Workshop hours are every Saturday morning from 10am to 2pm in the lower level of the beautiful Garvies Point Museum on 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, New York 11542. We serve coffee and some edibles.

Club meetings are typically held monthly through the year on the first or second Saturday of the month.

Upcoming Workshops

To Be Announced...

2017 Events

One by Two Triple Chainmaille Workshop
by Diane Angus

Saturday, July 8 at 10:30 AM

Chainmaille is made up of a pattern (called a weave) of interlocking rings. Learn the tips and tricks of making beautiful jewelry.

Diane Angus will demonstrate the process of making a one by two triple chainmail Bracelet.

Cost of class
Members $15.00
Non members $20.00
Cost includes Kit

Your kit will have copper jump rings and a clasp to complete one 7-8 inch bracelet. If you chose to use other metals, such as sterling silver, brass, bronze, etc., you may bring your own rings. Recommended size is 18ga 6mm jump rings.

Please bring your own tools.
You will need 2 pairs of pliers:
(bent chain nose, chain nose, or flat nose pliers in any combination).
If you do not have tools, there will be loner tools available.

Class is limited to 12 participants
Please reply to to reserve your place

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.

Jan 14  To be rescheduled
Wax Carving Bezels Workshop with Boris Goynatsky

Registration form and info

Past Workshops

1-on-1 Hands On
Wire Wrapping for Jewelry
Workshop by Joe Austin

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, 11 AM – 2 PM

Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
50 Barry Drive
Glen Cove NY 11542

Register early:
Limited to 12 participants

Click here for all the info...

Viking Weave

Place: Nassau Mineral Club at Garvies Point Museum
Date: Saturday - May 21, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Instructor: Diane Angus
To Register: Contact Barbara Kruger - Seating is limited!

Join us on Saturday, May 21, 2016 and create a beautiful Viking weave necklace or bracelet. Kits containing the material needed will be available to members for $15. If seating is available, non-members will be charged $20 for kits and instruction.

Bring your own jewelry pliers (assorted selection) and wire cutter.

Byzantine Chainmaille Workshop

Saturday, March 26 at 10:30 AM

Chainmaille is made up of a pattern (called a weave) of interlocking rings. Learn the tips and tricks to making beautiful chainmaille jewelry. Diane Angus will demonstrate the process and we will be making a 7 inch Byzantine Chain.

Copper jump rings and a chain-making loom will be available for $12. If you choose to use other metals such as sterling silver, brass, bronze, etc., you may bring your own rings (we recommend 18ga with a 4 mm i.d.). You will need approximately 170 rings.

You will also need 2 pair of Bent Chain Nose, Chain Nose or Flat Nose Pliers (in any combination). An awl, paper clips, or a wire scrap will also be helpful.

This Workshop is limited to the first 12 NMC applicants.

Please reply to to reserve your place.

Scrimshaw Workshop
John King

Saturday April 9, 2016

Members Only

Fee of $15 includes a piano key and a scrimshaw tool. (Key without the tool is $7)

The workshop is limited to 12 members. Please sign up early.

Please reply to to reserve your place or download a registration form here

Wax Carving Workshop

The Nassau Mineral Club will be offering workshops for Jewelry wax carving at Garvies Point Museum on Long Island, NY with Master Jewelry Wax Carver – Boris Goynatsky. This is your chance to learn the art of wax carving jewelry and design with an expert NYC teacher. Watch a full 25 minute workshop demo here!

Next Workshop: Date to be announced in Spring of 2016


Herkimer Diamond Video

In 2014, Charles, Eric, and Joe from the Nassau Mineral Club found a fantastic Herkimer Diamond. All Nassau Mineral Club members are welcome to mine this private site located in beautiful Fonda, NY. The actual Herkimer Diamond found in the video was bigger than a golf ball! Click to watch the actual discovery footage.

Herkimer Diamond Video

Slabs to Cabs: How to Make Lapidary Cabochons

Creating beautiful, polished cabochons from slabbed rock is a rewarding process that (with a bit of practice) anyone can master. This guide will help you work through all of the steps required. (Courtesy of