Open Workshops weekly – every Saturday 10am-2pm at Garvies Point please come visit
Join and learn slab cutting and shaping rocks into cabochons
Learn to facet
Learn to make settings for your gems with wax carving and casting
Learn wire wrapping, chainmaille, metal working, and enameling

2017 Events

Metal Texturing Workshop- Saturday, Nov 4, 2017, 10:30-2:30
Boris Goynatsky will teach us how to create many different textures on metal. The techniques will primarily use the Foredom tools. Tools will be available.
Kits of the burs, discs, etc. used will be available for purchase. If you want, bring the tools of your choice and small pieces of metal to texture.

Registration required... click here for registration form

Polymer Clay Workshop - Saturday, March 25th
Diane Angus will teach us how to create a pendent using the Natasha technique. This is a fun way to make polymer clay jewelry. By pressing pieces of clay together, and with a few twists and turns, you can create intricate designs. This technique is not complicated to do; if u are new to working with polymer clay you can make Natasha jewelry one of your first projects.

Mineral Recognition - Saturday, April 29th
Madelyn Todd will offer a Workshop on mineral recognition with examples of lapidary material - finished polished stones - that will be reviewed.
The goal is to learn how to recognize and name mineralogical stones, rocks, slabs.
We are asked to bring lapidary material for which we know the name so that they can also be also be viewed, discussed, recognized and named.

To be rescheduled:
Wax Carving Bezels Workshop with Boris Goynatsky

The Nassau Mineral Club has a share at a Herkimer Diamond site in Fonda, NY
It will open again in May 2016 and current members can dig at the claim site

List of East Coast Gem and Mineral shows

2015 Notable Archived Events

April 9 Scrimshaw Workshop
Feb 7 Chain Maille Workshop
Mar 14-15 Club & Demonstration tables at Island Rockhounds Show
Nov 7 Celtic Bracelet and Ring Workshop by June Miller and Leona Keeley
Nov 14 Wax Carving for Jewelry Workshop by Boris Goynatsky

2014 Notable Archived Events

Nov 1 Wax Carving for Jewelry Workshop
Mar 15-16 Club & Demonstration tables at Island Rockhounds Show
​Feb 15 Mineralogy Study Group – Rocks and Micro Minerals (by Madelyn)

2013 Notable Archived Events

​Nov 2 Mineral Study Group (George Algaier presenting)
​June 29 WIRE WRAPPING Demonstration and 30 person Workshop ​(by Joe Austin)
June 1 EFMLS SHOW at Sheraton LI Hotel Hauppauge, NY – Club/Demonstration table
April 20 Wax Carving for Jewelry: Demonstration by Boris Goynatsky