Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.

West Palm Beach, FL

 A 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization






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Our Work Shop


The street address of the shop is:

3281 Lake Worth Road, Suite B, Lake Worth, FL 33461


Shop Phone: (561) 585-2080


Open shop every Monday from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm

Shop Fee: $5 for up to 3 hours or $7 for over 3 hours, extra $5 to use the kiln

This is not a class. Members who are knowledgeable about metalworking, enameling, or are certified to use the cabbing machines, are welcome.

Feel free to bring lunch and drinks.

Call or text Samantha Lazzaro at 631-764-6556, if you have any questions.


Open Shop Fees

$5 for 3 hours, or $7 for over 3 hours.

No charge to visit the shop to use the library.


 Cabbing Open Shop

Tuesday nights 6-9 PM, Shop Steward, Laura Simmons*

Thursday afternoons 12:30 - 3:30 pm, Shop Steward, Dennis Rietwyk*

Friday nights 6-9 PM - Shop Head Steward, Susan Cairl*

Contact Susan before going!

Thursday afternoons 12:30-3:30 PM - Shop Steward, Dennis Rietwyk*

Call or text Dennis before going!


Metalworking/Enamel Open Shop

Metalworking open shop is usually scheduled for the 3rd Sunday of each month from 10 AM - 4 PM.

See the open shop schedule and call Michelle Rennι to confirm the open shop.*

This is not a class. Members that have taken Arlene’s class or are knowledgeable about metalworking or

silversmithing are welcome, but there will be no instruction during the open shop. NO saws or cabbing

machines will be used.  Feel free to bring a lunch and beverage. Call Michelle with any questions.


Metalsmithing, Chainmail, Jumpringer & Viking Wire Weave Open Shop

contact Laura Simmons.


*Always call the shop steward before going to the shop to let them know you are coming! If the assigned shop steward cannot be reached, call Susan Cairl, Head Shop Steward, to arrange for open shop time.




Special bulletin: We have an Intarsia machine and Flat Lap available for use at the shop! To use these machines, members must  be certified to use the cabbing equipment in the shop. Just ask the shop steward on duty to get the machine out for you.  Some additional instruction will be given by the shop steward. 

¨         Please remember to sign a new liability waiver on your first visit to the shop and get a copy of the new shop rules.

¨         When visiting the shop for any reason, always sign in and out of the log book and fill in all information completely including date, times, reason for visit and any fees paid.

¨         Drinks and food are allowed in the shop, but please clean up after yourself and do not leave food or wrappers in the shop.

¨         Feel free to bring a project to work on, socialize, use the library, or watch a tutorial on the TV….just have fun!


The street address of the shop is:

3281 Lake Worth Road, Suite B, Lake Worth, FL 33461


Shop Phone: (561) 585-2080


Map coming soon


Club Purpose:

To associate persons of the Palm Beach area of cutting, displaying and studying of rocks, shells, artifacts, and any kind of scientific objects of interest to the individual and the organization to promote community interest in these objects.

The society is a member of the Eastern Federation of 
Mineralogical & Lapidary Societies Inc. and the 
Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies, 
Inc., which are affiliated with the American 
Federation of Mineralogical Societies. Our members 
are able to participate in activities sponsored by 
these organizations.






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