Signs of Life 2012

October 3, 2012 - October 24, 2012
Lecture: Wednesday, October 3 at 4:00 PM
Reception: Wednesday, October 3 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 3, 2012. This is the eighth year of publication of Signs of Life, a literary journal. 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. The writers featured are Caleb Barber, Carmine Chickadel, Kevin Hearle, Susan Knox, Elsie Michie, Nina Ramsey, Robin Seyfried, Carol Smith, Robert Hodgson Van Wagoner


Artist List:
Heather Bayless, Bifei Cao, Sharon Church, Yong Joo Kim, Jeong Ju Lee, Claudia Rush, Myung Urso, Ellen Wieske, Dukno Yoon


Click here to view just the 1 item currently available for sale from this exhibition.
 Heather Bayless, "Twilight Fires Fly" Brooch in sterling silver and keum boo, 3.25 x 2 x 0.5".
Heather Bayless
"Twilight Fires Fly" Brooch in sterling silver and keum boo, 3.25 x 2 x 0.5".
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 Jeong Ju Lee, "Edge #14" Brooch in sterling silver, carnelian, onyx, black garnet, shell and druzy, 2.25 x 2.5 x 0.5".
Jeong Ju Lee
"Edge #14" Brooch in sterling silver, carnelian, onyx, black garnet, shell and druzy, 2.25 x 2.5 x 0.5".
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 Myung Urso, "Sign of Life" Neckpiece in silk, thread, sterling silver and lacquer. 9.5 x 10.5x 1.5". ($1,849)
Myung Urso
"Sign of Life" Neckpiece in silk, thread, sterling silver and lacquer. 9.5 x 10.5x 1.5". ($1,849)
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 Claudia Rush, "Hare" Brooch in Argentium silver, 2.56 x 2.36".
Claudia Rush
"Hare" Brooch in Argentium silver, 2.56 x 2.36".
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 Dukno Yoon, Trace of Life Brooch #1 in copper and nickel, gold plated and oxidized, 2 x 2 x 0.5".
Dukno Yoon
Trace of Life Brooch #1 in copper and nickel, gold plated and oxidized, 2 x 2 x 0.5".
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 Yong Joo Kim, "Requisite Variety" Bracelet in thread with hook and loop fasteners, 4 x 4 x 2".
Yong Joo Kim
"Requisite Variety" Bracelet in thread with hook and loop fasteners, 4 x 4 x 2".
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 Ellen Wieske, "Garden Necklace" in tin, silver and mixed materials. 18 x 5 x 0.75".
Ellen Wieske
"Garden Necklace" in tin, silver and mixed materials. 18 x 5 x 0.75".
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 Bifei Cao, "Trap" Ring in copper, sterling silver, enamel, jade, plastic, rubber and acrylic painting, 2" x 2.75" x 11.5".
Bifei Cao
"Trap" Ring in copper, sterling silver, enamel, jade, plastic, rubber and acrylic painting, 2" x 2.75" x 11.5".
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 Sharon Church, "Centering Device" Neckpiece in oxidized sterling silver, paper clay ,castello boxwood, cork, acrylic, polyurethane, leather dye and epoxy; with diamonds, white sapphire, 14k yellow gold and grass, 28.5" long.
Sharon Church
"Centering Device" Neckpiece in oxidized sterling silver, paper clay ,castello boxwood, cork, acrylic, polyurethane, leather dye and epoxy; with diamonds, white sapphire, 14k yellow gold and grass, 28.5" long.
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 Bifei Cao, "Outside" Brooch in sterling silver and color pencil paint. 5/8 x 1 1/8 x 2 3/8".
Bifei Cao
"Outside" Brooch in sterling silver and color pencil paint. 5/8 x 1 1/8 x 2 3/8".
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 Bifei Cao, "Darling! Let's Go for a Walk" Brooch in sterling silver. 3/4 x 1 3/8 x 2 3/8".
Bifei Cao
"Darling! Let's Go for a Walk" Brooch in sterling silver. 3/4 x 1 3/8 x 2 3/8".
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 Bifei Cao, "Growing #1" Brooch in sterling silver, copper, amber and color pencil paint. 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 2 1/4".
Bifei Cao
"Growing #1" Brooch in sterling silver, copper, amber and color pencil paint. 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 2 1/4".
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 Claudia Rush, Tribal Neckpiece in silver with cloisonne enamel, argentium silver and beads. Pendant is approx. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 with 18" chain.
Claudia Rush
Tribal Neckpiece in silver with cloisonne enamel, argentium silver and beads. Pendant is approx. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 with 18" chain.
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 Claudia Rush, Octopus Brooch in argentium silver repousse. 2 1/2 x 2 1/2".
Claudia Rush
Octopus Brooch in argentium silver repousse. 2 1/2 x 2 1/2".
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 Claudia Rush, Bird Brooch in argentium silver repousse and granulation with garnet on purple heart wood. Approx. 5 x 2 1/2".
Claudia Rush
Bird Brooch in argentium silver repousse and granulation with garnet on purple heart wood. Approx. 5 x 2 1/2".
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 Claudia Rush, Sheep Brooch repousse in argentium silver with granulation and sapphire. Approx. 2 x 2".
Claudia Rush
Sheep Brooch repousse in argentium silver with granulation and sapphire. Approx. 2 x 2".
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 Claudia Rush, Halloween Cat Brooch/Pendant in argentium silver repoussage.  2 1/4 x 2".
Claudia Rush
Halloween Cat Brooch/Pendant in argentium silver repoussage. 2 1/4 x 2".
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 Claudia Rush, Owl Pendant with chain in argentium silver repoussage, with citrine and petrified palmwood. Pendant is 1 3/4" tall with 18" long sterling silver chain.
Claudia Rush
Owl Pendant with chain in argentium silver repoussage, with citrine and petrified palmwood. Pendant is 1 3/4" tall with 18" long sterling silver chain.
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 Claudia Rush, Bruegel Neckpiece with pendant in argentium silver repousse, moonstone and engraved clasp with tourmaline. Pendant is approx. 5 x 3 3/4" with approx. 12" chain.
Claudia Rush
Bruegel Neckpiece with pendant in argentium silver repousse, moonstone and engraved clasp with tourmaline. Pendant is approx. 5 x 3 3/4" with approx. 12" chain.
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 Claudia Rush, Russian Cross Pendant in argentium silver filigree and granulation argentium. 4 x 2 3/4".
Claudia Rush
Russian Cross Pendant in argentium silver filigree and granulation argentium. 4 x 2 3/4".
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 Claudia Rush, Car Brooch in argentium silver repousse. 4 1/2 x 1 1/2".
Claudia Rush
Car Brooch in argentium silver repousse. 4 1/2 x 1 1/2".
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 Jeong Ju Lee, "Square" Brooch in sterling silver and druzy. 2 x 2.25 x 0.75".
Jeong Ju Lee
"Square" Brooch in sterling silver and druzy. 2 x 2.25 x 0.75".
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 Jeong Ju Lee, "Fragments" Brooch in sterling silver and shell. 1.75 x 1.75 x 0.5".
Jeong Ju Lee
"Fragments" Brooch in sterling silver and shell. 1.75 x 1.75 x 0.5".
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 Jeong Ju Lee, "One" Brooch in steel with yellow solder, sterling silver and jasper. 2 x 2.75 x 2".
Jeong Ju Lee
"One" Brooch in steel with yellow solder, sterling silver and jasper. 2 x 2.75 x 2".
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 Jeong Ju Lee, "Rhythm" Brooch in steel and yellow solder. 2 x 2 x 1".
Jeong Ju Lee
"Rhythm" Brooch in steel and yellow solder. 2 x 2 x 1".
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 Myung Urso, Hymn Necklace in silk, coral, thread, 23k gold leaf, sterling silver and lacquer. Approx. 9 1/4" tall.
Myung Urso
Hymn Necklace in silk, coral, thread, 23k gold leaf, sterling silver and lacquer. Approx. 9 1/4" tall.
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 Myung Urso, Symbol Brooch in silk, thread, sterling silver and lacquer. Approx. 3 3/4 x 2 3/4".
Myung Urso
Symbol Brooch in silk, thread, sterling silver and lacquer. Approx. 3 3/4 x 2 3/4".
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 Myung Urso, Pod Necklace in silk, thread, sterling silver and lacquer. Approx 8" tall.
Myung Urso
Pod Necklace in silk, thread, sterling silver and lacquer. Approx 8" tall.
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 Myung Urso, Breeze Brooch in silk, cotton, Asian ink, thread, sterling silver and lacquer. Approx. 6 1/2 x 3 1/2".
Myung Urso
Breeze Brooch in silk, cotton, Asian ink, thread, sterling silver and lacquer. Approx. 6 1/2 x 3 1/2".
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 Myung Urso, Season Brooch in silk, thread, sterling silver and lacquer. Approx. 5 1/2 x 4 3/4".
Myung Urso
Season Brooch in silk, thread, sterling silver and lacquer. Approx. 5 1/2 x 4 3/4".
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 Dukno Yoon, Trace of life Brooch #2 in copper and nickel; gold plated and oxidized. 2 x 2 x 1/2".
Dukno Yoon
Trace of life Brooch #2 in copper and nickel; gold plated and oxidized. 2 x 2 x 1/2".
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 Dukno Yoon, Trace of life Brooch #4 in copper and nickel; gold plated and oxidized. 2 x 2 x 1/2".
Dukno Yoon
Trace of life Brooch #4 in copper and nickel; gold plated and oxidized. 2 x 2 x 1/2".
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 Ellen Wieske, Gold Brooch in tin. 2.5 x 1.75".
Ellen Wieske
Gold Brooch in tin. 2.5 x 1.75".
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 Ellen Wieske, Red Brooch in tin. 2.5 x 1.5".
Ellen Wieske
Red Brooch in tin. 2.5 x 1.5".
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 Ellen Wieske, Green Brooch in tin. 2.5 x 1.5".
Ellen Wieske
Green Brooch in tin. 2.5 x 1.5".
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 Ellen Wieske, Blue Brooch in tin. 2.5 x 1.5".
Ellen Wieske
Blue Brooch in tin. 2.5 x 1.5".
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 Yong Joo Kim, Requisite Variety Brooch in thread and sterling silver with velcro hook and loop fasteners. 3 x 3.5 x 1".
Yong Joo Kim
Requisite Variety Brooch in thread and sterling silver with velcro hook and loop fasteners. 3 x 3.5 x 1".
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 Yong Joo Kim, Requisite Variety Neckpiece in thread, with velcro hook and loop fasteners. 3 x 16 x 2.
Yong Joo Kim
Requisite Variety Neckpiece in thread, with velcro hook and loop fasteners. 3 x 16 x 2.
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 Yong Joo Kim, Requisite Variety Neckpiece #2 in thread, with velcro hook and loop fasteners. 3 x 19 x 1.25"
Yong Joo Kim
Requisite Variety Neckpiece #2 in thread, with velcro hook and loop fasteners. 3 x 19 x 1.25"
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 Yong Joo Kim, Requisite Variety Neckpiece in thread with velcro hook and loop fasteners. 3 x 19 x 1.25".
Yong Joo Kim
Requisite Variety Neckpiece in thread with velcro hook and loop fasteners. 3 x 19 x 1.25".
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 Dukno Yoon, Trace of life Brooch #3 in copper and nickel; gold plated and oxidized. 2 x 2 x 1/2".
Dukno Yoon
Trace of life Brooch #3 in copper and nickel; gold plated and oxidized. 2 x 2 x 1/2".
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 Heather Bayless, Dewy Musings Necklace in anodized titanium, oxidized sterling silver and keum boo. Approx 13" tall.
Heather Bayless
Dewy Musings Necklace in anodized titanium, oxidized sterling silver and keum boo. Approx 13" tall.
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 Heather Bayless, Dusky Boughs Twinkle Brooch in anodized titanium, oxidized sterling silver and keum boo. 3.25 x 2 x 0.5".
Heather Bayless
Dusky Boughs Twinkle Brooch in anodized titanium, oxidized sterling silver and keum boo. 3.25 x 2 x 0.5".
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 Heather Bayless, Dandelights Burst Brooch in anodized titanium, oxidized sterling silver and keum boo. 3.25 x 2 x 0.5".
Heather Bayless
Dandelights Burst Brooch in anodized titanium, oxidized sterling silver and keum boo. 3.25 x 2 x 0.5".
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 Heather Bayless, Queen Anne's Lanterns Burn Brooch in anodized titanium, oxidized sterling silver and keum boo. 3.25 x 2 x 0.5"
Heather Bayless
Queen Anne's Lanterns Burn Brooch in anodized titanium, oxidized sterling silver and keum boo. 3.25 x 2 x 0.5"
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 Sharon Church, "Gargantua" Pendant of baseball, rose cut diamond, sterling silver and pure silver.
Sharon Church
"Gargantua" Pendant of baseball, rose cut diamond, sterling silver and pure silver.
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 Sharon Church, 'String of Pearl' Necklace of dyed cultured pearls, sterling silver and diamonds.(Necklace has been altered since image was taken).
Sharon Church
'String of Pearl' Necklace of dyed cultured pearls, sterling silver and diamonds.(Necklace has been altered since image was taken).
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 Sharon Church, Totem Necklace in carved, dyed and painted castello boxwood; cherry branch, rose-cut diamond, cork core of an old baseball and oxidized sterling silver elements. 48" in length.
Sharon Church
Totem Necklace in carved, dyed and painted castello boxwood; cherry branch, rose-cut diamond, cork core of an old baseball and oxidized sterling silver elements. 48" in length.
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