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  • [] Jewelry Cad Dream. Advancing at light speed. Jewelry Cad School coming soon.
    by Allan Straton
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  • [] PMC Bead-O-Rama! with Barbara Becker Simon
    by Metalwerx
    Nineteen ninety-six was a pivotal year for Barbara Becker Simon. The accomplished metalsmith had already spent decades working on commissions with the usual mainstays of gold and diamonds when, totally by accident, she learned to make glass beads. “I fell in love,” she said. “Bam, boom! Be afraid. Be very afraid,” she cautions those who might be tempted to try it out. The self-proclaimed “color junkie” was immediately hooked on glass. Barbara was well aware that a metal project can....

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  • [] #JCKLasVegas Opens on the Heels of Successful LUXURY Preview #JWLV
    by Robyn Hawk
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJCK Las Vegas Opens on the Heels of Successful LUXURY Preview Las Vegas, NV (May 30, 2015) — JCK Las Vegas, the largest jewelry tradeshow in North America, opened its doors Friday to commence its 24th event. The opening follows a successful 3-day, by invitation-only LUXURY show preview, indicating strong attendance and buying for the days ahead. " This year's LUXURY event has new excitement. The group of Elite Enclave brands, with its concentration of elite fashion designers is a refreshing twist on....

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  • [] The Winged Pig Eats the Elephant
    by noelyovovich
    It’s been a while since I felt I had anything worth writing here, but it seems like time now. I’ve taken a decisive step—I have left my job. Yay! And, YIKES. One of the results of my current situation is I have an itchy, red rash that waxes and wanes with my degree of anxiety (and, yes, I’ve seen the doc, and tried the usual approaches. I even tried floating in an isolation tank). But it was clear I was....

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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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