Gem & Mineral Society Of Palm Beaches Presents 54th Annual Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry & Fossil Show November 20-21

The 54th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show takes place November 20 – 21 at the South Florida Fair Grounds.  This is a family oriented, culturally stimulating show. Proceeds provide the operating budget for the Gem & Mineral Society for the following year. Get more information about this wonder-filled organization in the article!   The show is run totally by member volunteers.The Rickie Report shares the details plus a coupon for reduced admission charges, which may be duplicated as often as you like.

 

 

 

 

Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.

Presents:

 

The 54th Annual

Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry, & Fossil Show

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Saturday, November 20, 2021

 9 am – 6 pm

&

Sunday, November 21, 2021

 10 am – 5 pm

 

 

Adults/Seniors 1 day $9.00 or 2 day pass $14.00
Children under 12 are FREE.

 Visit our website for more details:

www.gemandmineralsociety.org

 

 

 

Expo Center East

South Florida Fairgrounds

9067 Southern Blvd.,        West Palm Beach, FL 33411

www.southfloridafair.com

 

 

 

 

 

DISCOUNT  ADMISSION  COUPON:

 

 

Mine Sluicing (Photo courtesy of GMSPB)

 

 

 

Great Shopping, Geode Cracking, Fossil Dig, Gemstone Mining, Spin-the-Wheel Game, Face & Rock Painting, Grand Prize Drawing, Door Prizes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decorative Items For the Home and Office

Demonstrations

Hourly Door Prizes

Guest Speakers

Kids Activities

 

 

Kids Activities Area (Photo courtesy of GMSPB)

 

 

Over 70 dealers from all over the country offer a wide range of merchandise—fine jewelry, southwestern Indian jewelry, bead jewelry, loose beads, rocks and minerals for specimen collecting and cutting, loose precious and semi-precious gemstones, settings and findings, fossils, meteorites, tools, books, and much, much more.

 

 

Calcite Crystals from Fort Drum Crystal Mine( Photo Courtesy of GMSPB)

 

The show offers a wide range of educational activities and exhibits. Visit the demonstration area where society members will be showcasing skills learned in club classes. Demonstrations will include faceting, cabochon making, chain making, and bead stringing just to name a few.

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of GMSPB

 

 

Hourly door prizes awarded both days and a show Grand Prize Drawing and several other drawings will be held. We have also invited several local education based clubs to display at our show, as well as the Palm Beach Museum of Natural History. We will also have speakers.

 

 

General Meeting:

3rd Thursday of the Month at 7:30 pm

 4800 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach FL 33405

at the NEW Multi-Purpose Center

All interested parties are welcome!!

 

 

Photo Courtesy of GMSPB

 

 

You are entering a world of gemstones, minerals, fossils, rocks, jewelry, beads and lapidary.  This hobby is rewarding, exciting and educational for any age.  Browse our website in order to learn about our organization and the people who bring the club to life.  Whether you wish to learn how to cut gem stones, or whether you seek to learn more about minerals or even make your own jewelry  – our club has fascinating activities for you!

The Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences. We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members. We also offer classes in lapidary and jewelry making for adults as well as children.

 

 

 

 

Club Purpose:

To associate persons of the Palm Beach area of cutting, displaying and studying of rocks,

shells, artifacts, and any kind of scientific objects of interest to the individual and the

organization to promote community interest in these objects.

The society is a member of the Eastern Federation of
Mineralogical & Lapidary Societies Inc. and the
Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies,
Inc., which are affiliated with the American
Federation of Mineralogical Societies. Our members
are able to participate in activities sponsored by
these organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

Membership applications are available at the show or on our web site: https://gmspb.org

 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/gemandmineralspb

Instagram:    https://www.instagram.com/gemandminerals/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/gemandminerals

 

 

Visit our web site for more information, photos from past shows, membership forms and $1 discount coupons for the show.

Phone: 561-585-2080

USPS Mail:

GMSPB
PO Box 18095     West Palm Beach, FL 33416-8095

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

44th Annual St. Lucie Jewelry, Rock And Gem Show At MidFlorida Event Center Saturday, October 30 And Sunday, October 31. Classes, Demonstrations, Raffles, Discount Coupon For Admission For Adults, Children Under Age 12 Admission Free

St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club announces its 44th Annual Jewelry, Rock And Gem Show At MidFlorida Event Center on Saturday, October 30 and Sunday, October 31.  This event has all of the elements of a fabulous weekend: Buy gems, jewelry, minerals; Sell unwanted jewelry; Take classes (only $5); Special kids activities! Free Parking, Kids under age 12 admitted Free. The Rickie Report shares the details, sneak peeks, and a Special Adult Admission Discount Coupon! Check out the Show Special Discount on Annual Membership to this Club! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, October 30, 2021

9   am    to    5   pm

 

 

Sunday, October 31, 2021

10   am    to    4   pm

 

 

Admission   to   the   show   is   $5.00

Children   under   12   are   free

 

 

 

 

 

MidFlorida Event Center

9221 SE Civic Center Place       Port St. Lucie, FL

 

 

 

 

 

Artisans and vendors from many parts of the country bring their best wares to this show each year. There is handcrafted jewelry created from beads, rocks, silver, copper, and more. There will be rock slabs, cabochons (flat-backed) and faceted gemstones from around the globe.

 

Shopping for a special piece of jewelry for a gift or for yourself? 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional highlights include raffles for jewelry custom-made by club artisans and hourly drawings for items contributed by the vendors, as well as a silent auction with numerous unique items donated by club members such as jewelry, beads, stones, books, and equipment. Children are always welcome with a special area where they can learn about rock and gemstone identification and make their own jewelry.

 

 

Do you make jewelry and need something unusual to perfect your latest design?

 

 

 

 

Attendees who want to learn the skills will have the opportunity to join the St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club, which offers many different classes to its members. Anyone wanting to join the club can take advantage of the show special and for $40 get 14 months for the price of 12.

 

Want to sell unwanted jewelry so you can buy something new?

 

 

 

 

Are you interested in making jewelry, but don’t know where to start? 

 

 

 

 

 

Sign up for a class (only $5) and make a piece of jewelry that you will be proud to wear home. Club members will also demonstrate a variety of techniques, including bead weaving, faceting (turning a bit of rock into a sparkling gem), creating cabochons, wire wrapping and weaving, and chain maille.

 

 

Fascinated by geology and gems or love looking at nature’s beautiful gifts?

 

 

 

 

Our mission is simply to provide a gathering place, forum and network to promote lapidary and related arts. The St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club welcomes members from the counties of Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Brevard and beyond.

 

 

 

 

The St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club was founded in 1975 when area rockhounds decided to organize and share their knowledge and skills. The Club now has more than 100 active members from throughout the region. Classes are offered in the club’s fully-equipped workshop throughout the year. Each class is taught by a skilled volunteer who is a club member. Classes are held in 8-week increments, with additional “pop-up” classes available as demand and opportunity occur.

 

 

A    Sampling    of    Classes:

 

 

 

 

Fees for the classes range from $35 to $65. Open workshop times are also available for a fee to members who have demonstrated experience with the tools and equipment. The monthly general membership meeting is held on the fourth Sunday of the month. Because of COVID, meetings are currently held via Zoom (remote presence via computer). When possible, the club will return to its former gathering place at the White City Methodist Church on Midway Road (opposite Nelson Family Farms) in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome to attend.

 

 

 

St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club benefits The Bob and Ruth Young Memorial Scholarship for a student at Indian River State College.

 

 

More information about the club and the show: 

http://www.slcrockandgem.org

Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/slcrockandgemclub)

Call:    772-462-6597

 

Thanks to Moira Lynn Mefein for providing much of this information!

 

 

 

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Lianna Slater Unveils New Jewelry Wearable Artworks In Time For Gift Giving And Offers Free Shipping

Lianna Slater literally grew up surrounded by jewelry, in Rhode Island, the Costume Jewelry Capital of the world.  Her instinct for design and innate curiosity drives her to create one-of-a-kind wearable art accessories that are affordable and covetable.  “Be YOU! Stand out!” is her motto.  The Rickie Report shares Lianna’s stories and some sneak peeks of her newest jewelry pieces.  Lianna is offering free shipping for holiday gift giving (which includes gifting yourself)!

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  How did growing up near Providence, RI influence your life?  

LMS:

LMS: I had the pleasure of growing up in the 1980’s in Warwick RI, near Providence, RI. At the time it was known as “The Costume Jewelry Capital of the World”. Providence aptly earned its reputation, having produced 80% of costume – fashion jewelry made in America at the time. My passion for jewelry began in my childhood. My supportive mother, brought me to a costume jewelry event every holiday season. We’d rummage through colorful costume jewelry, buckets of rhinestone earrings and pave encrusted brooches. Once home, she and Id critiqued which items looked best with our wardrobes!

In a way, Rhode Island’s diverse art and culture industries, influenced me to pursue my career in the arts.

 

 

 

 

TRR:  This sounds like a joyous adventure!  What did you do with your “finds”?

LMS:

In the beginning, I’d basically dismantle all my finds and essentially reinvent the components to match my outfits. During the 1980’s, iconic musical artist, Madonna, hit the music scene. Her offbeat, non-conformist, fun style influenced me then and these qualities still inspire my jewelry today!

 

 

 

 

 

TRR: How did this influence your career path?

LMS:

 

I knew at a young age that I wanted to pursue a career in the fine arts. I attended the Rhode Island School of Design, a four-year art college in Connecticut and studied art abroad in Florence, Italy. I became obsessed with museums, churches, historic ruins and fascinated with ancient old techniques in jewelry. Everywhere I went, I sketched.

My introduction to the jewelry industry began working for a major costume jewelry manufacturer in Providence,

Rhode Island. Excited to be exposed to casting, electroplating, stone setting and enameling techniques and soaking in every aspect of the trade. My prototypes were reproduced and sold to commercial national brand market accounts, such as; Wet Seal, Target, Charlotte Russe and many more.

 

 

 

TRR: After you left the mass market culture, what did you do?

LMS:

 

I began developing my artistry and techniques at my studio and selling at consignment shops and juried fine art fairs and markets. Simultaneously, I began teaching full- time to adults with developmental disabilities. These amazing folks had a tremendous desire to learn everything about jewelry and the business. Together we realized their dream and opened a shop located in downtown Newport, Rhode Island. It’s called Downtown Designs.

 

 

 

TRR:  How has living in FL changed your career course?

LMS:

My small business continues to evolve and my intensity, passion and enthusiasm is still ever present! My goal this year is to continue to grow my online business. I hope people think of the small businesses when they need a unique and meaningful gift for a family member or friend. I safely welcome appointments and my customers satisfaction is very important to me. I love bringing inspirations to life!

 

My personal inspirations reflect nature, culture, art and fashion.

 

 

 

 

TRR:   As a consummate believer in authentic individuality, Lianna is driven by her philosophy that jewelry should never be an overstatement but rather an exquisite expression that radiates the unique light that shines from within each and every one of us.

 

 

 

Lianna collecting inspirations~

 

 

To see more jewelry designs or contact Lianna for a commission:

Website: liannamichelledesigns.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liannamichelledesigns

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/liannamichelledesign/

 

 

 

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“Rock-Paper-Scissors” Exhibit at Artisans On The Ave Shows Creativity With Fiber Arts, Wire and Hand Made Paper Arts

Rock-Paper-Scissors, a childhood game comes to life through the art of three very talented artists.  See Pauline Denson‘s lapidary artistry, Del Foxton‘s hand made papers from recycled materials, and Patricia Metcalf‘s magnificent contemporary and traditional quilts.  Walk through Artisans On The Ave and reflect on the happy memories of playing this game.  You’ll see a whole new perspective of how we never lose the child within us.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this exhibit which opens on Friday, October 2nd.  See how each one of these featured artists put a different spin on the meaning of Rock-Paper-Scissors.  Come to this Free event and enjoy!

 

 

 

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Opening Reception:

“Rock- Paper- Scissors”

 

 

 

Friday, October 2, 2015

6 – 9 pm

Artisans On The Ave

 

 

630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162  or  561-582-3300

 

 

 

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

Free event with refreshments 

 

 

 

 

"Papa Quilt" by Pat Metcalf

                        “Papa Quilt” by Pat Metcalf

 

 

Rock-Paper-Scissors a childhood game comes to life through the art of our three very talented artists. As you walk through the gallery and reflect on the happy memories of playing this game you will see a whole new perspective of how we never lose the child within us. See how each one of these featured artists put a different spin on the meaning of Rock-Paper-Scissors.

 

"Boba Fett" Quilt by Pat Metcalf

                 “Boba Fett” Quilt by Pat Metcalf

 

 

 

 

 

Patricia Metcalf uses scissors to create beautiful one-of-a-kind quilts to enhance your home. She loved sewing as a child and carried her talent through the years as a quilter. Her fabric choices are inspired by the South Florida lifestyle she so enjoys. Pretty colors of pinks, greens, flamingos and palm trees are carefully cut by hand with scissors. She then places each fabric block in a layout to achieve her finished picture. The quilt blocks are sewn by hand or sewing machine as each stitch is made to perfection with detail and finishing. The results are amazing as each quilt comes to life when completed. She has taken a very old tradition going back hundreds of years and created a very contemporary look. Her art quilts can be hung on a wall to admire or used in a functional way in a bedroom or living area.

 

 

Betty Wilson & Del Foxton

Del Foxton & Betty Wilson At Artisans On The Ave

 

 

 

Del Foxton is a contemporary eco-artist making handmade paper into an art form of her own style. She is very passionate about environmental issues and delighted she can lessen her carbon footprint while indulging in this passion. Her artistry wall hangings give a totally unique, environmentally conscious look. Her process starts with a plentiful supply of exotic materials from local trees, leaves, bushes and more that she gathers in her travels. Following the circa 105 AD Chinese technique, Del creates art that can sometimes be colorfully vivid or serene like the ocean embedded with seashells and vegetation.

 

 

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Handmade Paper Eco-Art by Del Foxton

 

Del is now one of the global artisans keeping this ancient art form alive.  Del is delighted that in her small way she lessens her carbon footprint while indulging her passion for making beautiful paper that becomes sculptures and wall hangings.  Del’s works are online (delfoxton.com) and at selected South Florida Art galleries.To set an appointment or for more information on times and dates of events, contact delfoxton@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Wire Wrapped Gemstone by Pauline Denson 

 

 

Pauline Denson is a lapidary artist using natural rocks, crystals, gems, and minerals in her jewelry. She learned to identify precious stones and mineral specimens and uses her knowledge as she hunts for various rock pieces to turn into artistic wearable jewelry. She sometimes takes slabs of stone and grinds them into interesting shapes, and then polishes the different gems on finer and fine grits. She especially likes to use agates in her jewelry making.

 

 

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Handmade Jewelry By Pauline Denson

 

This is a labor-intensive process which is very satisfying when completed. Pauline uses different wires to complement her natural selection of stones and gems. The wires enhance the vivid colors and markings of each rock. Her selection includes 14-caret gold filled and sterling to copper and brass wirings that she has entwined around the precious rocks.

 

 

 

For more information about

Artisans On The Ave

please contact Betty Wilson
561-585-7744      www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

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