austin shines
Austin Shines was hosted by 2nd Street District jewelry boutique Eliza Page and media partner Launch 787, and gave aspiring jewelry designers a chance to learn about the industry and showcase their design talent. The event brought industry style and design veterans together with aspiring newcomers, shining the spotlight on jewelry design.

The day began with a series of daytime seminars, with a keynote address by Austin's own design celebrity, Kendra Scott; and it ended with a cocktail reception for the design winners at the Eliza Page store in the 2nd Street District on Friday, April 30.

The judges were so impressed by all the designs, and thank all the designers who submitted their collections to the "Shining Star" jewelry design contest!!

The Judges' "Shining Star" Winner
Ax + Apple - Jamie Dorfman

The People's "Shining Star" Winner
Jay Medrano

We look forward to next year's event!

Congrats to all of the finalists!

Jay Medrano
Ax + Apple - Jamie Dorfman (judges winner in the "commercial appeal category")
Courtney Laine - Laine
Danielle Kress
Elizabeth Baird (judges winner in the "creativity and ingenuity" category)
Gina McCool ­ Kbeau
Jackie McCormick and Laura Chrisco ­Awaiting Alice
Jennifer Ware - Ware-able Art
Lindsay Hendricks
Lori Hooks - Adorn Modern Designs
Rachel Skewis - Rachel Salome (judges winner in the craftsmanship and techinique category)
Stephanie Jimenez


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We Want Your Suggestions for Austin Shines

We would love future and past attendees to submit questions and ideas in order to address your interests and concerns during the seminars. Educational discussions were moderated and seminars were about 1 hour each. Attendees had breaks between sessions for networking, Q&A, feedback, and refreshments.

See photos from the Seminars!

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