Our quest to find out what’s happening in YOUR studio continues! Last month we presented you all with another “What are You Working on Now?” contest, in which we invited readers to submit a picture or two and a short description of what’s on their workbench right now. Well, we’ve given this month’s winner a $10 credit, and May’s contest has officially begun –show us your stuff for a chance to win!
Our quest to find out what’s happening in YOUR studio continues! Last month we presented you all with another “What are You Working on Now?” contest, in which we invited readers to submit a picture or two and a short description of what’s on their workbench right now. Well, we’ve given this month’s winner a $10 credit, and April’s contest has officially begun –show us your stuff for a chance to win!
Would you like to win a little extra cash to spend at Rio? In a new series of blog posts called “What are You Working on Now?”, The Studio asks readers to share photos and descriptions of their works-in-progress. Each month we’ll choose a winner from among our entries add $10 credit to their Rio account! Take a look at this month’s winner and then share something special from your own bench.
We announce the winner of our $100 Rio Grande credit sweepstakes. Thanks to the hundreds of customers who filled out our web survey for a chance to win!
Marcia Weaver of Walnut Creek, CA was one of two Ganoksin raffle winners this year and I recently contacted her to find out a little about Marcia–Ganoksin supporter and lucky winner!
Julie (“Joolie”) Nelson began her jewelry career in 1996, working first at a retail store, then at a small manufacturing company, and now for jewelry artist Judith Kinghorn. Her haiku about hammers was our Grand Prize Winner in the Jewelry Haiku Contest earlier this month. . .
Thanks to everyone who entered our Jewelry Book and DVD Contest! We had a whopping 145 entries and we were glad to learn more about the books you love!
One of the two winners of the “Most Poetic” category of our recent Haiku contest was this beautiful expression of the soldering process:
Torch flame flickering,
Flux smiling a glassy grin—
Watching solder flow
(This one was my personal favorite, by the way!)
Introducing… Tanya Boutros:
The 2011 Saul Bell Design Award will be presented at a gala dinner during JCK in Las Vegas June 4th. Leading up to the event we’re taking a look back at some of our previous prize winners. Apichart Warrachart came to America from Thailand and found a freedom to follow the next possibility – and the next – and that has kept him here. This is Apichart’s beautiful, otherworldly piece from 2003. . .
As we lead up to the announcement of the 2011 Saul Bell Design Award winners this June, The Studio will be profiling a few winners from previous years.
Here’s a video about the 2002 Grand Prize Winner, David C. Freda, and the inspiration for his award winning piece “Stag Beetles, Grubs, and Raspberries,” a fine silver and sterling silver necklace with enameled glass beads and 24K and 18K yellow gold accents.
Last week, Rio’s blog group stepped into a conference room, closed the door, and read your jewelry haikus. More than 150 entries in all, ranging from beautiful to witty to hysterical. How could we possibly pick just one?? We couldn’t. There were so many amazing entries, we felt compelled to give out multiple prizes. We broke your haikus into different categories, and have awarded a winner (or in one case, winners) for each category. . .
Our Jewelry-Making Tips and Tricks contest wrapped up last week, and jewelry designer Jette Sorensen took home the prize of a $25 gift certificate for her “handy” advice for soldering jump rings.