Exhibition 2011

The 2011 Essendon Gem and Lapidary Club gem show was held a bit earlier than usual – on March 19th and 20th. We enjoyed beautiful weather and a good turn out of visitors – some from as far away as Warrnambool and Swan Hill! There was lots of new people demonstrating lapidary crafts this year – David showed us how to do chain linking, Pat and Don demonstrated faceting, and Daryl showed us his exceptional wire-wrapping skills. Lots of friends got together for a good chat, and there were quite a few glass displays and glass items for sale (2010-2011 was our first year of glass fusing).

Each year, the Essendon Gem & Lapidary Club holds an Annual Exhibition with member displays, demonstrations, lapidary sales and refreshments. It’s a good opportunity to buy affordable lapidary supplies, learn about the club’s crafts and how they are done and to talk to members of the club about their hobby.

Everyone is welcome at the Annual Exhibition, both members and the general public. Entry is usually very cheap, and children can attend with parents. The Annual Exhibition is now held in March each year.

For more information about joining our club, please visit this page.

Dawn and Tez enjoying a friendly chat at the 2011 Exhibition

Dawn and Tez enjoying a friendly chat at the 2011 Exhibition.

 

David Bannon demonstrates chain linking

David Bannon demonstrates chain linking.

 

Tez's amazing glass display cabinet - well done on creating a beauty

Tez’s amazing glass display cabinet – well done on creating a beauty.

 

Club President Don Butler shows a youngster how to facet

Club President Don Butler shows a youngster how to facet.

 

More tough questions for Daryl as he demonstrates wire wrapping

More tough questions for Daryl as he demonstrates wire wrapping.

 

Rhiannon travelled from Swan Hill to join in the Exhibition

Rhiannon travelled from Swan Hill to join in the Exhibition.

 

John on the door didn't want his photo taken, but I caught him out

John on the door didn’t want his photo taken, but I caught him out.

 

Pat demonstrates faceting with a friendly smile

Pat demonstrates faceting with a friendly smile.

 

A glass fusing display cabinet - well done to all club members on excellent displays of glass fusing

A glass fusing display cabinet – well done to all club members on excellent displays of glass fusing.

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