Gem Festival in Glen Innes Highlands

The Minerama Fossicking, Gem & Jewellery Show
March 8, 9, and 10 in 2019

 

Join us for Viking Knitting!

Learn how to make your own bracelet with three wires using techniques first learnt by vikings.

$50pp Materials and lesson included.

Classes are limited to 5 people per lesson.

Thursday 10am, Friday 9am and Saturday 9am in the Old Pavillion.

Book so you don’t miss out.

Richard Moon Silversmithing Workshops

Richard Moon Silversmith

Half-day stone bezel-setting class

Description
This is the workshop for those who want to learn the basics of bezel-setting a stone into a simple sterling-silver pendant. Participants are encouraged to bring a selection of semi-precious stones, ideally cabochon-cut (flat-backed). Silversmith Richard Moon will assist you to design your piece then guide you through the cutting and soldering processes, before showing how to bezel-set your chosen stone. The cost includes enough sterling and fine silver for one pendant. (NOTE: working with stones can pose a risk to them, particularly if they are set into an existing piece of jewellery. Check the terms and conditions for full details).

Location
The Makers Shed, 123 Grey Street, Glen Innes

Dates/Times
Friday March 8, 1pm-4pm
Sunday March 10, 9am-1pm

Cost
$160 (plus booking fee)

Numbers
A strict maximum of 6 participants per 3-hour course

Full-day sterling-silver experience

Description
Get across the entire silversmithing process with silversmith Richard Moon as your guide, from designing your piece through to cutting, soldering, heating, cold-connecting, fold-forming, bezel-setting and polishing. The cost includes enough sterling silver for one ring, pendant, brooch or pair of earrings; and a limited selection of raw materials and stones: vintage linoleum, copper, leather, moonstones, freshwater pearls, etc. Design and make something special! (NOTE: working with stones can pose a risk to them, particularly if they are set into an existing piece of jewellery. Check the terms and conditions for full details).

Location
The Makers Shed, 123 Grey Street, Glen Innes

Dates/Times
Saturday March 9, 9am-4pm

Cost
$290 (plus booking fee)

Numbers
A strict maximum of 6 participants

Terms & Conditions
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The Makers Shed website

Wire Wrapping

$45pp includes tuition, stone and wire.
Wire wrapping is one of the oldest techniques for making handmade jewellery.
Bookings available in the fossicking bookings.
Photo for demonstration.

Wire Wrapping

The lure of the deep rich, royal blue sapphire – we’re part of the state’s most prolific sapphire region & the world’s richest mineral diversity belt…

Increasingly, fossickers are flocking to Glen Innes Highlands’ gemfields. You don’t need a licence, it’s simple, cheap & fun for the whole family with the opportunity to strike it rich.

Visit Emmaville Mining Museum

  • Just 30 minutes drive from Glen Innes to view the huge collection of gems and minerals plus mining memorabilia from days of old including Chinese tin mining history.
  • Open 10am – 4pm, closed Thursdays. $2 entry.
  • View the nationally renowned Curnow mineral collection plus the Jillet, Gilbey and Maskey Collections.
  • See over 300 photographs of mines and miners, Emmaville & local community.

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