Members of the Lapidary Club are eligible to take classes in the Lapidary Studio.

The most frequent class offered through the Lapidary Club is the 10-week Beading class, which is offered four times a year.  Cost is $55.  Watch for announcements in the Rossmoor News.

About twice a year, a 3-hour class in the Basics of Glass Fusion is offered. Cost is $20. Materials are provided. Watch for announcements in the Rossmoor News.

The following classes are offered throughout the year.  Watch for registration information in the Rossmoor News:

  • Gem Identification 
  • Gem Faceting
  • Dichroic Pendants
  • Working With Copper

Beginners are welcome at the Studio.  It is recommended that members learn the basics by taking classes through public and private organizations if a class is not offered in the Studio.


Center for Community Arts           
301 N. San Carlos Dr.                
Walnut Creek, CA  94598           
(925) 943-5846                      
Glass, Jewelry, Beads, Metal Work       

365 45th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 597-5027
Jewelry, glass

1260 7th Street                       
Oakland, CA 94606                                      
Metal work, glass craft classes           

1800 Fourth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Fused & stained glass, mosaics

Richmond Art Center               
2440 Barrette Ave               
Richmond, CA 94804               
(510) 620-6772                               
Glass, metal work, soldering, beads, craft classes, etc.

4514 Hollis Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 595-1318
Fused glass classes

Just Bead It                   
2051 Harrison Street               
Concord  CA  94804               
(925) 682-6493                      
Beads, chainmail, PMC wire work                       

1105 Virginia Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 868-4908
Metal work, enameling, soldering

Baubles and Beads                           
10766 San Pablo Avenue                         
El Cerrito, CA 94530                           
(510) 644-2323                                                                        
Beads, wire work, chain, metal work  

818 Green Street
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 370-8770
Bead classes with Mimi Vaeth      

3100 Oak Park Blvd.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94597
(925) 937-1530
Craft classes, metalwork and beads

Blue Door Beads                                     
4167 Piedmont Ave.
Oakland, CA  94611
(510) 652-2583
Bead classes

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