CJCI CONVENTION 2012
Was held October 19-21, 2012
in Austin, Texas
Crowne Plaza Austin
6121 North IH-35 Austin, TX 78752
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SATURDAY NIGHT GALA – 1940S BIG BAND GLAM
At our 2012 convention we held a nostalgic Saturday evening event highlighting the glamour and patriotism of the 1940s. The convention attendees enjoyed a mini-concert by Katerina Musetti featuring 1940s favorites and a 1940s fashion and jewelry presentation by Rhinestone Rosie. You can bet there were many attendees dressed for the occasion in 1940s jewelry and attire!
We conducted a silent auction Saturday evening to raise funds for the recently announced CJCI Education Fund. One of the items that was up for bid was an extremely special donation by renowned jewelry designer Katerina Musetti. The one-of-a-kind "Kismet" demi-parure, inspired by the 1940s film, will NEVER be made again. To view this phenomenal set click here.
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THE CJCI CONVENTION 2012 SPEAKERS
Our speaker lineup for our second annual Costume Jewelry Collectors International Convention was:
Tina Joseff Joseff of Hollywood retail line with artist renderings
Rhinestone Rosie 1940s jewelry and fashion overview
Cathy Gordon 1940s Haskell including identifying unsigned pieces
Erik Yang Mexican silver
Mary Ann Docktor-Smith Selro
Melinda Lewis Napier
ARCHIVED EVENT INFORMATION
The convention officially kicked off on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. with our first guest speaker and wrapped up at noon on Sunday.
The registration fee included meals Friday evening, Saturday during the day and evening, and Sunday morning; exhibit space or admission to our Saturday show and sale; and admission to all education sessions and workshops open to all attendees.
CLOSED FOR THE 2012 EVENT
Registrations were accepted on a first come, first served basis. Sale tables were assigned on a first come, first served basis to the first 90 attendees who request a table. All registrations/sale table requests received after sellouts occur were placed on respective waiting lists and notified accordingly if we have cancellations.
Refunds for cancellations made after September 1, 2012 shall be refunded at the rate of 50%. No refunds shall be made for cancellations made after October 1, 2012.