Waco Gem and Mineral Club, Waco, Tx

4.5 Sharing Your Lapidary Project

 

4.5: Sharing Your Lapidary Project

Encourage kids to bring a finished lapidary project to a club meeting to share with friends and to explain the steps that went into its creation. Or you might have them write brief articles for the club newsletter to describe their projects and to outline the steps taken in making them. Finally, as a third possibility, you might help them create an exhibit for your local gem show. Such an exhibit could be devoted to a single lapidary art, showing all the steps that went into crafting the finished item (for instance, showing how a rough rock was slabbed, preformed, ground, polished, and then set in a finding), or it might be an exhibit showcasing a variety of finished works crafted by a number of the club‘s kids.

Note: Kids who prepare an oral or written report can use this activity toward satisfying requirements for the Communication badge simultaneously (Activities 7.1 and 7.2). Those who display their lapidary work in a case at a gem show or some other public venue can use this activity toward satisfying requirements for the Showmanship badge (Activity 6.4).