Signs of Life

October 4, 2017 - October 24, 2017
Lecture: Wednesday, October 4 at 4:00 PM
Reception: Wednesday, October 4 at 5:00 PM

Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery presents "Signs of Life," a combined literary journal and jewelry art exhibition featuring the work of nine artists. The journal pairs these artists with nine writers, culminating in a unique publication celebrating the literary and jewelry arts. This is Signs of Life's thirteenth year of publication.


Artist List:

Fabrizio Acquafresca, Nancy Bonnema & Cynthia Toops, Jim Cotter, Gerardo Gonzalez, Yoshie Hattori, Mi-Sook Hur, Jayne Redman, Yushan Cassie Sun, and Yuri Tozuka.

Writer List:

Elizabeth Austin, Mary Jane Beaufrand, Catalina Marie Cantu, Bill Cary, Jane C. Hu, George Kaufman, Caroline McGovern, Robert Sims Reid and Storme Webber.


Click here to view just the 44 items currently available for sale from this exhibition.
 Yuri Tozuka, "Bird," marionette necklace, sterling silver, 40 x 45mm coral, onyx. 4 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 4/8". Approximately 17" long chain.
Yuri Tozuka
"Bird," marionette necklace, sterling silver, 40 x 45mm coral, onyx. 4 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 4/8". Approximately 17" long chain.
Item is available Available ($6450.00)
 Gerardo Gonzalez, "Jeweler's Saw Frame," 2017, sterling silver, brass, stainless steel, steel blade, and tension spring. Custom box in Indian Ebony. Saw Frame measures: .900" X 3.500" X 4.25".
Gerardo Gonzalez
"Jeweler's Saw Frame," 2017, sterling silver, brass, stainless steel, steel blade, and tension spring. Custom box in Indian Ebony. Saw Frame measures: .900" X 3.500" X 4.25".
Item is available Available ($6880.00)
 Fabrizio Acquafresca, "All We Need is Love," sterling silver, 18k gold, 23k gold keum bu, and spectrolite.
Fabrizio Acquafresca
"All We Need is Love," sterling silver, 18k gold, 23k gold keum bu, and spectrolite.
Item is available Available ($4300.00)
 Mi-Sook Hur, "Blue Moon 11," enamel on copper, sterling silver, and stainless steel pin, 1 3/4" x 2 1/4" x 1/4".
Mi-Sook Hur
"Blue Moon 11," enamel on copper, sterling silver, and stainless steel pin, 1 3/4" x 2 1/4" x 1/4".
Item is available Available ($2107.00)
 Jim Cotter, Ring, sterling silver, feathers, bronze, 14k yellow gold.
Jim Cotter
Ring, sterling silver, feathers, bronze, 14k yellow gold.
Please inquire about availability Please inquire
 Yoshi Hattori, "Rhizome 1," wire, cotton rope, plastic. 11 x 7.5 x 4 cm.
Yoshi Hattori
"Rhizome 1," wire, cotton rope, plastic. 11 x 7.5 x 4 cm.
Item is available Available ($795.00)
Cynthia Toops: Figurehead, Locket/pendant by Nancy Bonnema and Cynthia Toops. Sterling silver, enamel and polymer clay mosaics. Pendant closed approx. 2 1/2" x 2" x 1". Open 6" x 2". Chain 25".
Cynthia Toops
Figurehead
Locket/pendant by Nancy Bonnema and Cynthia Toops. Sterling silver, enamel and polymer clay mosaics. Pendant closed approx. 2 1/2" x 2" x 1". Open 6" x 2". Chain 25".
Item is available Available ($3440.00)
 Mi-Sook Hur, "Springtime 8," 2017, enamel brooch/pendant, vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, stainless steel pin. 1 3/4" x 2 1/6" x 1/4".
Mi-Sook Hur
"Springtime 8," 2017, enamel brooch/pendant, vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, stainless steel pin. 1 3/4" x 2 1/6" x 1/4".
Item is available Available ($2107.00)
 Mi-Sook Hur, "Blue Feather 2," 2017, enamel brooch/pendant, vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, stainless steel pin. 2 1/8" x 2 1/2" x 1/2".
Mi-Sook Hur
"Blue Feather 2," 2017, enamel brooch/pendant, vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, stainless steel pin. 2 1/8" x 2 1/2" x 1/2".
Item is available Available ($2354.00)
 Mi-Sook Hur, "Feather: Dove 1," 2017, enamel brooch/pendant, vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, china paints, and stainless steel pin. 1 7/8" x 2 1/4" x 1/2".
Mi-Sook Hur
"Feather: Dove 1," 2017, enamel brooch/pendant, vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, china paints, and stainless steel pin. 1 7/8" x 2 1/4" x 1/2".
Item is available Available ($2354.00)
 Mi-Sook Hur, "Feather: Red:Tailed Hawk 1," 2017, enamel brooch/pendant, vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, china paints, stainless steel pin. 1 1/2" x 2 1/8" x 1/2".
Mi-Sook Hur
"Feather: Red:Tailed Hawk 1," 2017, enamel brooch/pendant, vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, china paints, stainless steel pin. 1 1/2" x 2 1/8" x 1/2".
Item is available Available ($1763.00)
 Mi-Sook Hur, "Spotted Feather 2," 2017, enamel brooch/pendant, vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, china paints, stainless steel pin. 1 3/4" x 2 1/4" x 1/2".
Mi-Sook Hur
"Spotted Feather 2," 2017, enamel brooch/pendant, vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, china paints, stainless steel pin. 1 3/4" x 2 1/4" x 1/2".
Item is available Available ($1978.00)
 Mi-Sook Hur, "Spotted Feather 3," 2017, enamel brooch/pendant, vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, china paints, stainless steel pin. 1 3/8" x 1 3/4" x 3/8".
Mi-Sook Hur
"Spotted Feather 3," 2017, enamel brooch/pendant, vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, china paints, stainless steel pin. 1 3/8" x 1 3/4" x 3/8".
Item is available Available ($1032.00)
 Mi-Sook Hur, "Feather Yellow 2," 2017, brooch/pendant, vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, china paints, stainless steel pin. 1 5/8" x 1 7/8" x 3/8".
Mi-Sook Hur
"Feather Yellow 2," 2017, brooch/pendant, vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, china paints, stainless steel pin. 1 5/8" x 1 7/8" x 3/8".
Item is available Available ($1333.00)
 Mi-Sook Hur, "Speckled Feather 1 & 2," 2017, brooch/pendant, enamel on copper, sterling silver, stainless steel pin. Top: 1 5/8" x 2 1/8" x 1/4". Bottom: 1 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 1/4".
Mi-Sook Hur
"Speckled Feather 1 & 2," 2017, brooch/pendant, enamel on copper, sterling silver, stainless steel pin. Top: 1 5/8" x 2 1/8" x 1/4". Bottom: 1 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 1/4".
Item is available Available ($5590.00)
Jayne Redman: Fiddlehead Brooch, Brooch. Oxidized sterling silver. 2.25" x .5".
Jayne Redman
Fiddlehead Brooch
Brooch. Oxidized sterling silver. 2.25" x .5".
Please inquire about availability Please inquire
Jayne Redman: Fiddlehead, Brooch in sterling silver. 2" x .75".
Jayne Redman
Fiddlehead
Brooch in sterling silver. 2" x .75".
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Jayne Redman: Fiddlehead, Necklace. 18k and sterling Bi-metal. 17" x 5".
Jayne Redman
Fiddlehead
Necklace. 18k and sterling Bi-metal. 17" x 5".
Please inquire about availability Please inquire
Jayne Redman: Fiddlehead Earrings, Earrings. Oxidized 18k and sterling Bi-metal. 1.25" x .5".
Jayne Redman
Fiddlehead Earrings
Earrings. Oxidized 18k and sterling Bi-metal. 1.25" x .5".
Please inquire about availability Please inquire
Jayne Redman: Fiddlehead Earrings, Earrings in sterling silver. 1.25" x .5".
Jayne Redman
Fiddlehead Earrings
Earrings in sterling silver. 1.25" x .5".
Please inquire about availability Please inquire
Jayne Redman: Fiddlehead Earrings, Earrings. 18k and sterling Bi-metal. 1.25" x .5".
Jayne Redman
Fiddlehead Earrings
Earrings. 18k and sterling Bi-metal. 1.25" x .5".
Please inquire about availability Please inquire
Jayne Redman: Fiddlehead Fibula, Brooch hand fabricated in 18K gold and oxidized sterling silver bi-metal. 3" x 2.5" x .5"
Jayne Redman
Fiddlehead Fibula
Brooch hand fabricated in 18K gold and oxidized sterling silver bi-metal. 3" x 2.5" x .5"
Please inquire about availability Please inquire
 Fabrizio Acquafresca, "Lucky in the Sky with Diamonds," necklace in sterling silver, white diamonds, 23k gold, keum bou, and Tahitian black pearls.
Fabrizio Acquafresca
"Lucky in the Sky with Diamonds," necklace in sterling silver, white diamonds, 23k gold, keum bou, and Tahitian black pearls.
Item is available Available ($6450.00)
 Fabrizio Acquafresca, "Lucky in the Sky with Diamonds." (Detail image).
Fabrizio Acquafresca
"Lucky in the Sky with Diamonds." (Detail image).
Item is available Available ($6450.00)
 Fabrizio Acquafresca, "Yesterday," necklace in sterling silver, antique red coral, and Tahitian black pearl. Chasing and repousse beetle with oxidized patina.
Fabrizio Acquafresca
"Yesterday," necklace in sterling silver, antique red coral, and Tahitian black pearl. Chasing and repousse beetle with oxidized patina.
Item is available Available ($987.00)
 Fabrizio Acquafresca, "I Wanna Hold Your Neck," necklace, sterling silver and stingray. Chasing and repousse beetle with oxidized patina.
Fabrizio Acquafresca
"I Wanna Hold Your Neck," necklace, sterling silver and stingray. Chasing and repousse beetle with oxidized patina.
Item is available Available ($987.00)
 Fabrizio Acquafresca, "Love Me You," necklace in sterling silver. Chasing and repousse beetle with oxidized patina.
Fabrizio Acquafresca
"Love Me You," necklace in sterling silver. Chasing and repousse beetle with oxidized patina.
Item is available Available ($987.00)
 Fabrizio Acquafresca, "Can Buy Me Love," necklace in sterling silver. Chasing and repousse beetle with oxidized patina.
Fabrizio Acquafresca
"Can Buy Me Love," necklace in sterling silver. Chasing and repousse beetle with oxidized patina.
Item is available Available ($987.00)
 Yushan Cassie Sun, "A Place to Be," kinetic brooch (two views) in sterling silver, lab grown ruby, and brass. Approximately 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 3/4".
Yushan Cassie Sun
"A Place to Be," kinetic brooch (two views) in sterling silver, lab grown ruby, and brass. Approximately 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 3/4".
Item is available Available ($1250.00)
 Yushan Cassie Sun, "Proud," 2017, necklace in sterling silver, lab grown ruby, and brass. Pendant measures approximately 3 1/2 x 2". Approximately 26" long.
Yushan Cassie Sun
"Proud," 2017, necklace in sterling silver, lab grown ruby, and brass. Pendant measures approximately 3 1/2 x 2". Approximately 26" long.
Item is available Available ($720.00)
 Yushan Cassie Sun, "Signet Ring for Resident Aliens (F type visa)," 2017, ring in sterling silver, lab grown ruby, and brass. Top measures approximately 1 3/4 x 1 1/4". Size 4.
Yushan Cassie Sun
"Signet Ring for Resident Aliens (F type visa)," 2017, ring in sterling silver, lab grown ruby, and brass. Top measures approximately 1 3/4 x 1 1/4". Size 4.
Item is available Available ($820.00)
 Yushan Cassie Sun, "Signet Ring for Resident Aliens (B type visa)," 2017, sterling silver, lab grown ruby, brass. Size 8 1/2. Top measures approximately 2 1/2 x 7/8".
Yushan Cassie Sun
"Signet Ring for Resident Aliens (B type visa)," 2017, sterling silver, lab grown ruby, brass. Size 8 1/2. Top measures approximately 2 1/2 x 7/8".
Item is available Available ($780.00)
 Yushan Cassie Sun, "One's Own Universe," 2017, long necklace in sterling silver, lab grown ruby, and brass. Pendant measures approximately 2 x 1 3/4 x 1 1 3/4". Approximately 40" long sterling chain (may be shortened if desired).
Yushan Cassie Sun
"One's Own Universe," 2017, long necklace in sterling silver, lab grown ruby, and brass. Pendant measures approximately 2 x 1 3/4 x 1 1 3/4". Approximately 40" long sterling chain (may be shortened if desired).
Item is available Available ($980.00)
 Gerardo Gonzalez, "Worm-Screw Prong Ring," 2017, brass, sterling silver, bronze, stainless steel, steel, ajax blackening patina, renaissance wax, and 5mm zirconia. 0.829" x 0.170" x 1.375". Size 7 1/2. Includes custom maple box.
Gerardo Gonzalez
"Worm-Screw Prong Ring," 2017, brass, sterling silver, bronze, stainless steel, steel, ajax blackening patina, renaissance wax, and 5mm zirconia. 0.829" x 0.170" x 1.375". Size 7 1/2. Includes custom maple box.
Item is available Available ($5375.00)
 Gerardo Gonzalez, "Tumbler Ring," 2017, sterling silver, 2 ball bearings, brass, stainless steel, steel, 2mm smokey quartz, acrylic, gasket rubber, satin black powder coat, and 2mm 18k gold diamond. 1.295" x 0.857" x 1.853". Size 9. Comes with custom canary wood box.
Gerardo Gonzalez
"Tumbler Ring," 2017, sterling silver, 2 ball bearings, brass, stainless steel, steel, 2mm smokey quartz, acrylic, gasket rubber, satin black powder coat, and 2mm 18k gold diamond. 1.295" x 0.857" x 1.853". Size 9. Comes with custom canary wood box.
Item is available Available ($6880.00)
 Gerardo Gonzalez, "To-Clamp Ring," 2017, ring in steel, aluminum, stainless steel, sterling silver, brass, and satin black powder coat. 1.50" x 0.380" x 1.3". Sie 5 1/4. Custom wenge wood box.
Gerardo Gonzalez
"To-Clamp Ring," 2017, ring in steel, aluminum, stainless steel, sterling silver, brass, and satin black powder coat. 1.50" x 0.380" x 1.3". Sie 5 1/4. Custom wenge wood box.
Item is available Available ($5375.00)
 Gerardo Gonzalez, "Gear & Rack Prong Ring," 2017, sterling silver, brass, stainless steel, satin black powder coat, and 7mm zirconia. 1.063" x 0.563" x 1.150". Size 9. Includes custom walnut box.
Gerardo Gonzalez
"Gear & Rack Prong Ring," 2017, sterling silver, brass, stainless steel, satin black powder coat, and 7mm zirconia. 1.063" x 0.563" x 1.150". Size 9. Includes custom walnut box.
Item is available Available ($5375.00)
 Yoshie Hattori, "Circling," necklace, oxidized wire, steel, plastic, cotton thread. 4cm x 11cm x 45cm.
Yoshie Hattori
"Circling," necklace, oxidized wire, steel, plastic, cotton thread. 4cm x 11cm x 45cm.
Item is available Available ($945.00)
 Yoshie Hattori, "Hidden," necklace, coated wire, paper, plastic, pearl, leather, and synthetic thread. 4cm x 8cm x 12cm.
Yoshie Hattori
"Hidden," necklace, coated wire, paper, plastic, pearl, leather, and synthetic thread. 4cm x 8cm x 12cm.
Item is available Available ($1195.00)
 Yoshie Hattori, "Connection - U," necklace in wire, coated wire, rubber, wood, plastic, coral, glass beads, and steel. 4cm x 12cm x 47cm.
Yoshie Hattori
"Connection - U," necklace in wire, coated wire, rubber, wood, plastic, coral, glass beads, and steel. 4cm x 12cm x 47cm.
Item is available Available ($1145.00)
 Yoshie Hattori, "Layered," necklace in rubber, cotton thread, coated aluminum, pearl, and sterling silver. 2cm x 12.5cm x 9cm. Neck opening is 43cm.
Yoshie Hattori
"Layered," necklace in rubber, cotton thread, coated aluminum, pearl, and sterling silver. 2cm x 12.5cm x 9cm. Neck opening is 43cm.
Item is available Available ($845.00)
 Yoshie Hattori, "Stitching," brooch in wire, plastic, rubber, cotton thread, oxidized silver. 1cm x 9cm x 10.7cm.
Yoshie Hattori
"Stitching," brooch in wire, plastic, rubber, cotton thread, oxidized silver. 1cm x 9cm x 10.7cm.
Item is available Available ($795.00)
 Yoshie Hattori, "To Hold," brooch in ceramic, coated wire, coral, silver. 3cm x 5cm x 10.7cm.
Yoshie Hattori
"To Hold," brooch in ceramic, coated wire, coral, silver. 3cm x 5cm x 10.7cm.
Item is available Available ($695.00)
 Mi-Sook Hur, "Spring Time 101," 2017, brooch/pendant, vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, china paints, stainless steel pin. 1 3/8" x 2" x 3/8".
Mi-Sook Hur
"Spring Time 101," 2017, brooch/pendant, vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, china paints, stainless steel pin. 1 3/8" x 2" x 3/8".
Item is available Available ($1032.00)
 Mi-Sook Hur, "Feather: Red Parrot 1," 2017, vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, china paints. 1 3/4" x 1 1/8" x 1/8". 18" long chain.
Mi-Sook Hur
"Feather: Red Parrot 1," 2017, vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, china paints. 1 3/4" x 1 1/8" x 1/8". 18" long chain.
Item is available Available ($839.00)
 Mi-Sook Hur, "Feather: Red Parrot II," 2017, necklace, vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, china paints. 1 3/8" x 1" x 1/8". 18" long chain.
Mi-Sook Hur
"Feather: Red Parrot II," 2017, necklace, vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, china paints. 1 3/8" x 1" x 1/8". 18" long chain.
Item is available Available ($731.00)
 Mi-Sook Hur, "Spotted Feather 4," 2017, brooch, vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, china paints, stainless steel pin. 1 3/8" x 1 7/8" x 3/8".
Mi-Sook Hur
"Spotted Feather 4," 2017, brooch, vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, china paints, stainless steel pin. 1 3/8" x 1 7/8" x 3/8".
Item is available Available ($1032.00)
 Mi-Sook Hur, "Springtime 9," 2017, brooch/pendant, enamel on copper, sterling silver, stainless steel pin. 1 1/2" x 1 5/8" x 1/4".
Mi-Sook Hur
"Springtime 9," 2017, brooch/pendant, enamel on copper, sterling silver, stainless steel pin. 1 1/2" x 1 5/8" x 1/4".
Item is available Available ($925.00)
 Yuri Tozuka, "Kaeru-kun," marionette necklace, sterling silver, fine silver, coral, peridot, and wax-based paint. Legs and arms extended, the frog measures 5 1/2 x  1 1/4 x  3/4". Coral Measures approx. 1 3/4 x 1 1/2". Approx. 24" long necklace.
Yuri Tozuka
"Kaeru-kun," marionette necklace, sterling silver, fine silver, coral, peridot, and wax-based paint. Legs and arms extended, the frog measures 5 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 3/4". Coral Measures approx. 1 3/4 x 1 1/2". Approx. 24" long necklace.
Item is available Available ($6450.00)
 Yuri Tozuka, "Girl," marionette necklace in sterling silver, fine silver, coral, and 22k yellow gold. Figure measures 4 7/8 x 1 3/8 x 5/8".  Approximately 30" long necklace.
Yuri Tozuka
"Girl," marionette necklace in sterling silver, fine silver, coral, and 22k yellow gold. Figure measures 4 7/8 x 1 3/8 x 5/8". Approximately 30" long necklace.
Item is available Available ($7310.00)
 Yuri Tozuka, "Kaeru-chan," marionette necklace in sterling silver, fine silver, coral, and peridot. Legs and arms extended, the frog measures 5 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 3/4". Coral Measures approx. 1 3/4 x 1 1/2". Approx. 24" long necklace.
Yuri Tozuka
"Kaeru-chan," marionette necklace in sterling silver, fine silver, coral, and peridot. Legs and arms extended, the frog measures 5 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 3/4". Coral Measures approx. 1 3/4 x 1 1/2". Approx. 24" long necklace.
Item is available Available ($6450.00)
 Yuri Tozuka, "Boy," marionette necklace in sterling silver, fine silver, coral, and 22k yellow gold. Figure measures approximately 5 1/4 x 1 3/8 x 1/2". Approximately 26" long necklace.
Yuri Tozuka
"Boy," marionette necklace in sterling silver, fine silver, coral, and 22k yellow gold. Figure measures approximately 5 1/4 x 1 3/8 x 1/2". Approximately 26" long necklace.
Item is available Available ($7310.00)

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