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  • [] #JWLV #JCKLV Use The Tech!!! JCK Mobile Show Planner!
    by Robyn Hawk
    Make working the JCK Show a breeze - download the JCK Mobile app and sign up for the "my JCK Show Planner".You can add all your events and vendor appt's - even cocktail parties...GO TO http://lasvegas.jckonline.com/....

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  • [] #Gemshows CGMA'S 39th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show and MWF's 75th Anniversary Convention
    by Robyn Hawk
    Chicagoland Gems & Minerals Association (CGMA) Hosts the 39thAnnual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show and the 75th Anniversary Convention of the Midwest Federation of Mineralogical & Geological SocietiesMemorial Day Weekend 2015May 23, Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.May 24, Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.With Special Tours May 22, 23 and 24DuPage County Fairgrounds 2015 W. Manchester Rd., Wheaton, ILDig this: Seven Chicago area rock and mineral clubs present one of the Midwest region’s largest shows for rockhounds in tandem with the 75th Anniversary Convention of....

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  • [] Point Soldering-Invented by the Devil?
    by jeanettecaines
    An outsiders description of using a point soldering tool could easily be: Set up your carefully fitted parts in perfect alignment, poke them with a glob of solder stuck to the point soldering tool, WHILE heating it with a torch and melt the solder off the stick exactly into the seam without moving any of your parts out of alignment. Repeat with each piece of solder. If that doesn't sound like a recipe for madness, I don't know what does.....

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  • [] From the city to the studio: solving fabrication challenges with Alison Antelman
    by Metalwerx
    Alison Antelman studied television production but, bitten by the metal bug, began to to explore the world of jewelry making. Today she is a multi-award winning artist who has come full circle. Alison’s work is easily recognizable. Her jewelry sparkles with natural stones set in recycled gold against a backdrop of lustrous, oxidized silver. It fittingly recalls the cityscapes of Manhattan near New Jersey where she grew up. There is one particular landmark  she will never forget. “The Empire State....

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  • [] Book Review – "Mappae Clavicula, A little key to the world of medieval techniques" – translated by C. S. Smith and J. G. Hawthorne
    by Jamie Hall
    Book Review – "Mappae Clavicula, A little key to the world of medieval techniques" – translated by C. S. Smith and J. G. Hawthorne Mappae Clavicula is part of a thread that runs through the history of craft and chemistry. The thread is only visible occassionally, and we can only find it because it is a textual tradition. That might seem overly poetic, but it's an apt description for a document whose name is (confusingly) translated as The Small Key....

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