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Congratulations to Bill Wismar


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I’ve just returned from visiting/delivering new work to Metal
Benders Jewelry Gallery in Fairhope, AL. The town was hosting it’s
big Spring Art Show, so I had the opportunity to talk to LOTS of
people l over the weekend. I don’t normally do shows, so it was great
fun to be working in the gallery and getting feedback on my work. And
it was equally rewarding to talk to people about owner Bill Wismar’s
work. Bill has been a wonderful mentor to me, and I love the unique
way he sets beautifully colored I was pleased to hear that
he recently won in the Jewelers of America Affiliate Design
Competition

http://jewelers.org/pdf/press/pr012909.pdf

The winning design (a fancy-link necklace in 14K gold with
multi-color gemstones and pave diamonds) was already sold, which
doesn’t surprise me - the locals recognize and appreciate Bill’s
talent, and are enthusiast collectors! It’s very encouraging to me to
see first-hand that there are still plenty of people out there who do
support independent jewelry designers.

zee galliano
www.zeegalliano.com