Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Art Jewelry Exhibit at Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon

{Pictured left to right: Maru Almeida, Seattle, WA, "String of Pearls," 2007, merino wool, hand-felted; Jennifer Hall, Port Townsend, WA, "Ring" 2007, copper, paper, epoxy resin, paint; Brigit Daamen, Haarlem, The Netherlands, "Feeler Three" 2003, felted merino wool.}

If you live here in Portland and you have any interest in art jewelry, you should most definitely get yourself over to the Museum of Contemporary Craft sometime before March 23. Downstairs they've got an exhibit of art jewelry, and there are some very cool pieces down there. But upstairs is where the real fun begins. Jewelry artists have developed pieces that visitors can try on. All three of the pieces pictured above are try-on-able. This is the stuff you'd usually find behind glass, folks.

By the way, if anyone wants to make me a replica of Maru Almeida's "Pearl Necklace" (left, above) I am 100% receptive to that. I love it!!!

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