Santa Fe Symposium 2010 Countdown

by stevenadler on June 16, 2010

This year the Santa Fe Symposium will provide a great lineup of presentations beginning May 16th in Albuquerque, NM. Speakers from seven countries will provide us with an up to date analysis of today’s jewelry manufacturing technology.

Celebrating 24 years, this educational, non-commercial event is the highlight of opportunity for jewelers worldwide to gather and share their advances in our trade.
Highlights this year and among the brightest our industry has to offer in a variety of fields…

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Bathsheba’s Secrets

by stevenadler on June 16, 2010

Yesterday my friend Bathsheba Grossman presented a seminar on how she is using a new software program T-Splines to enhance the creativity of her designs. The conference webinar revealed to many of us familiar with her work a new perspective on how CAD is being used by the art community.

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For many years I have been showing Bathsheba’s work at my trade show booths in New York and Las Vegas and always get a “wow” from the crowds asking how does she do this.

For those…

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Dr Hubert Schuster

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MJSA 2009 Thinking Ahead Award ( Part 2)

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MJSA 2009 Thinking Ahead Award ( Part 1)

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  This is one of those stories that makes you feel good about small business here in America. It begins in a small Alabama jewelry store with a simple need. A bench jeweler who had been using his laser welder every day put his effort into making that job a little easier……… This is Glenn […]

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Solidscape User Group Launches with Magics Bijoux

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