“For competitions I want to push the envelope. I want to dazzle the judges with something they haven’t seen before—that is the whole point,” says Robin Waynee, 2012 Saul Bell Design Award Grand Prize winner. Robin fabricated her entire winning bracelet by hand, forgoing casting in favor of individually crafting each element to achieve an incredible level of detail and finishing…
Continuing our countdown to the announcement of the 2012 Saul Bell Design Award winners, today The Studio presents last year’s 2nd prize winner in the Hollowware category: Sung-Yeoul Lee from Stillwater, Oklahoma. Come on over to get a glimpse of how this inspiring artist thinks!
We’re announcing the 2012 Saul Bell Design Award winners in less than four weeks—so let’s check in with some of last year’s winners and see what they have to say about their work! Here’s Janice Grzyb, winner of the Silver/Argentium category.
Dozens of talented jewelers and metalsmiths work here at Rio Grande and even though many of them would love to participate in the Saul Bell Design Award Competition, they are not eligible because they are associates of the company. The solution? Our very first ASSOCIATE Saul Bell Design Award Competition! In today’s post take a look at some of the outstanding winners of this inaugural, in-house design competition.
In a few short weeks, the winners of the 2012 Saul Bell Design Award Competition will be announced at a gala dinner during JCK in Las Vegas. We’re excited to celebrate all the talented winners of the competition, and to set the stage for the big event, we’d like to share a little history of the Saul Bell Design Award with you. Also, in today’s post, meet the winners of last year’s competition!
It’s official, we have finalists! Our esteemed Saul Bell Design Award judges have completed round one of judging. Take a look at the spectacular finalists!
We’re back after a Thanksgiving break with another great necklace project inspired by Project Accessory. Beachcombers rejoice! This one is a found object favorite.
Yvonne is back this week with another great project for you to try out: a fold-over bag bedazzled with your favorite Swarovski crystals!
Week three of Project Accessory brings a new combo necklace/bracelet project and a new chance to win $10 in Rio Grande credit!
Our Project Accessory fun continues with an all-new Swarovski project you can follow and another chance to win some Rio Grande cash!
Rio Grande is teaming up with the new show, Project Accessory, to bring you your own runway jewelry project and a chance for a little extra cash. . .
The Emerging Artist portion of the Saul Bell Design Award competition—for young, aspiring jewelry designers—plays by its own rules. Find out everything you need to know to accept the challenge. . .