Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.

West Palm Beach, FL

 A 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization

     

 

 

 

 

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Classes

 

Class Instructor Cost Date/Time/Notes
Art Clay Silver Michelle Renne

$50 + est. $85 materials fee (depending on cost of silver)

Contact instructor to arrange

Cabochon Sessions

Six 3-hr sessions

Susan Cairl

$60 + $10 materials fee

Contact instructor to arrange
Chain Maille, Introduction Laura Simmons $30 + $10 materials fee Contact instructor to arrange

Cold Connections Class Series:

Explosion Pendant

Fold Forming Bracelet w/Beveled Stone Setting

Scrapbook Bracelet (rivets)

Metal Etching & Air Chasing Bracelet

3D Pendant w/Druzy Stone Slice NEW!

Arlene Lazzaro

$40 + $35 materials fee

$40 + $35 materials fee

$40 + $35 materials fee

$40 + $40 materials fee

$40 + $40 materials fee

Contact instructor to arrange

Embellished Multi-Metal Jewelry

Michelle Renne

$40 + $20 materials fee

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Enameling

Samantha Lazzaro

$40 + $50 materials fee

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Enameling on Copper

Hazel Levin

$40 + $15 materials fee

Two 3-hr sessions

Contact instructor to arrange.

Flat Lap

Susan Cairl

$40 + $10 supplies fee

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Fused Glass

(Beginner)

Harriet Flashenburg

$50 + $50 materials fee

Four afternoon sessions

Class taught in season only.

Contact instructor to arrange.

Gem Trees Dianna Ray TBD Contact instructor to arrange
Jump Ringer, How to Use Laura Simmons $10 + $5 materials fee Contact instructor to arrange

Metalsmithing:

Alien Prong Ring

Arlene Lazzaro

$40 + $15 materials fee

Contact instructor to arrange
Metalsmithing, Introduction Laura Simmons $50 + $30 (copper) or     $50 + $60 (silver) materials fee Contact instructor to arrange

Non-solder Wire Work

Michelle Renne

$40 + $15 materials fee

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Viking Wire Weave Laura Simmons $30 + $15 materials fee Contact instructor to arrange

Wire Fan Bracelet Class

Debi Kachman

$30 + $20-50 materials fee(depending on metal) ORsupply list can be provided

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Wire Sculpture Class

Debi Kachman

$30 + $20-50 materials fee(depending on metal) OR supply list can be provided

Contact instructor to arrange

 

 

 

Our Work Shop

Continued Education & Tutorials

 

Excerpt from a letter from one of our newer members:

(posted on November 6, 2015)

"I am taking cabochon classes with Susan Cairl. She is FANTASTIC - skilled and yes, patient (with me you have to be - Ha!). Also, I took a cabochon setting class with Laura Simmons. Some time past, I took another wire wrapping class with Deborah Kachman. Impressively FANTASTIC skilled and patient persons. I still can't believe how much I am learning.

Today I took another fantastic class with Laura Simmons and one participant in particular commented on how valuable the presentations were. I can't wait to be there for next time, of course wearing one of the beautiful pieces I have learned to create. As I told Laura today, I am still amazed at how REAL it is to be able to create pieces you thought were impossible for the "regular" person. When I wear them, people always ask: "HOW did you learn to make that????????"

ALL members really need to know about our untapped treasure mine, from gems and minerals to how to exalt their beauty, both as display collectors' items as well as public displays through Jewelry Art. Here is the photo of what I learned today!!!"

- Marta

 

 

Club Purpose:

To associate persons of the Palm Beach area of cutting, displaying and studying of rocks, shells, artifacts, and any kind of scientific objects of interest to the individual and the organization to promote community interest in these objects.

The society is a member of the Eastern Federation of 
Mineralogical & Lapidary Societies Inc. and the 
Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies, 
Inc., which are affiliated with the American 
Federation of Mineralogical Societies. Our members 
are able to participate in activities sponsored by 
these organizations.