Full Circle with Christena Reinhard, Union & Fifth

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We had the opportunity to learn more about Christena Reinhard, the amazing woman behind Union & Fifth – a non-profit, online, fundraising platform turning donated women’s designer duds into cash for charity. Check out our conversation below, and view the Union & Fifth website for more information. What inspired you to create Union & Fifth? I was fundraising for an organization and had a donor who wanted to do something unique – so we cleaned out her closet, sold the contents online, and raised $43,000 – we built a Mac computer lab from old sweaters and handbags for young adults who…


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Design of the Times: Caitlin Royal, Eduardo Sanchez, and Anatoli

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Design of the Times

Get to know some of your JCK Design Center designers! By: Monica Stephenson, iDazzle Caitlin Royal Every once in a while, I run across an image of jewelry and I think “Of course!”  When your heart and brain just know you are connecting with a kindred spirit.  Such was my reaction when I saw the work of Caitlin Royal of Garnish.  I’m a foodie in the sense that I love to eat, and I also aspire to minimalism.  So Caitlin’s singular approach to (deceptively) simple castings of herbs and food had me at “organic.”  Precious. Infinitely wearable.  This is jewelry for…


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Design of the Times: Alex Monroe, Maja Arnold, and Daniel Bass

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Design of the Times

Get to know some of your JCK Design Center designers! By: Monica Stephenson, iDazzle Alex Monroe If I had to sum up the JCK Las Vegas show with one word, it would have to be “discovery.”  I am so grateful to have connected to Alex Monroe through this series, and if you have not uncovered Alex in his 30 years of making jewelry, I hope that you can see his work at JCK Las Vegas.  A magical convergence of entomology and exquisite metal work and gems, his work tells a story of biology, beginnings and cycles.  This aesthetic taps into the…


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6 Jewelry Trends to Watch for at JCK Las Vegas

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6 Jewelry Trends to Watch for at JCK Las Vegas We are ready to roll at JCK Las Vegas! Many of you will be strapping on your most comfortable shoes (pro tip #1) to make your rounds on the show floor, stashing your pockets full of granola bars (pro tip #2), and making your final lists and checking them twice—on a fully charged cellphone with backup travel charger, obviously (pro tip #3!). You already knew all of these tips, of course—I’m just here for the reminder. So while you’re giving your FitBit the count of its life on your daily…


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Bridging the Gap with the Accessories Council

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We are excited to welcome the Accessories Council back to JCK for its second year. The Accessories Council is a not-for-profit international trade organization on a mission to stimulate consumer awareness and demand for fashion-accessory products. It sponsors educational seminars, networking and social media events, seasonal trend reports, marketing and advertising co-op initiatives, design and marketing awards for area fashion students, an annual silent auction, and the esteemed black-tie ACE Awards gala, an annual tribute to the leaders of the industry. The Accessories Council represents over 280 of the biggest brands in the fashion industry and is a must-visit destination…


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