austin shines

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

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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The Judge's winner 2010 received:
  • Austin-area shopping spree gift cards from Launch787 business partners for $1000
  • The chance to sell your collection at Eliza Page for at least 3 months under the same 50/50 sales terms.
The People's Choice winner received:
  • People's Choice Winner: Austin-area shopping spree gift cards from Eliza Page and Launch787 business partners for $300

The Judges Panel included:
  • Dean Fredrick: Owner/Designer, Dean Fredrick Custom Fine Jewelry Design. Voted "Austin's Best Jewelry Designer" by Austin Fashion Week.
  • Jane Vanisko McCan: Founder/Owner Shiki Boutique,
  • Gail Chovan: Owner, Blackmail Boutique, Designer
  • Marques Harper: Fashion Writer: Austin American Statesman
  • Lauren Ford: Editor, Tribeza Magazine
  • Elizabeth Serrato: Owner, Eliza Page
  • Matt Swinner: Founder, Rare Magazine, Launch 787, Owner/Moxie Boutique

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