Jewelry Donations Date(s): 2003-2009. Album by Dinah Taylor. Photos by Dinah Taylor. 1 - 57 of 57 Total. 3908 Visits.
enlarge 61KB, 640x480 1 almost finished
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enlarge 53KB, 640x480 3 Caplet I made for Cathy Gordon. out of wire and Swarovski crystals.
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enlarge 39KB, 640x480 7 blackboard I made out of old window from my barn
enlarge 67KB, 640x480 8 wood I finally got finished putting up on my porch. Can you see me? Look carefully at the boards
enlarge 65KB, 640x480 9 stool I made from a barn beam from my collapsed old barn with 3/4" thick walnut top and bottom I use in my kitchen. The stool is 30" tall and 11" x 10".
enlarge 106KB, 465x640 10 Fronts of the mexican bracelets
enlarge 96KB, 466x640 11 My favorite Mexican bracelets All but one has been sold. These are the backs.
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enlarge 45KB, 720x438 14 50 gms sterling marked 925 Hecho en Mexico DF initials JL
7" long 1 1/4" wide concave
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enlarge 61KB, 640x539 17 Far Fan Sterling Silver Bracelet with Mother of Pearl centers. 1940s. 52 grams with 3 stones Hecho en Mexico DF 925 FAR FAN 7 1/4" long 1 3/4" wide curved panels
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enlarge 65KB, 601x640 20 one of my final exam pieces-.999 Fine Silver bezel set Agate necklace.
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enlarge 100KB, 640x515 24 photos 24 to 33 are my personal inherited jewelry left. All the rest has been sold.
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enlarge 33KB, 460x640 34 Christmas 1944
enlarge 72KB, 500x640 35 Easter 1948
enlarge 88KB, 573x640 36 Easter 1948 just turned 5 in Feb.
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enlarge 77KB, 438x576 38 My first year at the VFCJ Convention in 2003, my necklace was chosen for the center insert of the convention issue of the magazine! I had no idea that 'Hearts' would be the theme of the Convention, because I made this the night before the auction there. My Blue collar necklace and bracelet won the top bid for the entire auction.
enlarge 57KB, 576x483 39 2003 VFCJ Auction Winner. First Year. Lucite and Art Glass Rootbeer beads, with handmade Sterling clasps on bracelet and necklace. Necklace measures 20" inside 26" outside, bracelet 7 1/2" long. 3" drop on left side.
enlarge 60KB, 452x576 40 2005 VFCJ Color Auction Parure-"Fall-in Leaves" The Promise of Spring- in memory of Katie Atikian, Joan Vogel Elias and Carol Spigner-our fallen jewels- Necklace-19", 18", 17".1" diamond shaped agate strand, agate and bronze pearl strand, Pearl, Coral, Turquoise, Amber and Agate strand with hammered fine Silver squares-soldered wires formed with hand made Sterling clasp. 2 1/2" long articulated Fine Silver hammered and formed earrings. 4" Fine Silver 3 diamonds brooch, 3 piece pin back hammered, wired with Sterling wire with pearls, agates, amber, coral, and turquoise beads. 3" two square, one diamond hammered fine silver with french barrette finding wired gems to match brooch. 7 1/2" 5 link Fine Silver hammered and formed articulated bracelet with hand made clasp, soldered links and holes. Diamond shapes are 1 1/4". All pieces designed and hand made by Dinah Hoyt Taylor, www.capriciouscrowns.com out of Fine Silver (.999), hand sawn-hammered, formed, soldered, wired w...
enlarge 38KB, 384x576 41 Four pieces front view.
enlarge 50KB, 481x576 42 initial plans for necklace set showing fine silver plate that I've had for 4 years, in top right.
enlarge 56KB, 576x410 43 4" fine silver hammered brooch with sterling wired gemstones. Pearls, coral, agate and turquoise. three piece soldered squares. Soldered 3 piece pin back with safety catch.
enlarge 48KB, 576x420 44 2 1/2" fine silver barrette, soldered and hammered. Sterling wire with gemstones, coral, agate, pearl, and turquoise. Barrette finding from France.
enlarge 46KB, 576x371 45 Backs of both pieces. Part of the VFCJ Color Fund donation for Convention. Necklace, bracelet and earrings are in the works.
enlarge 60KB, 576x401 46 Fine Silver necklace pieces. soldered wire to fold over.
enlarge 39KB, 576x441 47 4" Fine Silver 3 diamonds brooch, 3 piece pin back hammered, wired with Sterling wire with pearls, agates, amber, coral, and turquoise beads.
enlarge 26KB, 576x399 48 3" two square, one diamond hammered fine silver with french barrette finding wired gems to match brooch.
enlarge 37KB, 553x576 49 Back of bracelet. All pieces marked with DHT 43+
enlarge 95KB, 462x576 50 2007 VFCJ Auction Winner-Chain and grape leaves made of 20 gauge Fine Silver. Stamped and raised on the leaves after being cut out with a saw. gemstones included are Russian Amazonite, Freshwater Pearls, and Garnets. Necklace measures 18" long and grape leaves are on left, small leaf is 1 3/4", the large one in the middle is 2 3/4", and the medium leaf on the right 2 1/4". Brought highest price at Auction in 2007 at the VFCJ Convention,Providence RI
enlarge 59KB, 341x576 51 taken on Bully Hill grape picking box.
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enlarge 49KB, 576x492 53 Caplet I made for Cathy Gordon for the 2007 Convention, silver wire, Swarovski pearls, and rhinestones, for her vintage gown.
enlarge 75KB, 576x569 54 finished set two for the vfcj 2009. fine silver, brass and copper squares, riveted forms on all but brass which is textured. Hand hammered connections and clasps. Riveted earrings are articulated, bracelet has similar connections with hammered and formed disks.
enlarge 75KB, 576x576 55 First set for the Convention 2009, that I donated. It was not auctioned and Cathy Gordon bought it the next day, and I also made an extra bracelet for Marilyn Ostrow, so I made $700. $475 could have gone to the VFCJ magazine, but didn't. Their loss, my gain. Copper, Brass and Sterling hammered and riveted necklace, bracelet and earrings. The rivets are set so that the bits are a bit articulated because the leaves are quite rigid and large.
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enlarge 54KB, 410x576 57 I made this for myself from some of the left over pieces I used for the 2005 auction. Antique Coral, Amber, Turquoise and Rock Crystal necklace with hammered Fine Silver pendant. Matching hammered earrings, and bracelet in Fine Silver.