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January 19, 2022
  • Drop-In Session

    January 19, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Calgary Rock and Lapidary Club, 3650 19 St NE #13, Calgary, AB T2E 6V2, Canada

    The jewellery and lapidary studios are open for any member to use equipment they are familiar with, at a cost of $5 per session. No formal instruction is provided.

    Hosts are: Norma Jean & Dale

    More information here:
    https://crlc.ca/workshop

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January 20, 2022
  • Drop-In Session

    January 20, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Calgary Rock and Lapidary Club, 3650 19 St NE #13, Calgary, AB T2E 6V2, Canada

    The jewellery and lapidary studios are open for any member to use equipment they are familiar with, at a cost of $5 per session. No formal instruction is provided.

    Hosts are: Brent & Bev

    More information here:
    https://crlc.ca/workshop

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January 22, 2022
  • Lapidary Basics

    January 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Calgary Rock and Lapidary Club, 3650 19 St NE #13, Calgary, AB T2E 6V2, Canada

    Lapidary Basics
    with Adam Lagace BFA
    merkury.metals@gmail.com
    Saturday, December 11th
    10am-4pm
    $80/member
    Max 4
    Materials included
    Want to see what it takes to cut your own stones? For this workshop I will take you through the steps from starting off cutting your shape on the trim saw to final polish. I will also show you a short cut to making round cabochons...
    Please contact me directly so I know who all is coming, thank you.

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January 24, 2022
  • Raising a Vessel with John Smith-Jones

    January 24, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Calgary Rock and Lapidary Club, 3650 19 St NE #13, Calgary, AB T2E 6V2, Canada

    Five Mondays in January, Jan 3,10,17,24,31. Six to nine p.m.
    $250 for all five classes, supplies and use of tools included.
    You will learn the basic techniques of sinking and raising. Some surface texturing methods will be shown. Simple patination techniques will be used.
    You will make at least one raised vessel in this time.
    Maximum five people
    Wear shop clothes, bring a pair leather gloves and hearing and eye protection if you have them.

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January 25, 2022
  • The 3 T's of Soldering (Theory, Tips and Tricks)

    January 25, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Calgary Rock and Lapidary Club, 3650 19 St NE #13, Calgary, AB T2E 6V2, Canada

    The 3 T's of Soldering (Theory, Tips and Tricks)
    Tuesday, January 25th, 2pm-5pm
    $80/Member, Max 3
    Soldering has a few basic rules, but you need to know them well. After that, it's all heat control. I will be providing you with a few different types of solder to play with along with a few different samples to produce, to help you practice this very important skill. A handout will be provided for your future reference. I will also be staying for the evening if you would also like to stay for the drop-in session.

    Please contact me directly to register: merkury.metals@gmail.com

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  • Drop-In Session

    January 25, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Calgary Rock and Lapidary Club, 3650 19 St NE #13, Calgary, AB T2E 6V2, Canada

    The jewellery and lapidary studios are open for any member to use equipment they are familiar with, at a cost of $5 per session. No formal instruction is provided.

    Hosts are: Glenn & Heather

    More information here:
    https://crlc.ca/workshop

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January 26, 2022
  • Drop-In Session

    January 26, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Calgary Rock and Lapidary Club, 3650 19 St NE #13, Calgary, AB T2E 6V2, Canada

    The jewellery and lapidary studios are open for any member to use equipment they are familiar with, at a cost of $5 per session. No formal instruction is provided.

    Hosts are: John & Bev

    More information here:
    https://crlc.ca/workshop

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January 27, 2022
  • Sawing and Piercing

    January 27, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Calgary Rock and Lapidary Club, 3650 19 St NE #13, Calgary, AB T2E 6V2, Canada

    Sawing and Piercing
    Thursday, January 27th, 3pm-6pm
    $75/Member, Max 3
    Getting to know your saw frame and how to use it, is fundamental to jewellery fabrication. Getting comfortable with your saw frame can open up many new design opportunities for your work. This class is great for beginners just starting out and developing their skills as well as those needing to practice or brush up on this important skill. I will be Stewarding this evening as well so feel free to stay for the evening ūüėĀ

    Please contact me directly to register: merkury.metals@gmail.com

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  • Drop-In Session

    January 27, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Calgary Rock and Lapidary Club, 3650 19 St NE #13, Calgary, AB T2E 6V2, Canada

    The jewellery and lapidary studios are open for any member to use equipment they are familiar with, at a cost of $5 per session. No formal instruction is provided.

    Hosts are: Cal & Adam

    More information here:
    https://crlc.ca/workshop

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January 29, 2022
  • Lapidary Basics

    January 29, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Calgary Rock and Lapidary Club, 3650 19 St NE #13, Calgary, AB T2E 6V2, Canada

    Lapidary Basics
    with Adam Lagace BFA
    merkury.metals@gmail.com
    Saturday, December 11th
    10am-4pm
    $80/member
    Max 4
    Materials included
    Want to see what it takes to cut your own stones? For this workshop I will take you through the steps from starting off cutting your shape on the trim saw to final polish. I will also show you a short cut to making round cabochons...
    Please contact me directly so I know who all is coming, thank you.

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January 30, 2022
  • Bezel Setting Level 1

    January 30, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Calgary Rock and Lapidary Club, 3650 19 St NE #13, Calgary, AB T2E 6V2, Canada

    Bezel Setting Level 1
    Sunday, January 30th, 10am-2pm *New Extended Time*
    $80/member, Max 3
    Materials kit $50 (** Materials kit does not include a stone, but options will be available starting at $3**) 
    You will learn how to build a standard bezel setting for a round or oval cabochon stone that you could use as a pendant. I will have materials available for purchase ($50 kit) or you can bring your own. Please let me know if you are going to need supplies to help me gauge what I need to bring.
    You will need:
    -A round or oval cabochon no bigger than 15mm round or 20 x 15 mm ovals preferred.
    -20 or 22GA (0.8 or 0.6mm) sterling silver sheet metal large enough to cover the bottom of your stone with a little extra around it.
    -Fine silver bezel wire (preferably the tall 5mm. You can always make it shorter.)
    -Medium silver soldering wire
    -Wire to make a jump ring
     **Special Note: If you would like to take both of these classes and make a day of it, I will drop the cost to $140 per person. Please mention when registering.**  
    Please contact me directly to register: merkury.metals@gmail.com

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  • Bezel Setting Level 2

    January 30, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Calgary Rock and Lapidary Club, 3650 19 St NE #13, Calgary, AB T2E 6V2, Canada

    Bezel Setting Level 2
    Sunday, January 30th, 3pm-7pm  *New Extended Time*  
    $80/member, Max 3
    Materials kit $50 (** Materials kit does not include a stone, but options will be available starting at $3**) 
    You will learn how to build a standard bezel setting for a freeform or shaped cabochon stones with corners/ points that you could use as a pendant. I will have materials available for purchase ($50 kit) or you can bring your own. Please let me know if you are going to need supplies to help me gauge what I need to bring.
    You will need:
    -A freeform or shaped cabochon no bigger than 1.5 inch squared preferred.
    -20 or 22GA (0.8 or 0.6mm) sterling silver sheet metal large enough to cover the bottom of your stone with a little extra around it.
    -Fine silver bezel wire (preferably the tall 5mm. You can always make it shorter.)
    -Medium silver soldering wire
    -Wire to make a jump ring
     **Special Note: If you would like to take both of these classes and make a day of it, I will drop the cost to $140 per person. Please mention when registering.** 
    Please contact me directly to register: merkury.metals@gmail.com

    See more details

January 31, 2022
  • Raising a Vessel with John Smith-Jones

    January 31, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Calgary Rock and Lapidary Club, 3650 19 St NE #13, Calgary, AB T2E 6V2, Canada

    Five Mondays in January, Jan 3,10,17,24,31. Six to nine p.m.
    $250 for all five classes, supplies and use of tools included.
    You will learn the basic techniques of sinking and raising. Some surface texturing methods will be shown. Simple patination techniques will be used.
    You will make at least one raised vessel in this time.
    Maximum five people
    Wear shop clothes, bring a pair leather gloves and hearing and eye protection if you have them.

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February 9, 2022
  • CRLC Board meeting

    February 9, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Calgary Rock and Lapidary Club, 3650 19 St NE #13, Calgary, AB T2E 6V2, Canada

    The CRLC Board meets the Wednesday before the general meeting. Board members only.

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February 11, 2022
  • CRLC General Meeting

    February 11, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Calgary Rock and Lapidary Club, 3650 19 St NE #13, Calgary, AB T2E 6V2, Canada

    Meetings may be virtual.  Check before attending.
    General Meetings on the second Friday of each month September to June.
    Presentations change monthly. Prospective New Members Welcome!

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