Signs of Life 2013

October 2, 2013 - October 22, 2013
Lecture: Wednesday, October 2 at 4:00 PM
Reception: Wednesday, October 2 at 5:00 AM

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 2, 2013. This is the ninth 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.

Featured writers: Alan Averill, Stephanie Barden, Wendy Call, Sigrun Susan Lane, Paulann Petersen, Jennifer Munro, Cat Rambo, Susan Rich, and James Stark.


Artist List:
Kevin Crane, Lisa Fidler, Chris Irick, Alexia Markarian, Eleanor Moty, Michael Owen O'Neill, Ron Pascho, Lin Stanionis, J. Fred Woell


Click here to view just the 1 item currently available for sale from this exhibition.
 Kevin Crane, "The Teacher's Pet." Pin in 18k yellow gold, sterling silver and pearls. Bell body. Spider measures approx 2 3/4 x 3/4".
Kevin Crane
"The Teacher's Pet." Pin in 18k yellow gold, sterling silver and pearls. Bell body. Spider measures approx 2 3/4 x 3/4".
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 Chris Irick, "Feathered Turbine Brooch," in sterling silver, naturally shed finch feathers, and stainless steel. 3" x 3" x 5".
Chris Irick
"Feathered Turbine Brooch," in sterling silver, naturally shed finch feathers, and stainless steel. 3" x 3" x 5".
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 Chris Irick, (Back view of "Feathered Turbine Brooch").
Chris Irick
(Back view of "Feathered Turbine Brooch").
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 Alexia Markarian, "Wrist Torque, Winter," Bracelet in 10 gauge forged aluminum. 2 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 3 1/4".
Alexia Markarian
"Wrist Torque, Winter," Bracelet in 10 gauge forged aluminum. 2 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 3 1/4".
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Michael Owen O'Neill: ,
Michael Owen O'Neill
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 Lisa Fidler, "Gasho 1," Brooch in sterling silver and glass. 1 3/8 x 2 x 1/8".
Lisa Fidler
"Gasho 1," Brooch in sterling silver and glass. 1 3/8 x 2 x 1/8".
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 Eleanor Moty,
Eleanor Moty
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 Ron Pascho, "Protector," neckpiece in sterling silver, brass, 22k gold foil, Ethiopian pendant of antelope bone, hand-struck copper (Bhutanese) coins, glass and Vulcanite beads.
Ron Pascho
"Protector," neckpiece in sterling silver, brass, 22k gold foil, Ethiopian pendant of antelope bone, hand-struck copper (Bhutanese) coins, glass and Vulcanite beads.
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 Lin Stanionis, "Winter Bloom," pendant/brooch in 22k gold and 18k gold. 4" x 3.5" x .5".
Lin Stanionis
"Winter Bloom," pendant/brooch in 22k gold and 18k gold. 4" x 3.5" x .5".
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 J. Fred Woell,
J. Fred Woell
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 J. Fred Woell, "Last Chapter," pendant, made from part of a SONY digital camera with sterling silver chain; aluminum, brass, copper, sterling silver, and steel. Pendant measures approx 2 x 3". Approx 18" chain.
J. Fred Woell
"Last Chapter," pendant, made from part of a SONY digital camera with sterling silver chain; aluminum, brass, copper, sterling silver, and steel. Pendant measures approx 2 x 3". Approx 18" chain.
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 J. Fred Woell, "Cheese," pin, made from parts of digital camera and tin can lid; Steel, copper, and plastic. 3" diameter.
J. Fred Woell
"Cheese," pin, made from parts of digital camera and tin can lid; Steel, copper, and plastic. 3" diameter.
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 J. Fred Woell, "Once," pendant, parts from a digital camera, photo of Marilyn Monroe; aluminum, glass and copper. Sterling silver chain. Pendant measures approx 2 1/4 x 2 3/4". Approx 18" chain.
J. Fred Woell
"Once," pendant, parts from a digital camera, photo of Marilyn Monroe; aluminum, glass and copper. Sterling silver chain. Pendant measures approx 2 1/4 x 2 3/4". Approx 18" chain.
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 J. Fred Woell, "The Good, the Bad, the Brave," pin, made from broken digital camera; aluminum, copper, plastic and paper. Approx 3 x 2 1/2".
J. Fred Woell
"The Good, the Bad, the Brave," pin, made from broken digital camera; aluminum, copper, plastic and paper. Approx 3 x 2 1/2".
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 Eleanor Moty, "Alternate Crossing," brooch in sterling silver, 22k, 14k gold, quartz with brookite inclusions, and stem pearl. Quartz by Tom Munsteiner. 2 1/2 x 2 1/8 x 3/8".
Eleanor Moty
"Alternate Crossing," brooch in sterling silver, 22k, 14k gold, quartz with brookite inclusions, and stem pearl. Quartz by Tom Munsteiner. 2 1/2 x 2 1/8 x 3/8".
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 Eleanor Moty, "Crystal Cavern," brooch in sterling silver, 18k gold, and quartz with phantom crystal. Quartz by Tom Munsteiner. 2 1/4 x 2 1/16 x 3/8".
Eleanor Moty
"Crystal Cavern," brooch in sterling silver, 18k gold, and quartz with phantom crystal. Quartz by Tom Munsteiner. 2 1/4 x 2 1/16 x 3/8".
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 Eleanor Moty, "Ice," brooch in sterling silver, 22k gold, 14k gold, quartz crystal, and stem pearl. 1 5/8 x 2 5/8 x 1/2".
Eleanor Moty
"Ice," brooch in sterling silver, 22k gold, 14k gold, quartz crystal, and stem pearl. 1 5/8 x 2 5/8 x 1/2".
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 Eleanor Moty, "Intersection," brooch in sterling silver, 14k gold, quartz crystal with negative crystal. Quartz by Tom Munsteiner. 2 1/16 x 2 1/8 x 3/8".
Eleanor Moty
"Intersection," brooch in sterling silver, 14k gold, quartz crystal with negative crystal. Quartz by Tom Munsteiner. 2 1/16 x 2 1/8 x 3/8".
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 Eleanor Moty, "Phantom Inclusion," brooch in sterling silver, 18k gold, and phantom quartz. (Dieter Lorenz, Lapidary artist, Germany). 2 1/2 x 2 x 1/2".
Eleanor Moty
"Phantom Inclusion," brooch in sterling silver, 18k gold, and phantom quartz. (Dieter Lorenz, Lapidary artist, Germany). 2 1/2 x 2 x 1/2".
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 Eleanor Moty, "Zori," brooch in sterling silver, 22k gold, 18k gold, and rutilated quartz. Quartz by Tom Munsteiner. 1 5/8 x 2 3/4 x 1/2".
Eleanor Moty
"Zori," brooch in sterling silver, 22k gold, 18k gold, and rutilated quartz. Quartz by Tom Munsteiner. 1 5/8 x 2 3/4 x 1/2".
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 Chris Irick, "Turbine Ring," in sterling silver. .75 x 1 x 1.25". Approx size 9.
Chris Irick
"Turbine Ring," in sterling silver. .75 x 1 x 1.25". Approx size 9.
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 Chris Irick, "Turbine Pendant," in sterling silver, and 22k gold. Pendant measures 2 x 2 x .75".
Chris Irick
"Turbine Pendant," in sterling silver, and 22k gold. Pendant measures 2 x 2 x .75".
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 Chris Irick, "Lenticular Pigeon Brooch," in sterling silver, in jet print, antique watch crystal, and stainless steel. 2.25 x 2.25 x .5".
Chris Irick
"Lenticular Pigeon Brooch," in sterling silver, in jet print, antique watch crystal, and stainless steel. 2.25 x 2.25 x .5".
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 Chris Irick, Lenticular Pigeon Brooch (Back detail)
Chris Irick
Lenticular Pigeon Brooch (Back detail)
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 Chris Irick, "Lenticular Murmuration," Brooch in sterling silver, ink jet print, acrylic, and stainless steel. 2 x 3 x .5"
Chris Irick
"Lenticular Murmuration," Brooch in sterling silver, ink jet print, acrylic, and stainless steel. 2 x 3 x .5"
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 Chris Irick, "Lenticular Murmuration Brooch" (Back detail)
Chris Irick
"Lenticular Murmuration Brooch" (Back detail)
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 Chris Irick, "Turbine Brooch I," in sterling & fine silver, 18k gold, and stainless steel.
Chris Irick
"Turbine Brooch I," in sterling & fine silver, 18k gold, and stainless steel.
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 Chris Irick, "Turbine Brooch II," in sterling & fine silver, 18k gold, and stainless steel. 2 x 2 x .75".
Chris Irick
"Turbine Brooch II," in sterling & fine silver, 18k gold, and stainless steel. 2 x 2 x .75".
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 Chris Irick, "Turbine Brooch III," in sterling & fine silver, 18k gold, and stainless steel.
Chris Irick
"Turbine Brooch III," in sterling & fine silver, 18k gold, and stainless steel.
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 Chris Irick, "Flight Pattern Brooch II," in sterling silver and stainless steel. 1 x 2 x .25".
Chris Irick
"Flight Pattern Brooch II," in sterling silver and stainless steel. 1 x 2 x .25".
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 Chris Irick, "Flight Pattern Brooch III," in sterling silver and stainless steel. 1 x 2 x .25".
Chris Irick
"Flight Pattern Brooch III," in sterling silver and stainless steel. 1 x 2 x .25".
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 Chris Irick, "Flight Pattern Brooch IV," in sterling silver and stainless steel. 1 x 2 x .25".
Chris Irick
"Flight Pattern Brooch IV," in sterling silver and stainless steel. 1 x 2 x .25".
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 Chris Irick, "Flight Pattern Brooch I," in sterling silver and stainless steel. 1 x 2 x .25".
Chris Irick
"Flight Pattern Brooch I," in sterling silver and stainless steel. 1 x 2 x .25".
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Michael Owen O'Neill: Michael Owen O, "Echo Point" Brooch in sterling silver, ceramic, and steel. 1.75 x 1.75 x .75".
Michael Owen O'Neill
Michael Owen O
"Echo Point" Brooch in sterling silver, ceramic, and steel. 1.75 x 1.75 x .75".
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Michael Owen O'Neill: Michael Owen O, "Erratics" Earrings in sterling silver with mirror. 1 x 5 x .75".
Michael Owen O'Neill
Michael Owen O
"Erratics" Earrings in sterling silver with mirror. 1 x 5 x .75".
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Michael Owen O'Neill: Michael Owen O, "Rock-fall" Earrings in sterling silver. 2.5 x 1 x 1".
Michael Owen O'Neill
Michael Owen O
"Rock-fall" Earrings in sterling silver. 2.5 x 1 x 1".
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Michael Owen O'Neill: Michael Owen O, "Disinter (#2)" Ring in sterling silver and ceramic. 1.25 x .75 x .625".
Michael Owen O'Neill
Michael Owen O
"Disinter (#2)" Ring in sterling silver and ceramic. 1.25 x .75 x .625".
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Michael Owen O'Neill: Michael Owen O, "Ridge" Neckpiece in sterling silver. 18.5 x 2.5 x 1".
Michael Owen O'Neill
Michael Owen O
"Ridge" Neckpiece in sterling silver. 18.5 x 2.5 x 1".
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 Alexia Markarian, "Wrist Torque, Autumn's Beast," bracelet in 16 gauge jeweler's copper. 2 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 3 1/2".
Alexia Markarian
"Wrist Torque, Autumn's Beast," bracelet in 16 gauge jeweler's copper. 2 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 3 1/2".
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 Alexia Markarian, "Wrist Torque, Early Spring," bracelet in 16 gauge jeweler's copper. 2 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 3 1/2".
Alexia Markarian
"Wrist Torque, Early Spring," bracelet in 16 gauge jeweler's copper. 2 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 3 1/2".
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 Alexia Markarian, "Wrist Torque, Early Spring," bracelet in 16 gauge sterling silver. 2 11/16 x 2 1/4 x 2 7/8".
Alexia Markarian
"Wrist Torque, Early Spring," bracelet in 16 gauge sterling silver. 2 11/16 x 2 1/4 x 2 7/8".
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 Alexia Markarian, "Wrist Torque, Late Spring," bracelet in 16 gauge jeweler's copper. 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 x 3 1/4".
Alexia Markarian
"Wrist Torque, Late Spring," bracelet in 16 gauge jeweler's copper. 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 x 3 1/4".
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 Alexia Markarian, "Wrist Torque, Late Spring," bracelet in 16 gauge sterling silver. 2 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 3 1/8".
Alexia Markarian
"Wrist Torque, Late Spring," bracelet in 16 gauge sterling silver. 2 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 3 1/8".
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 Alexia Markarian, "Wrist Torque, Scorched by the Sun," bracelet in 16 gauge sterling silver. 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 x 3 1/4".
Alexia Markarian
"Wrist Torque, Scorched by the Sun," bracelet in 16 gauge sterling silver. 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 x 3 1/4".
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 Alexia Markarian, "Wrist Torque, Shimmer," bracelet in 20 gauge sterling silver. 2 3/4 x 2 3/8 x 3 1/4".
Alexia Markarian
"Wrist Torque, Shimmer," bracelet in 20 gauge sterling silver. 2 3/4 x 2 3/8 x 3 1/4".
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 Eleanor Moty, "Perseid," Brooch in sterling silver, 22k gold, 18k gold, quartz with pyrite inclusions, black paper Micarta, and diamond. Quartz by Tom Munsteiner.
Eleanor Moty
"Perseid," Brooch in sterling silver, 22k gold, 18k gold, quartz with pyrite inclusions, black paper Micarta, and diamond. Quartz by Tom Munsteiner.
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 Ron Pascho, "Rialto Reality," Neckpiece in sterling silver, handmade chain, brass, electroformed copper, and African beads of recycled glass. Diameter approx 9". 30" long, adjustable chain with handmade clasp.
Ron Pascho
"Rialto Reality," Neckpiece in sterling silver, handmade chain, brass, electroformed copper, and African beads of recycled glass. Diameter approx 9". 30" long, adjustable chain with handmade clasp.
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 Ron Pascho, "The Conversation: Kings of Sweden and Norway," Neckpiece in sterling silver, handmade chain, etched copper, heads of state from a Norwegian and a Swedish coin, powder coat, glass and jet beads. Diameter approx 8". Adjustable chain, approx 27" long.
Ron Pascho
"The Conversation: Kings of Sweden and Norway," Neckpiece in sterling silver, handmade chain, etched copper, heads of state from a Norwegian and a Swedish coin, powder coat, glass and jet beads. Diameter approx 8". Adjustable chain, approx 27" long.
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 Ron Pascho, Neckpiece in sterling silver, handmade chain, brass, African beads of recycled glass, German Vulcanite (vinyl) disks from Africa, on rubber cord. Diameter approx 11".
Ron Pascho
Neckpiece in sterling silver, handmade chain, brass, African beads of recycled glass, German Vulcanite (vinyl) disks from Africa, on rubber cord. Diameter approx 11".
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 Ron Pascho, Neckpiece in sterling silver, with nitrile rubber cord, and various trade beads: including Dutch Donut Blue Annular Wound Glass Trade Beads (from Ethiopia). Diameter approx 8". 20" long, with handmade clasp.
Ron Pascho
Neckpiece in sterling silver, with nitrile rubber cord, and various trade beads: including Dutch Donut Blue Annular Wound Glass Trade Beads (from Ethiopia). Diameter approx 8". 20" long, with handmade clasp.
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 Lisa Fidler, Abacus Earrings in sterling silver and glass beads. 2.25" in length.
Lisa Fidler
Abacus Earrings in sterling silver and glass beads. 2.25" in length.
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 Lisa Fidler, Abacus Earrings in sterling silver and glass beads. 2.25" in length.
Lisa Fidler
Abacus Earrings in sterling silver and glass beads. 2.25" in length.
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 Lisa Fidler, Abacus Earrings in sterling silver and glass beads. 2.25" in length.
Lisa Fidler
Abacus Earrings in sterling silver and glass beads. 2.25" in length.
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 Lisa Fidler, Long Double Disc earrings in sterling silver and glass beads. 2.5" in length.
Lisa Fidler
Long Double Disc earrings in sterling silver and glass beads. 2.5" in length.
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 Lisa Fidler, Blue Clam Earrings in sterling silver and glass beads. 1.25" in length.
Lisa Fidler
Blue Clam Earrings in sterling silver and glass beads. 1.25" in length.
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 Lisa Fidler, Turquoise Clam Earrings in sterling silver and glass beads. 1.25" in length.
Lisa Fidler
Turquoise Clam Earrings in sterling silver and glass beads. 1.25" in length.
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 Lisa Fidler, Long Double Disc Earrings in sterling silver and glass. 2.5" in length.
Lisa Fidler
Long Double Disc Earrings in sterling silver and glass. 2.5" in length.
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 Lisa Fidler, Long Turquoise Clam Earrings in sterling silver and glass beads. 2.75" in length.
Lisa Fidler
Long Turquoise Clam Earrings in sterling silver and glass beads. 2.75" in length.
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 Lin Stanionis, "Rose Pool," brooch in urethane resin, and 18k gold. 3.5 x 2.5 x .5".
Lin Stanionis
"Rose Pool," brooch in urethane resin, and 18k gold. 3.5 x 2.5 x .5".
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 Lin Stanionis, "Penitence," brooch in urethane resin, and 18k gold. 3.75 x 3.75 x .75".
Lin Stanionis
"Penitence," brooch in urethane resin, and 18k gold. 3.75 x 3.75 x .75".
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 Lin Stanionis, "Seed of Temptation," brooch in urethane, and 18k gold. 2.5 x 2 x .5".
Lin Stanionis
"Seed of Temptation," brooch in urethane, and 18k gold. 2.5 x 2 x .5".
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 Lin Stanionis, "Confessional," necklace in urethane resin, and 24k gold leaf. 4 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/4" pendant. 14" chain (may be sized to customer specification).
Lin Stanionis
"Confessional," necklace in urethane resin, and 24k gold leaf. 4 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/4" pendant. 14" chain (may be sized to customer specification).
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 Lin Stanionis, Egg Pendants in 24k & 18k gold, on rubber cord (cord lengths vary and are adjustable). Available in small  (1 3/4"), medium (1"), and large (1 1/4"). Sold separately ($3,010-$4,730).
Lin Stanionis
Egg Pendants in 24k & 18k gold, on rubber cord (cord lengths vary and are adjustable). Available in small (1 3/4"), medium (1"), and large (1 1/4"). Sold separately ($3,010-$4,730).
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 Lin Stanionis, "Grace," brooch in urethane resin, and 18k gold. 3.75 x 3.75 x .75".
Lin Stanionis
"Grace," brooch in urethane resin, and 18k gold. 3.75 x 3.75 x .75".
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 Kevin Crane, Rabbit. 18k gold and electrum (12k gold, .500 silver), black onyx and mastodon. 2 1/16" tall x 1 3/16" (widest point).
Kevin Crane
Rabbit. 18k gold and electrum (12k gold, .500 silver), black onyx and mastodon. 2 1/16" tall x 1 3/16" (widest point).
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 Kevin Crane, "The Crown of the East," Pin in black jade, 18k yellow gold, sterling silver, diamonds (0.20TCW), sapphires, and emeralds. 1 5/16" diameter.
Kevin Crane
"The Crown of the East," Pin in black jade, 18k yellow gold, sterling silver, diamonds (0.20TCW), sapphires, and emeralds. 1 5/16" diameter.
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 Kevin Crane, "The Shadow of a Doubt." Crown pin in sterling silver, 18k yellow and white gold, on "Bloodstone." 1 1/16" x 1 1/16".
Kevin Crane
"The Shadow of a Doubt." Crown pin in sterling silver, 18k yellow and white gold, on "Bloodstone." 1 1/16" x 1 1/16".
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 Kevin Crane, "Bubble Pin." Three special cut amethyst cabochons (2.08ct, 4.30ct, 1.92ct), in 18k yellow gold bezels, oxidized sterling silver frame pave set with 32 pyrope garnets. 18k gold mounting. 7/8 x 1 1/4".
Kevin Crane
"Bubble Pin." Three special cut amethyst cabochons (2.08ct, 4.30ct, 1.92ct), in 18k yellow gold bezels, oxidized sterling silver frame pave set with 32 pyrope garnets. 18k gold mounting. 7/8 x 1 1/4".
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 Kevin Crane, Lapis Lazuli Pendant with 18k yellow gold and diamonds (1.06TCW). Pendant measures 2 1/2 x 1/2". 20" oxidized sterling silver chain.
Kevin Crane
Lapis Lazuli Pendant with 18k yellow gold and diamonds (1.06TCW). Pendant measures 2 1/2 x 1/2". 20" oxidized sterling silver chain.
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