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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The 2012 Niche Award Winners for Jewelry Design

Cityscape Lisa Hawthorne, the winner in the gold jewelry with stones category. 

The annual Niche Awards, which honors the best in contemporary design by American and Canadian artisans, were presented February 18 during a ceremony at the Buyers Market of American Craft tradeshow in Philadelphia.

Professionals and college students received awards in several categories including gold, silver and gemstone jewelry; fashion accessories; fiber arts and quilts; baskets; blown, fused and cast glass; metalwork; outdoor art; tables and seating; cabinetry; and teapots.
The awards competition, in its 22nd year is sponsored by Niche magazine, which serves retailers of American-made and Canadian-made gift and art products.

You can view the winners in the jewelry categories by following this link.

PROFESSIONAL WINNERS:

Fashion Jewelry, Penelope Bracelet, Kathleen Nowak Tucci 

Fine Jewelry, Mizu Wave Ring, Andrea Williams

Gold Jewelry, Circus, Circus, Pierre-Yves Paquette

 Gold Jewelry with Stones, Cityscape, Lisa Hawthorne

Jewelry Sculpture to Wear, Reconfiguring the Ordinary: Twist Looped and Linked, Yong Joo Kim

Silver Jewelry, Collar, Michael and Maureen Banner.

Silver Jewelry with Stones, Le Mirage, Aleksandra Vali

Wedding Jewelry, Cell Band Wedding Set, Emily Johnson

STUDENT WINNERS:

Fashion Jewelry, Summer Dream, Leeyeon Yoo

Fine Jewelry, Beautiful Coexistence, Hyangmi Kim

Jewelry Sculpture to Wear, Garden of Eden - Haircomb, Kristopher Leinen

1 comment:

  1. the most beatiful jewelry i have ever saw. Congratulations!!! I like your stile very much!!
    I also have a business with jewelry in Romania,i make them just by passion,i don't have any school or experience in jewelry making(i finish medical univercity). You can see them on www.bijuteriadianaciobanu.com

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