WJA Awards $14,000 in Scholarships

The Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) 19th Annual Scholarship Program awarded $14,000 to eight talented jewelry students in 2003. The annual awards are based on slides of three finished pieces submitted by each student—who must be enrolled in a jewelry study program—along with two references from teachers or gallery/store owners who are familiar with the student and her work. WJA's top student scholarship, the $5,000 June Herman Scholarship, was awarded to Amy O'Connell, a Jewelry/Metal Arts student at California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC) in Oakland, Calif. Her innovative designs, entitled "Peridot Bank," "Necklace for Sun Worship," and "A Nest of Winged Snakes," called for a wide range of materials including garnet, amber, carnelian, enamel, copper, sterling, and yellow opal. Winners of $2,000 scholarships were Angela M. Bubash and Linnea Lahlum. Bubash is working on a m
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