Cairns Show 2021

CMLC at the Cairns Show

CMLC hosts a stand at the Arts & Crafts Section section of the Cairns Show each year.

CMLC demonstrates faceting and gives talks on cabochoning. Members are encouraged to showcase their work through the club: members’ cut stones and hand made jewellery is exhibited.

CMLC organises lapidary competition judging. Judges are not permitted to see the names of entrants of work they are judging. Members and others can enter individually. Details below. There is a section for novices. While there is prize money, it is traditionally not accepted by club members who win.

Members are needed to help staff the stand but they must be competition entrants.

Previous CMLC at the Cairns Shows

Link to previous CMLC at the Cairns Shows


Details for 2021

Wed 14 - Fri 16 July

Enter competitions

See Section 27, Arts and Crafts.

Arts and Crafts Schedule 2021. Lapidary section on page 28 with regulations on pages 25 and 26. Entries must have been completed in the prior 12 months.

General Entry Form 2021 or use Online Version of General Entry Form

Dates

  • Entries close 4pm Tuesday 23 June
  • Delivery of exhibits 9am - 4pm on Thursday 8 July and Friday 9 July
  • Judging exhibits Saturday 10 July
  • Show Wed 14 - Fri 16 July

Entrants and Winners from Lapidary, Arts and Craft section for 2021

Congratulations to Jan Saal for winning the ‘Cairns Show Association, Champion, Open Craft of Show’ for 2021.

Lapidary/faceted stone section place winners and/or highly commended members from the club are Jan Saal, Michael Hardcastle, Rita Biscaretti, Trevor Hannam, Jan Drenth, Matt Regden, Westly Worlley, Karl Austerberry, Kylie O’Brien, Richie Williams, Amanda Roland and Kevin Smith. Bill O’Reilly-Smith was an entrant. There is also a currently unknown club entrant.

A non member who won was Brenda Honey. Coral Johnson (a non member) won in the non Lapidary Beaded Jewellery section, a section that club members do not enter.

Volunteers at Cairns Show 2021

Many thanks to the following club members, who staffed the club stand as demonstrators at the Cairns Show, all of whom entered the Lapidary section competiton and all of whom were place winners and/or highly commended.

Wed 14 July Jan Saal, Trevor Hannam, Michael Hardcastle, Richie Willaims
Thu 14 July Jan Saal, Kylie O’Brien, Trevor Hannam, Jan Drenth, Micahel Hardcastle
Fri 16 July Matt Regden, Trevor Hannam, Amanda Roland, Michael Hardcastle

Competition Results

The winners are based on photographs of prize cabinet and after collection and were subsequently confirmed, with some corrections, with official results at 2021-Craft-and-Needlework.

A copy of these 2021 results is stored on this website.

One of the winners, Wesley Worlley, was amazed with the standard of entries.

Competition Judges

Judges for Lapidary were Trevor Hannam, Amanda Roland and Kylie O’Brien. The judge for Faceting was Trevor Hannam. Both Amanda and Kylie were trainee judges under Trevor to help keep Lapidary an active section of the Cairns Show.

Champion Open Craft of Show, Classes 27001 - 27036

Jan Saal

Lapidary, Classes 27025 - 27032

The winners are based on photographs of prize cabinet and so have not been confirmed from official list sources

Section 27008, Beadwork - Jewellery, is an open craft section but not a lapidary or faceted stone section. Entries from this section are in the display cabinet but are not tabled here. The club does not instruct or display beadwork.

Class Section Description Winners
27025 Non - Ferrous Jewellery Item Cast with or without stone
(stone not to be Judged)
27026 Non - Ferrous Jewellery Item Hand crafted, no stone
or commercial clasps
1st Jan Saal
2nd Jan Saal
3rd Kevin Smith
HC Amanda Roland
27027 Non - Ferrous Jewellery Item Hand crafted, with stone/stones,
beads or crystals (stones,
beads, crystals not to be judged)
1st Trevor Hannam
2nd Trevor Hannam
3rd Trevor Hannam
HC Trevor Hannam
Entrant Trevor Hannam
27028 Cabochon Stone Set of unset Cabochon Stones,
no less than six
1st Michael Hardcastle
2nd Matthew Regden
3rd Wesley Worlley
HC Karl Austreberry
27029 Cabochon Stone Cabochon in a hand crafted setting 1st Jan Drenth
2nd Rita Biscaretti
3rd Rita Biscaretti
HC Rita Biscaretti
27030 Wire Wrapped Jewellery Item With stone/stones, beads or crystals 1st Rita Biscaretti
2nd Rita Biscaretti
HC Jan Drenth
27031 Wire Wrapped Jewellery Item Without stones, beads or crystals
27032 Gem Tree Wire and Gemstones

Faceted Stone (Novice Only), Classes 27033 - 27034

Class Section Description Winners
27033 Any quartz,
girdle polished, 10mm
Standard Brilliant
with meet Point Girdle
1st Brenda Honey (non member)
2nd Brenda Honey (non member)
3rd Kylie O’Brien
HC Richie Willaims
Entrant Bill O’Reilly-Smith
Entrant Unknown Club Entrant
27034 Any quartz,
girdle polished, 15 x 10mm
Emerald Cut

Images at Cairns Show

Panormaic, Section 27, Arts and Crafts
Display Cabinet, Section 27, Lapidary and Faceted Stone (and Beaded Jewellery)
Club stall demonstrating lapidary with Amanda, Michael, Matthew and Trevor
Cabbing Stages
Faceting Stages

Entrants and their prize places

Jan Saal

Jan Saal, Champion Open Craft of Show Sash
Jan Saal, Champion Open Craft of Show Certificate
Jan Saal, 1st prize, hand crafted non-ferrous
Jan Saal, 2nd prize, hand crafted non-ferrous

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith, 3rd prize, hand crafted non-ferrous

Amanda Roland

Amanda Roland, Highly commended, hand crafted non-ferrous

Trevor Hannam

Trevor Hannam, 1st prize, non-ferrous jewellery with stone/stones, beads or crystals (stones,beads, crystals not to be judged)
Trevor Hannam, 2nd prize, non-ferrous jewellery with stone/stones, beads or crystals (stones,beads, crystals not to be judged)
Trevor Hannam, 3rd prize, non-ferrous jewellery with stone/stones, beads or crystals (stones,beads, crystals not to be judged)
Trevor Hannam, Highly commended, non-ferrous jewellery with stone/stones, beads or crystals (stones,beads, crystals not to be judged)
Trevor Hannam, Entrant, non-ferrous jewellery with stone/stones, beads or crystals (stones,beads, crystals not to be judged)

Michael Hardcastle

Michael Hardcastle, 1st prize, unset cabochon stones

Matthew Redgen

Matthew Regden, 2nd prize, unset cabochon stones

Wesley Worrley

Wesley Worrley, 3rd prize, unset cabochon stones

Karl Austerberry

Karl Austerberry, Highly Commended, unset cabochon stones

Jan Drenth

Jan Drenth, 1st prize, Hand crafted set cabochon
Jan Drenth, Highly Commended, Wire wrapped with stone/stones, beads or crystals

Rita Biscaretti

Rita Biscaretti, 2nd prize, Hand crafted set cabochon
Rita Biscaretti, 3rd prize, Hand crafted set cabochon
Rita Biscaretti, Highly Commended, Hand crafted set cabochon

Brenda Honey (non member)

Brenda Honey (nonmember), 1st prize, Standard Brilliant
Brenda Honey (nonmember), 2nd prize, Standard Brilliant

Kylie OBrien

Kylie O’Brien, 3rd prize, Standard Brilliant)

Richie Willims

Richie Willaims, Highly Commended, Standard Brilliant

Bill OReilly-Smith

Bill O’Reilly-Smith, Entrant, Standard Brilliant

Unknown Club Entrant

Currently unknown club entrant, Standard Brilliant