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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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Last week I gave you all a look behind-the-scenes of the 2014 Saul Bell Design Award final round of judging.

That exciting event brought us one step closer to the announcement of winners at the Saul Bell Design Award celebration dinner to be held here in Albuquerque in just two months!

Today, The Studio is thrilled to unveil all the splendor we enjoyed that day. Across seven categories and from nine different countries spanning the globe, here are the 35 finalist pieces selected for the 2014 Saul Bell Design Award competition!

Gold/Platinum

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Silver/Argentium® Silver

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Metal Clay

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Hollowware/Art Objects

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Enamel

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Alternative Metals/Materials

A new category this year, the Alternative Metal/Materials category pushes the boundaries of design and reaches beyond the traditional to include base metals, reactive metals, wood, textiles, found objects, and more—anything not encompassed by the previous five categories.

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Emerging Jewelry Artist

The Emerging Artist is a special category for jewelers who are 18 years old or younger and who are just beginning to discover their passion for designing and fabricating jewelry. These designs may incorporate any materials and techniques the artist chooses. These young artists are the future of our industry and, by the look of their work, the future is bright, indeed!

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Do these great jewelry designs make you feel like getting into your studio to create something amazing? Keep your eyes open for the 2015 Saul Bell Design Award call for entries. We would love to see what you've envisioned!

The winners selected by our judges from among the exceptional designs above will be announced, here on The Studio, shortly after the awards ceremony to be held in Albuquerque in May. Which designs would you have chosen? Stay tuned for our announcement of winners and see if the judges agreed with you! In the meantime, you can see winning designs from previous years at the Saul Bell Design Award website, and you can visit our Saul Bell Design Award Pinterest board as well. Be inspired by what you see and then dazzle next year's judges with your best work!

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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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Five Reasons to Attend Santa Fe Symposium

Feb 17, 2014
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Bernadette Bennett
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Every year in May—this year May 18-21—the greatest minds of the jewelry industry convene in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Experts from around the world present their research, attendees listen intently, and everyone absorbs more priceless knowledge in just a few days than a desert soaks up in a hard rainfall. This yearly gathering of experts to discuss opportunities in the industry is the Santa Fe Symposium. Here are five reasons you should come!

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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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Amy Cliser
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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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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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Put Your Work in the Spotlight at the 14th Annual Saul Bell Design Award Competition! Call For Entries is Now Open.

Jul 30, 2013
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Heather Apodaca
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Imagine the piece you’ve always wanted to create. The ONE that combines your skills and your creativity to express your point of view as an artist. Now go create it! The call for entries for the 2014 Saul Bell Design Award competition is now open, and it’s your chance to stretch your imagination and blow us all away!

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2013 Saul Bell Design Award Competition: Now Meet The Finalists!

Jul 3, 2013
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Amy Cliser
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The 2013 Saul Bell Design Award winners include a group of finalists whose work is not to be missed! Take a pictorial tour that just might inspire you on your own jewelry making journey.

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2013 Saul Bell Design Award Competition: Meet More Of The Award Winners!

Jun 27, 2013
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Meet more winners of the 2013 Saul Bell Design Award Competition and Emerging Artist Award. Their designs are nothing short of spectacular!

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