Archive for January, 2011

halstead bead grant 2011
Halstead Scholarships for fledgling jewelry artists to Visiting Artist Program of the Buyers Market of American Craft.
Posted on January 24, 2011
Through a generous gift from Halstead Bead Inc., scholarships are available for jewelry artists who want to receive business training in the Visiting Artist Program of the Buyers Market of American Craft.      The Visiting Artist Program, coming to Philadelphia February 19-20, 2011, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, will provide one- and two-day workshops teaching craft entrepreneurship -- how to launch a business, develop and promote product lines and price artwork for wholesale and retail sales.      Participants will tour the Buyers Market of American Craft, the nation’s largest wholesale tradeshow where artists from the U.S. and Canadian studios sell their work to galleries, boutiques, museum shops and catalogs. In addition, participants will receive a... Read More
Palladium Alliance Taps Vivian Westwood for Jewelry Line
Posted on January 19, 2011
Palladium Alliance International is teaming with Dame Vivienne Westwood to launch a collection of jewelry inspired by nature, reports by Samantha Conti in WWD Issue 01/18/2011. The limited edition “Get a Life” Palladium Collection will make its debut at London Fashion Week in February, and the designs will be sold exclusively at Westwood’s boutiques in London and Los Angeles starting in the spring, PAI told WWD. Palladium is a precious metal that comes from the same family as platinum, and is known for its natural whiteness and light weight. Generally, palladium costs less than platinum, although the prices for both metals are set to rise over the next five to 10 years as... Read More
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Lark Books Curating second “500 Rings” book
Posted on January 17, 2011
500 Rings, to be juried by Bruce Metcalf, is second collection of juried rings in the 500 series. Following the widely popular 1000 Rings (Lark Books, 2004), this encore installment will be a 420-page, full color survey of contemporary rings created after 2000. This international collection will be beautifully presented and widely distributed throughout the world in Spring 2012.They  welcome outstanding images of rings made from any materials and in all design styles. Jewelers whose work is selected for inclusion will receive full acknowledgment in the book, a complimentary copy, and discounts on the future purchase of books. Artists retain copyright to their work. Lark accepts high-quality digital images, transparencies, and slides. No entry fee is required. Submissions... Read More
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Gurhan debuts a brand new silver line at Accessories Circuit – GORGEOUS!!
Posted on January 10, 2011
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Call for Entries: The 6th Annual Halstead Grant for New Jewelry Designers
Posted on January 9, 2011
Call for Entries: The 6th Annual Halstead Grant for New Jewelry Designers. Halstead Bead Inc is inviting jewelry designers to enter its 6th annual grant competition for new entrepreneurs in the industry. The winner of the 2011 business development grant will receive $6,000 in cash and merchandise as well as other benefits. Designers utilizing jewelry making techniques such as metalsmithing, lampworking, metal clay, wire wrapping, beading, or casting are eligible to enter the competition. Candidates must be US citizens who began their businesses after January 1, 2008. Their design companies must focus on “bridge jewelry” which is the segment between costume jewelry and fine jewelry that includes accessories in sterling silver, semi-precious stones, crystal,... Read More
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Always popping. In at the best places — Terry Chandler with Kate Peterson and Hedda Schupak
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The fabulous editrix’s Vicki Gomelsky and Virginia Helevi
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Candy and Jim — So much fun in one room at 24k club dinner
Posted on January 8, 2011
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The drop dead gorgeous Erica Courtney & the ever dashing Scott Martin
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Gladys Knight takes the stage 24k dinner — rockin it old school!!
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