Here’s a press release from Halstead about its grant competition!
PRESCOTT, AZ (August 18, 2015): The 10th annual Halstead Grant recognizes jewelry design excellence and business strategy acumen with a $6000 award in addition to industry recognition for 10 Halstead Grant Finalists. Finalists receive recognition on HalsteadBead.com in addition to feedback from the judging committee to help build their businesses.
Hilary Halstead Scott, President of Halstead and founder of the Halstead Grant says, “After 10 years of judging grant competitions, we can say without a doubt that most of our past finalists have gone on to successful, long-term careers. This year’s applicants are a select group of amazing emerging artists.” Each group is listed in alphabetical order.
Samantha Skelton Jewelry Design based in Fairview, Pennsylvania.
Bonde: Jewelry that graces the skin and honors the body
ENJI Jewelry Studio: A public statement on an intimate, ornamental scale
Letters to Sarah Metalsmithing: Adornments that celebrate passion and place
Seth Papac: Jewelry to make you feel gorgeous, confident, special, and FIERCE
Tenzabelle: Magical, hand-crafted amulets that tell your story
Alexandra Lozier: Natural elements in dramatic jewelry settings
Lucia Pearl Jewelry: Smart, clean, wearable designs inspired by city life
Nicolette Absil: Delicately illustrated jewelry in enamel and metal
Olivia Shih: Gemstone and metal jewelry inspired by bold, organic elements
VIELA, Ltd: Cast metal jewelry imprinted by the forest and the sea
About the Halstead Grant
The Halstead Grant competition began in 2006 to inspire the pursuit of excellence in design and business practices in the jewelry arts community. Applicants must submit a design portfolio in addition to elements of a successful business plan including marketing strategy, production capacity and financial analysis.
Halstead’s mission is to support jewelry entrepreneurs with quality jewelry supplies and great service. The company was founded 40 years ago and is now managed by the second generation of the Halstead family.