Cascade Gem & Mineral show sneak peek!

Here is a little preview from some of the vendors that will be a part of the show in September 16-18, 2023! Mark your calendars and RSVP to attend today! Click here. 

Peace of the Earth Jewelry. Her booth will be offering hundreds of pendants, wrapped with sterling silver or 14k gold-filled wire!


 

Find Your Center – Offering many high-end minerals as well as larger crystals and your basics. Josie has an especially large collection of Tourmalines from Brazil. She also makes crystal elixir aromatherapies! You can check out her Instagram here.


Vibration Heartstones will be selling an assortment of jewelry – earrings, pendants, crystals and cabachons!


Elemental Endeavors will be vending a large selection of minerals and fossils. You can check out her Facebook here!


Forest Fancies – One-of-a-kind jewelry, accessories and other treasures!


Freeland Art Shack – “My stones are mostly all gathered on the western shores of Whidbey Island. My favorite type of stone to work with would be Concretions aka Clay Babies, Mud Babies or Fairy Stones. But since they are hard to come by I’ll work with any type of stone as long as the texture is smooth enough. I paint intricately detailed designs that often have sea urchin like textures when completed. From painting, to drying, to my lengthy resin process, it usually takes 4 weeks to fully finish a piece, sometimes longer. Each piece gets a tremendous amount of time and love for a quality look and finish.


Bunnies on Fire: Calcite indoor fountains, cranberry garnet schist, lizardite.


P & D Agate: “We are a family owned business since 1990. We specialize in rocks, minerals, crystals and beads and jewelry.”


Brittney Muzzy Lynn:“Most of what I have to offer is material found within the US and handmade jewelry!”


Scott’s Rock & Gem: Scott Blair, of Scott’s Rock & Gem has been a fine quality mineral dealer for over 25 years. Scott does his own lapidary work, and ranges the West, on collecting trips to bring self-collected and hand crafted specimens into his market mix. The business also showcases lots of worldwide minerals, serving collectors of all ages and walks of life with one of the widest varieties of affordable and highly collectible crystals, minerals, and fossils on the show circuit today.

Updated: February 6, 2023 — 4:34 pm

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile ….by Kat Koch We are starting to plan our 2023 Cascade Gem and Mineral Show. We still need a Show Chairperson. The show dates are September 16 & 17, 2023. The venue has been booked, we have a 1st Co-Chairperson, and many major show areas already have volunteers committed to covering them. Now we need a coordinator – that’s the Show Chairperson. I have copious notes on what needs to be coordinated. I am very willing to work closely with the Show Chairperson; to guide them, share my knowledge, and give you my two cents

Meeting Announcements

  • General Meeting – Thursday, January 12th Topic: Thunder Eggs This January, we’ll storm into the year’s presentations with a crowd favorite – Thunder Eggs! We’ll begin with some fascinating Thunder Egg science – how they’re formed, what they’re made of, where they can be found, etc. – and then we’ll jump into a fun Show-n-Tell. Share some of your favorite Thunder Egg specimens from your collection. Members will vote on their favorite Thunder Eggs. The door prize winners will be the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Thunder Egg owners. Show ‘n Tell: Bring a few of your favorite Thunder Eggs to share, along with your favorite Thunder Egg stories and cutting/polishing advice. Myth: The Thunder Egg was believed by the Pacific Northwest Native Americans to be thunderous rock eggs thrown across the valley between Mount Hood and Mount Jefferson in Oregon by the warring Thunder Gods whenever they became angry with or jealous of each other. Hence, the English version of the Indian name is “thunder eggs.” We’ll see you there!

  • General Meeting – Thursday, February 9th Topic: Let’s take a look at what our members make or collect. Do you intarsia, knapping, carve rocks, tumble, make jewelry, facet, field trip finds, cabbing, silversmithing, spheres, specific minerals, rocks or fossils, or ? Please bring 3 to 6 samples and show them off at this meeting. Be prepared to tell us about your items. Show ‘n Tell: The topic at this meeting is a big show ‘n tell session. Show Off Your Interests We Would All Love To See What Our Members Are Doing

  • General Meeting – Thursday, April 13th This meeting has been planned for April because the Kent, Renton, and Covington School Districts are on spring break, so all our Young Tumblers plan on attending this fun meeting as there is no school the next day. Bring your friends too. Topic: Fluorescent Rocks!! Not all rocks are what they seem. We have all heard about shapeshifters in sci-fi movies. How about very real color shifters? The club will have a collection of fluorescent rocks for everyone to see. It is interesting to see the different colors rocks become under short or long-wave UV lights. We will then examine members’ rocks and see what happens under UV light. Show ‘n Tell: Bring your rocks, and we will see if they change colors too. This is a fun meeting, so gather up your rocks that you suspect might be fluorescent and bring them to the meeting!!

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