Tag: Lapidary & Jewelry Club

Lapidary and Jewelry Club gets a hydraulic press

Steve Piepmeier’s saw project

The Lapidary Club and the POA shared the cost of a hydraulic press for the studio. Nancy Riordon, Sandy Van Mieghem, Marsha Royer and Ernie Lopez attended training with Joni Kisro at their own expense and shared their knowledge with club members. Pete Irish, our local Silversmith artist, continues teaching club members how to cut,…

Quail Creek Lapidary and Jewelry Club

Deb Anderson, Basic Bead Stringing

Cathy Hasson The club has been fortunate to have Silversmith Artist Pete Irish and Lapidary Expert Mike DeMerrit share their knowledge with our members. Classes continue in beading with many beautiful projects completed. The studio window displays some of the lovely pieces, many of which are for sale.

It’s been a busy summer for the Lapidary and Jewelry Club

The Lapidary and Jewelry Club’s members have been very fortunate to have a local Master Silversmith Artist, Pete Irish, offer classes. So far more than 25 members have been trained in sawing, using the Flex-Shaft and fashioning rings and pendants with turquoise, gemstones and sterling silver. Club member Joe Caldwell has shared his extensive knowledge…

The bead goes on

Peyote by Patty Kozma

Quail Creek’s Lapidary and Jewelry Club members are enjoying learning the versatile Peyote Stitch. Shown are projects made by Eileen Dittl, Karen Jaques, Dodie Prescott, Mary Costello and Patty Kozma in Cathy Hasson’s class. Members are also learning new skills from instructors Nancy Riordon and Sue Ann Obremski. They taught classes in Kumihimo and Creative…

Quail Creek Lapidary and Jewelry Club enjoys new studio

Candy Williams, Peyote bracelet

The members of the Quail Creek Lapidary and Jewelry Club are enjoying the wonderful new studio that has just been completed. Kathy Abel, Karen Baker, Nancy Forester, Kathie Kidwell, Linda Hunnicutt, Lynn Lanzell, Carole Parnes, Deb Powell, Bonnie Reeves, Ellen Savitz, Candy Williams and Arlene Zaloznik participated in Cathy Hasson’s Beginning Peyote classes and went…

All that should glitter sometimes does not

Linda Milder, Patricia Weaver and Nancy Riordon

All that should glitter sometimes doesn’t! Several members of the Lapidary and Jewelry Club used the Speed Bright Ionic Jewelry Cleaning to bring back the sparkle to their diamond, gold and silver jewelry. Club President Nancy Riordon demonstrated the Speed Bright cleaner to members Linda Milder, Patricia Weaver, Ernie Lopez, Barbara Pottle, Sandy Van Mieghem…

Lapidary and Jewelry Club members benefit from classes

The Lapidary and Jewelry Club instructors held several classes in January. Linda Milder taught the Netted and Embellished Netted Bracelet; Nancy Riordon, Creative Metalwork; Cathy Hasson, Beaded Wire Pendant; Pat McCarthy, Basic Polymer Clay; Lin Sinclair, Wire Wrapped Cabochon Pendant. The participants created lovely, unique jewelry.