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  • [] A few jewelry design favorites we spotted
    by CGM Findings
    We love handmade and we also love good jewelry design. The amount of work out there is pretty vast. Good jewelry design and nice craftsmanship narrows it down quite a bit and speaks for itself. It's just like art - when you see it the craftsmanship and quality just really stands out at you. Almost or incompletely duplicated, a unique creation that stands it's own. We haven't written an article in a while, so for now we just thought we....

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  • [] LIVING THE “JEWELRY CAD DREAM”. JOIN THE REVOLUTION.
    by Allan Straton
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  • [] Making Tools.
    by hansmeevis
    Cross posted and sanitized from my main blog. I made this nifty ring clamp for myself after I saw a similar clamp being used by a Russian master setter. I have got the proper GRS inside ring clam but it only expands from one side . I don’t like that much because it puts expanding pressure on only one side of the ring. And anyway, there is absolutely nothing I like more than making gizmo’s and tools. Components. The center....

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  • [] ACE© It Mid Year Conference by NAJA
    by Robyn Hawk
    ACE© It Conferences by NAJAAppraisers Continuing EducationThe National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) announces its 42nd Annual Winter ACE© It Education Conference to be held in Rosemont, IL on September 22-23, 2014.  New this year will be the opportunity to attend the World of Gems IV Conference preceding NAJA in the same location.The appraisal organization dedicated exclusively to gems and jewelry presents an outstanding program to assist the professional appraiser’s continuing education and an unparalleled networking experience.  The daily programs....

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  • [] Pulse Arc Welding for Jewelers: The Revolution is Now!
    by Metalwerx
    There’s a micro-revolution happening in studios. It takes place one pulse at a time but can add up to big savings of time and money. Developments in pulse arc welding technology are giving jewelers an alternative to soldering that can ultimately free them to indulge in more creative pursuits. “We finally have something for the little guys,” says Sessin Durgham, technical support agent at Rio Grande Jewelry Supply. He has seen a boom in smaller, more affordable micro-Tungsten Inert Gas....

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  • [] happy August sale!
    by kim
    Just in case you haven't seen this august sale yet I thought I would remind you here. Use code 'peridot' to get 20% off any frost or an olive colored hue in the August Sale section of my website. happy august!xo, kimPlease leave a comment, I would love to see what is on your mind.....

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  • [] Amazonite and Silver Set
    by sheltech
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  • [] The Creative Process in Us All
    by james l. sweaney cga fga. gg
    The creative process is one of the things that makes us human. All of us have creative impulses and abilities. From the raw data of our senses and our life experiences, our minds build ideas based on thought, image, and emotion. We use these ideas in our daily life for such mundane things as everyday speech, signing our name, or making a sandwich. We express them more permanently through literature, art and music. At Mardon, we're privileged to participate in the ideas....

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  • [] August 2014 - Local Club Shows
    by Robyn Hawk
    August 20141-3—NIPOMO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Orcutt Mineral Society; Nipomo High School; 525 N. Thompson Ave.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; more than 60 indoor dealers, outdoor tailgaters; contact Wes Lingerfelt, PO Box 176, Nipomo, CA 93444, (805) 929-3788; e-mail: info@omsinc.org; Web site: www.omsinc.org1-3—PRESCOTT VALLEY, ARIZONA: Annual show; Prescott Gem & Mineral Club; Tim's Toyota Center; Glassford Hill and Florentine Rd.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; adults $4, seniors and students $3, children (12 and under) free; 50 dealers,....

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  • [] Remarkable Handcrafted English Tudor Collection !
    by Roger Dougherty
    Pictured below are two of a remarkable collection of handcrafted Tudor inspired necklaces. This was a great find for me and an honor to make these available to my customers at Silk and Sterling. The designer artist has borrowed the style of the Medieval Renaissance Era of English history in creating this fantastic collection. I am pleased that she has made them available to me to offer to our American clientele.  As yet I cannot offer them for sale, but....

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