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Jewelry Industry News: Enter the Annual Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition!

Apr 14, 2014
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Amy Cliser
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The 2014 Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition is now accepting entries! In its third year, this competition is for those who love to produce the inspiring shapes and textures of foldforming sheet metal, a process whose invention is credited to Charles Lewton-Brain. It’s hosted by the Center for Metal Arts and sponsored by Art Jewelry magazine, Center for Metal Arts, The Ganoksin Project, and Rio Grande. Prizes include Rio Grande gift certificates, coverage in Art Jewelry magazine, exposure on Ganoksin, as well as a video to celebrate the winners. Don’t miss this chance to show the world your beautiful foldformed jewelry, sculpture, architecture, or functional objects. Entries must be submitted by June 16, so don’t delay!

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Yuka Okane Inoue’s Looking Up At The Sky II, first place winner in the 2013 Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition

Entries will be judged by three industry notables, including none other than Charles Lewton-Brain, master goldsmith, foldforming pioneer, author, and head of the Jewellery/Metals Program at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Two other venerable judges include editor of Art Jewelry magazine Hazel Wheaton and Alan Revere, founder and director of Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts. The winners will be announced on August 1 during Charles Lewton-Brain Foldforming Boot Camp at Center for Metal Arts in Florida, New York. We’ll be sure to keep you informed of the winners as information—including great photos—is released.

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Rauni Higson’s Persephone, 2nd place winner in the 2013 Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition

So, what you are waiting for? Don’t hide your talent! Learn about the Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition and how to enter, and get those entries in! Submit beautiful images of your magnificent, innovative, well-crafted  foldformed pieces, and WOW some of the best creative minds in the industry! We can’t wait to see the winning pieces. We’ll keep our fingers crossed and we'll keep an eye out for you.

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2014 Saul Bell Design Award: Spectacular Finalists Unveiled

Mar 13, 2014
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Molly Therese Bell
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Today, The Studio is thrilled to unveil the 35 finalist pieces of the 2014 Saul Bell Design Award competition! Across seven categories and from nine different countries spanning the globe, this is the best of jewelry design and it brings us one step closer to the announcement of SBDA winners in May! Take a look and be inspired.

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Saul Bell Design Award Competition: Behind-the-Scenes at the 2014 Final-Round Judging!

Mar 5, 2014
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Molly Therese Bell
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Just a few days ago, a group of five esteemed judges gathered to share their expertise, scrutinize, and score the 35 finalist pieces of the 2014 Saul Bell Design Award competition. Take a look behind-the-scenes as we inch closer to the gala awards event, here in Albuquerque this May, which will honor the extraordinary winners of this international celebration of the best in jewelry design.

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2014 Saul Bell Design Award Competition Gala Awards Dinner: Coming to Albuquerque in May!

Dec 16, 2013
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Molly Therese Bell

The Saul Bell Design Award Gala celebration will happen right here in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico, in May of 2014. And the timing is excellent! The celebration will take place in conjunction with one of the most prestigious and mind-expanding events in our industry—The Santa Fe Symposium!

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2014 Saul Bell Design Award: First-Round Judging Results in 30 Finalists!

Oct 21, 2013
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Molly Therese Bell
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The 2014 Saul Bell Design Award call-for entries campaign was kicked-off months ago, and just a few days ago, a panel of discerning and impressive first-round judges gathered at Albuquerque’s historic Los Poblanos Cultural Center to spend an entire day scrutinizing hundreds of entries, conferring with one another, and finally selecting five finalists in each of the competition’s categories! Check out The Studio today to learn more.

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2014 Saul Bell Design Award: 50 Days Left for Emerging Artists to Enter!

Oct 10, 2013
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Do you teach jewelry making to a student under the age of 18 who continues to amaze you? Or, perhaps you are a young jewelry student reading this, and wanting to try your hand at a renowned jewelry competition. If so, then it’s time to throw your jewelry design into the ring! The Saul Bell Design Award competition includes an Emerging Artist category, and is accepting entries for 50 more days!

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Rio Shines at NMJA’s All That Glitters Event

Oct 7, 2013
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Rio Grande, based in Albuquerque, NM, is a proud sponsor each year of the New Mexico Jewelers Association “All That Glitters” design competition, held annually at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. On September 28, as the 2013 winners were voted on and announced, that local talent was on full display. Find out more in today’s post!

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2014 Saul Bell Design Award Competition: There’s Still Time to Enter!

Sep 16, 2013
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Molly Therese Bell

The deadline for the prestigious 2014 Saul Bell Design Award competition is approaching but there’s still time to enter! This international competition recognizes distinction in jewelry design. It invites you to challenge yourself as a designer, and in the spirit of innovation, to create without boundaries. Go ahead. Show the jewelry world what you’ve got! Push yourself to new limits. Innovate. Entertain and surprise us all!

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2013 Fall and Winter Jewelry Trends Contest: Meet the Winners!

Aug 22, 2013
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After the many hours of work you put into creating jewelry that others love, your line deserves a good story that accentuates it, puts the marketing edge on it, makes it stand out! That includes your jewelry line for Fall and Winter, which is just around the corner! In our latest contest, “Show Us Your Fall/Winter Fashion Trends,” which wrapped up late last week, we asked you to create a Pinterest board of your own fashion trends/creations for the upcoming season, and we asked you to present a story about your line there as well. Meet our winners!

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2013 Fall and Winter Jewelry Trends: BE the Trend

Aug 1, 2013
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Today, on The Studio, be inspired by a collection of great jewelry projects for fall/winter, then head over to our latest contest on Pinterest, our “Show Us Your Fall/Winter Fashion Trends” contest! You can win $50, $100, or $200 in credit with us here at Rio Grande. Imagine what you can make with that! And hurry, our deadline is August 15!

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