WORKING WITH ABALONE SHELL – JEWELRY & ART

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WORKING WITH ABALONE SHELL – JEWELRY & ART

Time: April 11, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Multi-Purpose Room
Street: 4117 Overland Blvd., Multi Purpose Room
City/Town: Culver City
Phone: 3108504398
Event Type: monthly, club, meeting
Organized By: Janice Metz
Latest Activity: Apr 2, 2016

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Culver City, CA - Culver City Rock and Mineral Club
 - Next Monthly Meeting –

April 11, 2016 –at 7:30 p.m.

Free admission - Free parking

Meeting Hours: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Multi-Purpose Room

4117 Overland Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230

(@Culver Blvd., Near the 405 and 10 Freeways)

www.culvercityrocks.org/meeting.htm

 

WORKING WITH ABALONE SHELL – JEWELRY & ART

Join us at our next monthly meeting on April 11th to hear “Abalone King”, Louis Hernandez, speak on Working with Abalone Shell - Jewelry and Art.

 

Louis Hernandez is a second generation jeweler.  Lou grew up in the San Fernando Valley, and learned the jewelry and metalcraft arts in his dad's Northridge jewelry shop.  Soon, people began recognizing his work and he started winning numerous awards for his jewelry.  Until his 35th birthday, Lou continued working in the trade and creating jewelry.  At that point he moved down to Mexico, where he began cabbing, carving and polishing abalone shells, and making jewelry with Abalone shell.  During his time, working with Abalone shell in Mexico, he honed his craft and developed an intimate knowledge of the art and processes.

Then, Lou took a 15 year “vacation” from most jewelry work, so he could raise his children.  Following his “vacation”, he moved north to Joshua Tree, where he pursues his work with Abalone shell and creating jewelry.  Currently, Lou pursues his work with Abalone shell and participates in numerous Southern California club shows.  He, also, lectures on working with Abalone shell, including the DOES & DON’TS of working with Abalone shell and its inherent dangers.  Lou says, “As far as I know I am the only Abalone carver, in the U.S., one reason may be that it is a hazard to your health!”  Lou’s work is featured in Renee Newman’s new book, Exotic Gems, Vol. 4. 

Lou is said to be the only published abalone Carver in the world.

 

See you there!

Guests are always welcome.....

General Meetings are held the second Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room in the Veterans Bldg., 4117 Overland Ave. The Multi-Purpose Room is located in back of the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium Building. When you enter the parking lot (from Culver Blvd - closest to Overland Blvd) walk to the right when facing the building. Around the corner, you will a sign leading to the Multi-Purpose room. Follow the sign and our meeting is in the room with all the glass windows and doors.

 

ABOUT THE CULVER CITY ROCK AND MINERAL CLUB

The purpose of the CULVER CITY ROCK & MINERAL CLUB is to bring together persons interested in the earth sciences, to engage in research and study in this realm, and to assist members in the collection and preservation of rocks and minerals and in the study of lapidary and related arts.

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