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Showing posts with label Gem show. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gem show. Show all posts

Wonderful Week of Riveting and Tube Setting!

We  have been enjoying our beautiful weather this week at Harold Studio!  Johanna visited the gem show in Tucson and of course we consumed lots of chocolate in the studio thanks to treats brought in for Valentine's Day!  Here are some great items made in Jewelry I and Jewelry II this week!

Love the geometric shape!  A super fun copper riveted piece made by Erica in Jewelry 1.  
Loving the curvy lines of this brass riveted piece made by Ginger in Jewelry 1.  Perfect for Valentine's Day!

Beautiful tube set amethyst earrings made by Narcissa in Jewelry II!

Johanna found some cool druzy stones at the Tucson Gem Show!

Cody, our studio pup, wished everyone a Happy Valentine's Day!

Photo of the Day: Potter USA

We are in Tucson this week at the JOGS gem show and having a wonderful time! When I knew for sure we would be exhibitors at the show, I made plans to meet up with Kevin Potter of Potter USA. Kevin is a jeweler who makes tools for the jeweler and hobbyist. I first heard about his products through my sister who volunteered for an organization called Seeds for Autism which gives vocational training(like jewelry making) for adults with autism. Seeds for Autism has a hydraulic press that she would rave about. After meeting Kevin at this year's SNAG conference and seeing his press in action, I knew it was only a matter of time before I got one for the studio! Long story short, I picked up our press during a free minute today and can't wait to use it!
Along with all the heavy machinery of Kevin's shop, is one of our presses above. We got a blue one.

Kevin uses all of this machinery to make amazing tools for jewelers and hobbyists. He definitely makes our lives a lot easier and is a wealth of information on the jewelry industry.

I'll keep everyone updated with how the press is working out at the studio when we get it there!

September Gem Show

We're going to be at the JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show this September teaching workshops as well as showing jewelry. If you'd like to sign up for a workshop or just say hello, check out our schedule here. We're all very excited for the opportunity to teach as well as show our new lines. So drop by and tell us what you think of our jewelry!

Tucson Gem Show

Today at the gem show, we saw stones of all shapes and sizes (one as tall as me!) from every corner of the world.

It was more than a little overwhelming. I was able to get some tools for the studio and everyone ended up buying some stones.

It was definitely a fun time and we didn't even see a tenth of the show!