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 Carty, Jane C. Hu, George Kaufman, Caroline McGovern, Robert Sims Reid and Storme Webber.


Click here to view just the 19 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.
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 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".
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Mi-Sook Hur: 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
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.
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 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.
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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: 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
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: 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
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: 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
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: 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
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: 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
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: 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
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".
Item is available Available ($742.00)
Jayne Redman: Fiddlehead, Brooch in sterling silver. 2" x .75".
Jayne Redman
Fiddlehead
Brooch in sterling silver. 2" x .75".
Item is available Available ($914.00)
Jayne Redman: Fiddlehead, Necklace. 18k and sterling Bi-metal. 17" x 5".
Jayne Redman
Fiddlehead
Necklace. 18k and sterling Bi-metal. 17" x 5".
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Jayne Redman: Fiddlehead Earrings, Earrings in sterling silver. 1.25" x .5".
Jayne Redman
Fiddlehead Earrings
Earrings in sterling silver. 1.25" x .5".
Item is available Available ($473.00)
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"
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 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: Fabrizio Acquafresca, "I Wanna Hold Your Neck," necklace, sterling silver and stingray. Chasing and repousse beetle with oxidized patina.
Fabrizio Acquafresca
Fabrizio Acquafresca
"I Wanna Hold Your Neck," necklace, sterling silver and stingray. Chasing and repousse beetle with oxidized patina.
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Fabrizio Acquafresca: Fabrizio Acquafresca, "Love Me You," necklace in sterling silver. Chasing and repousse beetle with oxidized patina.
Fabrizio Acquafresca
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".
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 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.
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 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.
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 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".
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 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).
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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Cynthia Toops: Cynthia Toops & Nancy Bonnema, "Departure Necklace," sterling silver, pre-Iron Age wood fragment (approximately 4,000 years old), polymer clay mosaic, and 24k gold enamel on steel. Pendant: 5 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 3/8". Neckwire: Approximately 30" long.
Cynthia Toops
Cynthia Toops & Nancy Bonnema
"Departure Necklace," sterling silver, pre-Iron Age wood fragment (approximately 4,000 years old), polymer clay mosaic, and 24k gold enamel on steel. Pendant: 5 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 3/8". Neckwire: Approximately 30" long.
Item is available Available ($2960.00)
Cynthia Toops: Cynthia Toops & Nancy Bonnema, "Dagger" pin, sterling silver, pre-Iron Age wood fragment (approximately 4,000 years old), polymer clay mosaic, and 24k gold enamel on steel. 4 x 1 x 3/16".
Cynthia Toops
Cynthia Toops & Nancy Bonnema
"Dagger" pin, sterling silver, pre-Iron Age wood fragment (approximately 4,000 years old), polymer clay mosaic, and 24k gold enamel on steel. 4 x 1 x 3/16".
Item is available Available ($1680.00)
Cynthia Toops: Cynthia Toops & Nancy Bonnema, "Departure Necklace," reverse view of necklace.
Cynthia Toops
Cynthia Toops & Nancy Bonnema
"Departure Necklace," reverse view of necklace.
Item is available Available ($2960.00)
 Signs of Life 2017, Limited edition literary journal and exhibition catalog.
Signs of Life 2017
Limited edition literary journal and exhibition catalog.
Item is available Available ($12.00)

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