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Saturday, September 8 • 4:00pm - 4:15pm
INSTORE’s CAD Pressure Challenge Winner Announced

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Who will it be? Our judges will be picking a winner of our hotly-contested CAD Pressure Challenge, and it's not going to be an easy task. Be sure to be there to cheer the winner. Sponsored by Stuller and 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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Kate Peterson

President, Performance Concepts
Kate Peterson is president of Performance Concepts, Inc., a company dedicated to providing innovative and effective consultation in the areas of organizational design and development, retail operations, human resource management, sales and consumer behavior, as well as training and education focused on the learning needs of the luxury retailer. Ms. Peterson is a member of the board of directors of the Diamond Council of America. Along with her... 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 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Bench Experience Zone

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