Tutorial #6 ~ Cabochon Wirewrap ~ Myra Soroczak

20150310_195310I’m excited to announce Myra Soroczak on 9 June 2015 will lead Tutorial #6  on Wire Wrapping a Cabochon.  For HGMS members wanting to participate, signups start Tuesday, 12 May 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Senior Center Paint Room.  A supply list and required tools will be announced within the next week.

More to come! :)

Tutorial #5 ~ 2 Wirewrap Rings ~ Linda McKinney

Tutorial #5 with Linda McKinney on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 promptly at 6 p.m.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWire twisted rings *with or without beads

Beadalon 22 gauge round wire medium temper (Linda purchased her wire at Hobby Lobby and/or JoAnn’s)
You can use silver, gold or bronze. Linda usually uses silver or bronze.

*Small beads (seed beads or crystals preferred)

Tools:  Wire cutters, round and flat nose pliers, Ring mandrel (Julie Eve has ring mandrels for sale).


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWire wrapped rings with large beads

20 or 22 gauge round wire in silver, gold or bronze

Larger beads of choice

Tools: Wire cutters, round and flat nose pliers,  ring mandrel (Julie Eve has a great price on them.)

Linda is selling beads for both projects at the 5 May meeting.  Please get with Linda for pricing.


HGMS Auction Count Down ~ 2 Days Away!


The Auction is this Tuesday, 28 April 2015.  The picture to the left shows 2 of our gems with a specialty cut up for bid.  Very interesting and unique indeed.  Hope to see you there.  Please invite your friends.

Please click here —-> for more Auction Details



Please click here for the Auction Flyer —-> HGMS AUC 2015


Linda McKinney ~ Mayflower Craft and Vendor Event


Event:   Mayflower Craft and Vendor Event

When:   Saturday, 2 May 2015

Time:     10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Bry-Lee’s Variety  & Thrift Shop, 7051 Hwy. 36E, Laceys Springs, Alabama 35754

Linda McKinney, a HGMS member and active participant in our Jewelry Activity group will be showing her artistic jewelry creations to include her wire-wrapped lapidary arts at the Mayflower Craft and Vendor Event.  Linda will be demonstrating and teaching Tutorial #5 on Intermediate/ Advanced wire-wrapping on 5 May 2015. More information will be added soon.  We are all excited to see her artistry and super excited to attend her tutorial.

Linda McKinney at Sparkman Craft Fair – Saturday, 11 April

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALinda 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 teaching a new tutorial on Intermediate/Advanced wirewrapping in the month of May. We are all excited to see her artistry and super excited to attend her tutorial. Best time to see her works will be at the Sparkman Craft Fair.

Click on this link for more info: https://www.facebook.com/sparkmandrama



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


Jewelry Tutorial #3 with Deb Neis

Jewelry Tutorial #3  with Deb Neis 

For 17 March 2015 at 6:00 p.m.  at the Senior Center


Tutorial 3

Jump Rings, Earring wires, and cool building blocks with copper

Click link below for Supply List and Tools:

Handout:    Working with Wire Deb Neis




Examples of copper wire:

copper wire Parawire





copper wire 1




copper head pins








17 March 2015:  It’s going to be a treat.  Join us for a tutorial with Deb Neis on how to make jump rings and earring wires.

24 March 2015:  HGMS Meeting Night – Don’t forget to wear your new jewelry creations to show off.

31 March 2015: Deb Neis will be giving us a demonstration on how to make a glass bead that will accompany our lapidary creations.  Thank you Deb!

7 April 2015:  Free form /finishing tutorials

14 April 2015:  Wirewrap with Julie Eve….more to come! :)

21 April 2015: Free form/finish tutorials

28 April 2015:  HGMS Auction