Reserved for designers 22 years of age or younger, this category places no limitation on media used and requires only that the finished piece is wearable jewelry adornment and fabricated by the entrant.

Artist Statement: Timo is able to produce exceedingly light, hollow forms with organic, flowing curves. He continues to push the boundaries of this technique in an effort to distinguish himself and his work. From childhood on, Timo was inspired by his mother’s goldsmithing studio. He is drawn to simple, pure forms and pieces with graceful, fluid lines. He uses the contrast of surface finish and color to create excitement and movement. Read More

First Place
“Open Spiculum Cuff with Black Diamond”
Timo Krapf
Pittsford, NY, United States

Artist Statement: My piece, “Flower of Life Amulet,” was made by my hands and just one pair of pliers; 244 total silver wires hold 30 amethysts and 12 peridots together tightly. A radiant spring flower blooms underneath the Tanzanite raindrop watering it from above, giving it the sparkling life that it emanates. Read More

Second Place
“Flower of Life Amulet”
Tristan Dunn
Asheville, NC, United States