A Feast of Beads: Curated by Gail M. Brown

March 27, 2012 - April 16, 2012
Lecture: Tuesday, March 27 at 4:00 PM
Reception: Tuesday, March 27 at 5:00 PM

Exceptional ceramic jewelry by ceramic artists and jewelers.


"Ceramics as body adornment is as old as history and can be as new as today. The pairing of clay and beads is an ever-enticing fit. Beads can have limitless forms, personalities and "possibilities." The tactile nature of the material and the form equally entices our touch: as makers, wearers and viewers." Gail M. Brown


Artist List:
Megan Bogonovich, Pattie Chalmers, Kristen Cliffel, Debra Fritts, Leah Hardy, Linda Huey, Jacqueline Johnson Hughes, Nicole Jacquard, Yevginaya Kaganovich, Randy Long, Karen T. Massaro, Jenny Mendes, Kathryn Narrow, Joan Takayama-Ogawa, Billie Jean Theide, Joanie Turbek, Blake Jamison Williams


 Blake Jamison Williams, 'Daisy' Hair comb in porcelain with metal comb. 5.5 x 2.5 x 2"
Blake Jamison Williams
'Daisy' Hair comb in porcelain with metal comb. 5.5 x 2.5 x 2"
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 Linda Huey, 'Clash' Necklace in handmade, low fire ceramic beads, hardware screws, and commercial glass beads. Necklace is 18" in length. Center bead measures 1.75 x 1.25 x 0.75"
Linda Huey
'Clash' Necklace in handmade, low fire ceramic beads, hardware screws, and commercial glass beads. Necklace is 18" in length. Center bead measures 1.75 x 1.25 x 0.75"
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 Randy Long, 'Cluster' Brooch in porcelain and oxidized sterling silver. 1.25 x 1.75"
Randy Long
'Cluster' Brooch in porcelain and oxidized sterling silver. 1.25 x 1.75"
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 Yevginaya Kaganovich, 'Double Pearl Necklace 2' in porcelain, rubber, fresh water pearls, and silk thread. Necklace is 28" in length. Each pendant measures approximately 2.5 x 1.5 x 0.5" (not including silk thread)
Yevginaya Kaganovich
'Double Pearl Necklace 2' in porcelain, rubber, fresh water pearls, and silk thread. Necklace is 28" in length. Each pendant measures approximately 2.5 x 1.5 x 0.5" (not including silk thread)
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 Joan Takayama-Ogawa,
Joan Takayama-Ogawa
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 Nicole Jacquard, 'Thistle Pendant' in porcelain, platinum luster, fine silver, sterling silver, and nylon cord. Necklace is 32" in length. Pendant measures 1.5 x 1.75 x 1.75"
Nicole Jacquard
'Thistle Pendant' in porcelain, platinum luster, fine silver, sterling silver, and nylon cord. Necklace is 32" in length. Pendant measures 1.5 x 1.75 x 1.75"
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 Debra Fritts, 'Voices' Necklace in ceramic and cord.  Necklace is 27" in length.  Each pendant measures approximately 2.25 x 1.5 x 1.75"
Debra Fritts
'Voices' Necklace in ceramic and cord. Necklace is 27" in length. Each pendant measures approximately 2.25 x 1.5 x 1.75"
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Karen T. Massaro: , Necklace #2 in porcelain with black onyx spacer beads and sterling silver clasp. Necklace is 20.5" in length.
Karen T. Massaro
Necklace #2 in porcelain with black onyx spacer beads and sterling silver clasp. Necklace is 20.5" in length.
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 Debra Fritts, 'East to West' Necklace in ceramic and cord. Necklace is 20" in length. Pendant measures 8 x 2 x 1.5"
Debra Fritts
'East to West' Necklace in ceramic and cord. Necklace is 20" in length. Pendant measures 8 x 2 x 1.5"
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 Debra Fritts, 'So Much More' Necklace in ceramic and cord. Necklace is 24" in length. Pendant measures 5 x 1.5 x 1"
Debra Fritts
'So Much More' Necklace in ceramic and cord. Necklace is 24" in length. Pendant measures 5 x 1.5 x 1"
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 Debra Fritts, 'Inside' Necklace in ceramic and leather cord. Necklace is 18" in length. Pendant measures 5.25 x 2.25 x 1.5"
Debra Fritts
'Inside' Necklace in ceramic and leather cord. Necklace is 18" in length. Pendant measures 5.25 x 2.25 x 1.5"
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 Yevginaya Kaganovich, 'Double Pearl Necklace 3' in porcelain,rubber, fresh water pearls, silk thread, and glaze made by fresh water pearls fired to cone 13. Necklace is 28" in length. Each pendant measures approximately 2.75 x 1.5 x 0.5" (not including silk thread)
Yevginaya Kaganovich
'Double Pearl Necklace 3' in porcelain,rubber, fresh water pearls, silk thread, and glaze made by fresh water pearls fired to cone 13. Necklace is 28" in length. Each pendant measures approximately 2.75 x 1.5 x 0.5" (not including silk thread)
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 Nicole Jacquard, 'Pod Necklace' in porcelain, fine silver, sterling silver, and nylon cord. Necklace is 21" in length. Each pod measures approximately 1 x 0.75 x 0.75"
Nicole Jacquard
'Pod Necklace' in porcelain, fine silver, sterling silver, and nylon cord. Necklace is 21" in length. Each pod measures approximately 1 x 0.75 x 0.75"
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 Nicole Jacquard, 'Shifts I' Necklace in porcelain, fine silver, sterling silver, nylon cord, and cork. Necklace is 23" in length. Cork measures 1" in diameter.
Nicole Jacquard
'Shifts I' Necklace in porcelain, fine silver, sterling silver, nylon cord, and cork. Necklace is 23" in length. Cork measures 1" in diameter.
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 Nicole Jacquard, 'Shifts II' Necklace in porcelain, fine silver, sterling silver, nylon cord, and pearl. Necklace is 20" in length. Largest pendant measures 1.25 x 1.5 x 0.75"
Nicole Jacquard
'Shifts II' Necklace in porcelain, fine silver, sterling silver, nylon cord, and pearl. Necklace is 20" in length. Largest pendant measures 1.25 x 1.5 x 0.75"
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 Nicole Jacquard, 'Shifts III' Necklace in porcelain, fine silver, sterling silver, and nylon cord. Necklace is 25" in length. Largest pendant measures 1 x 1.75 x 0.75"
Nicole Jacquard
'Shifts III' Necklace in porcelain, fine silver, sterling silver, and nylon cord. Necklace is 25" in length. Largest pendant measures 1 x 1.75 x 0.75"
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 Nicole Jacquard, 'Drops Necklace' in porcelain, fine silver, sterling silver, nylon cord, pearl, and peridot. Necklace is 34" in length. Largest pendant measures approximately 4.5 x 1.75 x 1"
Nicole Jacquard
'Drops Necklace' in porcelain, fine silver, sterling silver, nylon cord, pearl, and peridot. Necklace is 34" in length. Largest pendant measures approximately 4.5 x 1.75 x 1"
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 Nicole Jacquard, 'Thistle Necklace' in porcelain, fine silver, sterling silver, and nylon cord. Necklace is 22" in length.
Nicole Jacquard
'Thistle Necklace' in porcelain, fine silver, sterling silver, and nylon cord. Necklace is 22" in length.
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 Blake Jamison Williams, 'Rose Fan' Necklace in porcelain and sterling silver. In collaboration with Amy Brown. Necklace is 18" in length. Each petal measures approximately 1 x 1"
Blake Jamison Williams
'Rose Fan' Necklace in porcelain and sterling silver. In collaboration with Amy Brown. Necklace is 18" in length. Each petal measures approximately 1 x 1"
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 Blake Jamison Williams, 'Daisy' Necklace in porcelain and sterling silver. In collaboration with Amy Brown. Necklace is 18" in length. Each petal measures 1 x 0.5"
Blake Jamison Williams
'Daisy' Necklace in porcelain and sterling silver. In collaboration with Amy Brown. Necklace is 18" in length. Each petal measures 1 x 0.5"
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Karen T. Massaro: , Necklace #1 in porcelain with black onyx spacer beads and sterling silver clasp. Necklace is 20.5" in length.
Karen T. Massaro
Necklace #1 in porcelain with black onyx spacer beads and sterling silver clasp. Necklace is 20.5" in length.
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 Linda Huey, 'Handmade/Factory-made' Necklace in handmade, low fire ceramic beads interspersed with metal and rubber parts from the hardware store and commercial glass and bone beads. Necklace is 28" in length.
Linda Huey
'Handmade/Factory-made' Necklace in handmade, low fire ceramic beads interspersed with metal and rubber parts from the hardware store and commercial glass and bone beads. Necklace is 28" in length.
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 Joan Takayama Ogawa, Necklace with ceramic beads and leather cord. Necklace is 32" in length. Each bead measures approximately 1 x 1.25 x 1.25"
Joan Takayama Ogawa
Necklace with ceramic beads and leather cord. Necklace is 32" in length. Each bead measures approximately 1 x 1.25 x 1.25"
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 Joan Takayama Ogawa, Necklace with ceramic beads and cord. Necklace is 32" in length. Each bead measures approximately 1 x 1.25 x 1.25"
Joan Takayama Ogawa
Necklace with ceramic beads and cord. Necklace is 32" in length. Each bead measures approximately 1 x 1.25 x 1.25"
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 Joan Takayama Ogawa, Necklace with ceramic beads and glass beads 20" (adjustable). Necklace is 32" in length. Each bead measures approximately 0.75 x 0.75 x 0.75"
Joan Takayama Ogawa
Necklace with ceramic beads and glass beads 20" (adjustable). Necklace is 32" in length. Each bead measures approximately 0.75 x 0.75 x 0.75"
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 Randy Long, 'Parakeet Bead' Necklace in Herend porcelain, Swarovski crystals, hematite beads, white jade beads, and sterling silver clasp. Necklace is 22" in length. Pendant measures 6 x 1.25 x 1.25"
Randy Long
'Parakeet Bead' Necklace in Herend porcelain, Swarovski crystals, hematite beads, white jade beads, and sterling silver clasp. Necklace is 22" in length. Pendant measures 6 x 1.25 x 1.25"
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 Randy Long, 'Porcelain Heart' Brooch in porcelain, sterling silver, fine silver, and stainless steel. 1.75 x 2.25"
Randy Long
'Porcelain Heart' Brooch in porcelain, sterling silver, fine silver, and stainless steel. 1.75 x 2.25"
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 Randy Long, 'Cave Pearls' Brooch in porcelain, sterling silver, fine silver, and stainless steel. 1.75 x 2"
Randy Long
'Cave Pearls' Brooch in porcelain, sterling silver, fine silver, and stainless steel. 1.75 x 2"
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 Blake Jamison Williams, 'Rose' Hair comb in porcelain with metal comb. 5.5 x 2.5 x 1.75"
Blake Jamison Williams
'Rose' Hair comb in porcelain with metal comb. 5.5 x 2.5 x 1.75"
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 Blake Jamison Williams, 'Rose' Necklace in porcelain and sterling silver. In collaboration with Amy Brown. Necklace is 16" in length. Each petal measures approximately 1 x 1"
Blake Jamison Williams
'Rose' Necklace in porcelain and sterling silver. In collaboration with Amy Brown. Necklace is 16" in length. Each petal measures approximately 1 x 1"
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 Blake Jamison Williams, 'Rose' Earrings in porcelain and sterling silver. In collaboration with Amy Brown. Earrings are 3" in length. Each petal measures approximately 1 x 1"
Blake Jamison Williams
'Rose' Earrings in porcelain and sterling silver. In collaboration with Amy Brown. Earrings are 3" in length. Each petal measures approximately 1 x 1"
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 Megan Bogonovich, Necklace in glazed ceramic with woven fiber cord. Necklace is 32" in length. Center bead measures 1.75 x 2 x 1.5"
Megan Bogonovich
Necklace in glazed ceramic with woven fiber cord. Necklace is 32" in length. Center bead measures 1.75 x 2 x 1.5"
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 Megan Bogonovich, Necklace in glazed ceramic with woven fiber cord. Necklace is 30" in length. Center bead measures 1.75 x 2 x 1.5"
Megan Bogonovich
Necklace in glazed ceramic with woven fiber cord. Necklace is 30" in length. Center bead measures 1.75 x 2 x 1.5"
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 Megan Bogonovich, Necklace in glazed ceramic with leather cord. Necklace is 26" in length. Center bead measures 1.75 x 2 x 1.5"
Megan Bogonovich
Necklace in glazed ceramic with leather cord. Necklace is 26" in length. Center bead measures 1.75 x 2 x 1.5"
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 Megan Bogonovich, Necklace in glazed ceramic and leather cord. Necklace is 26" in length (adjustable). Center bead measures 2.75 x 1.5 x 0.25"
Megan Bogonovich
Necklace in glazed ceramic and leather cord. Necklace is 26" in length (adjustable). Center bead measures 2.75 x 1.5 x 0.25"
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 Megan Bogonovich, Necklace in glazed ceramic and leather cord. Necklace is 24" in length (adjustable). Pendant measures 4 x 3.25 x 1"
Megan Bogonovich
Necklace in glazed ceramic and leather cord. Necklace is 24" in length (adjustable). Pendant measures 4 x 3.25 x 1"
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 Kristen Cliffel, "Worry Beads for the Ever After" Necklace and display box in glazed ceramic. Necklace is 28" in length. Box is 15 x 5.5 x 5.5"
Kristen Cliffel
"Worry Beads for the Ever After" Necklace and display box in glazed ceramic. Necklace is 28" in length. Box is 15 x 5.5 x 5.5"
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 Kristen Cliffel, "Worry Beads for the Ever After"(box detail) Necklace and display box in glazed ceramic. Necklace is 28" in length. Box is 15 x 5.5 x 5.5"
Kristen Cliffel
"Worry Beads for the Ever After"(box detail) Necklace and display box in glazed ceramic. Necklace is 28" in length. Box is 15 x 5.5 x 5.5"
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 Pattie Chalmers, 'Lucy's Pearls' Necklace in ceramic beads. Necklace is 18" in length. Larges bead measures 2 x 1 x 1"
Pattie Chalmers
'Lucy's Pearls' Necklace in ceramic beads. Necklace is 18" in length. Larges bead measures 2 x 1 x 1"
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 Pattie Chalmers, 'Campfire Heart' Necklace in ceramic beads. Necklace is 27" in length. Largest bead measures 4 x 2.75 x 2.25"
Pattie Chalmers
'Campfire Heart' Necklace in ceramic beads. Necklace is 27" in length. Largest bead measures 4 x 2.75 x 2.25"
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 Jacqueline Johnson Hughes, 'Mutation Necklace #2' in ceramic beads on wire. Necklace is 15 x 7 x 4" Each bead is approximately 3 x 4 x 4"
Jacqueline Johnson Hughes
'Mutation Necklace #2' in ceramic beads on wire. Necklace is 15 x 7 x 4" Each bead is approximately 3 x 4 x 4"
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 Jacqueline Johnson Hughes, 'Mutation Necklace #2' in ceramic beads on wire. Necklace is 15 x 7 x 4" Each bead is approximately 3 x 4 x 4"
Jacqueline Johnson Hughes
'Mutation Necklace #2' in ceramic beads on wire. Necklace is 15 x 7 x 4" Each bead is approximately 3 x 4 x 4"
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 Billie Jean Theide, Necklace in Herend (Hungarian) porcelain, 24k gold, and nylon. Necklace is 38" in length. Each bead measures 2 x 1.125 x 1.125"
Billie Jean Theide
Necklace in Herend (Hungarian) porcelain, 24k gold, and nylon. Necklace is 38" in length. Each bead measures 2 x 1.125 x 1.125"
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 Billie Jean Theide, Necklace in Herend (Hungarian) porcelain, sterling silver, china paint, and nylon. Necklace is 31" in length. Larger pendant measures 1.125 x 1.25 x 1.25"
Billie Jean Theide
Necklace in Herend (Hungarian) porcelain, sterling silver, china paint, and nylon. Necklace is 31" in length. Larger pendant measures 1.125 x 1.25 x 1.25"
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 Billie Jean Theide, Necklace in Herend (Hungarian) porcelain, sterling silver, and nylon. Necklace is 40" in length. Largest beads measure 0.75 s 1.75"
Billie Jean Theide
Necklace in Herend (Hungarian) porcelain, sterling silver, and nylon. Necklace is 40" in length. Largest beads measure 0.75 s 1.75"
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 Kathryn Narrow, Necklace in slate and white porcelain, satin cord, and sterling silver clasp. Necklace is 26" in length. Center bead measures 3 x 2.5 x 1"
Kathryn Narrow
Necklace in slate and white porcelain, satin cord, and sterling silver clasp. Necklace is 26" in length. Center bead measures 3 x 2.5 x 1"
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 Kathryn Narrow, Necklace in slate and white porcelain, satin cord, and sterling silver clasp. Necklace is 26" in length. Center bead measures 3.75 x 1.5 x 1.25"
Kathryn Narrow
Necklace in slate and white porcelain, satin cord, and sterling silver clasp. Necklace is 26" in length. Center bead measures 3.75 x 1.5 x 1.25"
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 Leah Hardy, 'Reconciliation' Necklace in stoneware, glaze, gold luster, brass, Nu Gold, and patina. Necklace is 31" in length. Pendant measures 5 x 0.75 x 0.75"
Leah Hardy
'Reconciliation' Necklace in stoneware, glaze, gold luster, brass, Nu Gold, and patina. Necklace is 31" in length. Pendant measures 5 x 0.75 x 0.75"
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 Leah Hardy, 'Memory Lost' Brooch in terracotta, glaze, copper, and brass. 1.5 x 2.75 x 0.5"
Leah Hardy
'Memory Lost' Brooch in terracotta, glaze, copper, and brass. 1.5 x 2.75 x 0.5"
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 Leah Hardy, 'Himalayan Deity Amulet' Necklace in terracotta, glaze, and sterling silver. Necklace is 28" in length. Pendant measures 3.5 x 1.5 x 0.75"
Leah Hardy
'Himalayan Deity Amulet' Necklace in terracotta, glaze, and sterling silver. Necklace is 28" in length. Pendant measures 3.5 x 1.5 x 0.75"
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 Jenny Mendes, 'Rondo' Necklace in hand-built terracotta clay decorated with terra sigillata and undergrazes fired to cone 3. Sterling silver pendant caps by Dawn Estrin. Necklace is 18" in length. Pendant measures 2.5 x 1 x 0.75"
Jenny Mendes
'Rondo' Necklace in hand-built terracotta clay decorated with terra sigillata and undergrazes fired to cone 3. Sterling silver pendant caps by Dawn Estrin. Necklace is 18" in length. Pendant measures 2.5 x 1 x 0.75"
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 Jenny Mendes, 'M.J.' Necklace in hand-built terracotta clay decorated with terra sigillata and undergrazes fired to cone 3. Sterling silver pendant caps by Dawn Estrin. Necklace is 18" in length. Pendant measures 2.25 x 1 x 0.75"
Jenny Mendes
'M.J.' Necklace in hand-built terracotta clay decorated with terra sigillata and undergrazes fired to cone 3. Sterling silver pendant caps by Dawn Estrin. Necklace is 18" in length. Pendant measures 2.25 x 1 x 0.75"
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 Jenny Mendes, 'Jet' Necklace in hand-built terracotta clay decorated with terra sigillata and undergrazes fired to cone 3. Sterling silver pendant caps by Dawn Estrin. Necklace is 18" in length. Pendant measures 1.5 x 1.25 x 0.75"
Jenny Mendes
'Jet' Necklace in hand-built terracotta clay decorated with terra sigillata and undergrazes fired to cone 3. Sterling silver pendant caps by Dawn Estrin. Necklace is 18" in length. Pendant measures 1.5 x 1.25 x 0.75"
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 Jenny Mendes, 'Buddy Love' Necklace in hand-built terracotta clay decorated with terra sigillata and undergrazes fired to cone 3. Sterling silver pendant caps by Dawn Estrin. Necklace is 18" in length. Pendant measures 2 x 1 x 0.75"
Jenny Mendes
'Buddy Love' Necklace in hand-built terracotta clay decorated with terra sigillata and undergrazes fired to cone 3. Sterling silver pendant caps by Dawn Estrin. Necklace is 18" in length. Pendant measures 2 x 1 x 0.75"
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 Jenny Mendes, 'Barkley' Necklace in hand-built terracotta clay decorated with terra sigillata and undergrazes fired to cone 3. Sterling silver pendant caps by Dawn Estrin. Necklace is 18" in length. Pendant measures 2.5 x 1 x 0.75"
Jenny Mendes
'Barkley' Necklace in hand-built terracotta clay decorated with terra sigillata and undergrazes fired to cone 3. Sterling silver pendant caps by Dawn Estrin. Necklace is 18" in length. Pendant measures 2.5 x 1 x 0.75"
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 Jenny Mendes, 'Zippy' Necklace in hand-built terracotta clay decorated with terra sigillata and undergrazes fired to cone 3. Sterling silver pendant caps by Dawn Estrin. Necklace is 18" in length. Pendant measures 3.5 x 0.75 x 0.75"
Jenny Mendes
'Zippy' Necklace in hand-built terracotta clay decorated with terra sigillata and undergrazes fired to cone 3. Sterling silver pendant caps by Dawn Estrin. Necklace is 18" in length. Pendant measures 3.5 x 0.75 x 0.75"
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 Jenny Mendes, 'Rondo' Necklace in hand-built terracotta clay decorated with terra sigillata and undergrazes fired to cone 3. Sterling silver pendant caps by Dawn Estrin. Necklace is 18" in length. Pendant measures 3.25 x 0.75 x 0.75"
Jenny Mendes
'Rondo' Necklace in hand-built terracotta clay decorated with terra sigillata and undergrazes fired to cone 3. Sterling silver pendant caps by Dawn Estrin. Necklace is 18" in length. Pendant measures 3.25 x 0.75 x 0.75"
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 Joanie Turbek, 'Rope' Necklace in porcelain with silver findings. Necklace is 19" in length.
Joanie Turbek
'Rope' Necklace in porcelain with silver findings. Necklace is 19" in length.
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 Joanie Turbek, 'Puffs' Necklace in porcelain with silver findings and chain. Necklace is 19" in length. Each bead measures 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5"
Joanie Turbek
'Puffs' Necklace in porcelain with silver findings and chain. Necklace is 19" in length. Each bead measures 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5"
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 Joanie Turbek, 'Sprig' Brooch in porcelain with vintage chain. 3 x 3 x 1"
Joanie Turbek
'Sprig' Brooch in porcelain with vintage chain. 3 x 3 x 1"
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