Tag: SLRGS

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…

Artists Who Aspire to Inspire: Jan Meyers

Cathy Porter Delicious free time! What does an artistic and creative person find to fill their time with? Jan Meyers retired from a career in finance and travel in 2010 and was looking for something to grab her interest. She found an outlet for her creativity in glass of all kinds. And she discovered the…

SLRGS Highlights: Wire Wrapped Bangle Bracelets

Wire wrapped bangle bracelets by Don Hall, stones (left to right): onyx and red jasper found at Sycamore Creek, petrified wood, and yellow onyx

Linda Shanahan Last month, we learned a little about wire woven bracelets and the materials and process used to make them. Another skill used to make wire bracelets is wrapping. Don Hall is a master, a creative genius, when it comes to designing intricate wire wrap patterns. Wire wrapped bangle bracelets materials used: Don prefers…

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…

Ladies love lapidary

Doug Williams You’re kidding, right? Well, many folks believe that only guys cut rocks – but that is NOT the case! Indeed, the ladies of the Sun Lakes Rock, Gem & Silver Club really do love lapidary! Also, did you know that the Rock Club has three fully-equipped craft shops? As reported by Club Treasurer…

How do you become a SLRGS Club “Lifer?”

President Dianna Ahart (far right) introduces the new life members of the Sun Lakes Rock, Gem & Silver Club. From the left are Sheilah Buscaglia, Nancy Hibbard, Larry Portschi and Ron List.

The Board of the Sun Lakes Rock, Gem & Silver (SLRGS) Club honored four members of the club with life membership. Life membership is awarded to long-standing members who have consistently gone above and beyond in supporting club members and activities: teaching classes, monitoring activities in the shops and dropping what they are doing to…

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…