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Calgary Faceters Guild
Calgary Alberta


About our Guild:

Faceting is the art and technique of gem cutting. It involves the use of special equipment and materials, as well as decision making. The faceter must decide on an appropriate facet design for a gemstone, and also determine what rough material to use. 
This hobby allows for the development of skills and application of new techniques. Faceting can be a rewarding and fun hobby enjoyed by almost anyone.
The purpose of the Calgary Faceters Guild (CFG) is to promote and support the development of faceting and related activities, and to aid in the education of its members.

How to Contact Us:
Mailing Address:

Contacts:

Meetings and Training Sessions:

Scheduled workshops:

Sept. 24, 2016 - Saturday /workshop 
9:00 am to 5:00 pm / Fish Creek Library,  main floor meeting room

Oct. 29, 2016 - Saturday /workshop 
9:00 am to 5:00 pm / Fish Creek Library, main floor meeting room

Scheduled guild’s meetings:

Sept. 8, 2016 -  Thursday /general meeting
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm  Fish Creek Library, 3rd  floor meeting room.

Oct. 6, 2016 -  Thursday /general meeting
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm  Fish Creek Library, 3rd floor meeting room.

November  and December meetings TBA

Fish Crek Library address: 11161 Bonaventure Drive Southeast, Calgary, AB T2J 6S1
link : www.calgarylibrary.ca/Fish_Creek‎

Included in the workshop will be lessons and demonstrations on faceting gemstones using faceting machines and hand held devices.
Workshops demonstrating doping and transferring of stones, and discussions on gem identification will also be held. There will also be workshops on other topics related to faceting and jewelry making.
You are welcomed to bring your own machine, or use one of our members machines, several will be available. A sale of faceting rough and other items is planned, as well as a silent auction of various articles. 
Anyone interested in Faceting is welcomed to participate, whether you belong to our club or not.
For information, contact Dave Biro, Ph. 403-885-4653, e-mail: dbiroret@telus.net,  Darek Nowicki, e-mail:  darekn@shaw.ca  or Janusz Meier, e-mail: jjmeier@shaw.ca



Membership:

Candidates for membership require sponsorship by a current member, submission of an application with an initiation fee of $10.00 and a majority vote of current members in attendance at a monthly meeting. The annual membership fee of $25.00 is due in September.


Our guild is a member of the Alberta Federation of Rock Clubs and the Gem & Mineral Federation of Canada.

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