Category: Design of the Times

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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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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Designer Dish: Amy Glaswand and Doryn Wallach

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It’s officially spring, which means that JCK Las Vegas is next week! Okay, just kidding, but it will be here before you know it! Besides getting to see the jewelry friends that all congregate in Las Vegas for the magical #jewelryweeklasvegas, there are other things to look forward to. Big changes are afoot at JCK, and I’m so excited to see what the shiny new Design Center looks like! Every year, I look forward to walking the Design Center with a sense of discovery, of treasure-hunting the best and brightest jewelry designers. This year the Rising Stars, a collection of…

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Evolution of Design at JCK Las Vegas

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Design of the Times is BACK in full focus covering all things Vegas. If you were a previous reader of this series, you followed along every Monday and in return, got insider information on the designer community you were soon to see in JCK Tucson. Today, in similar fashion, we start dishing on the designer community in JCK Las Vegas. You may have heard the Design Center has been reimagined this year but what does that mean? Putting the emphasis back on design was at the top of our list this year and with that renewed focus come significant changes,…

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