August 7th, 2008

EBSQ LIVE! - Rescheduled For Tonight - August 12th, 9 PM EST

This month's EBSQ Live:


hosted by EBSQ Self-Representing Artists and Marvin Lee Billings
Tuesday, August 12th, at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific)
EBSQ Chat Room

Nuit's Gift to Hor-Aha by Marvin Lee Billings
Nuit's Gift to Hor-Aha by Marvin Lee Billings

A lapidary (the word means "concerned with stones") is an artisan who practices the craft of working, forming and finishing stone, mineral, gemstones, and other suitably durable materials (amber, shell, jet, pearl, opal, coral, horn and bone, glass and other synthetics) into functional and/or decorative, even wearable, items (e.g. cameos, cabochons, and more complex faceted designs). - Wikipedia.

From Billings: "I love creating using stones and I cut and work 99% of everything I use in my jewelry. I work with many types of stones and Recently, the demand for my skull cameos cut from shell and turquoise have occupied much of my time but my lapidary work is extensive and varied. For my LIVE presentation, I will include demonstration with Lapis and if time allows, a carved skull."

About the presenter:

Marvin Lee Billings has taught silver smith and jewelry fabrication. He has a jewelry and lapidary workshop where he designs and creates his jewelry. In addition to making jewelry, Lee also paints and draws. He lives with his family in Huntington, Tennessee.

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