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SCVGMS Glossary

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This glossary covers some of the common jargon you may hear at the club meetings or read in the Breccia. If you have other words/phrases that you think should be here, or that you've heard and wondered as to the meaning - please send email to the webmaster to have it included here (

 Camp Paradise
Two one-week camps similar to Zzyzx except the location is 45 miles east of Marysville off E-21 (Clipper Mills). Facilities are a rustic church camp, rooms with double beds or bunk beds and RV parking is available. Bathrooms and showers are communal and located in each building. $395 per week includes meals and classes. No alcoholic beverages are permitted.
Classes include: Gem carving, beginning wire art, silver fabrication, lapidary, soft stone carving, faceting, copper enameling, lost wax and silver casting, glass bead making, PMC silver clay, advanced wire art and glass fusion.
Click on Forms at the CFMS website ( for the sign-up form. You need to check often because once the form becomes available the seminars fill up fast.

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