Win More Than 15 Minutes of Fame in the Interweave Jewelry, Bead and Gem Arts Awards

Come on, admit it. You’ve fantasized about the big announcement featuring you as the toast of the evening, the star of the show — or the winner of an international contest. Get busy, because now’s your chance to give it a shot.

ABOVE: Kit Carson’s Everything’s O.K. Steel and Turquoise Cuff appeared in Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist August 2017; photo: Jim Lawson

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist and Beadwork magazines present the new Interweave Jewelry, Bead and Gem Arts Awards. They’re open to every designer/maker, including you. We’re looking for jewelry and related objects using everything imaginable by way of technique, material, and design. Fresh and classic, subtle and bold, minimalist and over the top, we want to see it all. Send us images of your best by the beginning of this summer and there’s a chance we’ll be sharing it all over the place as a winner.

Connie Fox’s Riveted Mixed Media Bracelet appeared in Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist March 2010; photo: Jim Lawson

Connie Fox’s Riveted Mixed Media Bracelet appeared in Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist March 2010; photo: Jim Lawson

That piece that just came out perfectly? You could enter it. That out-there idea you’ve been playing with in your head for years? Here’s an opportunity to work out the design and commit to making it. Still haven’t decided what to do with that crazy gemstone or bead, fabulous rough, or intriguing found object? This is the time to figure it out. Don’t have anything like that? Stretch, and see where you arrive.

Zee Haag’s backlit, mineral-in-metal “paintings,” such as these floating jellyfish, have been on offer at the Tucson shows for several years; photo: M. White

Zee Haag’s backlit, mineral-in-metal “paintings,” such as these floating jellyfish, have been on offer at the Tucson shows for several years; photo: M. White

Win Prestige and Cash

Of course Interweave Jewelry, Bead and Gem Arts Awards winners will gain recognition with an award, but that’s not all:

  • $1,000 to one Grand Prize Winner
  • $250 each to the four Division Winners
  • Honorable Mention to ten additional entrants
  • One-year subscription to Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist or Beadwork to each winner and honorable mention
Stacia Woods’s Sculptural Gem Pendant appeared in Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist January/February 2013; photo: Jim Lawson

Stacia Woods’s Sculptural Gem Pendant appeared in Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist January/February 2013; photo: Jim Lawson

Divisions
  • Jewelry, Non-Bead
  • Beads
  • Gems
  • Non-Jewelry or Non-Jewelry-Use Objects
Pam Levin’s K2, Silver, and Leather Bracelet appeared in Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist September/October 2013; photo: Jim Lawson

Pam Levin’s K2, Silver, and Leather Bracelet appeared in Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist September/October 2013; photo: Jim Lawson

Deadline
  • June 1 early bird deadline, save $5 off the entry fee
  • July 1 deadline
The December, 2010, issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist featured one of John Iverson’s silver leaf pins; photo: Jim Lawson

The December 2010 issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist featured one of John Iverson’s silver leaf pins; photo: Jim Lawson

How to Enter the Interweave Jewelry, Bead and Gem Arts Awards

Entries must be submitted online as digital images of executed designs. Find additional information here.

John Dyer & Co. are vendors at the Tucson shows each year offering cut stones such as this 4.76 ct. RippleCut™ tourmaline; photo: Lydia Dyer

John Dyer & Co. are vendors at the Tucson shows each year offering cut stones, such as this 4.76 ct. RippleCut™ tourmaline; photo: Lydia Dyer

Don’t Forget: Looks Matter

Remember to get an excellent photo of your finished work, because all Interweave Jewelry, Bead and Gem Arts Awards entries will be judged solely as digital images. Your amazing piece will look only as amazing as the image you send in, so do your work justice. The “final finish” isn’t polishing: it’s the picture!

Wendy Ellsworth’s Taos Cuff, 2″ h x 3″d; photo: David Ellsworth

Wendy Ellsworth’s Taos Cuff, 2″ h x 3″d; photo: David Ellsworth

Merle White is Editor-in-Chief of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist.

Looking for Answers and Ideas?

Find inspiration and hands-on help in every issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist and Beadwork magazines. Learn How to Photograph Your Jewelry — basics and beyond — on video with Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist photographer Jim Lawson. Find what you need at the Tucson shows with the 2020 digital Tucson Show Guide. You can get the print version here.

 


Get ready for the Interweave Jewelry, Bead and Gem Arts Awards!

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