Tag: Gem and Silver Club

Artists Who Aspire to Inspire

"I Nita Help" Nita Metzbower to the rescue

Linda Shanahan Anita Metzbower, she’s a real rock star Need some help? You needn’t look far Botched your piece? You’re not alone She’ll help you solder or set a stone You’ll always find her in the shop You ask for help; She’ll always stop She loves lost wax and silver, too But most of all…

SLRGS Club, Queens of Copper

Sandy Peterson and Patti O’Neill show off a variety of bracelets created in the SLRGS Club shop using copper and mixed metals.

Linda Shanahan Last month we spotlighted silversmithing. The same techniques used to create pendants, bracelets, rings, and earrings out of silver can be used with a less expensive metal, copper. Copper can be readily purchased in sheets, wire, or beads. Copper wire is used to make woven wire bracelets; add a bead or two here…

Sun Lakes Rock, Gem and Silver Club

Nancy Hibbard

Linda Shanahan Learn Stained Glass from this Lass We’ve a stained glass queen, her name is Nancy She’ll get you started, it can’t be real fancy No need to worry, she’ll teach step by step The woman’s amazing, she’s so full of pep You’ll pick out your pattern then number and pin If you make…

Summer fun with rock collecting

Stephanie Reisenbuchler Although the Sun Lakes Rock, Gem and Silver Club is not having regular meetings during the summer, there are ongoing open shops for members who have participated during the year and purchased the necessary shop stamps and passed the club safety requirements. Summer is a great time for adventures, and many members, whether…

Our laid back summer schedule

Student project by Jo Fett, copper chains and pendant

Geri Hall As our seasonal visitors leave to return to their cool exotic northern locations, subtle changes take place in the shops. We at the Sun Lakes Rock, Gem and Silver Club (SLRGS) are still here and working! Instructors and monitors actually have the time to explore new ways to work with their medium. We…

When the season is over

The first attempt at making jewelry using precious metal clay; created by Edie Leo

Geri Hall Is this your first summer in Sun Lakes? You will notice a lot of talk about where to go to beat the heat, yet there is a core of people who live in Sun Lakes year-round and even enjoy the change of pace that summer brings. As spring heads towards summer, you might…