Now in its fourth year, the brief this time was to create a bespoke pendant incorporating a selected coloured cabochon cut stone.
This year’s prize of £250 and a week’s work experience at Charles Green went to Faye Wilson, for her birdcage design. The design was chosen as the winning piece because of Faye’s “excellent use of CAD, a high degree of finishing and [because the design] fitted the brief perfectly.”
Ilona White, Gayle Anderson and Natalie Baxter were awarded the second, third, and special commendation prizes respectively. The awards were presented at a festive reception earlier in the month at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham, where nearly £1,000 was raised for Acorns Children’s Hospice as the pieces were auctioned off.
Tom Green commented: “This year’s pieces have been the strongest yet and every piece in its own way was a deserved winner.”