In the final running for the Saul Bell Jewelry Design Award!
The phone rang, and when I saw the 505 area code on the screen, I was very hopeful. Then the caller identified herself as being with Rio Grande, and a few seconds later I got the news I had been hoping for.
I made it into the final round! I worked really hard on that piece, and wow, it worked. My feet hovered way above the ground!!!
As the news became my reality, I started the challenging process of creating this necklace from my design. That was my primary focus for the next few months. Next month, as it draws closer to the final announcement, May 18, I”ll share some of my thoughts and photos from my “Build Journal”. In the mean time, here is a shot of the finished piece