Sunday, May 17, 2009

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Jewelry Design Business Grant 2009


Jewelry Design Business Grant - Now Accepting 2009 Entries

Now Accepting Entries - Jewelry Design Business Development Grant
Award: $6,000 in start-up cash and materials
Deadline: June 17, 2009
No entry fee required
Application details at

Halstead Bead, Inc. is now accepting entries to its fourth annual Business Development Grant competition for new American jewelry designers entering the bridge jewelry trade. Entries may be submitted between now and June 17, 2009. The grant will be awarded to a winning candidate in August. All finalists will be eligible for a mentorship program that matches new designers with established and successful jewelry entrepreneurs.

The Halstead Bead Business Development Grant differs from other jewelry industry competitions and awards because of its emphasis on business skills. Entrants must demonstrate not only extraordinary design, but also a strong business strategy.

Designers utilizing a wide variety of fabrication techniques including casting, lampworking, metal clay, beading, or metalsmithing are eligible to enter the competition. Candidates must be US citizens who began their businesses after January 1, 2006.

Previous grant winners include Bridgland Studios, Belle Brooke Designs, and Ananda Khalsa Jewelry.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Fashion Lanyards

I create lanyards to the customer specifications. These are but a few of my creations. Price is determined by the quality and amount of material required.

Fashion Jewelry

These are some samples of fashion jewelry created from glass, plastic, plated and pewter metals.

Swarovski and Semi Jewelry

I combine Swarovski crystals with semi precious stones to create unique pieces. I create sets. ie Earrings & Bracelet, Necklace & Earrings, or all three pieces.

SemiPrecious Jewelry

For the semiprecious lovers. I consult with my clients to identify their needs. I carry inventory of most items showing on the slides.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

WJA Divas Designer Contest

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DIVA Design Competition

The annual WJA DIVA Design Competition is a competition created to promote and encourage jewelry design by women. Open to all women, regardless of experience, formal training or background in jewelry or jewelry design, the competition is judged by a panel of industry experts who evaluate designs based on their originality, creativity, wearability, and interpretation of an annual theme.

Application deadline extended. Application details: