CJCI CONVENTION 2017
Oct. 20-22, 2017Radisson Hotel Providence AirportWarwick, Rhode Island
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REGISTRATION EXTENDED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
ABOUT THE EVENT – OUR FINAL CONVENTION!
This is our 7th annual convention, and we’ve decided that’s our lucky number. Yes, after much deliberation, we have decided to hang up our event planning hats and this will be our LAST convention. We’ve had a blast bringing you some wonderful events and want to make our final convention the best of all. You don’t want to miss it!
Join us as we return to the Providence, Rhode Island area for a fun-filled event as we will recall the divinely decadent 1980s with a Lifestyles of the Rich and Fabulous weekend!
The convention commences with registration at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 20 followed by afternoon speakers and adjourns at noon on Sunday, Oct. 22 after our morning educational workshops. However, we have special Thursday activities as noted below and Friday morning jewelry-making workshops available, so you may want to consider arriving early.
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 2017 CJCI Achievement Award.
To view the current schedule for this event, please click here.
If you need further assistance, please contact Melinda Lewis or Pam Wiggins (melinda @ costumejewelrycollectors.com or pam @ costumejewelrycollectors.com).
JOSEFF OF HOLLYWOOD SPECIAL PRESENTATION
We have some very exciting news for you! Attendees at CJCI Convention 2017 will have the rare opportunity to see highlights from the upcoming Joseff of Hollywood movie-worn costume jewelry auction during our event.
Yes, those joining us for our Lifestyles of the Rich and Fabulous weekend on Oct. 20-22, 2017 will get to meet Tina Joseff and view a selection of Joseff jewelry worn by stars like Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and the unforgettable Vivien Leigh. Don’t miss this opportunity to see a portion of the collection together one last time before these pieces are sold to the highest bidders in November!
This special presentation is brought to you by Julien’s Auctions in partnership with CJCI. You don’t want to miss it!
SPECIAL GUESTS AND SPEAKERS
Join us in welcoming the following speakers and special guests during CJCI Convention 2017:
Pat Ciner Hill of Ciner New York – Honorary guests, Pat Ciner Hill, together with her daughter Jean Hill will be accepting this year’s CJCI Achievement Award in recognition of their family-owned business and their contributions to the costume jewelry industry. They are celebrating their 125th year in business in 2017 as the only surviving costume jewelry company left in New York City that designs, manufactures, and produces each piece by hand at a single site. Ciner is known for its superior quality and design, among jewelry enthusiasts and celebrities. To learn more about Ciner jewelry, please click here.
Elyse Karlin of ASJRA – Representing the Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts, this respected jewelry historian, lecturer, and editor of ASJRA’s Adornment publication, will conduct two Sunday morning workshops: “Arts & Crafts vs. Art Nouveau” and “Jewelry of Iconic First Ladies.”
Erik Yang – Long-time CJCI members know Erik as an astute jewelry dealer and fervent collector. He will present “The 1980s: The Trends, the Influences, and the Designers” to expand on the theme for our weekend.
Julie Irving – Julie’s enthusiasm for researching and sharing costume jewelry knowledge with others includes an informative online video series. She will share her research on one of our vintage favorites presenting “Schiaparelli Jewelry: A Study of Collaboration.”
Deirdre Zahl – We first met Deirdre at our 2015 convention and have since fallen in love with her passion for both vintage jewelry and contemporary design. She will be presenting “Ciner & Candy Shop Vintage: Tradition and Modern Whimsy Meet in a New Collaboration Between Ciner Manufacturing and an Emerging Jewelry Designer.”
Sharon Schwartz – Many of our attendees got to know this recent author during last year’s event. She will be sharing with us information and research she gleaned for her new book Eisenberg Originals: The Golden Years of Fashion, Jewelry, and Fragrance, 1920s-1950s.
Other special guests from the costume jewelry industry, including Tina Joseff of Joseff of Hollywood and Tony Angeli of Vendome, will be joining us as convention attendees and dinner guests throughout the weekend.
PRE-CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19
Providence Jewelry Museum – A favorite stop for convention attendees on Thursday is the Providence Jewelry Museum. This exhibit displays many artifacts from the early Providence jewelry-making industry including presses, design books, catalogs and finished product. Staff will be on-hand to give mini-tours of the museum from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is a must see, particularly for first-time attendees. Donations are welcome at the museum to help support this non-profit organization.
Rhode Island Antiques Mall – As a past favorite among our attendees, the Rhode Island Antiques Mall will be hosting another wonderful wine and cheese shopping event for our attendees. From 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., the mall will be open to us for private shopping including special discounts and prizes for the best vintage clothing worn by attendees.
Wolf E. Myrow – This treasure trove of a warehouse filled with stones and findings has been a top-of-the-list destination for jewelry enthusiasts for decades. Do some pre-conference shopping with Wolf E. Myrow and get a 10% discount on your total purchase. Don’t forget to say hi to Chris in the Swarovski room upstairs!
Waliga Imports – Our attendees had a blast visiting this unbelievable warehouse stocked with everything from finished jewelry close-outs to jewelry making supplies last year, and we’re pleased to have them on our pre-con agenda again. They’ve recently added an awesome buyout of high quality beads to their massive inventory, too. Shop with Waliga Imports and get a 15% discount on your total purchase as a CJCI convention attendee.
Make plans to arrive early to take advantage of every minute of education and fun our final event has to offer!
EXCLUSIVE JEWELRY MAKING CLASSES*
Join renowned jewelry designers for these exclusive jewelry making classes:
Kevin Friedman – REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Those lucky to have secured a spot will enjoy another one of Kevin’s fun and informative beading workshops. This class will be held on Friday morning and offer registrants the opportunity to work with a world class designer of both costume and fine jewelry.
Kim DeWitt Paff – Registration is being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for an amazing “Bubble, Bauble Heirloom” Bead Necklace making class with Kim DeWitt Paff. To learn more about Kim’s class, please click here. To download a registration form for Kim’s class click here.
Wendy Gell – CANCELLED – We are so sorry to share that Wendy will not be able to join us for CJCI Convention 2017 due to health issues. We wish her all the best as she works toward recovery and regaining her strength in the coming months.
*For the Kevin Friedman class, please see the CJCI Convention registration form to reserve your spot. For Kim DeWitt Paff’s class, download the registration form linked above and make payment directly to her. Limited space available for both classes!
REGISTER AND PAY FOR CJCI CONVENTION 2017
The cost for the event will be $390 via PayPal or the discounted price of $370 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 1980s Lifestyles of the Rich and Fabulous celebration on Saturday evening where attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite 1980s fabulous.
Attendees requesting a table for the Saturday Show & Sale will be charged an additional $30 to help cover the cost of permits, room rental, local newspaper advertising, and security on duty during the show.
For more information on what we’ll be doing during CJCI CONVENTION 2017, please download and thoroughly review the following PDF files (Adobe Acrobat required):
2017 INFORMATION LETTER
2017 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.
To register and pay by CHECK OR MONEY ORDER:
Please print and return the completed registration form linked above with your payment for $360. Make checks payable to: CJCI, P. O. Box 446, Benicia, CA 94510
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: $390 via Paypal
CONVENTION REGISTRATION, AND SELLING TABLE PACKAGE: $420 via Paypal
(Includes registration, table, permit fee and paid advertising)
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.
If you need further assistance, please contact Melinda Lewis or Pam Wiggins (melinda @ costumejewelrycollectors.com or pam @ costumejewelrycollectors.com).
CJCI CONVENTION 2017 CANCELLATION POLICY
We understand that unavoidable circumstances may require the cancellation of CJCI Convention 2017 registrations for our attendees. All cancellations made prior to the original registration deadline of August 31, 2017 are subject to a $35 processing fee. Registrations made through the extended deadline of Sept.
15, 2017 are subject to the following schedule as applicable.
Cancellations made Sept. 1, 2017 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 we negotiated competitive group rates at the Radisson Hotel Providence Airport for 2017! Double/standard king rooms are $109 per night, and King suites are $129 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 2017 event venue.
The hotel is in close proximity to T.F. Green airport serving the Providence, Rhode Island area.
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 2017 Show & Sale. The sale is open to the public with FREE admission!
Date: Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Radisson Hotel Providence Airport, 2081 Post Road, Warwick, R.I.
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 2017 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
Spacious Executive Suite
Hotel Lounge Area
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.
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.
— The Preservation Society of Newport County Presents Pierre Cardin: 70 Years of Innovation.
From the website: “The exhibition, Pierre Cardin: 70 Years of Innovation, will open in the second floor exhibition gallery at Rosecliff on May 27, featuring 42 original pieces from Mr. Cardin’s private archives that document and celebrate his prolific career from the 1950s through his 2016 spring/summer collection.
Included will be some of his most memorable designs, including 1960s space-age looks from the Cosmocorps collection, unisex jumpsuits created for the 1972 Olympics, and the technologically advanced Cardine dress, made of thermo-formed fabric, that was worn by Lauren Bacall in 1968.
In addition to fashion, Mr. Cardin’s interests have extended to art, architecture and furniture design. Some pieces from his extensive collection of art by French Belle Époque caricaturist Georges Goursat, also known as SEM, will also be included in the exhibition. Complementing the artwork will be a vignette from Maxim’s, the storied Parisian restaurant that Mr. Cardin has owned since 1981.
The exhibition will be on view through January 1, 2018, and is included in regular Rosecliff tour admission.”
— 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 Radisson.
— Gregg’s Restaurant, 1359 Post Road, Warwick, RI – Casual restaurant a short drive from the Radisson 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 Radisson.
— Indulge, 891 Post Road (right next door to Elizabeth of Portifino’s), Warwick, RI, 401-270-9499 – Exquisite dessert and drink bar.
HISTORICAL SITES IN WARWICK:
— Walking Tour of Pawtuxet Village – Click here for a guide to historic homes.
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
TOURISM INFORMATION SITES:
— For additional information about Warwick, RI, click here.
— Rhode Island Tourism Division, click here.
If you need further assistance, please contact Melinda Lewis or Pam Wiggins (melinda@ costumejewelrycollectors.com or pam@ costumejewelrycollectors.com).
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