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[Call for Entries] 500 Earrings


#1

500 Earrings
Alan Revere, Juror

Lark Books is accepting entries for 500 Earrings, a juried
collection of contemporary handmade ornaments for the lobe and ear to
be released in the spring of 2007. We seek images of gorgeous drops,
unique studs, artful hoops, and other forms of ear adornment by
studio jewelers from around the globe. Diverse materials, techniques,
and styles desired.

To be considered for inclusion, please submit high-quality
transparencies, slides, or digital images with entry forms. There is
no entry fee. Entries must be postmarked by May 1, 2006.

Guidelines & entry forms now available.

On the web:
http://www.larkbooks.com/submissions/ArtistEntryForm-500earrings.asp


#2

I will probably roll up my sleeves and submit a pair but, I am
curious and have to ask:

What is the purpose behind creating the book? Is it a collection of
500 pictures of earrings? Is “500 Bracelets” next?

C~


#3
What is the purpose behind creating the book? Is it a collection
of 500 pictures of earrings? Is "500 Bracelets" next? 

No. “500 Bracelets” has already been published :-), as well as “500
Brooches”, “1000 Rings” and others. See

https://www.ganoksin.com/jewelry-books/us/books/author/Marthe+Le+Van.htm

And, yes, it will be a collection of 500 pictures of earrings.

Beth


#4
Is "500 Bracelets" next 

That is already out, saw it just last week at Barnes & Noble next to
500 Rings. Lots of imagination in those books!

http://www.ganoksin.com/jewelry-books/us/product/1579904807.htm
Price: $15.72

Marta


#5
What is the purpose behind creating the book? Is it a collection
of 500 pictures of earrings? Is "500 Bracelets" next? 

I suspect so…

Lark put out a book entitled “1000 Rings” in the not to distant
past…

http://www.ganoksin.com/jewelry-books/us/product/1579905080.htm
Price: $10.01

Decent photography, very reasonable published price…

And yes, it was pictures of…1000 rings…

Rings from the classic to the unusual…with credits listed to the
submitting jeweler-artist-designer…

A fascinatng book, BTW…

Gary W. Bourbonais
A.J.P. (GIA)


#6

I guess that you haven’t seen a copy of “1000 Rings”, one of the
series that Lark has been publishing.

Joel Schwalb
@Joel_Schwalb
www.schwalbstudio.com

Great deal on a Great Book!
Review by Karen Christians

1000 Rings:
Inspiring Adornments for the Hand by Marthe Le Van
Introduction by Robert W. Ebendorf

Originally titled "500 Rings" this Lark Jewelry book project
authored by Marthe Le Van was intended to be smaller. A call for
entries yielded so many excellent images, that the book was
expanded to accommodate the extra submissions. This book is a
visual delight and a testament to the creativity offered by
jewelers and metalsmiths who celebrate the hand. At only $10.01,
this is a deal that shouldn't be missed. 

1000 Rings: Inspiring Adornments for the Hand
By Marthe Le Van

http://www.ganoksin.com/jewelry-books/us/product/1579905080.htm

Price: $10.01
Media: Paperback
Manufacturer: Lark Books (NC)
Release data: 2004


#7

I live in Asheville, NC where Lark has their headquarters. They have
done several books with 500 things, teapots in one, mugs in another.
I think they have already done bracelets too. They are pretty nice
books, rather small in size but good photos and that’s about it. They
have the names and address of the artist in the back and the artist
are from all over. They are not regional in their choices.

Dennis


#8

The Lark books are very inspirational, in addition to being
beautiful to look at. I would be proud to have my work included in
this book.


#9

Dear C~

What is the purpose behind creating the book? Is it a collection
of 500 pictures of earrings? Is "500 Bracelets" next? 

Nope, the “500 Bracelets” is already there, together with “500
Brooches” and “1000 Rings”. I have the latter in my library and it is
a great inspiration tool. The two “500s” are on my wishing list.

Niels Lovschal
Contemporary and Viking Age Jewellery
Classes in Jewellery Techniques
Bornholm, Denmark


#10

I too think the Lark Books are classy, beautifully put together and
a great chance to showcase your work. I wonder what they will do
after they run out of ‘types of jewelry’ to ‘500’. Maybe we could
give them some new ideas!!


#11

hi everyone.

the post about “500 earrings” by Lark Books made me think a little.
i have worked with Lark Books for several years, and the jewelry
editor there is fabulous! I highly reccomend that people send in
their submissions.

as i have writen 3 books for lark, i have been involved extensively
on choosing work for the gallery sections. the MAIN reason people are
rejected for these books is due to poor image quality. i suggest if
you submit to have professional slides taken of your work, with no
extra “props” in the background…no rocks, plants, anything. this
also includes distracting material such as a grasscloth or anything
with texture. good lighting and sharp focus are essential for being
published as well.

good luck to all!

ps. my 3rd book, The Art and Craft of Making Jewelry, will be
available April 28th. It really turned out to be a great book with
hundreds of images of other people’s work in addition to
photographed step-by-step techniques in a wide range. i hope some of
you will purchase it, and if you do, tell me what you think!

sincerely,
joanna gollberg


#12

i was pleased to be in the 500 beads book several years ago, with
some of the crocheted fine silver wire beads that i make, and i think
a beaded bead. the book is loaned out, i need to track it down.

i plan on entering several pair of earrings, the presentations are
so beautiful and it is a real kick to be in with so many talented
artists.

i think we should get them to consider ANOTHER 500 necklaces,
ANOTHER 500 bracelets… this might work. they rec;vd so many
submissions for the book, there would be many many people interested.

hmmmmm

pat moses-caudel
wild poppy designs…
http://imageevent.com/patmcaudel


#13

Joanna,

ps. my 3rd book, The Art and Craft of Making Jewelry, will be
available April 28th. 

I have had the pleasure of a pre-release review of your book, The
Art and Craft of Making Jewelry, and I have to tell you it is great!
I would say among the top three out there today! I intend to
recommend it to all my fabrication students as a must have in their
library.

Cheers from Don at The Charles Belle Studio in SOFL where simple
elegance IS fine jewelry! @coralnut2


#14

does that mean the images that we submit are the ones that are
actually used in the books?


#15

judy,

does that mean the images that we submit are the ones that are
actually used in the books? 

YES!!! the images you subit are the ones used in the books.
absolutey.


#16

500 Earrings
Alan Revere, Juror

All entries must be postmarked by Monday, May 1, 2006.

Lark Books is accepting entries for 500 Earrings, a juried
collection of contemporary handmade ornaments for the lobe and ear to
be released in the spring of 2007. We seek images of gorgeous drops,
unique studs, artful hoops, and other forms of ear adornment by
studio jewelers from around the globe. Diverse materials, techniques,
and styles desired. To be considered for inclusion, please submit
high-quality transparencies, slides, or digital images with entry
forms. There is no entry fee.

Guidelines & entry forms available.

On the web:
http://www.larkbooks.com/submissions/ArtistEntryForm-500earrings.asp
Via e-mail: nathalie@larkbooks.com


#17

If you check the piers in New York on a Friday night you’ll probably
find the unique studs you want. :wink: (No offense to anyone who hangs
out on the piers on Friday night).

But please - put some decent jewelry in this edition, will you,
please ? We don’t all appreciate “found” art. There are many very
fine jewelers out there (I’m not saying I’m one of them) who deserve
to be in that book instead of some of the dross, kitsch, and schlock
that ends up in it.