Jewelry design veteran to bring fresh design concepts to crafts market
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (Sept. 18, 2014) – Fashion will soon be reimagined thanks to the new partnership between Sizzix® and award-winning jewelry designer Jill MacKay, creating an exclusive product line for its family of die-cutting machines. MacKay’s new collection is scheduled to debut at the Bead & Button show in late May.
“Jill is a well-regarded, accomplished designer who has a strong reputation of creating innovative product lines that continuously transform the market!” said Susan Spiegel, Ellison’s Vice President, Marketing Communications. “Consumers will appreciate the originality and versatility that Jill’s new line for Sizzix has to offer.”
MacKay’s debut collection for Sizzix will feature dazzling, ornate die designs inspired by geometrical patterns found in nature. This innovative line of dies and complementary metal components will elevate the consumer’s creative choices, while sparking new inspiration in the use of different textiles such as leather, fabric and felt. The collection’s aesthetic flexibility will allow jewelry aficionados to perfectly pair their newest creations with the latest fashion trends.
A prolific designer, consultant and educator, MacKay gained early admiration as the jewelry designer for the daytime drama, Guiding Light, and for her work on Paramount Studio’s Star Trek: The Next Generation prime time television series. Committed to giving back through the arts, she has received numerous national and international accolades, working with our nation’s largest art institutions and organizations on large-scale projects and residencies, changing the lives of others, as well as her own through the arts.
“I am thrilled to be working with Sizzix and feel that my new collection will simply enliven the leather and mixed media trends by expanding jewelry makers’ abilities and practices with our exciting new tools, techniques and components!” said MacKay.
For more information, please visit www.Sizzix.com/home.
About Jill MacKay
Inspired by her children and nature, Jill MacKay is an enthusiastic, accomplished entrepreneur with over 25 years of success; making her among the most skilled and sought-after licensed designers in the market today. The Jill MacKay® brand continues to evolve and charm, selling in over 2000 stores internationally, on television retailers and online. Among her accomplishments, Jill has designed for the soap opera, Guiding Light, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. As a writer, she regularly contributes designs and educational content to prominent book and magazine publishers. Jill has been nationally recognized for helping those less fortunate and solving social issues through the arts. Jill lives and works from her studios in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Launched in 2001, Sizzix is a division of Ellison Educational Equipment Inc., the market pioneer and leader of die-cutting machines and accessories. Through its portfolio of die-cutting machines and die-cutting products, Sizzix leverages Ellison’s 37 years of proven manufacturing and technology heritage to empower creativity among its customer base with new and innovative products. Sizzix is a recognized global brand that can be found in over 100 countries and in major and specialty retailers. For more information on Sizzix and its line of craft-inspiring products, please visit www.Sizzix.com/home.
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