Tutorial #4 – Wirewrap Ring Kit with Julie Eve on 14 April

FB_IMG_1427731111351Tutorial #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 needed are wire cutters and flat nose pliers or bent nose pliers.  If you don’t want to buy a kit bring a ring mandral, 20 gauge wire and beads.

Please get with Julie Eve if you would like just the ring mandrel at $2, or separate wires or beads.  There is colored wire, copper, brass & silver plated wire.  There is a combination of wire that is soft or half hard.

Click here for instructions:  Simple Wire Wrap ring tutorial by Lytha

You don’t want to miss this one folks.  It is the beginning of learning how to wirewrap!


7 April 2015:  Free form/finish tutorials

14 April 2015: Wirewrap ring with Julie Eve. Reserve your kit now. Posting in news section and jewelry activity. Thank you Julie.

21 April 2015: Free form/finish tutorials.

28 April 2015: HGMS Auction

5 May 2015:  Linda McKinney will demonstrate wirewrapping an Intermediate/Advanced ring.  Materials/tools list is in progress and will be announced at the 14 April meeting.

12 May 2015: Free form/finish tutorials.

19 May 2015: Facebook with Mindy Schell.  How to get started, go over Security Features, and sharing lapidary artistry information through Facebook.  Although everyone is invited to sit and watch it is most advantageous to bring your computer laptop or IPAD.  Laptop preferred.  Notepad and pen/pencil and a hotspot app on your phone if you have one.  Projector will be used for viewing.

26 May 2015: HGMS Meeting


Introducing the Pebble Pups!

Do you have kids who want to dig in the dirt, go on hikes to find rocks and fossils, go to a mine and discover gems, or learn to smash rocks with a rock hammer? If you do, join our new Pebble Pups! We are the kids of the Huntsville Gem & Mineral Society. We are between 8 and 13 years old and the only rule is a parent or guardian have to tag along.

Kickoff Rock Hunt!! We are going to have a kickoff hike for new Pups on March 22nd at 2:00 pm at Wade Mountain Greenway to look for fossils! Remember to bring at least one parent (and no, your Mom or Dad is not the fossil we are looking for).

More Information About Pebble Pups:

Who Are The Pebble Pups? Kids between the ages of 8 and 13

Where We Meet: Madison County Senior Center at 2200 Drake Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805. Park in the back of the building and go in the door to the left of Meals on Wheels.

When We Meet: The second Tuesday of each month from 6:00 pm until we are done which is usually 7:00 pm, plus weekend outings

Cost: Parents need to join the HGMS ($15/person or $20/family)

Other Info: Your parent or guardian must come with you