This is a large chisel blade carved in a traditional style and beautifully bound. Purchased from Spirit Wrestler Gallery ( I think -- can't find my info on this one ). Pendant is 4 5/8" long by about 1 3/16" wide. Has a chip to the edge and is a bit rough. Cord is 20 1/2" end to end with a jade toggle.
Peter Bishop is a very well known artist and he has been carving in jade and bone for many years. I purchased this piece from the Bone Art Place several years ago, and only wore it a few times.
This Hei Matau is about 3 7/8" long and about 1 1/4" wide made from rare and beautiful Marsden Flower Jade from New Zealand. High gloss finish in excellent condition. Cord is 20 1/2" long with a jade toggle and very nice binding work. This item was about $700 when I bought it...
Unusual long sterling silver necklace with two alternating finishes. One is a matte surface and the other is what the maker refers to as "chaotica" as it is an allover irregular pattern. The loops are deeper at one end than the other all of which contributes to its unusual look. It measures 29" long; links are 3/4" wide.
This extraordinary necklace was made by Mexican architect turned jeweler, Eduardo Herrera. It is made of oxidized 950 silver (higher quality than sterling) and tumbaga. Tumbaga is a pre-Colombian technique used in Mesoamerica and South America to create an alloy of gold with copper.
The combination of tumbaga with the blackened silver could not be more striking. Herrera's architectural background is evident in the construction of this necklace with elaborately overlapping graduated size links...
Domed and textured squares make for a beautiful necklace by Agnes Seebass. Each square is 3/4" to a side. The length of the necklace is 17". It is striking and comfortable to wear.
Absolutely stunning, unusual necklace by Mexican architect turned jeweler, Eduardo Herrera. Hammered, undulating links of 950 silver (higher silver purity than sterling) have been darkened to create a very dramatic effect. Herrera's work is currently on exhibit at the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City. The necklace is 18" long; 2 1/2" at its widest.
Handmade silver and copper box links necklace interspersed with balls of rose quartz. Designed by Violante Ulrich in Mexico. Violante's father purchased the Spratling ranch after Spratling's death. She grew up surrounded by the designs and craftsman of the Mexican silver master.
The necklace measures 27" wearable length. Links are 5/16" wide.
Made in USA. This curls or waves motif hand hammered signed studio copper necklace pendant was designed, hand wrought, hammered by and signed with metal work maker's mark: Handmade - Mimi Dee.
Mixed metals of copper and sterling were used to make this "one of". A fancy long and short sterling chain was added to yield 18 1/4" around. Legal: All images design concept content text solely owned by Mimi Dee and may not be reproduced in any manner...
Thomas Mann three-dimensional, mixed metals necklace
Sterling, brass and copper
23 1/2" long
Large central heart measures 2 1/2" long
Marked with Thomas Mann conjoined TM and DESIGN, STERLING
In a USA studio this original design of a pendant was hand hammered wrought and shaped from one piece into a heart then signed with the maker's mark of: Handmade Mimi Dee. A big beautiful 25 carat faceted rich plum 15mm amethyst, the fidelity and peace stone, was securely wired into the center as if between the two lovers facing each other...
Mena Messina sterling silver necklace
Striking modern design
Heavy and well rendered
Signed Mena Messina SS 1994
Education - The Philadelphia College of Art 1972-76
The Guggenheim Museum NYC
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Blue Streak Gallery Philadelphia PA
An original all sterling sculptural pendant hand wrought, forged in a USA studio and signed with this metal artist's mark as: Sterling - Handmade - Mimi Dee.
What makes most of this metal worker's pieces unusual is that, as in this case, one continuous piece of precious thick 14 gauge silver without cutting or soldering is used to make this "one of" piece...
Made in America. All metal is sterling silver. This substantial 75 gram sterling necklace with hand forged chain and pendant was made in USA in the modernist tradition. Every square millimeter of the thick 14 gauge silver chain necklace and pendant was hand fabricated by and signed with maker's mark: Handmade - Sterling - Mimi Dee
No pre fab imported metal was used. Additional choose: white art glass oval or Czecho Art Deco black disc...
Made in America in the modernist tradition. 2 Pc. This sculptural silver pomegranate or apple motif pendant and hand hammered V collar 2pc necklace was hand fabricated wrought by and Signed: Handmade Mimi Dee & Sterling. Red garnets & peridot from other lands were later woven in place. Noted signature: fabricated from one piece of silver at ~1.8 Oz before adding beads. Gem wt: approx 95 Carats semiprecious gemstones. Total wt: 3.2 ounces or 92 grams...
This Made in USA daisy pendant and V collar necklace was hand hammered, hand fabricated in the modernist tradition in a USA studio entirely by a single pair of hands and signed: Handmade Mimi Dee & Sterling. Note the 9 lobe, 10 pearl center daisy flower removable pendant is finished with pearls from other lands. Substantial at 1.4 Oz of sterling or 40 grams. LEGAL: All images design concept content text solely owned by Mimi Dee...
SOLD. Made in USA. As in the modernist tradition this hand hammered handwrought copper primitive abstract man mask face fibula sculptural pin pendant and collar 2 piece were completely forged by and signed: HANDMADE MIMI DEE, in her USA studio. One piece, no cutting or soldering. Unilateral spring. 1.1 OZ or 31 Grams. ALL IMAGES CONTENT CONCEPT DESIGN TEXT OWNED BY MIMI DEE. Who knows, maybe this "mask" could "magically" help with arthritis!
Made in USA. As in the Modernist tradition and in a USA studio, this hand hammered figural necklace collar was completely hand fabricated by one pair of hands and signed: Handmade Mimi Dee & Sterling. As usual the sculptural pendant is made from One piece! This metal took this metal artist on a journey not unlike same paintings which may start with one idea and end up with another. LEGAL: All images design concept content text solely owned by Mimi Dee...
Still made in USA: a Beautiful Butterfly gemstone cuff necklace. In the Modernist tradition all metal was hammered, forged by one set of hands, then signed: Handmade Mimi Dee, in a USA studio. Only one! All metalwork was lovingly hand fabricated by one pair of hands without the use of pre fab imported metal components for collectors of Made in USA. LEGAL: All images design concept content text solely owned by Mimi Dee. Multi gem butterfly pendant, the other one is carved Carnelian and the c...