Although I have been interested in rocks and have collected them since I was a child, I did not become involved in the lapidary arts until I retired.

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I learned basic wirecraft skills from Martha Spies at Wildacres. In addition, I studied advanced wirecraft under Mimi Murray and Betty Baxter there. Many of the techniques and some of the designs in this booklet were learned from those instructors. I learned the ear cuff, safety pin and spider pin designs from students in classes taught by Jean Eberle, Ada Young and Otto Glass. Also, I revised my pronged pendant procedure based on discussions with Beverly Johnson. Other designs in the booklet are mine.

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Procedures for all of the designs in this booklet were written by me. I used English units in some procedures and metric ones in others. Although metric units were used for convenience in some cases, they were also used either when centering beads and cabochons or when accuracy was important.

To purchase these books the prices are as follows:

Volume's Basic through Six - $14.00 per book
Volume's Seven through Fifteen - $15.00 per book
Exclusively Prongs - $25.00
Shipping & Handling - $5.00 for up to three books(Exclusively Prongs considered as 2 books)
$10.00 for all 16 books

Please e-mail or call (803)649-2262 to place an order

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