Ellie Air Jewellery has been selected by The BJA and IJL as one of this year's Kickstart Top Ten. Kickstart is an amazing opportunity for young designers to establish their brand at IJL, also winning a bursary towards their stand, top tips from people within the trade and the chance to win the People's Choice Award.
I'm really grateful to have been selected and can't wait for the trade show in September, but have a lot of work to do before then! We had our first group of workshops last week, and it was really inspiring, not only to meet everyone but to learn how to be better, and what to aspire towards within your brand.
Firma, Italian for Signature, a collection yet unannounced, will be launched during IJL, but expect sneak peeks of it during August in the run up to the show! It's all about signet rings and personal initials, black and white diamonds and rose gold.
The People's Choice Award is a voting platform for the public, where you can choose your favourite of the Top Ten jewellers and the winner will receive a free stand at next year's IJL show. I would really appreciate it if you could take one minute of your time to make your vote!