Don’t Know What To Do With Your Old, Unwanted Jewelry? How About A Radical Jewelry Makeover! Lighthouse ArtCenter, Armory Art Center And Resource Depot Bring Successful Project, Radical Jewelry Makeover​ ​To South Florida During Winter/Spring Season 2020. You Can Take Part!

Lighthouse ArtCenter, Radical Jewelry Makeover (RJM), Armory Art Center, and Resource Depot are seeking donations of old unwanted jewelry for the community jewelry mining project happening in Tequesta, FL this coming winter 2020. RJM has been traveling nationally and internationally to communities since 2007, educating jewelers of all levels about mining and material sourcing issues involved in jewelry making through a fun, fast paced, 8 week-long project.  Jewelry students and professional jewelers from the region will transform donations into radically fresh and responsible jewelry.  The project culminates in an exhibition and sale of these wearable creations at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery March 19-April 24, 2020. The Opening Reception is on March 19, 2020The Rickie Report shares the details of how/where to donate your unwanted jewelry NOW – December 21,2019, the Kick Off Party/Symposium on January 4, 2020.  Jewelry students and professionals will transform the donations between January 4 -March 4, 2020.  Want to get involved? It is EASY!

 

 

 

Radical   Jewelry   Makeover   –

​South   Florida

 

 

 

 

 

​​A PROJECT OF: Ethical Metalsmiths 

SUPPORTED BY:

Lighthouse ArtCenter, Armory Art Center, and Resource Depot

 

 

 

 

Those tangled chains, unmatched earrings and banged up bracelets sitting at the bottom of jewelry boxes around the South Florida area are exactly what jewelry artists participating in ​Radical Jewelry Makeover – South Florida ​want to get their creative hands on. Until December 21st the non-profit, Ethical Metalsmiths and Lighthouse ArtCenter are accepting donations of old, unwanted jewelry at several Palm Beach County area locations (see complete list below). Donors will receive discount coupons to apply toward the purchase of a new piece and sales will benefit student scholarships and Ethical Metalsmiths‘ efforts to educate and connect people with responsibly sourced materials.

 

 

RJM draws attention to the creativity and skills of local jewelry designers, reveals the stories behind our personal collections and encourages re-consideration of our habits of consumption. Currently, materials used in jewelry production are sourced from some of the poorest countries in the world, sacred lands and disputed territories. Often this sourcing comes at a great cost to the environment. In Tequesta, FL, RJM will bring together volunteer “miners,” who dig out and donate their old jewelry, with volunteer jewelers and students, working together as refiners and designers to collaborate on an exhibition of re-made jewelry. Radical Jewelry Makeover will​ ​offer an informed and creative alternative to traditional mining practices and jewelry production. ​You can help by donating some of the smallest items in your home, jewelry, for reuse and recycling.

 

WHY  IS  THIS  IMPORTANT ?

 

 

Did you know Titanium is mined in the State of Florida? Heavy minerals like Titanium have been mined in Florida since 1916. Titanium can be found in the sand of many of the beaches that line our State and is used for a variety of things from paint and makeup to helicopters and spacecraft. Today, the EPA estimates that hard rock mining is the most toxic industry in the United States. Additionally, Earthworks reports that an estimated 70% of the gold mined each year is used for jewelry, and that a single gold ring leaves more than 20 tons of mine waste. Ethical Metalsmiths, an artist run non-profit organization seeks to galvanize mining reform efforts by staging an “alternative supply chain” and is working with the Lighthouse ArtCenter, Armory Art Center and Resource Depot to bring their successful project, Radical Jewelry Makeover​ ​to South Florida in the Winter/Spring season 2020.

 

HOW TO DONATE YOUR JEWELRY:

 

To donate jewelry of any quality, quantity or material type please download and submit the official project donation form. It is available for download or in print at the various donation drop-off locations. Considering giving gold or silver? Consider this, if you get your jewelry appraised prior to donating, RJM can honor your donation if given with an official appraisal document at its full value as a tax-deductible donation to Ethical Metalsmiths. **** Donation Form can be found below.

 

WORKSHOPS:

 

 

PROJECT TIMELINE:

 

●  Drop-off Donations will be accepted now through December 21 (drop of locations listed below).

●  Kick off Party/Symposium January 4, 2020 from 10am – 2 pm at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

●  Jewelry students and professionals will transform the donations between January 4 – March 4, 2020

●  The exhibition at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery will take place March 19-April 24, 2020.  There will be an Opening Reception March 19, 2020.

DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

 

 

●  The Lighthouse ArtCenter, 373 Tequesta Dr or 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469

●  The Armory Art Center, 811 Park Pl, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

●  Resource Depot, 2501 Florida Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

●  Jewelry Creations Workshop, 1400 NE 131 St. North Miami, FL 33161 (By appt.  only, call or text 305-610-6560

 

MAIL-IN DONATIONS CAN BE SENT ANYTIME​:

 

● Mail to: Lighthouse ArtCenter Attn:

Maria Tritico- RJM   373 Tequesta Dr.   Tequesta, FL 33469

 

 

For More Information, please contact:

●  Lighthouse ArtCenter, Maria Tritico

373 Tequesta Dr.   Tequesta, FL 33469   (561) 746-3101 maria@lighthousearts.org

●  Armory ArtCenter

811 Park Pl.   West Palm Beach, FL, (561) 832-1776

●  Resource Depot, Chelsea Odum

2510 Florida Ave     W. Palm Beach, FL   (561) 882-0090

About Ethical MetalsmithsEthical Metalsmiths is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage social change that values jewelry made with ethically sourced materials. They do this by educating people about irresponsible mining, promoting transparency in jewelry supply chains and highlighting the collective efforts of jewelers actively changing their practices. ​Ethical Metalsmiths’ vision is a world in which people can create and enjoy jewelry made with materials from responsible sources that protect and sustain the earth, its peoples and cultures.​ ​www.EthicalMetalsmiths.org

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

53rd Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show Has Something For Everyone November 23-24 At South Florida Fairgrounds. Rickie Report Readers Get Discount Coupon

The 53rd Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show takes place November 23-24 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 53rd Annual

Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry, & Fossil Show

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

 9 am – 6 pm

&

Sunday, November 24, 2019

 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

 

Something for the whole family!

 

 

Expo Center East

South Florida Fairgrounds

9067 Southern Blvd.,        West Palm Beach, FL 33411

www.southfloridafair.com

 

 

Over 80 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.

 

Geodes!

 

 

Wide range of educational activities and exhibits:

Demonstrations Include:

Gem & Mineral Society members’ skills learned in club classes

 Faceting

Cabochon making

Chain making

Bead stringing 

AND More…

Palm Beach Museum of Natural History

Speakers

 

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

 

 

 

Learning is Fun!

 

 

Decorative Items For the Home and Office

Hourly Door Prizes

 Grand Door Prize

Kids Activities

 

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.

Learning Is Fun!

Our monthly meetings are held at the building across from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining.

 

 

DISCOUNT  ADMISSION  COUPONS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother Nature At Her Best!

 

 

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, www.gemandmineralsociety.org

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

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show Has Something For Everyone November 17th and 18th. Rickie Report Readers Get Discount Coupon

The 52nd annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show takes place November 17th and 18th 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 52nd Annual

Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry, & Fossil Show

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

 9 am – 6 pm

&

Sunday, November 18, 2018

 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

 

 

Over 80 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.

 

Geodes!

 

 

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. 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 South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. We will also have speakers.

 

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

 

 

 

Learning is Fun!

 

 

Decorative Items For the Home and Office

Demonstrations

Hourly Door Prizes

Guest Speakers

Kids Activities

 

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.

Learning Is Fun!

Our monthly meetings are held at the building across from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining.

 

 

DISCOUNT  ADMISSION  COUPONS:

 

 

 

Mother Nature At Her Best!

 

 

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, www.gemandmineralsociety.org

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

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show Has Something For Everyone November 18th and 19th. Rickie Report Readers Get Discount Coupon

The 51st annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show takes place November 18th and 19th at the South Florida Fair Grounds. The Rickie Report shares the details plus a coupon for reduced admission charges, which may be duplicated as often as you like. 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.  

 

 

 

 

Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.

Presents:

 

51st Annual

Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry, & Fossil Show

 

November 18-19, 2017

Saturday, November 18th   9AM—6PM

Sunday, November 19th  10AM—5PM

  

Expo Center East South Florida Fairgrounds,

 

9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida 33411

www.southfloridafair.com

 

 

 

 

 

Over 80 dealers!

Decorative Items For the Home and Office

~Demonstrations~

~Hourly Door Prizes~

~ Guest Speakers~

~Kids Activities~

 

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.

Learning Is Fun!

Our monthly meetings are held at the building across from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining.

 

 

DISCOUNT  ADMISSION  COUPONS:

 

 

 

Mother Nature At Her Best!

 

 

 

Membership applications are available at the show or on our web site, www.gemandmineralsociety.org

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

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Celebrate Gem & Mineral Society’s 50th Anniversary At Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry, & Fossil Show November 19-20

Celebrate the Gem & Mineral Society’s 50th Anniversary at their mega exposition on November 19 and 20th at the Expo Center of the South Florida Fairgrounds.  Over 80 national dealers will 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 more.  The highlight this year will be a guest lecturer form the Smithsonian Museum who will be speaking on Pegmatites as well as bringing a showcase of new specimen acquisitions for the Museum! The Rickie Report shares the details and some images form last year’s event.  Bring the whole family – The show is well timed before Christmas for plenty of opportunities for shopping for all budget levels, limited to unlimited!

 

 

 

 

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Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.

Presents:

Golden Anniversary 50th Annual

Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry, & Fossil Show

November 19-20, 2016

 

Saturday, November 19th   9AM—6PM

Sunday, November 20th  10AM—5PM

Expo Center East South Florida Fairgrounds,

9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida 33411

www.southfloridafair.com

 

 

 

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HIGHLIGHTS:

Guest lecturer from the Smithsonian Museum!

Learn about Pegmatites!

See the newest specimen acquisitions for the museum!

 

 

 

 

~Demonstrations~

~Hourly Door Prizes~

~ Guest Speakers~

~Kids Activities~

 

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Over 80 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.

 

 

 

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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. Hourly door prizes awarded both days, a show Grand Prize drawing will be held. We have also invited several local education based clubs to display at our show, as well as the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. Guest speakers will present a variety of educational topics.

 

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The Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches was founded in 1966 as a club for like-minded individuals who shared a passion for gems, minerals, the lapidary arts and geological sciences. 50 years later it still serves residents of Palm Beach County with those interests and more. At the clubs workshop one can find a variety of work being done – from silversmithing to cutting and polishing precious and semiprecious gemstones.  At meeting, members spread knowledge and fellowship for members of all ages. The youngest of the club members are mentored in the junior rockhound program with activities specially crafted just for them.

 

 

 

For more information:

gemandmineralsociety.org

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead And Fossil Show At South Florida Fairgrounds November 21 and 22

The 49th annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead & Fossil Show is coming! There is a lot to see and do at this two-day indoor event! On November 21st and 22nd, the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center will be transformed into the largest culturally stimulating event ALL AGES can enjoy. Over 80 dealers will offer gems, jewelry, loose beads, specimen collections, geodes, rocks, tools, fossils and more than we can list! The Rickie Report highlights the Show here and reminds you that the Society holds monthly meetings. We’re giving you a discount coupon plus some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

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GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY

  • The Gem and Mineral Society offers many types of educational and cultural experiences.
  • We operate a full lapidary shop open to our members.
  • Classes in lapidary
  • Classes in jewelry making for adults
  • Classes in jewelry making for children

Our monthly meetings are held at the West Palm Beach Garden Club in Dreher Park on the 3rd Thursday of each month and feature guest speakers or demonstrations that are educational as well as entertaining. Visit our web site for more information, photos from past shows, membership forms and $1 discount coupons for the show. Membership applications are available at the show or on our web site: www.gemandmineralsociety.org.

 

 

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Raffle item (Photo Courtesy of GMS)

 

 

Our show is run totally by our member volunteers, who are eager to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with everyone! Proceeds from the show provide the operating budget for the Society for the following year.

 

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Gemstones, Pearls, Glass beads and so much More!

 (Photo Courtesy of GMS)

Seeing actual fossils, touching gem stones and finding the rocks where they are found is an exciting experience!

 

 

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Sluicing at the Mine and Junior Rockhound Activities

(Photo Courtesy of GMS)

 

 

 

 

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Fine Jewelry  (Photo Courtesy of GMS)

 

 

For more information about this Show or the activities of the Gem and Mineral Society of The Palm Beaches, please visit: www.gemandmineralsociety.org

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291