This class will be focusing on the basics of carving 3D shapes and on adding enhancements on cabochons. The material that will be used is milky chalcedony, light carnelian or agate. This material is rather abundant but the results are rather striking in appearance. Previous lapidary experience is a prerequisite. Layout, sawing, grinding , sanding and polishing steps will be taught. Some lapidary materials will be supplied by the instructor but students are encouraged to bring their favorite pieces that are suitable for the project. Agates and jasper is the preferred material. Slabs that are a bit thicker than the standard cabochon material can be used. The finished piece is suitable for a pendant. The flex shaft equipment to accomplish the cabochon shaping, carving and polishing are available in the classroom. Students are encouraged to bring their diamond carving bits, small mandrels and wood dowels to make their own tools. Students are encouraged to Google Suzanne Belperron to see examples of jewelry that incorporates this style and material in jewelry making.