We’re almost there! The 2012 Saul Bell Design Award winners will be announced this Saturday, June 2nd in Las Vegas. But while we’re waiting, let’s take a look back at two of our winners from 2011 – Andrea Williams and James Carter.
Andrea Williams of Cohasset, MA, won first-place in the Beads category with her beautiful "Night Grass Necklace." Inspired by moonlight falling on an open field, Andrea spent a lot of time determining how many blades of grass would go into each stone and whether or not they would cross. Each silver blade was inlaid into black beach stone and then sanded smooth.
Here’s a clip of Andrea discussing her inspiration for Night Grass:
2011’s first-place winner in Enamels was James Carter of Pensacola, FL. James' bracelet, "Rebirth," is a piece from his series "Katrina: Rebirth of a City" and features enameled panels of scenes from New Orleans, his "second city." The panels include depictions of fish swimming in the French Quarter and balloons filling the sky in celebration of the reopening of a city landmark.
James discusses the difficulty of transforming a natural disaster into a stunning piece of jewelry in this video:
You can check out all of our past winners at the Saul Bell Design Award website, and stay tuned to The Studio for upcoming spotlights on this year's winners!
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