Local jewelry designer wins Belk competition

Local Figs & Ginger jewelry designer Rhonda Wyman (who shares the business with her husband, Elijah Wyman, of local band Decent Lovers) was just named among 13 winners of this year’s Southern Designer Showcase competition. Now in its second year, the contest (held by Belk) seeks new creators of “modern southern style.”

“This year’s designers offer fresh new looks in women’s apparel, jewelry, handbags and children’s apparel,” says a press release. “In 2012, fifteen designers were chosen as winners of the inaugural competition and in spring 2013, their products launched in select Belk stores around the country and on belk.com.”

Other winners are: Kari Bryde of Little Rock, Ark.; Annabelle LaRoque of Columbia, S.C.; Lori Cunningham of New York, N.Y.; Elle Parkinson of Raleigh, N.C.; Darrius Curry of Lithonia, Ga.; Diane Wallace of Knoxville, Tenn.; Lucy Dang of Dallas, Tex.; Regina White of Chesterfield, Va.; Charlene Dunbar of Lilburn, Ga.; Anne Hughes Windmueller of Charleston, S.C.; Heather Menzie Gressette of Columbia, S.C.; and Ali Howell of Atlanta, Ga.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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