Calder’s Influence

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2012. Cuff Bracelet for Right Hand, with clasp – front view

This cuff bracelet is designed for the right hand, so the big loop wraps around your wrist bone and extends a bit onto the back of the hand.  Looks super with a  spiral ring on the first finger.

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2012. Cuff bracelet for right hand, with clasp – back view

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2012. Cuff bracelet  with clasp

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2012. Could be a brooch on a bulky, loosely knit sweater, or possibly worn in the right kind of hair…

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2012. Either a brooch for a bulky, loosely knit sweater, or possibly worn in the right kind of hair…

I added this pic below because of the hat.  It reminds me of the hats the Whirling Dervishes wear, and I thought one of those brooches I made, above, would look great pinned to the side of this hat.

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2011. Long necklace.

Calder: Jewelry

I thought that since not everybody knows who Alexander Calder is, I would pick out a few of his pieces to publish here.  I chose the ones that had the greatest influence on my work to date.  If you like what you see, you’ll be astounded at the range of his work and talent.  He is truly a great American master, and a source of infinite inspiration to me.

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Spirals & Swirls

The spiral has long been a symbol of the Goddess.  Literally, for centuries.   It is also representative of the energy of the chakras — energies moving in and out, to and from, giving and receiving.

This collection consists of necklaces in varying lengths of long: 36″, 32″, 15″… as well as bracelets and earrings.   Made of brass, vintage chain, turquoise and fresh water pearls.

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2013. This 39″ necklace has a unique charm on the bottom: it is an Afghani coin with a spiral soldered to the back side. (see photo below for closeup of the Persian star and moon)

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2013. Triple spiral with vintage chain. 42″

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2013. Triple spiral with vintage chain. 42″

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2013. This 39″ necklace has a unique charm on the bottom: it is an Afghani coin with a spiral soldered to the back side. (see photo below for closeup of the Persian star and moon)

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2013. This 39″ necklace has a unique charm on the bottom: it is an Afghani coin with a spiral soldered to the back side. (see above photos for picture of spiral on back side of coin)

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2013. Triple spiral with turquoise and vintage chain. 42″

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2013. Triple spiral with turquoise and vintage chain. 42″

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2012. Bracelet with five spirals and turquoise.

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2012. Princess necklace with eight spirals and turquoise on vintage chain. 15″

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2012. Six spirals with turquoise on vintage chain, sans clasp. 40″

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2012. Six spirals with turquoise on vintage chain, sans clasp. 40″

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2012. Spiral earrings

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2013. Peace Dove

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2013. Ring

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2012-2013. Rings