Harrison County Gem and Mineral Society, Inc.

Harrison County Gem and Mineral Society, Inc
P.O. Box 10136
Gulfport, MS 39505

Herbert Wilson Recreational Center

3625 Hancock Avenue

Gulfport, MS 39501

3rd Saturday of each month

9 am - 12 pm - Workshop

12 pm - 1 pm - Lunch

1 pm - 2 pm - Meeting

The Mission of Harrison County Gem and Mineral Society, Inc.

Our goal is to promote, educate and stimulate interest in the earth sciences and lapidary arts.

American Federation

of Mineralogical Societies

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Directions:    Coming from Pass Road or Highway 90 turn on Courthouse Road. Turn next to Hancock Bank on 33rd Street. (from Pass Road Hancock Bank is on the right, from the beach it is on the left) Drive down Hancock Avenue until you come to the end of it. Turn left and about 100 feet after the turn the Herbert Wilson Recreational Center will be on the right. We are on the left side of the building thru the gates.

Southeast Federation

of Mineralogical Societies

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Each month workshops are offered to club members and visitors. Workshops are free but sometimes there is a small fee for kits that are offered for some projects. There are generally two or more projects being worked on plus cabbing and faceting gem stones are usually offered.

Always something to do

Our club is filled with great people who have a multitude of talents they love to share. All of us, from 8 months to 91 years old, want you to come join us and be a part of fun and creativity. 

Next Meeting: February 16, 2019

Clicking on the Facebook emblem to the left will take you to our Facebook page

40th Annual Harrison County Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show

Workshops for February 2019



By Laura Tate

By: Kat Becnel


88 18ga 9/64 jump rings - silver

24 16ga 1/4 jump rings - silver

31 16ga 5mm jump rings - gold

1 clasp

March Project
taught by Kat

Single ring bracelet - about 65 18ga 7/32 jewelers brass rings

double ring bracelet - about 115 18ga 1/4 jewelers brass rings

1.5mm ID Silicon Oh Rings - about 300

Kat will provide wire rings as minimal cost

Silicon Oh Rings must be ordered.  Firemountain.com has the beast deal  Look for the 5mm (1.5mm ID rings) they come 400 to a package

Supplies needed
8" Byzantine Weave

140 3/16 18g rings

1 clasp

1 paper clip

2 chain nose or bent nose pliers

Kits will be offered in a variety of colors. All kits are 18g  Anodized Square Wire. Kits are $10 each

April Project - taught by Gladys

Victorian Drops Necklace

Materials needed:

100 - 4mm square beades

35-40 - 6mm bicone crystals

1 - 8mm bicone crystal

#11 seed beads

beading thread

2 beading needles

1 clasp

Tennis Bracelet - taught by Karen

Picture and supplies list coming