Tag: Sun Lakes Rock and Gem Club

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…

Precious metal clay at Rock, Gem and Silver class

A nearly finished piece using a silver medium

One of the more interesting classes being offered thru Sun Lakes Rock Gem and Silver class is the Precious metal clay (PMC). No special tools are required and the results are only restricted by the imagination of the students to transform a clay like substance into any shape they desire. Under the tutelage of instructor…

Creating stained glass windows

Carol Stagger

Joe Schwab How often have you seen those beautiful stained glass windows, lampshades and vases and longed for the ability to create your own? Well right here in Sun Lakes we have the facilities and classes to do just that through the Sun Lakes Rock, Gem and Silver Club. Nancy Hibbard has been instructing stained…