Jewelry That Makes You Think.
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Object Feature and Jewelry & Ideas
by Art Jewelry Forum

This circa 1970s pendant from master studio jeweler Glenda Arentzen is a sculptural form in sterling silver with a textured, oxidized rectangular panel, translucent agate, and a forged top designed to be tied to leather or a braided necklace. Arentzen notes about this work, “During the 70s, studio goldsmiths were much interested in unconventional means of attaching body ornaments to garments and bodies. Here, I made use of a simple loop, which is essential to the design of the whole, rather than using any kind of commercial finding.”

Image caption: Glenda Arentzen, Agate Pendant, 1970s, necklace, sterling silver, translucent agate, 64 x 64 x 16 mm, photo courtesy of Aaron Faber Gallery
... And 2020 AJF Young Artist Award Juror
by Olivia Shih

"I buy what I fall in love with or feel challenged by. Sometimes I buy jewelry to cheer me up, other times I’m intrigued by a conceptual piece that stimulates me intellectually. Photos and objects about jewelry are just as interesting as wearable pieces. But humor is always a plus ... I always get a lot of questions and comments from all kinds of people. Jewelry works perfectly as a conversation piece."
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