Bid on a Class at William Holland School of Lapidary Arts

The Gem & Mineral Society has received a gift certificate for a class at William Holland School of Lapidary Arts which will be going to the first “reasonable offer”. Proceeds are a donation to TVGMS. All instructors at WHSLA are volunteers. There are a wide range of classes available at this campus in northern Georgia. […]

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Equipment Training Mondays

The lapidary arts requires the use of various pieces of equipment. Learning how and when to set up, use, and clean up the equipment (safely and properly) is essential to create excellent work. It also is an important way to help keep our club costs down as misused equipment costs us all money. Training on […]

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Beaded Connections Oct 26 2023 SIG Class

Beaded Connections: Oct SIG Class

Beaded Connection Technique When: Thursday, Oct 26, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Where: SeaBreeze Recreation Center, Destin Room Instructor: Nancy Buettner What will be covered: Learn to make “wrapped-loop” beaded connections. These beaded connections can be used to make earrings, bracelets, and necklaces—“A Must-Know Basic Technique” Please note the pictures above are EXAMPLES […]

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Tree of Life Pendant Sept 28 2023 SIG Class

Tree of Life Pendant: Sept SIG Class

The Jewelry Making Special Interest Group’s Sept Class will be making a Tree of Life Pendant. Supplies and tools needed are listed here.

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Meeting Reminder

Sept 7, 2023 Business Meeting and Workshops

Welcome Back! Business Meeting This Thursday, Sept. 7, 2022 will be the first business meeting of The Villages Gem and Mineral Society since May when we broke for the summer. We hope that everyone had a great summer. We look forward to hearing about your trips, rock finds, and treasures you created whether you were […]

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Basic Wire Wrapping on oval Cabochon

Basic Wire Wrapping: The Results

Despite the heat and road closures, 11 members attended the August 24 Basic Wire Wrapping class taught by Greg. Congratulations to all on learning new skills and/or honing your existing ones. We all need to practice, practice, practice in order to get better–and you all did an excellent job!

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Basic Wire Wrapping on oval Cabochon

Basic Wire Wrapping Class in August

Have you been wanting to learn some basic wire wrapping skills? Or maybe you took a class a while ago and need to brush up before you take a more advanced class. Well, now’s your chance, so mark your calendars! Basic Wire Wrapping When: Thursday, August 24, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Where: […]

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Closed Sign

No Gem & Mineral Workshop Tonight

Camp Villages will be using the craft room August 3, 2023, so there will not be a workshop. As a reminder, you can see when we have closures by looking at the right column on the website, or by clicking on the Calendar

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Skiing Reindeer

TVGMS Pre-Christmas Sale Reminder

Request Your Spot Now While There is Still Space Available! If you have not requested a table for the Pre-Christmas TVGMS Show we have a few tables (spots) available.  Complete the registration form and enclose a check for the $40 fee. Either mail the Form and Check back to Bob Delvaux, address is on the […]

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Jewelry Making and Wire Wrapping SIG Angel Cabochon Class Results

Angels, Angels, Everywhere

Somewhere bells must have been ringing because there were definitely some newly minted angels in our group in May! With a pretty cabochon and some wire and the guidance of the talented Mary McGee, some of the Jewelry Making and Wire Wrapping SIG created their own tear drop angels!

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