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AttendingUS$$230
Young Adult (17-21)US$$100
ChildUS$$75
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SupportingUS$$50
The 70th World Science Fiction Convention
August 30-September 3, 2012   Hyatt Regency   Chicago

Artist Gallery

Loren Damewood

Loren Damewood began his interest in the art of knot tying over half a century ago, and has spent the last few decades turning knots into fine jewelry, using precious and/or refractory materials (silver, gold, titanium, and steel) to create rings, bracelets, and even articles of clothing. His work is on display on his website, is often to be seen in science fiction convention art shows, (Artist Guest of Honor at DucKon (Chicago, IL) and Hypericon (Nashville, TN), and has been featured in several paper publications. ("All Wired Up" ISBN 1-883010-73-X, "Wire in Design" ISBN 0873492188, "Jewelry Crafts" magazine.) His instructional DVD, Knotted Wire Jewelry -- Introductory Techniques, was released in 2009 and is still available.

In recent years much of his time has been occupied with teaching, and creating instructional materials to introduce others to whatever level of knot-tying suits their fancy, from showing kids how to make their own simple cotton Turk's-head bracelets to the intricate and challenging techniques required to turn a piece of wire into a magnificent and eye-catching article of jewelry.

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Artwork: Ring