Author: Monica Stephenson

Design of the Times: Elizabeth Garvin & Suzy Landa

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Design of the Times

As the December days get ever shorter, I’m daydreaming about sunny, warmer days in Tucson. We all need a gem fix right about now, and the designers you’ll see at JCK Tucson are the perfect cure.  Two of my favorite designers will be exhibiting this year, and I can’t wait to see their new, vibrant collections. Elizabeth Garvin Elizabeth Garvin took a fateful metalworking class in college, and had an epiphany: She recognized that with precious metal, she would never learn it all, or run out of inspiration to create. She made jewelry her career, starting with a bench in…

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Design of the Times: Atelier Zobel and John Atencio

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Design of the Times

It’s never too early to begin the countdown to JCK Tucson! I’m getting excited already: the setting at the J.W. Marriott Starr Pass resort, friends, gems, and beautiful jewelry all against the singular backdrop of the Tucson landscape. The designers exhibiting at JCK Tucson this time represent an intriguing cross section of design veterans with an established vision, and emerging artists spreading their wings. Kicking off 2017 in the desert is sure to be memorable, so register here and don’t miss out on a single part of it! Peter Schmid, Atelier Zobel One of my favorite places at JCK Tucson…

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Designer Dish: Sholdt and Rona Fisher

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JCK Las Vegas starts in a matter of days!  I have two more jewelry designers making waves with distinctive design on my list to visit in the Design Center.  Meet Kalee Sholdt and Rona Fisher, resident designers who create a culture within their companies as well as the industry.  It sounds like they are looking forward to seeing jewelry friends as much as I am! Kalee Sholdt I remember working with Sholdt when I first moved to Seattle and worked for Fox’s Gem Shop: I was so taken with the sculptural quality of the rings. They were striking yet classic and…

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Designer Dish: Judi Powers and Baiyang Jewelry

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Design of the Times

JCK Las Vegas is right around the corner! I’m still finalizing my schedule, scrutinizing line sheets, and wondering if triple-booking is an option. There’s a certain excitement that comes with Jewelry Week Las Vegas. Yes, it can be exhausting. Yes, I have a shoe strategy (#vegasshoes). But most people I talk to genuinely enjoy the time they spend in Las Vegas each year. The people, the camaraderie, the connections, and…the jewelry. It always comes back to the jewelry. Register to attend JCK Las Vegas here. Judi Powers I have had the privilege of knowing Judi Powers for a couple of…

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Designer Dish: Audrius Krulis and Murphy Design

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The countdown to JCK Las Vegas continues, and the excitement builds for the newly revamped Design Center! In addition to emerging jewelry designers fresh from graduate school or embarking on second careers, there are some returning designers who have achieved a certain iconic status within the design world. Register to attend JCK Las Vegas today. Audrius Krulis I have the privilege of looking at a LOT of jewelry, many of it designed by talented designers. Once in a while, I encounter someone who is not only a tremendous craftsperson, but also has somehow transcended “jewelry as art” to a wearable…

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