Brett Sweeps CAD Bench Pressure Challenge ~ Dallasby Besco Custom Jewelers on August 25, 2013 No comments
Thanks to all my friends and customers that wished me luck and let me have a little extra time to practice!
On Saturday August 24th, I took first place in both design challenges and was selected the overall winner! I’ve racked up back to back overall wins in Dallas now, 2012 and 2013.
CAD Challengeby Besco Custom Jewelers on August 21, 2013 1 comment
Held on Saturday (August 24, 2013), this two-part challenge will test the CAD and design skills of four jewelers. For the first challenge, the four participants will receive a detailed request for a design from a celebrity designer. Then they fire up their systems in hopes of best filling the designer’s needs. Judges will score them on their presentation, sales skills and how well the design meets the request made by the celebrity designer. Talk about pressure!
For the second part of the CAD Pressure Challenge, the same four CAD artists will be given design requirements to create an item in their own personal style. Each artist will be given two hours to unleash their own vision and creativity in this challenge session.read more
New Websiteby Besco Custom Jewelers on August 15, 2013 No comments
Let me know what you think about our new website. I’m working on several new designs that I’ll post later in the week.read more
Bench Pressure Challenge ~ August 24th Dallasby Besco Custom Jewelers on August 14, 2013 No comments
Think reality TV for jewelers, but with more education and less spectacle — that’s the Bench Pressure Challenge. A high-traffic highlight of The SMART Show annually, this contest pits the industry’s best names in benchwork against each other in live, head-to-head battles of craftsmanship-under-pressure. This year, the competition is separated into two categories: CAD skills and all-around skills.
CAD I: Saturday, August 24, 10:15 – 12:15
CAD 2: Saturday, August 24, 2pm – 4pm
All-Around 1 – Setting: Sunday, August 25, 10:15am – 12:15pm. (Bring burs, drill bits, etc.)
All-Around 2 – Engraving: Sunday, August 25, 2pm – 4pm
All-Around 3 – Mystery Challenge: Monday, August 26, 10:15am – 12:15pm