Open Day/Pop Up Market
Saturday 13 July 2024
52 Old Bay Rd, Deception Bay. 9 am - 3pm
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Deception Bay Gem
& Allied Crafts Club
We have many amazing cabbers at our club and even have an ex Australian Champion in our ranks so you will get all the best advice and guidance you could ask for.
When you join the club, we will help you to complete 2 or 3 cabochons to get you on your way into the wonderful life of lapidary.
Don't wonder anymore, take the first step, come and see us. You will be pleasantly surprised you did.
Casting is a two day procedure at our club.
The first day, you will prepare your wax tree and set your pot with investment to go into the kiln for overnight heating.
The second day, we begin the procedure of melting the chosen material, Gold or Silver etc. While it is in this molten state, we pour it into your pot while being vacuumed at the same time. Once this is completed, your pot is set aside to cool then plunged into a bucket of water, enabling us to retrieve your beautiful creation. Please note that SAFETY is paramount in all stages of casting and procedures must be followed for your well being.
Faceting is a skill that is learned over a period of time, a long time in some instances depending on your commitment .
At the club, you will have some basic instruction on the faceting machine, the plan you cut from and have an understanding of the different parts of the stone and the type of material you will be cutting.
We will start you off with a stone on the softer end of the mohs scale which allows you to get your facets where they should be and do a relative easy polish without too much hassle.
Silversmithing is a technique where objects are fabricated from sterling or fine silver. All sorts of objects can be made by a silversmith, including trophies; ornaments; utensils and of course jewellery.
Club Opening Hours
Monday - 8.30am - 1.00pm
Tuesday - 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Wednesday - 8.30am - 1.00pm
Thursday - Closed
Friday - 8.30am - 1.00pm
Saturday - 8.30am - 1.00pm
Sunday - Closed
President - Julie Brett Ph 0413 622 686
Vice President - Mark Ford Ph 0477 515 526
Treasurer - Karen Robertson 0413 250 201
Secretary - Sandra Munt Ph 0407 115 086
Members Rep - Amanda Simpson Ph 0438 121 382
Club Phone number during opening hours - 0491 672 924