Faceting Workshops - 2020/21 ...

Traralgon Workshop 2020

21st - 24th February 2020

Tandara Caravan Park.

Shepparton Workshop 2020

15th - 18th May 2020

Kialla Scout Hall - 7km South of Shepparton.

Horsham Workshop 2020

8th - 10th August 2020

Haven Hall - 5km Sth Horsham.

Marong Workshop 2020

20th - 23rd November 2020

Marong Community Hall.

Traralgon Workshop 2021

19th - 22nd February 2021

Tandara Caravan Park.


Details Available Soon!

(After the next Workshop)

Horsham Faceting Workshop - 8th to 10th August 2020

Haven Community Hall viewing towards front entrance.

Workshop & Accommodation

The Workshop will be held at the Haven Hall, 4378 Henty Highway (A200), HAVEN, 3401.    

Haven is approximately 4 Kms West of Horsham.

See location on our Home page, or on Google Maps.


Please note that this is a three-day Workshop.


Accommodation:  Riverside Caravan Park,

190 Firebrace Street, Horsham, Vic 3400.
Phone: (03) 5382 3476  Int: +61 3 5382 3476

Email: horsham@southerncrossparks.com.au
Excellent Villas, Cabins, and Caravan Sites available.

This is a Pet Friendly Caravan Park.


Please book early as there are limited sites available.
Please tell them you are with the V.F.G

A typical display of faceting equipment and accessories.

What to Bring

Bring everything chair, table, adaptors, power board, 10x, head visor, transfer jig, dops, dopping medium, bucket, tissues, rough material and whatever you need for a good weekend’s faceting. Don’t forget your mug for a cuppa.


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Program & Fees

Saturday 10th: Start 8 am faceting all day until 5pm, then an evening session 7 pm to 9 pm.

Sunday 11th: Start 8 am faceting until 10.30 am Meeting will start. After meeting continue faceting till 5.00 pm. Evening session 7pm to 9.00 pm.

Monday 12th: Start 8am faceting until 3.00 pm.


WORKSHOP FEES - We charge a Minimal Fee to attend the workshop.

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Horsham Riverside Caravan Park

Main Features

Located midway between Melbourne and Adelaide, Horsham Riverside Caravan Park has a wonderful mix of outdoor activities in a range of wide open spaces. With cultural, recreational and leisure activities close to town, we’re perfectly situated to offer quality family accommodation at affordable rates in the beautiful Horsham area.


We guarantee you’ll be comfortable in our clean, well-appointed cabins and villas with a great range of wide, spacious camping and caravan sites. For your added convenience, we are also pet friendly so your four-legged best friend can enjoy your holiday as well!


With our easy location right in town, Horsham Riverside Caravan Park is the perfect home base for all sorts of great adventures. Water activities, golf, 4 wheel driving and other exciting activities are only a short distance away. Don’t forget the fun indoor activities such as laser tag, bowling, the cinema and more for evenings of terrific family fun – click here to read The 10 Best Things to Do in Horsham.


Whether you’re camping in a tent, towing a caravan, need to park a motorhome or prefer to stay in a comfortable, spacious cabin, Horsham Riverside Holiday Park has just what you are looking for. We provide the best value for your holiday dollar anywhere in Horsham. Our friendly and hospitable team look forward to welcoming you and your family, including your four-legged friends, to our beautiful park in Horsham.



Riverside Caravan Park.

190 Firebrace Street,

Horsham, Vic 3400.

Phone: (03) 5382 3476  Int: +61 3 5382 3476

Email: horsham@southerncrossparks.com.au 

Learn More

  • A clean, modern amenities block
  • Separate disabled friendly bathroom
  • Babies’ bathroom that makes caring for infants easier
  • Free electric BBQs for your favourite campsite meals
  • Easy access to the playground in the adjacent Botanical Gardens
  • Large, well-spaced sites with and without power for tents, RVs and motorhomes
  • Tourist information and bookings
  • Sewage dump point
  • Non smoking and disabled friendly accommodation
  • Laundry facilities with washers, dryers and clotheslines
  • Pet friendly accommodation to allow your “best mate” to join the family


Faceting Workshops

About Our Workshops

A typical Workshop with many members bringing their faceting machines to use.

The Victorian Facetors’ Group promotes the faceting of natural and man-made gemstones and the enjoyment of this hobby.


Whether you are a member of a gem club or not, or an old hand or even a novice, we will help take your faceting skills to the next level.

Locations

A cut and polished Citrine cut into a Standard Brilliant.

Our Group meets four times a year in different locations across Victoria running four-day Faceting Workshops.


The object is to give as many members as possible the chance to attend a workshop and get together with like-minded facetors in a very supportive and welcoming environment.

Workshop Dates

Polishing the Table of a gemstone on a polishing lap.

Faceting Workshops are usually held as follows:

3rd Weekend February

3rd Weekend May

2nd Weekend August

3rd Weekend November

Full details and what we do are published in our quarterly Newsletter.

What We Do

Polishing the pavilion of a gemstone on a type-metal lap.

Bring your own faceting machine and divide your time between faceting, and sharing advice, and participating in some friendly discussion sessions. Or just call in for a coffee.


Perhaps contemplating the purchase of your first faceting machine?

We usually have a variety of models in operation so you can compare them and chat with the owners.

Learning Skills

Inspecting a polished facet with a 10X hand loupe.

There are always experienced people

on hand if you need help – And it is

always willingly provided.


Expand your Interest in Faceting

Our Workshops are designed for people of all ages, and for any level of skill in a most friendly environment.

Visitors Welcome

A pair of faceted stones suitable for earrings.

Visitors and prospective new members are always welcome to any of our Workshops, and may attend for the entire four days or you may prefer to just come and visit for a few hours or even a couple of days.


If you are interested in the lapidary art and in particular learning about faceting & gemstones, then you'll be made most welcome when you visit our Faceting Workshops.