Faceting Demo by Justin K. Prim

July 2022
What a GREAT DAY!! Our own private lesson with Justin Prim... aided by Victoria and Milo!! Can't wait to get everyone faceting!!!

Visit Justin’s YouTube channel at to learn more about Justin and to see what faceting is all about.

We're Back Live!

Our "Each One Teach One philosophy of the club was in full bloom today! Cris brought in her beautiful 'cab haul' and some wire and before long, everyone was making them! Thank you Cris!!


Zoom Dragonfly / Butterfly Workshop


Zoom Tree of Life Workshop


Casting Workshop

Cloisonné Enameling Workshop

Polymer Clay Workshop

Members at Work

Our Machinery

Wax Carving Studio
Wax Carving Studio
Wax Bezel Making
Wax bezel making
Amethyst with wax Bezel ready for mold work
Amethyst with wax Bezel
ready for mold work.
Detailed wax carving with Folcrom machine
Detailed wax carving with
Folcrom machine
Drill Press
Drill Press
Cabochon Machines
Cabochon Machines

Lapidary Machine
Lapidary Machine
Saturday Workshop
Weekly Workshop -
where the magic happens

Event Photos

Micromineral Presentation

Joe's Wire Wrap Workshop


NMC at the Queens Farm Museum

Scrimshaw Workshop

ChainMaille Workshop


Club and Demonstration tables at Island Rockhounds Show @ Old Bethpage Restoration Village

Nassau Mineral Club covered two exhibit tables with mineral and fossil specimens and beautiful samples of artistic handiwork crafted by its members. Joe A., Leona K., Jim S., Rosemarie W., Diane A., Maria V. and June M. were on hand to invite visitors to look over the wide range of things we do at the club. Twenty people signed up to be notified about future workshops or arrange a future visit to NMC – an encouraging sign. Leona made “teachable moment” handouts with mounted mineral samples and other science related materials for middle school children. They disappeared as quickly as she put them out! Joe brought a collection of meteorites, amber, fossils and florescent stones which he used to capture the curiosity of children and adults alike. Kids especially enjoyed searching for insects millions of years old still stuck in amber. Their parents were awed by the density of his stony iron samples from outer space and his captivating accounts of meteorite discoveries.