Who we are
The GVR Lapidary & Silversmith Club is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to promoting hobbies for those who are interested in learning lapidary, silversmithing, and other jewelry crafts. The Club provides and operates three well-equipped facilities to provide instruction, workshops and an atmosphere conducive to the development and expansion of members’ talents. Each Lapidary Center has a retail sales display for members’ handcrafted jewelry.
We offer a full range of classes taught by our experienced members at low cost to the Green Valley Recreation (GVR) community.
Our members serve as instructors and monitors in the workshops to guide new learners. GVR offers beginning and intermediate lapidary classes of many types, and the Club offers continuing jewelry technique-building workshops.
See our classes and workshops
JOIN THE lapidary club
Be a Volunteer
"Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something."
Do you want an opportunity to learn and experience more with the GVR Lapidary & Silversmith Club? You can teach, assistant teach, be a monitor at one of the centers, serve on the board, be a committee member for our yearly money maker-- the Festival, and other committees. There are numerous other things we need volunteers for. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator and we will explore the many ways you can fulfill your 12 hours of volunteering commitment with your Lapidary Membership. Remember volunteers keep GVR Lapidary & Silversmith Club in existence.
GVR Foundation "Club Challenge" Fundraiser
The MAP program is a GVR Foundation program to raise funds for the Member Assistance Program (MAP). MAP, established in 1995, provides financial assistance to qualifying GVR members to help pay their annual GVR dues. Every year, the GVR Foundation holds a club challenge to raise funds for the program. Last year, the Lapidary Club raised around $500 for the program and we would like to participate again this year.
The Artisan's Club is graciously letting us set up a table at their Courtyard Event at West Center on Friday, December 8th.
If you would like to donate a piece of your jewelry/art item, that would be most appreciated. If you have something you would like to donate, please contact:
Laurie Bundy: (425) 760-1009, email: email@example.com or
Peg Barnett: (515) 229-7540, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will also need volunteers on the day of the event to set up the table, help sell our items and help take down the table at the end of the day. It's a great way to fulfill some of your volunteer hours for the club. Or...if you would like to donate cash, that would be very much appreciated as well. Please contact Peg Barnett if you would like to help!