President Notes January 2019
The December 11th Christmas Potluck was a very festive evening with the above members present. I want to thank the following for making the evening fun: Rose Sutton, Barb Brummer, Bonnie Siebert for providing the decorations & to our special Elf’s, Emily & Brody!
A big thank you goes to Dale Wagoner for taking all the wonderful pictures! Dale you do such a great job taking all the photos at our events!
January Artist Presenters
Our featured artists for our January 8th presentation will be Josie & Brad Shamhart. Country Gem Shop is the team of husband and wife Brad and Josie Shamhart. This lapidary effort began in 2010 with a visit to a rock shop in Terre Haute, Indiana. That visit resulted in the purchase of guidebooks, lapidary equipment and enrollment in
various courses at an established lapidary school in north Georgia. Brad is responsible for buying rough rock and then forming the rock’s natural beauty into cabochons. He then sets the cabochons into sterling silver. Josie further embellishes the cabochons with beads and wire to form original earrings and necklaces.
After retiring in 2013, both Brad and Josie formed Country Gem Shop. They actively participate at the Effingham Farmer’s Market and various other events in the immediate area.
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 8th at 7 PM. Mark it on your calendar to come and bring a guest! Refreshments will be provided by Chris Detwiler and Ham Hampton.