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  • [] #JWLV #COUTURE Invites You To Design Your Own Master Plan With COUTURE'S Interactive Map
    by Robyn Hawk
    Download the 2016 show map and design your Master Plan!For all things Couture....Website:   http://www.thecoutureshow.comFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/CoutureEventTwitter:   https://twitter.com/by_coutureInstagram:   https://www.instagram.com/by_couture/....

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  • [] #Gemshows Retail & Wholesale Jewelry, Gem, Mineral and Fossil Shows for June 2016
    by Robyn Hawk
    A stunning strand of multi-colored Tahitian pearls from Kamoka Pearls.       http://kamokapearls.comJune 20163-4—PRICE, UTAH: Annual show; Patrick Braun, Carbon County Event Center; 310 South Fairgrounds Road; Daily 10-7, Daily 10-7; Free Admission; 10th Annual Castle Country Rock, Fossil and Mineral Show. Please join us for this free family event. Fossils, minerals, gemstones, beads, jewelry, petrified wood, lapidary equipment, demonstrations and much, much more. 3-5—CLOVERDALE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Jenny Macias, Cloverdale History Museum; 215 N. Cloverdale Blvd.; Fri. 9....

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  • [] Blog-o-sphere Think Tank: May’s topic: “What are you looking forward to?”
    by Robyn Hawk
    Can't believe how late I am posting this but I really want to do this one!What am I looking forward to?Jewelry Week in Las Vegas!  Where else can you find everything from incredible over the top emeralds from Takat at LUXURY by JCK....OR  some of the incredible pieces at the Antique Jewelry & Watch Show...To the fun unique looks from the Design Center at JCK....,,,,and then there are the amazing designers of the Couture show...This is what I'm looking forward....

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  • [] Artist Bio: Joe Montroy
    by Metalwerx
    Here at Metalwerx, we are excited to offer a class that is a little bit different than any that we have ever offered before. This June 18th and 19th, learn to work with a new medium in Stone Carving with Joe Montroy. Joe is a sculptor and Art Educator, who works in various sculptural media, and whose current body of work “explores formal aspects of sculpture at an intimate scale directly related to human interaction.” Montroy states, “I am intrigued....

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  • [] Descriptions of Brass and Zinc in Mappae Clavicula
    by Jamie Hall
    This post was meant to be a list of descriptions of brass production in medieval texts, but as soon as I opened Mappae Claviculai, it became clear that each text will need it's own post. The history of brass is complex, and it defies 21st century ideas about metallurgy. Metallic zinc was almost unknown in Europe until the early modern period, but its alloy with copper – brass - was in high demand in antiquity and the middle ages. Recipes....

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  • [] Southwestern Turquoise Jewelry
    by rincontrading
    Turquoise Jewelry in the Southwestern USA Although very different from other gemstones like rubies, diamonds, emeralds, etc. turquoise has been respected worldwide. It has, in fact, color ranges from shades of blue-green to blue to green. The most attractive and commonly used shade in turquoise jewelry today is the blue. A timeless gemstone Turquoise has been used since ancient times. Turquoise jewelry is as much in demand today as it was decades ago. Turquoise has not lost its charm. Early....

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