In this how to Carve on Glass and Stone Course online class, Jack Hoque will teach his techniques and tools he uses to cut, carve and polish semi-precious gemstones and glass into freeform shapes with polished grooves and bubbles. These cold working techniques (also known as a form of lapidary) will help you create one of a kind pieces that will definitely set you apart from the rest!
“And again, this is really messy. So this table may be covered with, white dust, but it’s easy to, it’s easy to clean up Right now. I’m just going over the lines. I want everything to be a nice, smooth motion. I want everything to be as deep as all the way around the cuts. So the cut, I want it to be completely the same depth so that there’s no rocky movements in these cuts. So if there’s a lot of rocky movements in the cuts, it’s going to be hard to get those scratches out with the polishing steps.”
Asia Raine is a Utah jewelry artist and owner of Asia Raine Designs. She specializes in creating jewelry that showcases the natural beauty of semi-precious stones and metals. As a designer who thrives in creative spaces, she enjoys sharing her knowledge through teaching. Her workshops invite exploration and skill development, bringing unlimited diversity to the workbench. Her designs are influenced by her travels and a love for nature. Asia Raine jewelry can be found in shops in Connecticut, Oregon, New Mexico, and Utah as well as online.
Create a lovely autumn arrangement with electroformed elements. Use glass, plastic, and organic elements to add copper plated elements to give your own touch of uniqueness to your arrangement. Learn how to prepare pieces for the electroforming process and follow through to make beautiful copper elements.