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  • [] #AGSConclave Forevermark's Opening Remarks at AGS Conclave, New Orleans
    by Robyn Hawk
    from Press ReleaseFollowing the Opening Keynote Luncheon at the AGS Conclave featuring Hall of Fame Quarterback Terry Bradshaw, Forevermark's Opening Remarks  in New OrleansALERT: FOREVERMARK ENCOURAGES CHANGE AT THE AGS CONCLAVEForevermark, the diamond brand with a promise of beauty, rarity and responsible sourcing, presented the Opening Keynote Luncheon at the AGS Conclave, featuring Hall of Fame Quarterback Terry Bradshaw.During his opening remarks, Forevermark US President Charles Stanley stated the need to drive change within the industry, saying, “To be our best....

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  • [] Jewelry Cad Dream. Example of Parametric with Dynamic History.
    by Allan Straton
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  • [] Salt Green
    by Jamie Hall
    Salt Green is a name used in some medieval manuscripts to describe green copper compounds, which can be used as pigments or reagents. Unsurprisingly, salt is an important part of these recipes, but recipes also include liquids like vinegar and urine. In the first instance, I wanted to find out what copper would do when exposed to brine (an aqueous solution of sodium chloride, AKA common salt), without the addition of other liquids. Later experiments will deal with combinations, and....

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  • [] Gold Damascene with Brian Meek
    by Metalwerx
    A rare opportunity to learn Korean-style damascening with Brian Meek occurs next month at Metalwerx, immediately following the close of the SNAG convention in Boston. Brian, known as the “Tool Guy” at Knew Concepts metalsmithing equipment, will lead the two-day workshop in which students will learn to make what he describes as “metal Velcro.” The road leads to Damascus, the saying goes, as it is the root which gives us a variety of words. The Syrian capital was in ancient....

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  • [] The Timber Bay Embossed Butterfly
    by sheltech
      The BF design is by Lisa M. Fida of Timber Bay Home and Garden  http://www.timberbayhg.com/   and I have done several other similar jobs for them . This BF is 3” wide by 2” tall , made from 26 ga. copper. The die works as a one-step cutting and embossing set , where the pancake die has wire designs soldered to it’s face, and a bottom base plate  female mold made of ½” nylon . To begin, I chose to....

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  • [] #Gemshows Contra Costa Crystal Fair - April 18-19, 2015
    by Robyn Hawk
    $2.00 OFF Admission with this email THE CRYSTAL FAIR IS COMING SOONSubject:  Contra Costa Crystal FairDate: April 18-19, 2015Location: Civic Park Community Center                1375 Civic Drive @ Broadway                Walnut CreekHours: Saturday 10am-6pm;  Sunday 10am-4pmAdmission: $8 (good for both days)   (under 12 free) and free parking.Info: (415) 383-7837; email jerry@crystalfair.com  website: www.crystalfair.comThe CRYSTAL FAIR includes over 30 dealers of crystals, minerals, beads, jewelry, and metaphysical healing tools. The list includes:  Nan Olsen’s Altar Space,  Crystal Clan from Mt....

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  • [] Serendipity and Flying Pigs
    by noelyovovich
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