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2021 Open Studio Tour Starts This Weekend - Visit my Studio #52

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New Mexico's Premier Studio Tour                                                                       58 Studio - 68 Artists 

October 9-10 and 16-17                                                                                     Visit My Studio #52

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THE HANDMEDAL PROJECT + COVID-19

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RECOGNITION of OUR FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE WORKERS 
In this time of COVID, I wanted to share with you a project I have been working on over the summer called the Hand Medal Project! I was part of thousands of jewelry artists all over the world making medals in the shape of hands to be given as recognition to healthcare workers and first responders.
A small gesture to say THANK YOU for their tireless work and courage during this pandemic.
I am #569 out of 3123 makers involved in this wonderful project in graditude!
Learn more details here on the Handmedal Project https://www.instagram.com/handmedalproject/

Here's a bird's eye view of my process making my batch of Handmedals. These will be textured with a hammer and then they go into the tumbler!

Here in the Southwest we are all familiar with this hand Milagro. It is a symbol of healing, compassion and protection in so many cultures - from the Middle East to Spain and eventually to the Americas. I keep this close above my workbench.

 

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showcasing new mexico jewelry designers

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bhwydesigns . . . featured in wedding connection magazine
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5,000 Years of Adornment on Display

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After having heard so much about Germany’s “Golden City”, I decided during a recent trip to Europe to visit the much acclaimed Pforzheim Jewelry Museum (Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim im Reuchlinhaus.) My visit did not disappoint! The displays reveal the immense diversity of jewelry design and metal-smithing over five thousand years! This well-curated collection is a definite must see for all jewelry–lovers, be they historians, designers, manufacturers, collectors, or just plain consumers. . .

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Lectures on Ancient Jewelry + Gemstones

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I recently gave a two hour lecture on "ANCIENT JEWELRY - A VISUAL JOURNEY of ADORNMENT" sponsored by RENESAN - Institute for Lifelong Learning in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  I have several other powerpoint presentations available for groups on "The Lure and Lore of Gemstones" as well as "Gemstone ID: What you should know when buying jewelry".  Contact:  info@bhwydesigns.com   
       
 
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