Table of Contents
From the Editors
Wendy Stevens. A Stainless Steel Aesthetic
Ancient Nubian Face Beads.
The Problem With Suppositions
Aileen Ribeiro. Fashion's Art Historian
Genevieve Yang. Framing the Moment
Beads. A Universe of Meaning
Beauty Brings Us Joy. Nadine Kariya.
The Hammer and the Peony
At the Metropolitan. The Face of Dynasty
& Crowns of Vajra Masters.
Intertwining Cultures. Veiled Meanings.
Fashioning Jewish Dress
A Potpourri of Recent Articles
The peripatetic life of Kat Cole has been a primary influence of her steel and enamel jewelry. Each of the six places where she has lived has a distinct cityscape that she translates into her work, reflecting their industrial detritus. Using sheet steel and liquid enamel, often applied in an industrial context, her work is highly geometric, yet light, due to the strength of the material.
Keri Ataumbi started her artistic career as a painter, then went into jewelry in her late twenties. While of Kiowa heritage, her jewelry, often animal themed, does not announce as Native American, but they speak with loving concern and poignancy of her life, family and heritage.
Five talented jewelers at the July 2017 International Folk Art Market are highlighted, among the one hundred fifty artisans from fifty-four countries
who were represented.
Julie Powell transitioned from a successful textile artist and designer into a powerhouse beadwork jeweler. Self-taught, she used her textile background to re-interpret them into beadwork designs, in a wide variety of striking styles and forms. While she exhibits at shows, she is also active on the internet with sales of her work.
Dallas, Texas-based Tamar Navama chooses to focus her energies on the challenges and opportunities that a particular substance brings to her ability to create jewelry, in this case, leather. Her solutions are a unique twist on a material that goes back to earliest human use.
A rare group of eleven spectacular Sierra Leone headdresses, which combine with costumes to make full-body masquerades, show at the Fowler Museum in Los Angeles.
Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle, Washington, featured twenty-two artists charged with exploring the universe as subjects for jewelry. The celestial landscape, it turns out, is not just out of this world but within.
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Using techniques that he developed or refined, David Freda has created a series of plant and animal jewelry that can rival historic makers like Lalique or the Blaschkas.
Co-owned by Danish immigrant Katrina Schjerbeck and glass/metal jeweler Karen Gilbert, Gallery Lulo exhibits jewelers worldwide, often those with a minimalist aesthetic.
Saul Bell Design Awards 2016
Now in its sixteenth year, this annual competition consisting of seven categories, is sponsored by
well-known jewelry supplier Rio Grande. It
showcases a strong and varied mix of domestic and international jewelers and metalsmiths.
Smithsonian Craft Show 2016
For the 2016 Smithsonian Craft Show, contributor Robin Updike compares her own impression of the show to her own experiences at a 1970s southern California craft show, her first exposure to handmade crafts.