Knoxville, TN • July 18-21, 2017

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JTV Experience

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

10:00a-12:00p

Jewel School Live On Air

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

9:30a-11:00a

Cutting a Concho with Candie Cooper

12:30p-2:00p

Geology of Gem with Renata Lafler

2:15p-3:45p

Moissanite as a Diamond Alternative with Bob Curry

8:00p-10:00p

Girlfriend Friday After Party

Thursday, July 20, 2017

9:30a-11:00a

Leather and Gemstone Tassel Necklace with Laura Gasparrini

12:30p-2:00p

Specific Stories from the Mines with Andy Lucas

2:15p-3:45p

British Jewellery Heritage Meets House Style with Chris Sellors

8:00p-10:00p

Rockafellas Live

Friday, July 21, 2017

9:30a-11:00a

Fan Pendant Beginner with Wyatt White

12:30p-2:00p

Button Top Wire Weave Cocktail Ring with Kleshna

8:00p-10:00p

Girlfriend Friday Live

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Enter to win a special behind-the-scenes tour of our gem cutting studio on Thursday!

To enter:

  1. Find the JTV Experience kick-off video posted Monday on JTV’s Facebook Page.
  2. Post a comment on the video and include what you are most excited about to see at JTV Experience.
  3. Winner will be randomly drawn and announced Thursday morning in the Auditorium. Tour will take place during lunch and will be broadcast LIVE on our Facebook page.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

10:00a

Jewel School Show
Guests arrive and check in at Rothchild Event Center

5:30p

Opening Ceremony

6:00p

Dinner and Key Note Speaker

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

8:30a

Entertainment and daily conference open, Auditorium

9:30a-11:00a

AM Classes

11:15a-12:15p

Lunch

12:30p-2:00p

Early Afternoon Class

2:15p-3:45p

Mid Afternoon Class

7:00p-10:00p

Rockafellas Live Show (begins at 8:00p)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

8:30a

Entertainment and daily conference open, Auditorium

9:30a-11:00a

AM Classes

11:15a-12:15a

Lunch

12:30p-2:00p

Early Afternoon Class

2:15p-3:45p

Mid Afternoon Class

4:00p-5:30p

Keynote Address, Auditorium

5:45p-7:00p

Jewelry Fest at the GemStore

7:00p-10:00p

Gemstone Primetime Live Show (begins at 8:00p)

Friday, July 21, 2017

8:30a

Entertainment and daily conference open, Auditorium

9:30a-11:00a

AM Classes

11:15a-12:15p

Lunch

12:30p-2:00p

Early Afternoon Class

2:15p

Closing Ceremony, Auditorium

2:30p-5:00p

Personal Shopping

7:00p-10:00p

Girlfriend Friday Live Show (begins at 8:00p)

Class

Speaker

Our Favorite Gemstones from Jerry's Book

We all have our favorite gemstones and so do our hosts. Get to know each host’s favorite stones as they highlight section of Jerry Sisk’s finished work.
Available all sessions.

Jay Boyle, Dawn Tesh,
Tommy Brown, Mandy S,
Casey

Pearls, Coral, Jade

Pearl expert, Mark Brown, will assist customers in learning about pearls, coral, and jade. See how these gemstones form and what makes them unique.
Available all sessions.

Mark Brown

History of Diamond Design/Setting Cutting

President of Diamond Council of America, Terry Chandler, walks you back in time as he shares history of the diamond. Learn how “a girl’s best friend” was originally cut and set.
Available all sessions.

Tery Chandler

How To Collect from the Ground Up

This class is designed to teach students how to build a collection using gemstones, jewelry, minerals, carvings, spheres and other collectible materials. The instructors will focus on different approaches in creating a single type of collection. Examples of collections include gemstones, mineral specimens or jewelry by color, type, location, structure or composition. Students will learn how to display a collection consisting of single or multiple types.
Available all sessions.

Christopher Clark, Elizabeth Gass

Moissanite as a Diamond Alternative

It seems Moissanite is making quiet a name in the gemstone and jewelry industry. Examine the popularity and differences of moissanite and diamond while maintaining each stone’s allure and quality.
Available all sessions.

Bob Curry, Sunil

Gemstones of North Carolina

North Carolina has some of the richest gemstone deposits in all of North America. Gem-A’s Eric Fritz will take a deep look into these mines and the stones they have to offer.
Available 7.19: 9:30a, 12:30p, 2:15p; 7.21: 9:30a

Eric Fritz

Organic Gemstones - An Introduction

What exactly is an organic gemstone? Eric Fritz of Gem A will provide an introductory class to educate students on what makes a gemstone organic.
Available 7.20: 9:30a, 12:30p, 2:15p; 7.21: 12:30a

Eric Fritz

The Australian Opal Story

Danny and Michelle Hatcher take you on a one of a kind adventure and virtual tour through their mine Lightning Ridge. Lightning Ridge offers some of the rarest, most unique opals in the world.
Available all sessions.

Danny and Michelle Hatcher

Curator’s Corner

Join our Collection Curators and fellow rock hounds on a hands-on, behind-the-scenes tour of JTV’s exclusive internal collection. Let us be your guide to some of the most incredible loose gemstones, mineral specimens, and jewelry pieces that we own! Walking is required.
Available 7.19: 9:30a, 2:15p; 7.20: 9:30a; 7.21: 12:30p

Renata Lafler / Elizabeth Gass

The Geology Of Gems

Journey from the center of the Earth to the surface, discovering a variety of gems along the way. Explore how and why gem minerals form via interactive demonstrations and hands-on observation of minerals and their gem-bearing host rocks.
Available 7.19: 12:30p; 7.20: 12:30p, 2:15p; 7.21: 9:30p

Renata Lafler / Elizabeth Gass

Specific Stories from the Mines

GIA’s Andy Lucas has traveled the world exploring some of the largest mines. He will take you on a backstage tour of everything from mining to polishing gemstones.
Available all sessions.

Andy Lucas

Valuation of Rare Gems

Researching rare and hard-to-find gemstones and the experiences of working with the Somewhere in the Rainbow Collection.

Craig Lynch

Undercover with Antoinette

Uncover the hidden world of gemstones. Join Antoinette Matlins as she explores the gemstone industry and stories from the trade. Available all sessions.
Available 7.19: 2:15p; 7.20: 2:15p; 7.21: 12:30p

Antoinette Matlins

Tools

Antoinette Matlins will educate students on the importance of gemstone tools and the value they offer to gemstones and collections.
Available 7.19: 9:30a, 12:30p; 7.20: 9:30a, 12:30p; 7.21: 9:30a

Antoinette Matlins / Teresa Polly

What Lies Within-Inclusions in Gemstones

Have you ever looked closely to a gemstone – real close? Claire Mitchell examines the inclusions of gemstones and what lies beneath.
Available 7.19: 9:30a, 12:30p, 2:15p; 7.21: 9:30a

Claire Mitchell

Birthstones- Lore, Legend and Fact

January, February, March, April, and all the other months of the year offer great stories of the stones that represent them. Join Claire Mitchell as she uncovers lore, legend, and facts of birthstones.
Available 7.20: 9:30a, 12:30p, 2:15p; 7.21: 12:30p

Claire Mitchell

Twin Peaks Amethyst Mines - The Story

Every gemstone has a fascinating story engulfing their beauty. Sit down and hear the story of Twin Peak Amethyst Mines from Jerry Romanello and SIndi Schloss.
Available all sessions.

Jerry Romanella and Sindi Schloss

How To Collect a Rainbow

Jewelry Television had the pleasure of partnering with Somewhere in the Rainbow (SINR) gemstone collection to obtain images from Jerry Sisk’s life work, The Sisk Collection. Shelly Sergeart, Curator for SINR collection, displays these vivid images while sharing the story behind them.
Available all sessions.

Shelly Sergent

Whitby Jet and Blue John

Chris Sellors and Rebecca Tucker showcase Whitby Jet and Blue John. Both gemstones offer exquisite beauty and captivating stories.
Available all sessions.

Chris Sellors and Rebecca Tucker

Pearls

Pearls speak grace and sophistication. Follow along with Hillary Spector as she assembles the unique qualities of pearls.
Available all sessions.

Hillary Spector

Setting Stones

Creating finished pieces of jewelry from gemstones is a true art form. Join our resident jeweler, Tony Thompson, in carefully setting stones into works of art.
Available all sessions.

Tony Thompson

Class

Speaker

Boho Bride Earrings

Join professional jewelry designer and mixed media artist, Sara Ellis as she shows you how to use Quick Links and the Knotty Bracelet Tool with B-Lon and beads to create an elegant yet boho chic pair of earrings that are dressy enough for summer weddings but also trendy enough for blue jean weekends.
Available 7.19: 9:30a, 12:30p, 2:15p; 7.2: 9:30a

Sara Ellis

Garden Party Bangle Bracelet

Join Sara Ellis, professional jewelry designer and mixed media artist, as she shows you how to create a fun summer garden inspired bangle bracelet using the 3D Bracelet Jig and Artistic Wire. Learn how to add beautiful pops of color with beads to this bracelet to create a one of a kind design that will make you the belle of the garden party.
Available 7.20: 12:30p, 2:15p; 7.21: 9:30a, 12:30p

Sara Ellis

Bezeling a Donut with Superduos

Ann will be teaching bezeling a donut with super duos. You will use different materials to make this one of a kind bezel.
Available 7.19: 9:30a, 12:30p, 2:15p; 7.20: 9:30a

Ann Page

Bracelet of Brick Stitch Wheels

Ann will teach a bracelet of brick stitch wheels. This class will use a combination of gemstones and Fireline to create this beautiful piece.
Available 7.20: 12:30p, 2:15p; 7.21: 9:30a, 12:30p

Ann Page

Kumihimo, Making a Half Round Braid

Make a bracelet on the foam kumihimo disk using Anne’s template for the Half Round Braid Structure.
Available 7.19: 9:30a, 12:30p, 2:15p. 7.21: 9:30a

Anne Dilker

Getting Started with Macrame

Square knots will be used to make a “shamballa” style bracelet.
Available 7.20: 9:30a, 12:30p, 2:15p; 7.21: 12:30p

Anne Dilker

Fan Pendant Beginner

Learn techniques on how to un-braid and use the individual wires of the Artistic Wire Square Braid. The individual wires will be used to secure both the bead and the metal portion of the pendant. This beginner to intermediate class will be fun and informative. Students should bring any visual aids and extra lightning that you may need, as the coils are small.
Available 7.19: 9:30a, 12:30p, 2:15p; 7.20: 9:30a

Wyatt White

Galactic Ring Intermediate

Learn techniques on how to un-braid and use the individual wires of the Artistic Wire Square Braid. The individual wires will be used to secure both the bead and the metal portion of the ring. This intermediate class will be fin and informative. Students should bring any visual aids and extra lightning that you may need, as the coils are small.
Available 7.20: 12:30p, 2:15p; 7.21: 9:30a, 12:30p

Wyatt White

Sparkly Stretch Bracelet Spectacular

Join Meredith Roddy, for Beadalon & Artistic Wire to make multiple stretch bracelets with the Elasticity Needle, Elonga Stretch Cord, and gorgeous, glamorous Swarovski Crystal Beads.Available 7.19: 9:30a, 12:30p, 2:15p; 7.20: 9:30a

Meredith Roddy

Macrame Bangle Bracelet with Katie's Knotting Tool

Join Meredith Roddy and learn how to use the 3D Bangle Bracelet Jig to form a bangle bracelet, join the ends in a cold connection with an Artistic Wire Crimp Tube, and use Katie's Knotter Tool with B-Lon Beading Thread to cover the bangle in a beautiful knotted design. Finish up my making a tassel with the tassel maker and attaching it with a pinch bail. So many tools to use! So many skills to learn! Deceptively easy and strikingly beautiful.
Available 7.20: 12:30p, 2:15p; 7.21: 9:30a, 12:30p

Meredith Roddy

British Tweed Wire Weave Bracelet

Join Kleshna to learn how to weave on her award winning Bangle Bracelet Weaving Tool created for Beadalon. Master how to weave with alternating colours as well as add on sparkling embellished trim. You will come away from this workshop with a new technique and the know how to be able to carry on creating your own wonderful woven bangle designs.
Available 7.19: 9:30a, 12:30p, 2:15p; 7.20: 9:30a

Kleshna

Button Top Wire Weave Cocktail Ring

Join Kleshna to learn how to weave on her NEW 2017 Ring Weaving Tool created for Beadalon. Master the basic weave with a beautiful Swarovski button top finish and how to apple these techniques to create more complex designs. You will come away from this workshop with a variable treasure chest of techniques and ideas of innovative ways to carry on creating your own woven ring creations.
Available 7.20: 12:30p, 2:15p; 7.21: 9:30a, 12:30p

Kleshna

Learn Lapidary with Anie P

Learn how to cut cabochons with the Jool Tool machine. This class will teach different techniques to achieve different cuts.
Available 7.19: 9:30a; 7.20: 9:30a; 7.21: 9:30a

Anie P

Jewelry Polishing with the Jool Tool

The Jool Tool is a one-stop-shop machine! Anie will teach students how to polish different types of jewelry with the different wheels of the Jool Tool.
Available: 7.19: 12:30p, 2:15p; 7.20: 12:30p, 2:15p; 7.21: 12:30p

Anie P

Cutting a Concho

Try out the Sizzix Jewelry Studio Tool to cut leather and make a fun riveted with fringe pendant.
Available 7.19: 9:30a, 12:30p

Candie Cooper

Knotting Made Simple

Knot A Bead class with Dakota Stones and chunky silk.
Available: 7.19: 2:15p

Candie Cooper

Make It, Sell It

This is a quick metalworking project complete with packaging using Beadalon findings and the Sizzix tool!
Available 7.20: 9:30ap

Candie Cooper

Leather and Gemstone Tassel Necklace

Learn to make this gorgeous Boho-style Leather and Gemstone Tassel Necklace that’s easy to make and long on looks. It’s sure to become a new favorite for effortless, casual elegance. We’ll cover stringing, crimping and basic assemblage techniques in this fun and inspiring class!
Available 7.19: 9:30a, 12:30p, 2:15p and 7.20: 9:30a

Laura Gasparinni

Mixed Bead and Leather Boho Charm Bracelet

Combine easy leather cord knotting and bead stringing basics to create this earthy and on-trend bracelet with a tumbly, chunky look you’ll want to wear every day! We’ll cover basic stringing, crimping and cord-knotting techniques and learn how to adapt this project as a wrap bracelet or necklace.
Available 7.20: 12:30p, 2:15p and 7.21: 9:30a, 12:30p

Laura Gasparinni

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