Just Announced: Jewelry Stringing’s Fall Submissions Guidelines!

Get ready to design! We just posted the Fall 2013 Jewelry Stringing submissions guidelines and encourage you to take a look. This time, we’re seeking designs to fill our four thematic jewelry sections: Raw Beauty, Not Your Grandmother’s Pearls, Gold Rush, and Collars and Bibs. Learn more about these categories and the color palettes assigned to each below. Your designs should be created with these color palettes in mind; however, you don’t need to use every color in the palette or even more than one—just let it be a guide for your main colors.

Submit your ideas using our Early Review Process by March 1, 2013. The deadline for all physical submissions to be sent to our office is March 15, 2013. For more information about these deadlines and how you can submit your designs to the magazine, see our full guidelines here.


Raw Beauty

The pieces in this category should celebrate the beauty in imperfection by featuring stones, gems, and other natural materials in their raw forms. Instead of choosing prettily polished beads for your submissions for this category, try experimenting with organic, unfinished beads and materials (drilled crystal pieces, druzies, geodes), and incorporating asymmetrical, imperfect angles into your designs. These pieces should draw their beauty from the unfettered majesty of the natural world.

See our Pinterest inspiration board for this palette at:


Not Your Grandmother’s Pearls

Pearls are timeless…but that doesn’t mean they can’t be trendy. For this section, we are looking for pieces that represent a fresh, new take on pearl jewelry. Combine pearls with nontraditional materials (leather, other natural beads, interesting findings), or unique techniques (knotting, braiding, basic wirework) to make your designs stand out. Pearls come in all shapes, sizes, and colors—mix it up!

See our Pinterest inspiration board for this palette at:



Gold Rush

Gold lends itself to a sophisticated aesthetic, but lately it has also been popping up in streetready fashion jewelry. In this category, we celebrate gold statement jewelry in all its glam glory. While the pieces in this section can include a pop of accent color, they should be predominantly gold. We are looking for jewelry that features chunky, geometric materials (tubes, spikes, hardware) in bold-but-wearable designs.

See our Pinterest inspiration board for this palette at:



Collars and Bibs

Collar- and bib-style necklaces are gracing necklines on and off the runway this season. These structured, choker-length necklaces mimic the shape of shirt collars (two symmetrical collar panels) and bibs (one front panel). Get creative in interpreting these styles: play with different panel shapes; create a curtain of bead dangles to communicate your chosen shapes, or construct solid panels; assemble your materials in blocks of color to highlight the geometry of a design—the possibilities are endless!

See our Pinterest inspiration board for this palette at:




We hope these categories stimulate your creativity. Can’t wait to see your submissions!


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