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Not your mother’s pearls

National jewelry show poised to dazzle Durango
Diane Welle, left, and Regina Hogan rush to arrange a display of jewelry during preparations for the Durango Arts Center TOP Jewels –National Jewelry Design Exhibition featuring almost 150 works from 73 artists throughout the country. The show opens today, and the winners will be announced at DAC during an inaugural reception that goes from 5 to 7 p.m.
Minnesota jeweler Jennifer Merchant’s “Kryptonite Hinged Bracelet” is made of acrylic, magazine paper, rare-earth magnets and sterling silver.
Wendy’s McAllister’s “Lava” is made of vitreous enamel, copper and oxidized silver.
Jewelry created by Laura Elizabeth Mullen of St. Louis is on display in the Barbara Conrad Art Gallery at the Durango Arts Center as part of the TOP Jewelry Show that opens today. The show features another necklace by Mullen that’s constructed with metal medical implants, of the type used in hip replacements.
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TOP Jewels - National Jewelry Design Exhibition will be on display at the Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., through June 28.
In addition, a lecture and exhibit featuring Yazzie Johnson and Gail Bird presenting a historical overview of Southwest Indian jewelry will be held at 7 p.m. May 31. Other workshops led by Deb Karash on June 14-15 and by Tim McCreight on June 21-22 will be offered.

Not your mother’s pearls

Diane Welle, left, and Regina Hogan rush to arrange a display of jewelry during preparations for the Durango Arts Center TOP Jewels –National Jewelry Design Exhibition featuring almost 150 works from 73 artists throughout the country. The show opens today, and the winners will be announced at DAC during an inaugural reception that goes from 5 to 7 p.m.
Minnesota jeweler Jennifer Merchant’s “Kryptonite Hinged Bracelet” is made of acrylic, magazine paper, rare-earth magnets and sterling silver.
Wendy’s McAllister’s “Lava” is made of vitreous enamel, copper and oxidized silver.
Jewelry created by Laura Elizabeth Mullen of St. Louis is on display in the Barbara Conrad Art Gallery at the Durango Arts Center as part of the TOP Jewelry Show that opens today. The show features another necklace by Mullen that’s constructed with metal medical implants, of the type used in hip replacements.
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