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Jewelry Donations
Date(s): 2003-2009. Album by Dinah Taylor. Photos by Dinah Taylor. 1 - 57 of 57 Total. 828 Visits.
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almost finished

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finished

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Caplet  I made for Cathy Gordon. out of wire and Swarovski crystals.

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started

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first 3 rows

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blackboard I made out of old window from my barn

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wood I finally got finished putting up on my porch.  Can you see me?  Look carefully at the boards

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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".

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Fronts of the mexican bracelets

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My favorite Mexican bracelets  All but one has been sold.  These are the backs.

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140 grams total

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50 gms sterling marked 925 Hecho en Mexico DF initials JL

7" long 1 1/4" wide concave


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back

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mark

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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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mark

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better mark

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one of my final exam pieces-.999 Fine Silver bezel set Agate necklace.

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photos 24 to 33 are my personal inherited jewelry left.  All the rest has been sold.

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Christmas 1944

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Easter 1948

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Easter 1948  just turned 5 in Feb.

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Summer 1949

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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.

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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.

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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...


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Four pieces front view.

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initial plans for necklace set showing fine silver plate that I've had for 4 years, in top right.

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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.

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2 1/2" fine silver barrette, soldered and hammered.  Sterling wire with gemstones, coral, agate, pearl, and turquoise. Barrette finding from France.

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Backs of both pieces. Part of the VFCJ Color Fund donation for Convention.  Necklace, bracelet and earrings are in the works.

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Fine Silver necklace pieces. soldered wire to fold over.

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4" Fine Silver 3 diamonds brooch, 3 piece pin back hammered, wired with Sterling wire with pearls, agates, amber, coral, and turquoise beads.

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3" two square, one diamond hammered fine silver with french barrette finding wired gems to match brooch.

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Back of bracelet.  All pieces marked with DHT 43+

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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


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taken on Bully Hill grape picking box.

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close up

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Caplet I made for Cathy Gordon for the 2007 Convention, silver wire, Swarovski pearls, and rhinestones, for her vintage gown.

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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.


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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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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.

 
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