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Cabochon Contests for 2020

To be eligible for the cabochon contest you must have at least one hour of shop time. The winners will be chosen by popular vote at the general meeting and will receive free shop time as their prize.


Jan Snowy Egret
Feb American Robin
Mar Wood Duck
Apr Mountain Blue Bird
May American Gold Finch
Jun Cardinal
Jul Bald Eagle
Aug Road Runner
Sep Ring-Neck Pheasant
Oct Raven
Nov Peacock
Dec (None)

Walking Stick Contest

We gave out break-down Walking Sticks as a thank you for volunteering. However, if you were not a 2019 volunteer, or are a new member, I invite you to take a walking stick you have on hand and join us in this fun competition. When we meet for the February meeting, bring your modified walking stick and we will have a blind competition, voted on by the attending members.


If you are scratching your head trying to figure out how to decorate your stick, here are some ideas:

  • Beading

  • Leather

  • Resin

  • Wood burning and carving

  • Imbedded gems and minerals


As you can imagine, the sky is the limit, so let’s see what you can all come up with. Good luck!