We are excited to continue our story about the designs for the 2018 ART for Arthritis Gala! If you don't know, we have partnered with the Arthritis Foundation to create a One-Of-A-Kind pendant to be auctioned off at their upcoming gala.
We invited local youth to Faini Designs Jewelry Studio to learn about jewelry designing and to participate in creating their own design to be created! We supplied two green tourmaline gemstones and five diamonds. The kids then got an opportunity to come into the studio to see the gemstones and some other designs in the showroom, to help give them some design ideas. From there they each had the opportunity to come up with two designs of their own.
Once the initial designs were completed, the young designers were invited back to the studio. We had five local men volunteer to serve as judges, and to pick a winning design! Thank you to David Johnson, Dr. David Jones, Jim Entenman, Joseph Herst, and Kirby Schultz for volunteering to serve as judges for this project!
Pictured below are the kids that participated, as well as our five judges!
Congratulations to Katie for creating the winning design! Pictured below is her sketch:
After the winning design was picked, our team of designers and goldsmiths got to work to bring her sketch to life! Pictured below is our team of designers collaborating together!
After the final designs were ready, our team of goldsmiths got to work on creating this pendant!
This One-Of-A-Kind pendant will be displayed and auctioned off at the 2018 Art for Arthritis Gala which will be held on Friday, April 20th at the Holiday Inn City Centre in Sioux Falls! Tickets are available at: www.arthritis.org/SiouxFallsArt.