Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tucson 2012: Classes, Workshops and Demos

"At The Bench Live" by MJSA at the AGTA Gemfair:  There’s nothing like learning from the masters—and jewelers who attend MJSA’s At the Bench Live seminars do just that. Featuring the industry’s most renowned experts, At the Bench Live offers a blend of best practices and innovative ideas. It creates an atmosphere in which questions can be posed, solutions offered, and problems solved. And it ensures that attendees can walk way with a bit more technical mastery at their command.

January 31
Step to It: Tricks for Soldering Multiple Joints in SilverPresenter: Arthur Anton Skuratowicz

February 1
History Detective:  How to Identify Previous Repairs in JewelryPresenter: Arthur Anton Skuratowicz

February 2
Working with Gemstones:  The Designer’s ChallengesPresenter: Alishan Halebian

February 3
Mythbusters:  Challenging Tradition at the BenchPresenter: Ann Cahoon

February 4
Using Handmade Chain in Custom DesignsPresenter: Ann Cahoon

February 5
Compound Interest:  Creating the Optimum Polish on MetalsPresenter: Arthur Anton Skuratowicz

Complete Descriptions at:

The show features jewelry suppliers, gemstone merchants, and nomadic traders, with objects including but not limited to collectibles, antiquities, artifacts, rare ethnographic objects, unusual gold and silver pieces, carved gemstones and pendants, champlevé enamel, uncut garnets, Gablonzer crystals, vintage jewelry components and findings, costume jewelry, hard-to-find ceremonial and tribal objects, and handmade earrings.

In addition to exhibits, the show presents 8,000 square feet of workshops and classes, taught by respected instructors, with step-by-step instruction for all skill levels in such techniques as hand knotting, glass pendants, bead making, soldering, jewelry design, mixed media, polymer clay, resin jewelry, enamelling, metal and wirework.

The Tucson Bead Show runs this year from February 4 to 6, 2012. It is open to the public, and is free for both wholesale and retail buyers to attend and register. With three intense days and 500 exhibits, The Tucson Bead Show is bead design. Meet bead makers, designers, artists, artisans. Take a workshop and learn more about bead design. Buy directly from the merchants.

The show also offers one of the most comprehensive workshop programs by well-known artisans and bead makers –offering step-by-step instruction for all skill levels in clay bead making, jewelry design, stringing and hand knotting, bead weaving, polymer clay modeling, soldering, metal and wirework, mixed media, glass pendants, and resin jewelry making.

A truly one of a kind Southwestern jewelry pavilion can only be found at the JOGS Tucson show. Exhibiting are the top dealers, miners and manufacturers with the largest stock of jewelry from Albuquerque, Mexico and China. The American Amber Association presents, at the JOGS Tucson Gem Show, the largest U.S. Amber jewelry pavilion. The Art Gem Décor pavilion contains some of the most beautiful décor items crafted out of stones, gems, copper, wood, metal and other materials. Besides the exquisite art pieces, you can also find some great everyday interior design pieces. Other JOGS Tucson Gem Show pavilions include the many international pavilions which represent the rich gem and jewelry heritage of Indonesia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Mexico and Nepal.

...and when you get tired of walking, sit down and take a workshop!  With over 100 Classes and Seminars presented through ArtBeadCircle you are wure to find something you want to learn.  Workshop Schedule at:   http://www.artbeadcircle.com/default.aspx?id=14 

What is TEP? TEP stands for Tucson Eletric Park, also called Kino Sports Complex, and the TEP Gem & Mineral Show is surrounded by baseball diamonds. TEP is one of the largest and most exciting shows in Tucson every year, drawing over 260 vendors, thousands of customers, and features acres of free parking! There's also a convenient shuttle service if you are coming from out-of-town. The show is free and open to the public. The TEP Gem & Mineral Show will be in the Tucson Show Guide and Tucson EZ Guide, so you can plan your events while attending the Tucson shows.
T.E.P. Gem & Mineral Show in coordination with JewelryTools.com will be bringing you 100+ classes this year at Tucson Electric Park (TEP) this January 28-February 12, 2012. They have pulled together a very impressive international team of instructors to bring you the largest selection of classes available in Tucson.  JewelryTools will be holding over 100 classes in one of the big white tents you'll see from the freeway, I-10, as you're approaching Ajo Road. Make sure to plan for plenty of time at the show before and after class, because you'll want to explore the whole show! Whether you like rocks and gems, silks and tie-dyes, incense and gifts, international food, or you just want to see the most unsual finds in all of Tucson, TEP is the best place to be!

Workshop Schedule at:  
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