The Saul Bell Design competition is for jewelry designers around the world. Presented by Rio Grande, the award is a challenge for designers to think outside the box and break through traditional methods of jewelry design.
I've entered my newest creation, the "Vanishing Point" necklace, made from fine and sterling silver wire and Tourmalinated Quartz. Each and every component is hand made, including the individual chain links. This piece is entered in the Silver/Argentium® Silver category.
The name "Vanishing Point" was inspired by the vanishing point technique in linear perspective drawing, where all lines converge toward the center. I thought this Tourmalinated Quartz stone was perfect for this idea due to it's clear color with the tourmaline stranding, as the tourmaline crystals seem to "disappear" within the stone.
Tourmalinated Quartz is a powerful stone for balance. It is a great problem solver and can help turn negative thoughts and energies into positive ones. It will aid in detoxification of the body and alleviate digestive issues.
Grand prize is a $10,000 gift certificate to Rio Grande Jewelry Supply. Finalists will be announced in November. Keep your fingers crossed!