Are You Britain’s Next Top Jewellery Designer?
Now you’ve learned all about running your own jewellery business, we want to give you a once in a lifetime chance to launch your jewellery making career.
Fashion website www.accessoriesdirect.com are currently scouting new jewellery design talent for their Spring/Summer 2012 range and YOU could be just what they’re looking for.
Accessories Direct say: “Our aim at Accessories Direct is to fulfil the desires of those of us who want the complete look. A dedicated and experienced team of Buyers and Designers have made it their mission to source, create and select the best Jewellery, Hand bags, Belts, Hair pieces, Hats, Scarves, Beachwear, Gloves and Gift Ideas… and bring them all to you in one extremely stylish place. From well known brands such as Modalu and Fiorelli to exclusive designers, Jacey Withers, Hagar Satat, including our very own Kate Benjamin; there is something to suit every taste and all budgets. As well as bringing you the desirable styles, we are a one click destination for all those must-have items. You could be part of all this!”
YOU could WIN the chance to have your jewellery design commissioned by www.accessoriesdirect.com and sold alongside top up and coming jewellery brands like Lisbeth Dahl, Daisy, Kate Benjamin and Made UK.
What’s more, they will be choosing 3 WINNERS!!
Items from the www.accessoriesdirect.com website are regularly noticed by the press and have been chosen to feature in magazines like Woman & Home, Closer, Heat, Grazia and Marie Claire. Check their ‘In the Press’ section to see more. We can’t guarantee it, but if you win a commission from Accessories Direct your designs might just get picked!
Your design will be sold on Accessories Direct as a part of the Spring/Summer 2012 jewellery range, and you (or your brand name) will be listed as the designer so this is a FANTASTIC opportunity to gain brand recognition. The winning designers will also be interviewed for the accessories and Beads Direct blogs, giving you another platform to allow potential customers to find out about you and engage with your jewellery brand.
So what do I need to do?
You need to design and make a commercial piece of jewellery to submit to the accessories direct judges. You will need to take into account everything that Buying Director Eleanor Kirby looks for in a jewellery piece to sell, check her blog article to find out what she’s after.
This competition is all about designing jewellery that sells so the winners will be chosen on the factors outlined in Eleanor’s blog. They won’t necessarily be the most technically complex designs, they will be the designs that accessories direct believe they can sell to their customer base. Why not take a look at their current jewellery range for inspiration.
How do I enter?
1. Download the entry form which will be available next week, and complete it, sending it along with a good photograph of your design to email@example.com before 31st January 2012.
What Happens Next?
Eleanor and the Accessories Direct team will make a shortlist of 20 designs which will be called in for judging. If you are part of the short list you will be invited to send us your designs so it can be looked at in the flesh. The three winners will be selected from this 20 by Eleanor and her judging team.
1. Beads and components used to make your design should be purchased from Beads Direct so that we can provide materials should your design win a commission.
2. Entries from the UK and overseas are all welcome.
3. Entrants should be over 18 years of age.
4. More than one design can be entered per person, each design will be selected on its own merit.
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