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Sunday, September 9 • 12:15pm - 2:00pm
Bench Demos And Live Chat

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Join Linus Drogs and Chris Ploof from the Palladium Alliance International for guidance on creating beautiful, durable palladium jewelry. December is one of the top months for wedding proposals. Will you have everything you need to create the emotional masterpiece your customer is asking for? Find out what other top bench jewelers are planning to do during the busy season ahead.

 

 


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Linus Drogs

Linus Drogs is a Casting Consultant for Palladium Alliance International (PAI). With more than two decades of casting expertise, his role at PAI include appearing at trade conferences, advising manufacturers on how to cast Palladium, and overseeing the creation and dissemination of technical information on the uses of Palladium.  | “I see my role as a conduit and technician to the jewelry manufacturing trade to help with the process... Read More →
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Joel McFadden

Owner, JMD Designs
Joel McFadden Designs | Joel McFadden is a third-generation jeweler, born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. He learned to be a bench jeweler under the tutelage of his grandfather and the other old-time jewelers in Charleston and from there began working as a journeyman throughout the South. Since then, he has operated his own trade shop, a large-scale retail jewelry store, and more recently, a custom-design jewelry boutique in Red... Read More →
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David Peters

| David Peters most recently served as the Director of Education & Industry Relations for Jewelers of America (JA). Prior to joining Jewelers of America, Peters spent seven years as an instructor at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), where he had extensive experience training retail jewelers. He has also conducted seminars and educational programs at major industry events both within the United States and internationally... Read More →
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Chris Ploof

Owner and Designer, Chris Ploof Designs
Hailing from a small town in Massachusetts, award winning master jeweler Chris Ploof was once a skinny boy lurking around the local living history museum, watching awestruck as the craftspeople manipulated what had previously seemed unyielding: glass, tin, iron. All the while, his spirit was fusing itself to the use of heat and tools to ingeniously create utility and elegance.  After traveling the world trying hands-on careers that spoke to... Read More →


Sunday September 9, 2012 12:15pm - 2:00pm
Bench Experience Zone

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