Here is some of the charming, inventive and beautifully-crafted jewelry that won NICHE Awards this year from the Buyers Market of American Craft. These winners in the professional categories were chosen for technical excellence, originality, creativity and market viability.
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Unearthed Flora by Barb Fajardo of Albuquerque, N.M., winner polymer clay category
Oceanic bangle bracelets by Kevin O’Grady of Scottsdale, AZ, winner sculpture to wear category
Circle disk brooch with gold and pearl by Sadie Wang of Silver Point, TN, winner gold with stones category
Orange diamond ceramic engagement ring by Etienne Perret of Camden, Maine, winner wedding jewelry category
Daisy Diamond Stem by Patricia Tschetter of Dallas, TX, winner silver with stones category
Mother’s Brooch by Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez, Henrietta NY, Gold, Jewelry,
Fluted by Erik Stewart, Tucson, AZ, winner fine jewelry category
Swing by Wiwat Kamolpornwijit of Alexandria, VA, winner fashion jewelry category
Find winning designs from all categories – 38 professional and 13 student – on the NICHE Awards web site and read about them in the Spring issue of NICHE magazine.