Category: Design of the Times

Designer Dish: Audrius Krulis and Murphy Design

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Design of the Times

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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Meet the Costume Designers Who Are #JCKBound

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When reflecting on the “pinch me” moments of JCK Las Vegas last year, Emmy Award– winning costume designer Patricia Field comes to mind. Attendees and exhibitors left with a multitude of takeaways from her presence. Whether it was something said in her intimate chat, things revealed from her work on Sex and the City and The Devil Wears Prada, or seeing her style models adorned with Design Center exhibitors—merging these two worlds just felt right. There’s much more where that came from this year, and it’s happening every day! A new batch of A-List Hollywood costume designers will take the stage…

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Celebrate Design All in One Evening

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The designer community at JCK is bountiful, talented, and dedicated to their craft—that’s why we’re devoting a night to celebrate them. On June 3, “An Evening of Design” will take place in the Loft,  Palm Foyer on Level 3 of Mandalay Bay. Besides cocktails, yummy bites, and networking, we’re awarding the Top 50 retailers and for our exhibitors, the Editors’ Choice Awards. New this year, there will be one winner from each exhibiting phase (Kickstarter, Rising Star, Resident). After seeing all the submissions, I wish luck to our lovely judges, this won’t be an easy call. Since this series is…

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Designer Dish: Tura Sugden & Blackbird and the Snow

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Design of the Times

JCK Las Vegas 2016 is getting closer, and the excitement continues to grow!  I can hardly wait to see fresh new jewelry designs, jewelry friends, and I’m especially looking forward to meeting IRL (in real life) some recent jewelry designer discoveries. Register to attend JCK Las Vegas 2016  today! Tura Sugden Tura Sugden is a Rising Star in the JCK Las Vegas 2016 Design Center.  Her sophisticated, quiet color palette intrigued me early on, but I was even more taken with her jewelry when I discovered that it is all handmade in her studio in San Francisco.  This kind of commitment to…

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Meet Our Inaugural Kickstarter Class

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Seven standout students designers from leading jewelry and design schools are making their trade show debut in a platform most starting jewelers would dream of, the Design Center at JCK. The Kickstarter program is a platform to launch the next generation of designers to the industry. Kickstarter will be the first step for the lucky few who know their passion and are actively pursuing it at the novice level. The program, led by a Design Advisory Board, selects seven designers from participating schools based on their applications and predicted viability in the current marketplace. The prize, an opportunity to exhibit…

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