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Announcing the Wow-Factor Winners!

'Looking into London' ring wins top prize in Jewelspan competition



'Looking into London'  


Our First Place Winner is Agnieszka Maksymiuk a jewelry designer (in the UK it's jewellery designer/maker) with Polish origins, based in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

Jeweler's Description: Hand carved ring inspired by London's architecture. The reflections of the landmarks appear on the silver disc in the middle, like in the River Thames which flows through the centre of London.

Agnieszka's First place winner’s prize package includes:

- $250 dollars cash.- Free Jewelspan website for one year ($149 value).

- Wubbers tools & holding rack ($217 value).

- CraftOptics (value $474 including prescription).

- 'Looking into London' ring featured on our homepage for 1 month.

- “Featured Jeweler” interview.

- Jewelspan will also purchase the ring and present it to one lucky winner in a separate contest on or about January 30th 2014. 




'See Rock City'

Our Second Place Winner is Jessica Armstrong a jewelry designer living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She is the owner and operator of 'Jessica Armstrong Designs', commissions, custom and online sales. 

 Jewelers Description: 'See Rock City' is a neckpiece of resin that has been sculpted over a neckwire. Flocking fibers and microbeads add texture, while glitter makes the surface look as though it might actually be a natural geode.

Jessica's Second Place winner's package includes:

- $100 dollars cash

- Free Jewelspan website for one year ($149 value).

- One year subscription to MetalSmith Magazine (value $40)

- 'See Rock City' featured on our homepage for 1 month, plus “Featured Jeweler” interview. 



'Squares Squares Everywhere'



Honorable Mention goes to Carmen Smith the owner of 'Creations by Carmen', specializing in custom jewelry, art jewelry, beaded jewelry and repairs. Carmen lives and works in Columbus, Ohio.

Jewelers Description: 'Squares Squares Everywhere' Scrap steel, bead weaving using peyote and herringbone stitches

 Carmen's Honorable Mention prize includes:

- Free Jewelspan website for one year ($149 value).   




A huge thank you to our sponsors, arguably the leading informational website and forum focusing on jewelry, Metalsmith Magazine published by The Society of North American Goldsmiths, Wubbers Tools - the premier line of tools that are “Made to Make Jewelry™" and CraftOptics - Hands-free high resolution magnification for serious jewelers. We appreciate your sponsorship and all the fabulous prizes that were given to our winners!

Entries were judged on creative use of materials, craftsmanship, wearability, originality and of course the Wow-Factor.

Thank you to the many talented artisan jewelers who entered the Jewelspan competition! If you are a artisan jewelry designer who is ready to take your designs to the next level, Jewelspan is here to provide the venue and the support to help you achieve your goal. “This is the first competition of many we will host on Jewelspan.”
~ The Jewelspan Team






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