About the HGMS
The Huntsville Gem & Mineral Society is a non-profit educational organization for people interested in mineralogy, geology, paleontology, and related lapidary arts. Its primary purpose is the education of the members and the general public in these areas. This purpose is accomplished through programs, shows, lectures to school children and organizations, and exchange of rocks, minerals and artifacts.The Huntsville Gem and Mineral Society (HG&MS) was organized in 1958 by a small group of people who were interested in the lapidary arts. The Society was officially incorporated in Alabama in 1965 as a non-profit educational organization. In 1961 the organization consisted of 15 members. At present we have around 150 members.
Linda McKinney, a new member to HGMS and the new Jewelry Activity group will be showing her artistic jewelry creations to include her wirewrapped lapidary arts on 11 April at the Sparkman Craft Fair at Grace United Methodist Church Gym. Linda is a new member of our Jewelry Activity group and will be demonstrating and […]
Tutorial #4 Julie Eve will do a Wirewrap Ring tutorial (Beginning Level) on 14 April 2015. Kits are $5 and have all the materials needed to make 8 rings (a plastic ring mandrel plus 8 pieces of wire 12 inches to 18 inches long and beads (8 mm, 10mm & 12mm). The only other supplies […]
Deb Neis will be demonstrating how to make glass beads with a lapidary twist on 31 March 2015, 6:30 at the Lapidary in the Huntsville Senior Center. Deb Neis has numerous years experience in jewelry creation and design as well as other arts. In fact she has published art works in art magazines and newspapers. This will […]