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Liza Michelle Rifkin

Jeweler/Goldsmith, Self Employed in Cleveland

Ladysmith

PRESENTED ON FEB 18, 2016
IN CLEVELAND @ VOL 27

"I start to fall for the work and the possibility and wonder of creating something so special to someone else and so much part of who I am." 

In Ladysmith from PechaKucha Night Cleveland Vol. 27, Jewelry maker Liza Michelle Rifkin asks why anyone chooses anyone else for a life of love? Why does anyone need an engagement ring? The process of designing and creating an engagement ring is a lot like dating she says. Here she dives into the interesting process of making custom engagement rings for her clients.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016. 

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Fab Lab

BY ANTHONY LAPOINTE
@ VOL 1 ON APR 12, 2013

Anthony Lapointe is starting a Fab Lab in Chicoutimi; in this presentation he explains the way digital fabrication works, the things they have done, the scope of their project, and the way one can join in. He is looking for partners interested in Open-source software and hardware in order to start developing great projects. (in French)

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Innovative Mechatronics

BY JOSEPH MORGAN
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 25, 2014

Joe Morgan is a professor in Engineering Technology at Texas A&M. He and his students discuss taking ideas to prototypes using the capstone design process, from computers, control, electronics, and mechanical systems that together support innnovative product design, together called "mechatronics."

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The Crucible

BY LINDA YAMAMOTO
@ VOL 22 ON DEC 12, 2014

Linda Yamamoto’s specialty and background is in metal casting, metal fabrication and sculpture. Her talk will use images of her art work to talk about her personal journey from Frank Sheriff to Linda Yamamoto.

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Wax Sculpting

BY PATRICIA RAHME
@ VOL 22 ON MAR 19, 2015

Patricia Rahme talks to us about wax sculpting, the inspiring process behind her jewelry design and production. 

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Create and Collaborate

BY KRISTEN SMITH
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Fabcafe as a new place to collaborate and create set to start in the end of the summer in NYC is presented by Kristen Smith. Tech on site is helping customers with their designs and laser cutting and in the evening the Fabcafe turns into events space. The platfform is to take global connections and use them to thrive the local creative economy.

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Kentucky Marriage Equality Oral History Project

BY KAREN HOGG
IN BOWLING GREEN

Karen Hogg is a graduate student in the Folk Studies department at Western Kentucky University. She shares her experience gathering oral histories regarding the struggle for marriage equality in Kentucky.

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Tools - A Community Fabrication Centre in Maastricht

BY ROBERT KATZENSON
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

Robert Katzenson believes in the community’s ability to fabricate, renovate and maintain structures and public installations. He shows how the residents and the city of Maastricht, and the South Limburg region could benefit from a Community Fabrication/Maintenance Centre.

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A Brief History of Jewelry

BY CALLA GOLD
@ VOL 15 ON NOV 04, 2015

Calla Gold, owner of Calla Gold Jewelry a Santa Barbara, CA based jeweler, has been a "Jeweler without Walls" since 1983. Specializing in custom jewelry design, wedding rings, jewelry restoration and revitalizing of unworn and under worn jewelry, she helps her clients select jewelry that fits their distinct lifestyle, career, face and body shapes.

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Saccal Design House

BY NOUR SACCAL
@ VOL 24 ON JAN 20, 2016

Speaker Nour Saccal takes us on a trip into the design and fabrication process behind the sleek aesthetics of some of Saccal Design House's latest creations.