Photos from GEMKHANA 2013

Photos from this year’s GEMKHANA are now available on the Gem and Lapidary Council of NSW website...
read more

Our recent workshop – Jewellery Making For Beginners

Here are some photos of our recent Jewellery Workshop for Beginners! After a slow start on the list of applicants we eventually had 10 starters, all of whom had had little or no experience. Two projects were tackled, a piercing exercise on Saturday to make a pendant; and a soldering exercise on Sunday to make a bracelet. Everyone looks very serious here but there was lots of chatting and...
read more

Two notes for members attending our future workshops

Casting Workshop Weekends At Northern Districts and The Basic Techniques Of Silver Jewellery Making For Beginners.     ...
read more

Our NDLC Exhibition 2012

Our Exhibition of Jewellery, Lapidary, Gems, Minerals and Artists at work held in October.    ...
read more

Report from our Recent Carving Workshop

Bone or Soft Stone Carving Workshop – Saturday 21st and Sunday July 22nd. Eight members attended the free July Carving weekend provided by the G&L Council as part of its education program. Nelson Robertson was again our instructor and he was joined by Kathy Selwood for one day. Kathy is a fantastic carver and instructor from the Orange Lapidary Club and was gaining some first-hand...
read more

Casting Workshop Weekends at Northern Districts

Our workshops are held over the two days, Saturday and Sunday. Participants need to be able to attend both days from 9am to 3pm. Saturday is devoted to preparing your model, either carved, constructed from wax or use of suitable natural items. Towards the end of Saturday we invest our flasks and leave to set and dry overnight. On Sunday the flasks are separated from their base and placed in the...
read more

Images from our recent Casting Weekend

We enjoyed a weekend of creating beautiful pieces. Click on the images below to see larger photos of our work.  ...
read more

News from our recent Wire Wrapping Workshop

There were 5 participants in our first wire wrapping class of 2012. In just a few industrious hours all of us created a wrapped or caged cabochon ready to attach to a chain or brooch mount. We used stirling silver square wire as the body wires which support the stone and a half round stirling silver wire as the wrapping wire. The wrapping wires support and bind the square body wires. A...
read more