About Us

The San Joaquin Valley Lapidary Society is located in Bakersfield, California. We are a group of rock hounds dedicated to the sharing of knowledge about the lapidary arts. We meet weekly for workshops in lapidary, silversmith, and wire wrapping/beading. We were founded in 2005, and are incorporated as a 501 (c) 3. Part of our focus is education, and offer a program for area elementary school 4th and 6th graders that supplements their geology studies.

San Joaquin Valley Lapidary Society

San Joaquin Valley Lapidary Society

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Kern County Fair News

Pictured here are the cases that we, SJVLS and club member Marvin Neabeck, entered in this year's Kern County Fair. The first case shows off the jewelry made by club members, the second case displays the collection of fossils found here in our hometown of Bakersfield. These are 15 million year old bones and teeth and were collected by members. The bottom case is Marvin's case showing off what he made using deer horns. Marvin won a first place, and a judge's choice award.

Congratulations, and a heartfelt thank you to Lori Cruz, Barbara Louden, Don Reading, Char Neabeck, and anyone else that I may have overlooked who put this together. We should be very proud of our work.

Our next event will be to participate in April in a Spring garden show at BC College. The club will be there as vendors and to meet and greet the public. Our membership continues to grow, our workshops are weekly on Saturday starting at 8 am. Our next general meeting will be October16th, in the evening, 6:30 pm, at same location as shop meetings, namely my garage. We need to name a nominating committee, and begin planning our annual Christmas potluck.

The group of members that went with Don Reading to the Hooney claim came back with great finds, including a smoky quartz cluster, owned and cleaned till sparkling by Lori. They had a great time.

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