Category: Design of the Times

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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Full Circle with Deeta Thakural

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I had the pleasure of meeting Deeta Thakural at JCK Las Vegas, she was kind, humble and had a strong passion for her craft. Her team embodied the same characteristics and as I listened to the stories behind the designs, it was evident I was surrounded by something special. That feeling is common when walking around the Design Center, chalk board booths filled with inspiration and a community of designers at each phase in their career. The neighborhood is made up of an eclectic and talented roster that I remember anxiously awaiting who the three Editors Choice Award winners would be. The…

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Full Circle with Vicky Lew, Vicky Lew London

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If you’re a first time reader to this series, the month of August and September are dedicated to those who won big at JCK (it is Olympic season after-all) and today’s feature is going to a designer to watch. The jewelry community got a taste of Vicky Lew London at her first-ever JCK Las Vegas and safe to say, she left everyone wanting more.  An exhibitor in the Design Center, Vicky and her less than 1 year old company dove head first into the brand’s American debut. Vicky was one of seven chosen to represent the inaugural Kickstarter class— a program…

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Designer Dish: Sholdt and Rona Fisher

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Design of the Times

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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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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