CJCI CONVENTION 2016

Oct. 21-23, 2016
Radisson Hotel Providence Airport
Warwick, Rhode Island

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!


ABOUT THE EVENT


Join us as we return to the Providence, Rhode Island area for a fun-filled weekend celebrating the Fabulous ’50s. We’re pleased to announce that we were able to negotiate the same affordable hotel room rates of $99 double/standard king or $119 king suite. See below for information on reserving your room at the Radisson Hotel Providence Airport.
 

The convention commences with registration at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 followed by afternoon speakers and adjourns at noon on Sunday, Oct. 23 after our morning educational workshops. However, we have special Thursday afternoon and evening activities in the works, so you may want to consider arriving early. We will post more news about pre-convention activities as our planning continues.

 

Our attendees will also enjoy meals together during the convention weekend; our open-to-the-public Saturday Show and Sale; and a fun-filled celebration Saturday evening including the presentation of the 2016 CJCI Achievement Award.


To view the current schedule for this event, please click here.

 
QUESTIONS?
 
If you need further assistance, please contact Melinda Lewis or Pam Wiggins (melinda @ costumejewelrycollectors.com or pam @ costumejewelrycollectors.com).

SPECIAL GUESTS AND SPEAKERS

 

Join us in welcoming the following speakers and special guests during our Fabulous ‘50s Weekend at CJCI Convention 2016:

 

Steve Guyot – Owner of the 4th generation business, Guyot Brothers Company, Inc., Steve will be accepting this year’s CJCI Achievement Award honoring his family’s contributions to the costume jewelry industry in New England. For more than 100 years, Guyot Brothers has provided findings for adornment bearing names such as Mazer Brothers, Hattie Carnegie, Miriam Haskell, DeLizza & Elster, along with dozens of others.

 

Alan Weimer – Chief designer for Jonette Jewelry Co. (J.J) will be sharing insights and recollections about working with the company. J.J. is best known for its fun figural jewelry, and Mr. Weimer will be bringing some of his design books for us to peruse as an added bonus.

 

Kris Brandriff – Garnered through a decade working in quality assurance for Trifari, Kris will be hosting a special display of historical memorabilia during the weekend. This will be a must-see for any fan of Trifari jewelry.

 

Mary Ann Docktor-Smith – Jewelry historian, collector, dealer and expert on Florenza jewelry will lecture on the history of Dan Kasoff Inc. including new research and discoveries.

 

Kevin Friedman – Traveling to be with us again from South Africa, this ever-entertaining couture jewelry designer and fine jewelry historian will talk about the design process in his lecture – A Designer’s Work from Concept.

 

Brigitte Gervais – With a passion for true antique adornment as a dealer and long-time collector, Brigitte’s presentation will focus on the beauty, history, and intrigue of Victorian costume jewelry.

 

Anne Morrissey – As a jewelry collector, dealer, and bead expert, Anne will share insight on identifying vintage beads in her lecture – Beads Used in Costume Jewelry.

 

Joyce Simmons – Avid collector and jewelry historian Joyce Simmons will present 100 years of American Costume Jewelry. Her presentation is based on a recent museum exhibit she curated in her home state of New Jersey, and she will have an informative display set up for our attendees as well. A video recap tour of the museum exhibit will also be shared during the weekend.

 
To download the complete list of Special Guests and Speakers for the CJCI Convention 2016, click here.
 
 


PRE-CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES – OCT. 20, 2016


For attendees coming in to enjoy all the Providence, R.I. area has to offer before the official start of the convention, please join us for these pre-conference activities (transportation on your own):


Waliga Imports, 1467 Atwood Ave, Johnston, RI 02919 – Waliga is partnering with CJCI to welcome convention attendees with refreshments and offer a 15% discount on your total purchase. A huge lot of vintage beads, charms, and findings is being added to their inventory in the coming weeks so they will have lots of fresh merchandise available. The warehouse is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wolfe E. Myrow, 46 Aleppo St, Providence, RI 02909 – This favorite with convention attendees will be offering a 10% discount off their total purchase. Mention that you are a CJCI convention attendee to receive the discount. Chris is getting lots of rhinestone repair packets ready for us up in the Swarovski room! The warehouse is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Rhode Island Antiques Mall, 345 Fountain St, Pawtucket, RI 02860 – Back by popular demand, the mall will host a wine and cheese “shop till we drop” reception beginning at 5 p.m. The mall will stay open late again expressly for our attendees, and many of the mall dealers will be offering special discounts that evening as well.
 
Attendees who would like to carpool together to pre-conference activities are encouraged to post a request in the CJCI Convention Attendees Facebook group. You will receive an invitation and link to the group in the email you receive confirming receipt of your registration payment.

 

REGISTER AND PAY FOR CJCI CONVENTION 2016

 

The cost for the event will be $375 via PayPal or the discounted price of $355 if paying by check or money order. The fee includes meals during the convention weekend; admittance to our open-to-the-public Saturday Show and Sale; guest speakers, workshops and activities; and a fun-filled Fabulous ’50s Prom Celebration on Saturday evening where attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite 1950s prom-style attire.

 
Attendees requesting a table for the Saturday Show & Sale will be charged an additional $25 to help cover the cost of permits, local newspaper advertising, and security on duty during the show.

 
Those who would like to participate in Kevin Friedman’s beading workshop on Friday morning can opt in for a $25 fee. Net proceeds from fees paid for this class will benefit the CJCI Education Fund.
 
Registration deadline: Extended to September 7, 2016.

 

For more information on what we’ll be doing during CJCI CONVENTION 2016, please download and thoroughly review the following PDF files (Adobe Acrobat required):

 

2016 INFORMATION LETTER

 

2016 REGISTRATION FORM
 
A completed registration form is required for either Check/Money Order or Paypal payment. Your registration will not be complete until the form is received.

 
Note: Since space is limited, spouses, other family members, and guests who would like to partake in meals served to attendees and/or attend workshops, classes or other activities that are part of planned convention agenda are required to pay the full registration fee.

 

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To register and pay by CHECK OR MONEY ORDER:

 
Please print and return the completed registration form linked above with your payment for $355. Make checks payable to: CJCI, P. O. Box 446, Benicia, CA 94510
 

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To register and pay by PAYPAL:


Please print the Registration Form above and use the Payment Calculation section to determine the appropriate registration package for your custom weekend experience. Pay by choosing the corresponding button below.

 
After making your payment via PayPal, please mail your completed Registration Form to: CJCI, P. O. Box 446, Benicia, CA 94510.
 

CONVENTION REGISTRATION ONLY: $375 via Paypal





CONVENTION REGISTRATION, AND BEADING CLASS PACKAGE: $400 via Paypal
(Includes registration and beading class)





CONVENTION REGISTRATION, AND SELLING TABLE PACKAGE: $400 via Paypal
(Includes registration, table, permit fee and paid advertising)





CONVENTION REGISTRATION, SELLING TABLE, AND BEADING CLASS PACKAGE: $425 via Paypal
(Includes registration, table, permit fee and paid advertising and beading class)





 

Please download and submit the registration form linked above by U.S. mail (send to CJCI, P. O. Box 446, Benicia, CA 94510) or scan and email to melinda @ costumejewelrycollectors.com. Your registration will not be deemed complete until your form is received.
 
QUESTIONS?
 
If you need further assistance, please contact Melinda Lewis or Pam Wiggins (melinda @ costumejewelrycollectors.com or pam @ costumejewelrycollectors.com).

 


CJCI CONVENTION 2016 CANCELLATION POLICY


We understand that unavoidable circumstances may require the cancellation of CJCI Convention 2016 registrations for our attendees. All cancellations made prior to the registration deadline of August 31, 2016 are subject to a $35 processing fee.


Cancellations made Sept. 1, 2016 or later will be subject to the following schedule:

Sept. 1-10 – 75% refund

Sept. 11-20 – 50% refund

Sept. 21-30 – 25% refund

After Sept. 30 – No refund will be issued

You also have the option of donating your refund to the CJCI Education Fund or CJCI General Fund at any time if you determine you will not be able to attend after paying your registration fee. CJCI donations are NOT tax deductible.

Note: Cancelling your convention registration with CJCI will not cancel your hotel reservation with the Radisson Hotel Providence Airport. Be certain to call the hotel directly and cancel your reservation to avoid being charged for your room.

RESERVE YOUR ROOM AT THE RADISSON

 

CJCI is pleased to announce that our negotiated group rates at the Radisson Hotel Providence Airport are the same as in 2015! Double/standard king rooms are $99 per night, and King suites are $119 per night (plus applicable state and local taxes).

 

Call 401-739-3000 to book your room directly with the hotel. Mention Costume Jewelry Collectors Int’l to get the affordable group rates noted above. Don’t delay though! We do anticipate the hotel selling out prior to the close of registration. Scroll down for more information on our 2016 event venue.


The hotel is in close proximity to T.F. Green airport serving the Providence, Rhode Island area.
 

Note: When the Radisson Hotel Providence Airport sells out, rooms will be available directly across the street at the Hampton Inn & Suites located at 2100 Post Road, Warwick, Rhode Island. Negotiated rates at the Hampton Inn are $115 for king and $129 for suites.
 

Please mention CODE: CJC when calling the Hampton Inn to make your reservation. Call the Hampton Inn at (401) 739-8888, press 0 for the front desk to make your reservation.
 

Both hotels are in close proximity to T.F. Green airport.
 


JOIN US FOR THE SATURDAY SHOW & SALE!


Don’t miss this opportunity to see table after table filled with sparkling collectible jewelry offered by up to 70 dealers at the CJCI Convention 2016 Show & Sale. The sale is open to the public with FREE admission!

Date: Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016

Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Radisson Hotel Providence Airport, 2081 Post Road, Warwick, R.I.


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HELP US SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THE SHOW!


Feel free to share information about the show with your friends, customers and family members in the New England area through social media or via email. To download a double flyer for this event to share with others please click here.


CJCI CONVENTION 2016 VENUE – Radisson Hotel Providence Airport


If you need to contact the hotel directly, please phone them at (401) 739-3000.
For more information on the hotel, please click here: The Radisson Hotel Providence Airport

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ABOUT THE HOTEL*

Situated in a prime location adjacent to T.F. Green International Airport and minutes from downtown, our Radisson Providence hotel provides access to the area’s top attractions, business parks, I-95, Johnson & Wales University and Brown University. Here, we provide valuable amenities such as a complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle service and in-room dining, 111 guest rooms and suites, a Fitness Center, Business Center and complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. For days and nights of entertainment, our Warwick, Rhode Island hotel’s guests enjoy easy access to Providence Art Museum, Roger Williams Park Zoo, Rhode Island beaches, the Newport mansions, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Block Island. * Information taken directly from hotel website. Sightseeing outside of the convention must be arranged on your own.


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EXPLORE ON YOUR OWN AROUND PROVIDENCE:


Providence Visitor Information Center – Call 401-751-1177, 800-233-1636 with questions.


Providence Jewelry Museum – Open by appointment only.


Wolf E Myrow – Located at 46 Aleppo Street, Providence, RI 02909
Phone: (401) 331-2921 Fax: (401) 331-2172. This is a must see for anyone coming to the convention.
The warehouse is huge. Plan on spending several hours here and wear warm and comfortable clothes.
Click here for directions.


Waliga Imports & Sales – 1467 Atwood Avenue, Johnston, Rhode Island 02919, 401-272-6777. A warehouse filled with findings, beads, stones, etc. If you enjoy digging for treasure, this is the place for you.


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RECOMMENDED DINING:


Legal Sea Foods, 2099 Post Rd., Warwick, RI 02886, 401-732-3663. Located across the parking lot from the Radisson Hotel Providence Airpot, Legal Sea Foods is a favorite for convention attendees. Be sure to buddy up with your jewelry friends for fun New England dinner. (Most folks staying through Monday dine together here on Sunday evening as a last get-together before they say their goodbyes.)


Bertucci’s, 1946 Post Rd. Warwick, RI- Offering Italian cuisine including pizza close to the Raddison.


Gregg’s Restaurant, 1359 Post Road, Warwick, RI – Casual restaurant a short drive from the Raddison known for their vast dessert selection.


Elizabeth of Portifino’s, 897 Post Road, Warwick, RI, 401-461-8920 – Excellent Italian food with pleasant atmosphere and decent prices, also a short drive from the Raddison.


Indulge, 891 Post Road (right next door to Elizabeth of Portifino’s), Warwick, RI, 401-270-9499 – Exquisite dessert and drink bar.


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HISTORICAL SITES IN WARWICK:


Walking Tour of Pawtuxet Village – Click here for a guide to historic homes.


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VINTAGE SHOPPING IN THE AREA:

Hall’s on Broadway, 145 Broadway, Providence, RI 02903, 401-272-0000

Rhode Island Antiques Mall, 345 Fountain Street, Pawtucket, RI 02906, 401-475-3400

Village Art & Antiques, 2145 Broad Street, Cranston, RI, 401-781-5226


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TOURISM INFORMATION SITES:


— For additional information about Warwick, RI, click here.

— Rhode Island Tourism Division, click here.


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QUESTIONS?


If you need further assistance, please contact Melinda Lewis or Pam Wiggins (melinda@ costumejewelrycollectors.com or pam@ costumejewelrycollectors.com).


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