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Saul Bell 2012 shortlist

The shortlist for the prestigious Saul Bell design award 2012 have been announced. The prize, now in it's tenth year, awards innovation in the following categories of jewellery making; metal clay, enamel, gold/platinum, silver, hollowware and beads. There is a lot of competition for this prize and to be shortlisted is a real achievement.
These are my personal favourite pieces from the shortlist (the full shortlist can be found here).
We'll have to wait until June 2012 to see who wins!

Emma Baird

Metal Clay category
Emma Baird from Edinburgh is the only person from the UK to be shortlisted this year.











Metal Clay category
Christi Anderson
Christi actually has an impressive two pieces in the final this year. I love this piece. It's so intricate, there's always something more to see








Metal clay category
Shannon Kennedy
What a fantastic ring, such detail


Enamel category
Kristen Holeman
This is such a beautiful piece, I really love the detail, the vibrant colours and the layers









Enamel category
Marie Scarpa
I love the different textures in this piece


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