Warren Feld
5 min readMay 16, 2024

By Warren Feld

I was 4th place finalist, Swarovski jewelry competition

I highly recommend entering many art and jewelry design competitions each and every year. This is a good way to

· Raise your visibility

· Practice your self-promotion skills

· Get feedback on your work

· Gain more legitimacy and credibility

· Promote your value

· Keep aware of current trends and expectations in jewelry design

· Further inspire your clients

Competitions can supercharge your jewelry design growth and career.

The First Competition I Entered

In 2004, I submitted an entry (see image above) to the Swarovski Be Naturally Inspired jewelry design competition. I downloaded a copy of the rules and set to work. The project had to be at least 75% Swarovski Austrian crystal beads, stones, or other components. You had to submit an image of your final piece, an image of your inspiration, an artist bio, and an artist statement about your piece and how you translated your inspiration into the finished piece.

This image of the Grand Canyon at sunrise was my inspiration:



Warren Feld

Beading and jewelry making have been wonderful adventures, from custom work, production work, and teaching. *Design is about the ability to make smart choices.