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June 4 2007 Jewelry Making Newsletter


BellaOnline.com Jewelry Making Newsletter
June 4, 2007

In this issue:

  • New Article: Introduction to Pearl Beads
  • In the Forum
  • Announcements

Introduction to Pearl Beads

Pearl is the traditional June birthstone, and pearl beads make perfect jewelry components for summer projects. Learn about the types and characteristics of pearls used in jewelry making.

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In the Forum


Announcements

Halstead Bead Accepting Entries For $6,000 Bridge Jewelry Business Grant

May 22, 2007 – Halstead Bead, Inc. is now accepting entries for its Second Annual Business Development Grant for new designers entering the bridge jewelry trade. The grant will be awarded to a winning candidate in August. The winner of the 2007 Grant will receive $6,000 in cash and merchandise as well as other benefits. Applications must be received by June 30, 2007 . Complete application details can be found at http://www.halsteadbead.com/Grant/.

In addition to offering this great opportunity for serious, business-minded designers, Halstead has posted a valuable article on its site about identifying your market. They also provide a list of helpful resources for constructing a real business plan. If you'd like to make independent jewelry design a full-time career, keep the Halstead grant in mind.

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National Jeweler Network Top 100 American Jewelry Designers Poll

Are you a jewelry design aficionado? The National Jeweler Network is conducting an online poll to identify the Top 100 American Jewelry Designers of the past 30 Years. The results will be featured in the July 1st issue of National Jeweler's supplement celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the JA Show's New Designer Gallery. For more information, and to vote for your favorite designers, visit the poll website.

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WireSculpture.com Awareness Jewelry Design Contest

WireSculpture.com is now accepting entries for its new Awareness Jewelry Making Contest. Entries must communicate a message of awareness for a cause such as breast cancer awareness, AIDS awareness, military support awareness, etc. Designs must be cold-connection (no soldering or welding) and must be submitted with step-by-step explanations of how they were made. For all the rules and entry information, visit the contest web page. The deadline for entries is June 8, 2007, and winners will be announced June 15, 2007.

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