The ICE Crystal Jewelry Awards

Submitted by Fernando DaSilva, John Bead Product Development & Creative Manager.

Inspired by the popularity of  reality shows like “Project Runway”, Accessories Magazine has joined forces with FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) and  Czech Crystal Manufacturer PRECIOSA to launch The ICE Crystal Jewelry Awards to celebrate innovation, creativity and excellence.

On December of 2013, top fashion jewelry industry experts granted 10 students from FIT with a mentorship. Designers had to create innovative and salable jewelry pieces inspired by Accessories Trend Forecasting. Six contestants made to the finals and 1st and 2nd places will be announced on May 7th during the FABB – Fashion Accessories Benefit Ball.

Regardless winning or not, the FIT students had an amazing opportunity to create jewelry sets showcasing crystal components by PRECIOSA, a brand that has been occupying the pages of top fashion magazines recently, acquiring an enormous visibility and recognition for its excellence and glamour.

Check the work of these amazing young designers and tell us, which one is your winner?

ALEXIA INNIS
 
TREND: DARK STAR

MENTOR: TANYA CREATIONS
 
 
KEELIN BRETT
TREND: DARK STAR
MENTOR: ALI-KHAN DESIGNS
 
MINJIN LEE
TREND: GYPSY TRAVELER
MENTOR: THE NES GROUP
 
 
ROSE JANE TAN BASA
TREND: POP IDOL
MENTOR: GERARD YOSCA
 
 
ROSELLE RAABE
TREND: GYPSY TRAVELER
MENTOR: ROBERT ROSE
 
 
YU-CHIEH KO

TREND: DARK STAR
MENTOR: BEN-AMUN
 

John Bead is a proud distributor of DIY components by Preciosa Crystals.  Haute-couture products can be specially ordered to attend to the needs of our customers.

Source: Accessories Magazine

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