There will be multiple demonstrations to spark your interest.  Most demonstrations are performed by members of the Memphis Archaeological & Geological Society who have extensive experience in their respective craft.  Demonstrations are designed to give you the opportunity to chat and learn about the hobby. Typical demonstrations include:

•    Flint knapping
•    Lapidary cutting and polishing
•    Wire wrapping
•    Beading
•    Fluorescent minerals
•    Fossil cleaning and preparation

List of Demonstrations

1. MAKE & TAKE Workshop Class - $10

    Demonstrated by Cornelia McDaniel
Design one pair of sterling silver pierced earrings using all required tools and supplies. 

Use these Tools:

  •   Round Nose Pliers
  •   Needle nose Pliers
  •   Nippers

Use these Supplies in the kit provided:

  •   2 inch Head Pins - 24 guage
  •   1 pair Sterling Ear Wires
  •   Decorative Spacers
  •   Drilled Stones or Artglass
  •   Swarvoski Crystals

One kit contains the supplies necessary to complete one pair of earrings in Sterling Silver. Two (2) headpins, Two (2) French ear wires, Two (2) spacers, Two (2) gemstones, Two (2) crystals. 

This includes the “how-to” demonstration and printed instructions are yours to keep
2. Gem Trees
    Demonstrated by Sharon Waddell

3. Wire Wrapping and Beading
    Demonstrated by Mildred S Schiff

4. Gemstone Faceting
    Demonstrated by Howard Bromley
Faceting is the techniques of placing optically flat faces or facets on a crystal in some pleasing disciplined geometrical pattern. Wain Poole will be demonstrating how to "facet" (actually grind and polish) gemstones using an Ultra Tec facet machine. He will have "rough" or uncut pieces of gemstones to show the "before", and finished stones to show the "after". He is also more than happy to explain the process to anyone who is interested.
5. Fossil Cleaning Techniques
    Demonstrated by Sherri Baldwin
Have you ever wondered how to clean your fossils without ruining your specimen. If so, this demostration is a must see as Mrs. Sherri Baldwin will show basic and advanced ways clean/prepare your fossils. 
6. Fluorescent Qualities of Minerals
    Demonstrated by Mike Baldwin
Did you know that there are many ways that some minerals can emit light. Fluorescent minerals are those that emit visible light when activated by invisible ultraviolet light (UV), X-rays and/or electron beams. While this may sound confusing it is easily understood in this demostration by Mike Baldwin.

7. Flint Knapping & Indian Pottery
    Demonstrated by Richard Gunter
Richard uses the same techniques Native Americans used to create a variety of flint arrowheads and implements.


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