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OWL PENDANT by Mary Hughes and Caro-Gray Bosca. 

Adornments & Delights

jewelry arts



Nature has been a constant source of inspiration for makers of ornaments since ancient times. Casting about for design ideas, artists and artisans have turned to natural forms: the sinuous curl of a vine, a leopard’s spots, the humble acorn, a chrysanthemum blossom. These shapes are transformed into jewelry that often carries the animation and resonance of its subjects.

Through June 16, 2013, the exhibition “Adornments & Delights: Five Jewelers Courting Nature” at the Fuller Craft Museum highlights the ongoing connection between ornament and the natural world. The work of the Massachusetts-based jewelers featured in the show romances, as it were, nature by diverse and engaging means, including materials.



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