Handmade Jewelry, Rock and Gem Show in Port Saint Lucie

The Saint Lucie County Rock and Gem Club will be presenting its annual Handmade Jewelry, Rock and Gem Show this year at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center on October 26 and 27. Find hand-crafted jewelry, gemstones, beads, rocks, minerals, slabs, a gold and silver on-site buyer, demonstrations, raffles, and a kid’s corner. The event has grown into an outstanding educational and shopping experience. Proceeds from attendance go towards a scholarship for a geology or art student at Indian River State College.

Saint Lucie County Rock and Gem Club has celebrated lapidary sciences and jewelry arts since 1978. With only 45 rock-hound members when it began regular meetings, the club now boasts 135 members and owns its own workshop in Port St. Lucie, equipped with an assortment of tools for coaxing additional beauty from rocks and metals, beads and glass, gemstones and wire.

Classes are at the core of the club’s existence and members, as teachers and students, work side-by-side to learn and master techniques for creating fine jewelry. Classes and workshops include, faceting (gemstones), cabbing (rocks), metal smithing (such as copper and silver), metal clay, casting, beading, lamp work, glass fusion, chainmaille, and wire weaving.

St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club memberships are $40 per year. For more information or to become a member, visit SLCRockandGem.org or call 772-462-6597.

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