OK - say this fast, four times: Franklin Faceters Frolic ... a bit of a tongue twister, no?. Why four times? To remind you that coming up is Franklin Faceters Frolic 4, the forth annual occurrence of this event...
It happens in Franklin NC onSaturday, July 30, 2011. Hours will be 9AM to 6PM.
Admission is free, donations to defray expenses are welcome.
There will be several door prizes donated by our dealers and exhibitors and
raffle tickets for these will be $1 each, available the day of the event.
FFF4 is in a new location, a bit up the road, at the Trimont Christian School. The school is about 1.5 miles from the Club Show at the Community Center on the Georgia Road. Take a right and go North up the hill from the Club Show, cross over the highway just past the Fun Factory (last year's location) and take the second left past the overpass, onto Golfview Drive. Take a right onto Promise Lane and you will see the school on your left.
Learn about faceting techniques - see the gem rough for sale (...from Nigeria! ... from Tanzania! ...from Columbia!) - most of all, meet your brother and sister faceters and enjoy yourself while learning. There will be lectures, and time to visit the dealers
GOOD NEWS: A class in the use of "GemCad for Windows" is scheduled for the preceding Friday, July 29, from noon to 6PM. - at the "Fun Factory" (last year's location). A modest tuition fee of $25 will offset location expenses.
NOT SO GOOD NEWS. Almost as soon as this was announced - in no time - all of the seats to this class were SOLD OUT. But, there's always a chance of cancellations. Get on that waiting list by contacting Roy Kersey, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Saturday seminar sessions will include:
Lisa Elser on "Buying Gem Rough in Africa; Gustavo Castelblanco on "Columbian Emeralds; Roy Meade on "Everything You Wanted to Know About Waxing Dops; John Campbell on Copper Laps and How to Use Them", and, in another session, "What do I Do Now That I Have My Faceting Machine?"; and George Ellison "Cutting Welo Opal";
Be sure to stop by and say hello to Hal Hume, Ultra Tec's Rep from Hendersonville NC, (he'll have a table there). Hal says about himself "I started faceting in mid 1980's, initially just as a occasional pastime, it soon became almost an obsession and soon I was faceting in competition with the North Carolina Lapidary Society". You will enjoy talking to him.
This is a photo of Hal peering out from behind his faceting machine. Hal looks a little somber in this picture, but you'll have him smiling and chatting in no time. Want to talk about Ultra Tec? You've come to the right place.
Hal's E-mail: email@example.com
GENERAL INFO ABOUT FFF4 - Contact Roy Kersey, firstname.lastname@example.org
More details @ http://www.arthandcrafted.com/