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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Fashiontribes.com proclaims the Patina Collection is Rockin'

Fashiontribes.com is an online daily fashion and style site keeping track of what is new and hot. The October 16 daily featured the new Patina Collection from Judith Altman Designs and Fashiontribe proclaimed it "a rockin' collection".

See for yourself:


International Home Furnishings Market a Big Success

Sales of Judith Altman Designs were brisk in High Point at the Suites at Market Square during the International Home Furnishings Market which ended this past Sunday. Although overall Market traffic was down, there was a lot of activity at the Judith Altman Designs space. The Signature Collection sold well, and the new Patina Collection, appealing to hip boutiques and buyers, was a big hit. It was great to see my regular customers, and to meet new ones.

Here is some local press about Judith Altman Designs at the seven day show (From the High Point Enterprise):

Monday, October 09, 2006

Press Release - Announcing the Patina Collection!

Contact: Pam Goldberg
Goldberg Marketing Group
336 855 5391


Judith Altman Designs Introduces Vintage Collection at High Point Market

The discovery of a cache of naturally aged vintage chains, originally used by the famous European fashion designers of the ‘60’s and ‘70’s, was a powerful inspiration for North Carolina jewelry designer, Judith Altman. A serendipitous contact made at a jewelry supply show resulted in a collection of vintage-accented copper, brass and gold chains and pendants to be introduced at the Fall High Point Market as The Patina Collection.

“When I found these chains and learned of their provenance, I wanted to create fashion-forward designs that enhanced their vintage appeal. I have embellished them with swinging tassels and semi-precious gems and pearls creating long, layered silhouettes in tune with today’s hottest look. The response has been overwhelming, and I anticipate that this Collection will quickly sell out at Market.” Altman added that as a result of some early press about the collection, one woman dispatched her assistant post-haste to acquire a highlighted Patina Collection necklace.

Judith Altman Designs returns for the third time to Suites at Market Square in a new space, I-733. Her signature collection has been expanded to include many new designs with a more delicate appeal, in addition to the boldly dramatic pieces that have become her trademark. “There are many life occasions when the subtlety of a softer statement is desired, so I have evolved the scope of my collection to include a choice of smaller, understated pieces.”

Sasanqua Spa at Kiawah Island, SC and the newly opened Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, California are among the latest galleries, boutiques and museums across the country offering this distinctive collection. Visit www.judithalthman.com or contact Judith Altman Designs at 336 209 7277 for more information.

Fall 2006 Silhouettes

Fall 2006 continues to include bold multi-strand necklaces and unique pendants for which the Signature collection has become known. Earrings range from long linear designs to chandeliers and clusters. Bracelets include dramatic cuff styles, with multi-strands. Central to most designs is a beautiful clasp, often the focal point of the bracelet or necklace.

The newest additions to the collection are a unique line of gemstone cufflinks, highlighting beautifully cut singular gemstones, as well as cluster and flower arrangements of gemstones and freshwater pearls.

Also added this Fall is the very exciting Patina Collection with its long, layered silhouettes, vintage accents, pendants with swinging tassels and glints of copper, brass and gold.

About Judith Altman Designs

Judith Altman Designs produces a line of artisan jewelry which is sold in high-end apparel boutiques, jewelry stores, galleries and museum shops across the country. Each piece in the collection is individually designed and hand crafted in my North Carolina studio. This jewelry is modern and feminine, unique and contemporary. Timeless fashion statements that are as much a reflection of the artist as they are an expression of the individuality of the person who wears it.

Here is some recent press about Judith Altman Designs in Today's Woman Magazine:

And this from Charlotte Taste Magazine :

Why I Make Jewelry

Jewelry is individual, personal and sentimental. Making pieces that women love and respond to emotionally is the most satisfying aspect of my work. I strive to create pieces that enhance a woman's personal style, and have a strong sense of design and artisanship.

Judith Altman Designs are a celebration of the women who wear them; confident, fashionable and feminine.