Victoria Lapidary and Mineral Society

Rough to Ready Show (14th Oct, 2017)

Today was the first day of the Rough to Ready show, now in its second year.  It’s being held at the Da Vinci center (same location as the spring show). Where the Rough to Ready show is different from the spring show is that the sales tables are first and formost for members of the various lapidary and mineral societies.  This means the goods on display and the knowledge behind the tables is local, and of very high quality.

Below is a list of stall holders, and samples of their wares (in no particular order).

If you haven’t already checked out this event, you still have a chance tomorrow to talk to some of the most knowledgeable and enthusiastic rock hounds in the area.  Sunday hours are from 10am to 4pm.

  Brian and Rose Marie (VLMS).  Brian specializes in REALLY SMALL cabs! He’s never met a rock chip he didn’t like. On his table is a year’s worth of finished cabouchons and projects in progress. He’s also demonstrating cabbing on a Genie 6-wheel machine.


Melissa-anne Fenton (VLMS)
Got Stoned Jewelry – Hand crafted specimen stones
specializing in ear plugs, while also having a range of other jewellery available
e: gostonedjewelery@gmail.com
w: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Gotstonedjewelry
t: @gotstonedjewelry


Sandra West
Ninja Cat Art & Stuff
e: sandrawest250@yahoo.ca
f: facebook.com/NinjaCatArtAndStuffVictoriaBC


 Joel Weinstein (VLMS)


Deborah Frank ~ Graduate Gemologist (VLMS)
Gemfinder International
t: 250.744.2153
e: gemfinders@telus.net
w: gemfinders.com

 


  

Johnathan
Amber – specializing in amber (!)
t: 1.604.338.7599
f: Jono paulo
e: Morningstarmedicine@gmail.com


Herb Hellmoldt (VLMS) has a mesmerizing selection and variety of raw opals including Australian pinfire opal in sandstone, and opals from a variety of Australian opal mines. He also has quality slabs available.


Brix O’Connell-Wilcox (VLMS)
Brix
t: 260.893.8749
e: brixfinewjewellery@gmail.com


Nick Aktarian (VLMS)
t: 250.589.1434
e: xresos@yahoo.com

 


  

Sandy (VLMS)
sanz elly : mixed media artist ~ clay, copper, stones
f: facebook.com/sanzelly
t: 250.885.0850
s.elly@shaw.ca


  

Gayle  MacPherson (VLMS)


Robert Belz (VLMS)
Fossil Grotto
t: 250.715.0734



Luke
A+ Beads
t: 250.294.0597
e: aplusbeads@shaw.ca


Shelley Penner – paintings on rocks
t: 250-723-5153
e: shelleypenner@gmail.com
w: http://shelleypenne0.wix.com/pennergallery


  

David Mullet (VLMS)
Vancouver Island Rocks – Unique island crystals,
Crystal Hunter, VancouverIslandRocks.ca
Gold Panning & Wilderness Guide
t: 250.902.7401
e: davidamullett@gmail.com


David Hosking(VLMS) and Pat


 

Bamboo Beads and Bling
t: 250-595-2061
e: bamboobeadsandbling@shaw.ca
w: www.bamboobeadsandbling.com


Michelle C. Heath
Custom Jewellery Design and Fabrication
t: 250.743.3769
w: www.micheleheath.ca

 


  

Donna Bulchholz
Blue Heron Studios
Glass and Jewellelry Artist
t: 250.478.1796
e: bhstudio@shaw.ca


Sarah Hamilton (VLMS)
Rain Coast Jewelry ~ Treasures From The Earth
e: RainCoastJewelryDesign@gmail.com
t: 250.974.7272


 


Natalie Pase, Gemologist
Gem & I Jewellery
t: 1.250.538.0950


John and Susannah Andersen (VLMS)

 




Vanessa Steffens – (VLMS club president)