Richard and Beth Elkin of Elkin Studio Jewelers were selected by the jury for the Rio Grande-sponsored Best Precious Jewelry Award for their exquisite work. . .
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. . .
Eleanore Macnish is a jeweler and lampwork bead artist who’s unique, large-scale pieces are filled with charming, unexpected details. Eleanore uses a variety of metals, gemstones, found objects, and glass beads of her own making to hand-craft stunning, wearable artwork. . .
Wayne Meeten sits with his shoes and socks off, his blue jeans rolled neatly at the cuff, sipping a glass of orange juice. He’s looking at me a bit incredulously about a question I asked. He had just finished describing his training in jewelry and metalsmithing, and it was quite the mouthful. . .
Today we have a video clip featuring Robin Waynee of Chimayo, New Mexico. Robin was the 2010 winner in the Silver/Argentium® Silver category. . .
Susan Suh’s newest line of jewelry challenges conventional thinking about luxury, designer jewelry and precious metals. . .
Thomas Dailing and Geoffrey Giles: Saul Bell Design Award Grand Prize Winners of 2008 and 2009. Take a look at their inspiring work. . .
As part of our ongoing Saul Bell Design Award retrospective, we’re devoting today’s post to past winners Eva Martin and Heather Bayless. . .
Only thirty three days until the winners of the 2011 Saul Bell Design Competition are unveiled at the JCK show in Las Vegas. In our continued look back at past winners, here’s a video of the 2005 Grand Prize winner, Joost During, discussing how he approaches a new design:
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:
In taking a PMC® class with Yvonne Padilla and CeCe Wire, Margaret discovered she could transfer incredible detail to metal forms and a new world opened before her. . .
Travel in time back to March of 2003. Jeweler, teacher and world-traveler Ronda Coryell had just won first place in the silver category of the 2002 Saul Bell Design Award competition. Eight years after that interview, literally to the day as I write, I learn that Ronda’s love for what she does, both as a jeweler and a teacher, has gained even more momentum. And it’s all due to the courting of that new metal alloy: Argentium® Silver. . .