Our shop is now back at full Scheduling. For full details, please check the calendar at our website at www.mineralclub.ca. Our current open shop times are Sunday’s from 1-4pm, Tuesday’s from 4-830pm, Wednesday’s from 10-1pm and 630-830pm, and Thursday’s from 1145-130pm.
We have added a “Beyond the Basics” and a “Beginners 102” course to our current beginner’s silversmithing courses. These new courses take silversmithing skills to the next level and should be very popular. If you are interested in taking any of our courses, please contact Eileen at 613-384-4439.
Beginning in the Spring, we will as well be offering bead courses, wire wrapping courses and a bead club for those enthusiasts.
We have purchased a new tool for the shop. It is used to create the wrap around strip on polished stones for wire wrapped settings.
Family day is Monday February 18 at the Tett Centre. Heather Kushum Sheedy will be providing courses for attendees for our courses on Gem Tree and wire wrapped rings. For a full description of all the events happening at the Tett, check out the website at https://www.tettcentre.org/events/family-day-open-house .
As our Metal Rocks show was such a success, we will be having a smaller version of the show and sale Saturday May 4 10-5pm and Sunday May 5 10-3pm. We will be on the first floor in the activity room. It’s a smaller space but the Potter’s show will be in the Rehearsal room on the second floor and traffic through the Tett should be excellent. The show and sale is a great opportunity for our members to showcase and sell their unique creations. Do mark that date on your calendar and plan on stopping by.
The date for Gem Storm this year is Friday October 18th from 10-9pm and Saturday October 19 from 10-6pm in the Ballroom at the Ambassador hotel. Do mark this date on your calendar and help to spread the word about the show date and the new venue. Of note, it will be our 50th gem show for the club.