What started almost a decade ago as an informal get together of a few faceters from Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee has turned into an annual event that draws faceters from all over North and South America. It is still organized by volunteers and is restricted to faceting related items only. No jewelry, cut stones, beads, minerals or other items…just faceting.
This is the 10th year of The Frolic and it gets bigger and better every year. The Franklin Faceters Frolic is now the "USFG-Franklin Faceters Frolic".
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The current speaker's schedule follows:
There are several other gem and mineral shows in Franklin the same week. The GL&W show is the biggest and is open to wholesale buyers only. You should have a business license and sales tax # to gain entrance to the big tent, but most of the outside “tent row” dealers are a little more lenient.
Some of the Dealers You Will See this year's Frolic:
Lightning Laps - Marsh Howard will have all his laps and supplies
John E. Garsow - Rough, rough and more rough
Jersey Instrument - Omni Faceting Machine, Charlie Musitamo will have his machines and be taking orders.
Ultra Tech - Gerry Boykin, a factory rep. will be demonstrating a Fantasy machine and available for any machine questions.
Dan Lynch - Rough from his travels from around the world.
Tom Mitchell - Rough from his special stash
Laura Maxwell Hilsen - Laura is Tom Maxwell's daughter and will be bringing Tom's estate of Carolina Custom Gems, Machines, laps, lapidary supplies and rough.
B Diane Eames - Topaz and other rough.