Rachelle Thiewes
Bracelet
Steel, auto paint
2009

Rachelle Thiewes

Bracelet

Steel, auto paint

2009

Jacqueline Ryan
Pendant, 18ct gold and vitreous enamel

Jacqueline Ryan

Pendant, 18ct gold and vitreous enamel

Catherine Grisez
Retreat
sterling silver, rose quartz, steel base
5.5”x6.75”x6.75”
2009

Catherine Grisez

Retreat

sterling silver, rose quartz, steel base

5.5”x6.75”x6.75”

2009

James Reynolds
Copper Drapery, 5.5’ x 2.5’

James Reynolds

Copper Drapery, 5.5’ x 2.5’

'5 Moments' brooch -fine & sterling  silver, enamel
“The images used in this series of jewelry pieces are appropriated from a pulp magazine printed during the 1950’s titled Secrets. The magazine photos were overly dramatic and stagy, both tragic and unintentionally comic, but somehow they captured the zeitgeist regarding female transgression. These reconfigured images freeze a moment in the daily drama of our lives and, set as jewels, they serve as paeans to the mundane.By first manipulating, then converting these images to enamel decals (and firing them onto the surface) I can exploit the historical conventions of enameled portrait miniatures, and, in particular, 18th century decal transfers. Hand-painted enamel portrait miniatures were luxury items but with the development of the decal transfer process, in the mid-18th century, such jewels were affordable to a wider audience. Then as now the enameled image serves to provide a democratized view of time and place.” 

'5 Moments' brooch -fine & sterling  silver, enamel

The images used in this series of jewelry pieces are appropriated from a pulp magazine printed during the 1950’s titled Secrets. The magazine photos were overly dramatic and stagy, both tragic and unintentionally comic, but somehow they captured the zeitgeist regarding female transgression. These reconfigured images freeze a moment in the daily drama of our lives and, set as jewels, they serve as paeans to the mundane.
By first manipulating, then converting these images to enamel decals (and firing them onto the surface) I can exploit the historical conventions of enameled portrait miniatures, and, in particular, 18th century decal transfers. Hand-painted enamel portrait miniatures were luxury items but with the development of the decal transfer process, in the mid-18th century, such jewels were affordable to a wider audience. Then as now the enameled image serves to provide a democratized view of time and place.” 

Tzu-Ju Chen
Islands, necklace, 32 inches.Electroformed copper and found broken windshield glass. 2000photo by Dennis Gaffney

Tzu-Ju Chen

Islands, necklace, 32 inches.
Electroformed copper and found broken windshield glass. 2000
photo by Dennis Gaffney

Arthur Hash
2006 Cast polyurethane and fake moss

Arthur Hash

2006 Cast polyurethane and fake moss

Rachelle Thiewes
Bracelet
Steel, auto paint
2009

Rachelle Thiewes

Bracelet

Steel, auto paint

2009

Jacqueline Ryan
Pendant, 18ct gold and vitreous enamel

Jacqueline Ryan

Pendant, 18ct gold and vitreous enamel

Catherine Grisez
Retreat
sterling silver, rose quartz, steel base
5.5”x6.75”x6.75”
2009

Catherine Grisez

Retreat

sterling silver, rose quartz, steel base

5.5”x6.75”x6.75”

2009

James Reynolds
Copper Drapery, 5.5’ x 2.5’

James Reynolds

Copper Drapery, 5.5’ x 2.5’

'5 Moments' brooch -fine & sterling  silver, enamel
“The images used in this series of jewelry pieces are appropriated from a pulp magazine printed during the 1950’s titled Secrets. The magazine photos were overly dramatic and stagy, both tragic and unintentionally comic, but somehow they captured the zeitgeist regarding female transgression. These reconfigured images freeze a moment in the daily drama of our lives and, set as jewels, they serve as paeans to the mundane.By first manipulating, then converting these images to enamel decals (and firing them onto the surface) I can exploit the historical conventions of enameled portrait miniatures, and, in particular, 18th century decal transfers. Hand-painted enamel portrait miniatures were luxury items but with the development of the decal transfer process, in the mid-18th century, such jewels were affordable to a wider audience. Then as now the enameled image serves to provide a democratized view of time and place.” 

'5 Moments' brooch -fine & sterling  silver, enamel

The images used in this series of jewelry pieces are appropriated from a pulp magazine printed during the 1950’s titled Secrets. The magazine photos were overly dramatic and stagy, both tragic and unintentionally comic, but somehow they captured the zeitgeist regarding female transgression. These reconfigured images freeze a moment in the daily drama of our lives and, set as jewels, they serve as paeans to the mundane.
By first manipulating, then converting these images to enamel decals (and firing them onto the surface) I can exploit the historical conventions of enameled portrait miniatures, and, in particular, 18th century decal transfers. Hand-painted enamel portrait miniatures were luxury items but with the development of the decal transfer process, in the mid-18th century, such jewels were affordable to a wider audience. Then as now the enameled image serves to provide a democratized view of time and place.” 

Tzu-Ju Chen
Islands, necklace, 32 inches.Electroformed copper and found broken windshield glass. 2000photo by Dennis Gaffney

Tzu-Ju Chen

Islands, necklace, 32 inches.
Electroformed copper and found broken windshield glass. 2000
photo by Dennis Gaffney

Arthur Hash
2006 Cast polyurethane and fake moss

Arthur Hash

2006 Cast polyurethane and fake moss

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A tumblr featuring jewelry and occasionally other fine craft works. Submissions are always welcome, and are not limited to only photos! I'd also love some discussion on the division between fine art and fine craft, fine craft and hobby craft, and the idea that anything in art is separate from anything else.

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