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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

JCK Las Vegas Jewelry Show - AGTA GemFair - MJSA "At The Bench Live"


This Just IN...Bruno Mars to Headline
JCK's Rock The Beach!
Bruno Mars, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter best known for the smash hits “Just the Way You Are" and "Grenade,” will headline the JCK Rocks the Beach Party on Sunday, June 5 at The Beach at Mandalay Bay.  
The event begins at 9 p.m. and is open to all JCK and LUXURY badge holders, as well as all guests of the Jewelers for Children dinner.
Visit the AGTA GemFair™ at the JCK Las Vegas Show
Join AGTA on the Beach level in the Islander and South Pacific Ballrooms at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center June 2-7, 2011 - a new location, more exhibitors and a longer show - now open the day before JCK through the day after!


"At the Bench Live" 

  at JCK Las Vegas




June 4 - 
Using Handmade Chain in Custom Designs 

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.      
As consumer demand for custom jewelry grows, so too are the ways in which jewelers are creating unique, personalized pieces. One method to add personalization is through the use of handmade chain. Ann Cahoon will show techniques for creating handcrafted chain to complement specific custom designs.

June 4 - 
Mythbusters: Challenging Tradition at the Bench 

1:30 to 3 p.m.
Venerable traditions have built up regarding how bench jewelers should go about their craft. And, like all traditions, some may be true and some may be little more than myths. Join Ann Cahoon and she sets about separating hard facts from tall tales. Whether focusing on accepted procedures for equipment maintenance, the selection of tools for specific tasks, or simple safety procedures, she will challenge the traditions—and attendees will come away with new insights.

June 5 - 
New Techniques for Setting Princess-Cut Diamonds
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Princess-cut diamonds are among the most popular styles favored by consumers, but their sharp edges must be protected: Too much stress from the setting, and they could easily become damaged. Joel McFadden will demonstrate a new technique he developed that will simplify the setting process and ensure the stone’s points remain unharmed.

June 5 -
Tips for Finishing and Pre-Finishing Jewelry

1:30 to 3 p.m.

A piece of jewelry can rise and fall on the quality of its finish. Joel McFadden—renowned for the refinement of his finishing and polishing work—shows how to quickly and efficiently finish all areas of a piece to ensure everythingshines.


June 6 - 
CAD at the Bench: Tips and Tricks, Part 1
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The rise of computer-aided design (CAD) has been a great aid to bench jewelers—if jewelers know how to use it wisely. From stone layout to making parts fit together, Jim will show inside tricks for combining handwork with CAD modeling to help the bench jeweler work faster and make better jewelry.

June 6 - 
Advanced CAD at the Bench: Tips & Tricks, Part 2
1:30 to 3 p.m.

More tricks to help jewelers incorporate CAD to speed their production at the bench and create finely detailed pieces that would be unattainable through hand work alone.

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