Held in central Tucson at:
Old Pueblo Lapidary club
3118 N Dale Ave
Tucson, AZ 85712
Feb 1,2,3 2024
Some of the biggest names in Faceting will be in attendance!!
Jan 30/31 Faceting class taught by Tom Mitchell and Dave Richardson.
$145 for members
$170 for non members
6 spots available
Announced in first week of Nov for signups
How to cash in on your passion!!
2024 focus on business aspects for Faceters and Single stone competition
Super hands on experience, a chance to see 5-7 different machines in action!! Awesome presentations!
Fantasy machines, mast machines, a great display!
And…..a Taco truck!!
Our opening act!!
Feb 1 – 10:00 am
Dopping demos, dopping blues? Come sit and dop!
Very well attended last year, come play!
(Past USFG President)!
Judging for the SS competition, learn the ins and outs of single stone competition cutting and judging.
12:00 Lunch/ demos
1:00 Panel discussion Justin Prim/ Roger Dery/?/?/Laura Phyllis
“First steps of a long journey”
How you can maximize your effort to develop a steady income Faceting gemstones.
2:00 Roger Dery– Biz challenges and solutions
5:00 Amanda Adkins-
The adventure of USA mined gems
This is a must see!!
Feb 2, 10:00 am
Tom Mitchell – The many dopping techniques that address different needs and situations
Feb 2 11:00
Feb 2, 1:00-2:00
Scott Sucher-opals, the care and feeding of!
Feb 2, 1:00-2:00
Machine Demos! Fantasy, V5, Glass tec,
Feb 2, 2:00
Lisa Elser-Enacting our ethics; practical ideas for a small biz
Feb 2,- 3:00-4:30
“How the other side cuts”
Gem cutting history from around the world.
A visual presentation on Diamond cutting.
Feb 3, 10:00 am
Dopping workshop, bring yours or use a provided fixtures.
GO FOR IT!
Encouraging words for the SS competition. Just go for it! This fellow scored 100 on Novice!! Worth a listen!
Feb 3, 11:00
Mark Oros of Hashnu gems
Starting a gem Faceting business A-Z in two parts
11:00-12 Starting a gem business.
2:00-3:00 machine demos
Feb 3, 3:00 pm
Feb 3, 4:00
Feb 3. 5:30
USFG ends and OPLC famous Hobnob dinner and rough sale/ stone contest begins at 6:00
Our Daily teachers/demonstrators:
Daily-Fantasy Demos, let’s get started! Concave cuts make a brilliant pop right up!
Teaching Faceting Feb Jan 30-31
Feb 1, 2, 3 Dopping and coaching cutters
Teaching Faceting Jan 30,31
Coaching cutters and dopping Feb 1,2,3
Dopping and coaching cutters.
Machine Demos about every hour between talks.
Great door prizes!!
Thank you for the donations from:
Ultra Tec USA
(Your name here) please contact me if you would like to be a sponsor!
Thank you to our hosts and volunteers from the OPLC and USFG, you rock!!
Please contact me with any ideas, possible speakers, sponsors, or any clubs/guilds that we could reach out to. Text preferred
USFG Board member/