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Monday, September 10 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
INSTORE's Bench Pressure Challenge: Winners

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Be here for the announcement of the big winner of the Bench Pressure Challenge. Each contestant deserves an award for competing in this challenge. Cheers for all!


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Isaac Kornhauser

Isaac is a second generation jeweler who has perfected the art of flower casting and is skilled in CAD/CAM and hand engraving. He is the shop manager and jewelry designer at Bella Cosa Jewelers in Willowbrook, IL.
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Jason Marchiafava

Jason is a third-generation jeweler with a specialty in engraving. He was awarded professional status by the Firearms Engravers Guild of America at 24 years of age. Jason presently works with a private firm specializing in ultra rare, colored gemstones, and museum-quality handmade jewelry. Jason's projects often feature his elaborate hand-engraving and special creative flair.
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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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Marc Williams

Owner, MarcCo Custom Jewelers
Marc grew up in the jewelry business and always loved working with his hands, so he followed in his father's footsteps as a master craftsman and jewelry designer. Marc was one of the first in the United States to adopt CAD, or computer assisted design, thus mixing old world craftsmanship with modern technology.
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Amber Worley

Amber graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle with a focus in industrial design, though quickly discovered a true passion for designing and fabricating jewelry. Amber found a home at Green Lake where originally hired as a designer for the sales floor, working on rough sketches and the conceptual stages of custom jewelry. But it wasn’t long before she was getting her hands dirty at the jeweler’s bench, where she's now one of our... Read More →

Monday September 10, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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