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Weave copper and silver wire into jewellery?
Cut & Polish Gem Stones
What is ‘Lapidary’
Can you identify a stone for me?
What are Diamonds
A natural Yellow Zircon from Africa is, here, claw set in Sterling Silver together with a natural Canary Yellow Diamond set in the bail. Designed and made by Club Member; Aden
These enamelled earrings were made by Club Member Adrian.
This Cushion Cut Mystic Topaz was set in a Sterling Silver ring with a rub over setting. It made a lovely St Valentine’s Day pressie
Fresh Water Pearl wire wrapped in gold plated copper wire. Large size plaited copper wire ring
Pea sized gemstones ready for examining under the microscope
Using technical equipment can be scary. We offer club members the chance to learn how to use a gemmology microscope
A copper disc was hammered to produce the surface texture. The glass bead was wired to the copper disc and formed into a ring. Finally the copper disc was treated with verdigris to produce the colours seen
This style of ring was made popular in Viking and Byzantine times. We learn to make spirals and rings that fit in the introduction to wire work sessions
At the Shows, we offer a Children’s activity of searching for gemstones in gem bearing gravel. Gems that can be found include Garnets, Sapphires and Zircons
Here Michael is demonstrating using a jeweller’s saw to cut out intricate shapes from copper sheet
Fossils hold a special fascination: Living things preserved as stone for millions of years
There’s nothing quite like discovering an insect caught in Amber
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