I Just Won Second Place in the Jewelry Category at the Prescott Indian Market at the Sharlot Hall Museum!

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I was just awarded second-prize in the Jewelry Category at the 16th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market! It feels great!

My Reticulated Silver Hollow Form Necklace won the prize. It feels so good when hard work pays off.

This necklace has seven hollow pieces of reticulated silver strung on a hand-woven chain of 500 individually fused links. The top two pieces fit together forming the clasp of the necklace.

The necklace measures 21 inches. The hollow forms are approximately 1/4 inch thick.

Reticulated Silver Hollow Form Necklace

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Double-Sided Silver Disc Slider Pendant with Filigree

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This two-sided pendant may be worn with the shadowbox side showing or the solid side showing. Handcut design opens up to show the inner workings of the pendant, giving hints to the process of the piece.

Wear the shadowbox side for a more organic feel, or the solid side for a more clean look.

Entirely handcrafted. One inch diameter, 1/4 inch deep. Signed. Shown here with a 16-inch 7-strand silver omega necklace.

Double-Sided Silver Disc Slider Pendant with Filigree

Ultra-Mod Raw Copper and Silver Bowl Earrings

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Hand-hammered miniature polished silver bowls nest in hand-hammered heated and polished copper bowls. The back of the copper and the edges are left unpolished, and the color will deepen over time. The circular shapes coupled with the hand-hammered natural quality of the silver and copper bowls give the earrings a “mod” look with a raw, organic nuance.

Earrings are approximately 3/4 diameter, earring wires are sterling silver. Hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind. Signed on the back.

Ultra-Mod Raw Copper and Silver Bowl Dangling Earrings

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Tear-Shaped Copper Top and Silver Pendant

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Highly polished copper and silver balance one another as the warmth of rich copper softly dips in with its concave shape with cool silver acts as copper’s base. This piece is very tactile, the shape is inviting to touch.

The rich reds and purples of the copper are drawn out by highly heating it. I never know exactly how the copper will look before I heat it, though that is the beauty of the process. This once reminds me of the rich colors of a southwestern sunset.

Hollow form, hand-crafted and one-of-a-kind. Signed on the back. Approximately 3/4 inch tall by about 1/2 inch wide and 1/4 inch deep. Shown with a 7-strand black omega necklace.

Tear-Shaped Copper Top and Silver Pendant

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Bonus: A Ted Talk video on Beauty (and the pleasure of the teardrop shape)

 

Show this Weekend at the Sharlot Museum in Prescott ~ 16th Annual Prescott Indian Market

I’m excited to be showing new designs at the 16th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market this weekend at the Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott. 

This is a juried show and one of the Southwest’s premier Indian-art markets.

Come visit! It would be great to see you there.

piam 13 logo-webHours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday.

The Sharlot Hall Museum is located in the heart of downtown Prescott, two blocks west of the Courthouse Plaza at 415 W. Gurley Street. Admission prices are $10 for Adults (18 and over) and $8 for Museum Members (18 and over). Those aged 17 and under are free.

Brushed Silver with Vine Shadowbox

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Brushed Silver with Vine Shadowbox

A vine-shaped line cuts through brushed silver and opens at the top of the pendant, revealing the necklace that slides through the hollow form. Organic open line marries smooth modern shape.

I’m really excited about this piece! A new direction! It’d one of the new pieces featured at the Eiteljorg Museum show.

Approximately 2 inches long by 1/2 inch wide. 1/4 inch deep. Entirely hand-crafted. Shown here with a 5-strand, 16″ silver omega necklace. Signed on the back.

Brushed Silver with Vine Shadowbox