Posted on January 02 2018
"One year ago today, I posted a grid featuring nine jewelry industry women with the following caption: "Rather than do a #topnine or a #bestnine(because when have I ever followed the masses?) I decided to share with my followers what I like to refer to as the #hotnine: nine extraordinary #girljewelerswho are (relatively) one-woman shows and who do it all despite being the minority in a field that should be empowering and uplifting more female designers, metalsmiths, and bench jewelers." Well, the industry hasn't changed in a year (surprise!!) but that doesn't mean that more and more women aren't still making names for themselves through their hard work, dedication to the craft, and sense of empowerment. Here's my 2018 #hotninegroup of women who inspire me and others and who have one hell of a future ahead of them." - Barbara Palumbo, @Adornmentality.