Rockhounds

Welcome to CERA Cowtown Gem, Mineral, and Glass Club!

The Rockhound activity has its own jewelry-making and stone-polishing facility - one of the best in the DFW area.

Members enjoy use of equipment for:

  • Rock cutting, polishing, and carving
  • Silver smithing for rings and other jewelry
  • Metal casting kilns
  • Gem cutting and faceting equipment
  • And much more!

 

Classes are taught on use of all these as well as intarsia (inlaid metal and minerals), wire wrapped jewelry, bead making, and more. There is a required class for all new members to cover safety, use and care of rock equipment, and techniques for making cabochons (oval or round polished stones used in bolos, belt buckles, broaches, bracelets, pendants, rings, and such).