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The Ancient Art of Metal Smithing

Kids Visual arts
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Steelhead Community Hall

Mission, BC



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Local lapidary artist, Lyn Fuessel, of Wired for Stone Creations, will demonstrate the ancient art of silversmithing and wire wrapping. Displays of lapidary work, silver and wire work, and wire wrapping for children.


Lyn Fuessel, Wired for Stone Creations

Growing up in the lower mainland, I have always been drawn to the vast and wild beauty of this province and have spent many hours, hiking, backpacking throughout BC. I always came home with the bit of nature I couldn’t resist picking up ……. a pocket full of rocks.

In recent years I have been able to indulge my passion by learning the arts of lapidary and silversmithing. BC’s diverse geology provides a wide variety of gem deposit types and gem species. nephrite jade, rhodonite, garnet, peridot, jasper, to name only a few. It is a most satisfying journey to find a rough piece of stone in the earth, polish it until it shines, and then place it in a setting that shows off its true beauty.


Lyn Fuessel, Wired for Stone Creations