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Saturday, September 8 • 10:15am - 12:15pm
INSTORE’s CAD Pressure Challenge: First Round

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Here comes the happy couple! And it's time for four top CAD designers to battle it out to create the best possible design for their engagement ring. Designers will have two hours to create a design that meets the customers' specifications. Details of the design will be delivered on the spot. Plus, making the pressure even more intense, all of you will be watching! Each CAD artist will use their own style and method of creating a CAD-designed masterpiece. Judges will also score competitors on their presentations and sales skills. Bench, bench supplies and tools provided by Stuller. Competitors sponsored by Gemvision.


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Brett Edmondson

Owner, Besco Custom Jewelers
Brett’s one of a kind craftsmanship has enabled him to bring Besco Custom Jewelers to the forefront of jewelers in the College Station, TX area. His recent accolades include back-to-back wins in 2009 and 2010 at Chicago’s Bench Pressure Challenge in the category “diamond setting”. Today, Brett specializes in made-to-order, one-of-a-kind items in gold and platinum primarily for the local bridal market.
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Charlie Herner

Director of CAD Department, Greenlake Jewelry Works
A self-proclaimed country boy from Monroeville, Ohio, Charlie came to Seattle's Green Lake Jewelry Works to help take CAD to the next level so their clients can experience a piece they'd like commission in crisp 3D accuracy before it’s ever cast in precious metal. Having worked for several years as a CAD modeler focusing on detailed, producible designs, as well as spending several years of training at the jeweler’s bench, Charlie... Read More →
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Mike Magee

Owner, Dolmen Metalworks
Magee is a computer-geek-goldsmith who runs his own CAD/CAM service bureau and | custom jewelry shop in St.Paul, Minnesota, Dolmen Metalworks. Having his own business allows Mike to bring more of his own creative ideas to fruition and enables him to help others create. He won “Best Jewelry Model” in the 2010 T-spline Organic Modeling | Contest.
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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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Curt Vinson

Curt manages the Granbury location of Troy Vinson Jewelers. Curt is a graduate of the Institute of Jewelry Technology in Paris, Texas. He is one of the few Texas Jewelers of America Certified Master Bench Jeweler, the only one in Hood County. Curt has also archived the Jewelers of America Award of Excellence. Curt is also a talented CAD Designer. He is very involved in the jewelry industry and is currently serving on the Board of... Read More →

Saturday September 8, 2012 10:15am - 12:15pm
Bench Experience Zone

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