Jewelry 2016: Mixing It Up!

When it comes to jewelry, the new rules of the game are that there aren’t any rules.   1 – Inspired by urban landscapes, Tara Locklear’s designs are constructed from industrial and repurposed materials like the recycled broken skateboards she used to create this 20-inch Gem Collect necklace.     2 – Broken Line Earrings, from…

2016 NICHE Awards a Family Affair

The 2016 NICHE Awards presentation, a much-anticipated element of every winter American Made Show since the awards began in 1989, took place on Jan. 16 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC. And this year, it turned into a big event with a surprisingly comfortable family-centric vibe. In addition to finalists and friends, the audience was packed with parents, spouses, teachers, relatives and children.