Chris Koch with his Jurassic Parts: beautiful fossils
from around the State
Once a year in November, the Gem
& Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches holds this big, marvelous Gem Show.
Not only a feast for the eyes, it is also both entertaining and educational.
You won't believe the wondrous things you can find there! This year was
extra special, - it was the 40th annual show and it was host to the annual
Eastern Federation of Mineralogical Societies Convention, with many
enthusiasts from across the country.
And because it
is a club show, there are lectures, classes, demonstrations, volunteer
members who will share their vast knowledge and dealers with everything that
the heart desires.
There is so much to experience there that you can't take
it all in, even if you attend both days. Schedule now to visit the show next
year, you will not be disappointed!
Thank You to the club and the show chairpersons Carl
Bengtson and Barbara Ringhiser, who allow the Project to be displayed year
after year. It is a wonderful show to be at, and we wouldn't miss it for
A special Thanks goes to the LPP volunteers Cyndy Manzo
and Donna Jostiak who helped at the booth. It is always such a pleasure to
have them help out at shows.
An extra surprise came from Inez Ancell and Jack Stamper
who donated a bunch of their hand made beads. To both of you: what a truly
nice gesture, Thank You very much! Be assured that you beads will have a
worthy place on the Project.
A friendly chat with Kelly Azor,
Chairperson for the demonstration area
Inez Ancell demonstrating her
incredible beading skill
These are the beads that Inez made and donated to
Paul Perryman working on a spectacular bracelet
A glimpse of the show
The beads you dedicated during the Gem Show
Theresa Koplin with her magnificent wire and bead work
More examples of Theresa's beautiful designs
Jack Stamper, the "Father" of the annual show
Jack's hand made lampwork beads
Lisa Kuntzman's unbelievable repertoire
Lisa's chain work
Some of the beads you chose
More details from dedicated beads