Doors open at 6:00 pm. In December
we meet for a holiday party, awards and installation dinner.
Watch for details in the club's newsletter!
|Enjoy Our Interesting Programs and Speakers at the Monthly
Program Meeting. Visitors are always welcome at our
meetings! Bring a friend, colleague or family member --
ANYONE who shares a passion for gems, minerals or fossils!
The Pasadena Lapidary Society
Earth Science Education Since 1946
|Rock Of The Month Talk
Dottie Jacobs finds a large
chalcedony rose on the road
to the Thulite collecting area.
A horned toad among
the jasper at Lavic
A horned toad among
the jasper at Lavic
Jennifer Jang's Lavic
jasper was covered with
Jewelry Making Tips!
Jewelry Workshop - Beginning Level
|What do I have and what can I do with it?
Bring your rock and mineral specimens for our experts to evaluate
and give suggestions on what you can do to turn them into works
that you will be proud of!