Tag: Gem & Silver Club

The World of Gorgeous Glass

Piece by Jan Meyers, our Artist of the Month

Cathy Porter Discover the world of gorgeous glass at the Sun Lakes Rock, Gem & Silver Club (SLRGS). No need for previous experience, as the club offers wonderful instructions in many types of glass. Glass has been used since Ancient Greek and Roman times, notably stained glass to depict religious scenes in churches, etc. SLRGS…

What are you going to make?

Doug Williams That’s the first question you’ll want to think about when you join the Sun Lakes Rock, Gem & Silver Club. Will it be a ring? A bracelet? A necklace? A pendant? A belt buckle? A fetish bear? A stained glass? Earrings? Gourds? Precious metal clay? Maybe some stringing of beads or wire wrap…

What makes a gemstone sparkle?

Now that you’ve completed your prerequisite Lapidary One course, it’s time to move up the gem ladder to faceting! So, what’s a facet? A facet relates to the word face, which is one of the flat polished “faces” of a faceted gemstone like a genuine diamond, emerald, ruby, sapphire, amethyst, topaz or other less expensive…

Like working with stones? Rock into gemstones

  Doug Williams “Lapidary” is the process relating to the art of cutting and polishing rocks and gems. A “Lapidarist” is an individual who cuts and polishes precious and semi-precious stones. As an example, diamonds are precious stones and an amethyst is a semi-precious stone. To help you find out more, visit one of the…