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Jewelspan hosts high-profile jewelry making competition


#1

Jewelspan.com Hosts High-Profile Jewelry Making Competition.

Announcing A Handcrafted Jewelry Design Challenge: Showcasing the
’Wow-factor’ in Artisan Jewelry

Octoboer 22, 2013 (Lambertville, NJ) - Jewelspan.com, the only
provider of websites specifically designed for handmade jewelry
artists, announces their premier Jewelry Design Challenge, a call
for the best in handcrafted jewelry. The competition will run from
November 1 through November 30, 2013. Entries can be submitted via
Jewelspan.com by clicking on on “Wow-Factor Competition.”

Jewelers are encouraged to submit up to 3 pieces to ‘wow’ the judges
and for a chance to win fabulous prizes from the competition
sponsors. Winners will be announced December 30 on Jewelspan.com as
well as on Facebook and elsewhere.

“Jewelspan’s Competition will spotlight the unique craftsmanship
found in artisan jewelry. It’s a great opportunity for Jewelspan
members to show off their work, and we also invite all artisan
jewelers worldwide to submit entries to the competition”, says Eric
Sparre, founder of Artspan and Jewelspan.

The jewelry design challenge is open to any category of wearable
jewelry. The competition will recognize a winner as well as a
runner-up and one honorable mention. The prizes are valued at over
$1,500 total. Unique to the competition and garnering more exposure
for the winning jeweler, Jewelspan will purchase the winning piece,
and give it away in a separate Facebook contest to one lucky
Jewelspan shopper.

Winners of the competition will also have their winning piece
featured on the Jewelspan homepage, and will also receive a one year
membership in Jewelspan which will include a full-featured
easy-to-manage independent branded website.

Sponsors of the competition include names that are among the most
prominent and respected ones in the field: Ganoksin.com, arguably
the leading l 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.

About Jewelspan:

Jewelspan.com is home to more than 300 individual jewelry artist
websites featuring a wide range of visions and materials.Jewelspan
is the only handcrafted jewelry-specific website provider. The
individual jeweler websites are full-featured and easy to customize
and manage. Individual pieces are also featured in the Jewelspan
Shop. As a bonus, Jewelspan websites are also part of Artspan.com.
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep80bh

About Artspan:

Launched in 1999, Artspan.com is a major contemporary art
destination and the leading provider of premium websites for
artists, artisans and photographers. Over 4,000 Individual Artspan
member sites have their own domain names and can be reached by
entering the domain name in the browser search window, or via
Artspan Shops or by using the keyword and category searches.The
user-friendly search functions, combined with the quality of the
Artspan offering, has made Artspan a preferred destination for
collectors, consultants, and designers. For more visit
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep80og

Eric
Eric Sparre
Managing Director
Artspan LLC


#2

Eric- I don’t do competitions. Don’t need to. Not interested in or
need your site either.

However, it might be useful if you had posted a link to the
competition with the rules and regulations as well as the cost of
entry. On the links you posted I only get ads for your site. Of
course I am a luddite so I may have missed something important.

Also announcing a competition on Oct 22nd and giving the artists
only one month to produce and ship three competition worthy pieces of
jewelry is rather short notice. Fine craftsmanship does take time.
Those of us who do only custom work don’t have a lot of inventory on
hand.

Jo Haemer
timothywgreen.com


#3

Maybe you jumped the gun with this announcement, but there’s nothing
about this competition on the Jewelspan site. Does it cost money to
apply? Do you give preference to Jewelspan jewelers?

Andrew Werby


#4

Hi agree with Jo 100%

Those of us who do only custom work don’t have a lot of inventory on
hand.

My problem is keeping up the stock. At the moment there is a one
month wait before I can start a custom piece.

Xmas is coming and I am flat out making my original designs, usually
one off unique pieces. Already selling stock for Xmas presents.

I work in 18 kt and gems but by choice mostly work in sterling as I
like the metal. It is unique in colour and reflection.

If one understands silver, hello Jeffrey Herman, look up his page
this guy does, and bring out the qualities of the metal then a
uniquely beautiful piece can be made. Silver loves a high polished
curved surface.

Some think “real jewellery” is ONLY made from gold and precious gems
and requires fancy setting techniques. To them I have 3 names Torun
and Georg Jensen. Google them or try Lalique. These people worked in
both gold and silver and gems or semi-precious gems. Torun has
designs that are over 50 years old and still are in demand.

To Andrew good luck with your windfall we are all waiting to see
what you can do with the stones.

Paying to enter competitions seems like a con to me. Like craft
shows that charge hefty entrance fees for viewers.

The organiser has made a profit from the exhibitors already and now
wants an impulse buy price from the viewers.

Funny how the charity shows I do don’t charge viewers entrance fees
and are happy to make a good profit from exhibitors fees.

Be inspired
Richard


#5

Jewelspan.com Hosts High-Profile Jewelry Making Competition.
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep80pe

Announcing A Handcrafted Jewelry Design Challenge: Showcasing the
’Wow-factor’ in Artisan Jewelry

Octoboer 22, 2013 (Lambertville, NJ) - Jewelspan.com, the only
provider of websites specifically designed for handmade jewelry
artists, announces their premier Jewelry Design Challenge, a call for
the best in handcrafted jewelry. The competition will run from
November 1 through November 30, 2013. Entries can be submitted here
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep80pe

Jewelers are encouraged to submit up to 3 pieces to ‘wow’ the judges
and for a chance to win fabulous prizes from the competition
sponsors. Winners will be announced December 30 on Jewelspan.com as
well as on Facebook and elsewhere.

“Jewelspan’s Competition will spotlight the unique craftsmanship
found in artisan jewelry. It’s a great opportunity for Jewelspan
members to show off their work, and we also invite all artisan
jewelers worldwide to submit entries to the competition”, says Eric
Sparre, founder of Artspan and Jewelspan.

The jewelry design challenge is open to any category of wearable
jewelry. The competition will recognize a winner as well as a

runner-up and one honorable mention. The prizes are valued at over
$1,500 total. Unique to the competition and garnering more exposure
for the winning jeweler, Jewelspan will purchase the winning piece,
and give it away in a separate Facebook contest to one lucky
Jewelspan shopper.

Winners of the competition will also have their winning piece
featured on the Jewelspan homepage, and will also receive a one year
membership in Jewelspan which will include a full-featured
easy-to-manage independent branded website.

Sponsors of the competition include names that are among the most
prominent and respected ones in the field: Ganoksin.com, arguably
the leading l 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.

About Jewelspan:

Jewelspan.com is home to more than 300 individual jewelry artist
websites featuring a wide range of visions and materials.Jewelspan
is the only handcrafted jewelry-specific website provider. The
individual jeweler websites are full-featured and easy to customize
and manage. Individual pieces are also featured in the Jewelspan
Shop. As a bonus, Jewelspan websites are also part of Artspan.com.
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep80bh

About Artspan:

Launched in 1999, Artspan.com is a major contemporary art
destination and the leading provider of premium websites for
artists, artisans and photographers. Over 4,000 Individual Artspan
member sites have their own domain names and can be reached by
entering the domain name in the browser search window, or via
Artspan Shops or by using the keyword and category searches.The
user-friendly search functions, combined with the quality of the
Artspan offering, has made Artspan a preferred destination for
collectors, consultants, and designers. For more visit
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep80og

Eric
Eric Sparre
Managing Director
Artspan LLC