Signs of Life 2009

October 7, 2009 - October 28, 2009
Lecture: Wednesday, October 7 at 4:00 PM
Reception: Wednesday, October 7 at 5:00 PM

Signs of Life is a contemporary jewelry art show and companion jewelry art catalog/literary journal. The show features work by nine artists. The catalog/literary journal pairs these jewelry artists with nine writers in a unique publication that celebrates both literature and jewelry art. Show opening and catalog publication date: October 7, 2009. This is the fifth year of publication of Signs of Life, a literary magazine. This project combines the owner's love of literature with her passion for jewelry art. Only 1000 copies are printed. Order from Facere Jewelry Art Gallery by e-mail or phone, $12.


Artist List:
JEWELRY ARTISTS: Diane Falkenhagen, Aliyah Gold, Laurie J. Hall, Julia Harrison, Thomas Hill, Trudee Hill, Rika Mouw, Gail Rappa, and Sarah Wilbanks. WRITERS: Erica Bauermeister, Paul Dorpat, Sarah Fenske, Waverly Fitzgerald, Samuel Green, Stephanie Kallos, John Olson, Jean Sherrard, and Janet Yoder.


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Gail Rappa: Perhaps True Freedom Is Having a Home (Within)..., Bracelet in sterling silver, 14k gold, carved and inlayed jet, moonstone, iolite, drusy quartz, and black coral.
Gail Rappa
Perhaps True Freedom Is Having a Home (Within)...
Bracelet in sterling silver, 14k gold, carved and inlayed jet, moonstone, iolite, drusy quartz, and black coral.
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Tom Hill: Bird with Two Heads, Bird sculpture with two detachable heads that may be worn as pendants. Body in mild steel, cow bone, and solder. Skull head in mahogany, mild steel, gesso, and paint. Living head in wood, copper, gesso, enamel, paint, mild steel, and solder.
Tom Hill
Bird with Two Heads
Bird sculpture with two detachable heads that may be worn as pendants. Body in mild steel, cow bone, and solder. Skull head in mahogany, mild steel, gesso, and paint. Living head in wood, copper, gesso, enamel, paint, mild steel, and solder.
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 Diane Falkenhagen, 'Double Hidden Portrait' Brooch in sterling silver, 24k gold plate, and mixed media image on silver.
Diane Falkenhagen
'Double Hidden Portrait' Brooch in sterling silver, 24k gold plate, and mixed media image on silver.
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 Rika Mouw, 'Bird Bath Ring' In sterling silver, 22k gold, gold leaf, and mussel shell.
Rika Mouw
'Bird Bath Ring' In sterling silver, 22k gold, gold leaf, and mussel shell.
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 Aliyah Gold, 'Forbidden Fruit' Necklace in stainless steel, leather, sterling silver, and acrylic.
Aliyah Gold
'Forbidden Fruit' Necklace in stainless steel, leather, sterling silver, and acrylic.
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Laurie Hall: SPECIAL, Bracelet in sterling silver and found steel tool handle.
Laurie Hall
SPECIAL
Bracelet in sterling silver and found steel tool handle.
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Sarah Wilbanks: Morning Grackle, Necklace in sterling silver, image transfer on polymer, and gold leaf.
Sarah Wilbanks
Morning Grackle
Necklace in sterling silver, image transfer on polymer, and gold leaf.
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 Julia Harrison, 'Choros' Necklace in holly, sterling silver, and wax.
Julia Harrison
'Choros' Necklace in holly, sterling silver, and wax.
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Trudee Hill: My Heart Is in Your Hands, Necklace in purpleheart wood, oxidized sterling silver, and stainless steel.
Trudee Hill
My Heart Is in Your Hands
Necklace in purpleheart wood, oxidized sterling silver, and stainless steel.
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 Aliyah Gold, 'The Goose That Laid The Golden Egg' Necklace in box wood, stainless steel, 14k gold, and wooden beads.
Aliyah Gold
'The Goose That Laid The Golden Egg' Necklace in box wood, stainless steel, 14k gold, and wooden beads.
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 Aliyah Gold, 'Hunt For The White Stag' Brooch in leather, stainless steel, and 10k gold.
Aliyah Gold
'Hunt For The White Stag' Brooch in leather, stainless steel, and 10k gold.
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 Aliyah Gold, 'The Princess And The Pea' Necklace in leather, stainless steel, 14k gold, and sterling silver.
Aliyah Gold
'The Princess And The Pea' Necklace in leather, stainless steel, 14k gold, and sterling silver.
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 Aliyah Gold, 'The Sparrow And The Apple' Brooch in box wood, 14k gold, and sterling silver.
Aliyah Gold
'The Sparrow And The Apple' Brooch in box wood, 14k gold, and sterling silver.
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 Aliyah Gold, 'Swarm' Necklace in leather, bronze, and stainless steel.  GOLD
Aliyah Gold
'Swarm' Necklace in leather, bronze, and stainless steel. GOLD
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 Aliyah Gold, 'Beehive Earrings' in leather, bronze, and stainless steel.
Aliyah Gold
'Beehive Earrings' in leather, bronze, and stainless steel.
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 Diane Falkenhagen, 'Red Upholstery Brooch' in carved corian and sterling silver.
Diane Falkenhagen
'Red Upholstery Brooch' in carved corian and sterling silver.
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 Diane Falkenhagen, 'Upholstery Ring' in oxidized sterling silver and carved corian.
Diane Falkenhagen
'Upholstery Ring' in oxidized sterling silver and carved corian.
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 Diane Falkenhagen, 'In The Garden Again' neckpiece in oxidized sterling silver, mixed media image on glass, and mother of pearl.
Diane Falkenhagen
'In The Garden Again' neckpiece in oxidized sterling silver, mixed media image on glass, and mother of pearl.
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 Rika Mouw, Necklace in found eggshell, 14k gold, wood, gold leaf, and mirror.
Rika Mouw
Necklace in found eggshell, 14k gold, wood, gold leaf, and mirror.
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 Rika Mouw, 'Egg in Egg' Ring in sterling silver.
Rika Mouw
'Egg in Egg' Ring in sterling silver.
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Gail Rappa: Raven Finds A Home, Concho Belt in silver, 14k gold, jet, sugelite, moonstone, amethyst, opal, iolite, purple chalcedony, drusy quartz, leather, and copper slides. Individual elements may be worn as pendants on leather and sterling silver neckpiece (not shown).
Gail Rappa
Raven Finds A Home
Concho Belt in silver, 14k gold, jet, sugelite, moonstone, amethyst, opal, iolite, purple chalcedony, drusy quartz, leather, and copper slides. Individual elements may be worn as pendants on leather and sterling silver neckpiece (not shown).
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 Rika Mouw, 'Golden Egg' Ring in sterling silver, wood, and gold leaf.
Rika Mouw
'Golden Egg' Ring in sterling silver, wood, and gold leaf.
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 Rika Mouw, 'Seeds Are Life' ring in sterling silver, wood, gold leaf, glass lens, and apple seeds.
Rika Mouw
'Seeds Are Life' ring in sterling silver, wood, gold leaf, glass lens, and apple seeds.
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 Rika Mouw, 'Self Examination' ring in sterling silver, wood, gold leaf, and glass lens.
Rika Mouw
'Self Examination' ring in sterling silver, wood, gold leaf, and glass lens.
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 Rika Mouw, 'Nest Egg' ring in sterling silver and gold leaf.
Rika Mouw
'Nest Egg' ring in sterling silver and gold leaf.
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 Rika Mouw, 'Earth Egg' ring in sterling silver, wood, gold leaf, and glass marble.
Rika Mouw
'Earth Egg' ring in sterling silver, wood, gold leaf, and glass marble.
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 Julia Harrison, 'Swallowtail' Brooch in burned maple, nickel, epoxy, and wax.
Julia Harrison
'Swallowtail' Brooch in burned maple, nickel, epoxy, and wax.
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 Julia Harrison, 'Formline' Brooch in maple, paint, nickel, epoxy, and wax.
Julia Harrison
'Formline' Brooch in maple, paint, nickel, epoxy, and wax.
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 Diane Falkenhagen, 'Dalliance' brooch in sterling silver, mirror, and mixed media.
Diane Falkenhagen
'Dalliance' brooch in sterling silver, mirror, and mixed media.
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 Diane Falkenhagen, 'Elegant Ornament' brooch in African blackwood, 18k gold plate on copper, egg shell on copper, 14k gold, mirror, and sterling silver.
Diane Falkenhagen
'Elegant Ornament' brooch in African blackwood, 18k gold plate on copper, egg shell on copper, 14k gold, mirror, and sterling silver.
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Sarah Wilbanks: , Earrings in sterling silver, gold leaf, and pearls.
Sarah Wilbanks
Earrings in sterling silver, gold leaf, and pearls.
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Sarah Wilbanks: American Goldfinch, Brooch in sterling silver, image transfer on polymer, and gold leaf.
Sarah Wilbanks
American Goldfinch
Brooch in sterling silver, image transfer on polymer, and gold leaf.
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Sarah Wilbanks: Bird Eating Berries, Brooch in sterling silver, image transfer on polymer, gold leaf, and pearls.
Sarah Wilbanks
Bird Eating Berries
Brooch in sterling silver, image transfer on polymer, gold leaf, and pearls.
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Sarah Wilbanks: Bird, Brooch in sterling silver, image transfer on polymer, drusy quartz, and felted wool.
Sarah Wilbanks
Bird
Brooch in sterling silver, image transfer on polymer, drusy quartz, and felted wool.
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Trudee Hill: Heartbeats, Bracelets in oxidized sterling silver. Sold separately.
Trudee Hill
Heartbeats
Bracelets in oxidized sterling silver. Sold separately.
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