Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Blue Gem Turquoise Cluster Bracelet

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A wonderful early example of Navajo cluster work in a non sunburst fashion utilizing all natural Blue Gem turquoise from Nevada.
 
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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Chinoiserie Painting and Vintage Turquoise Jewelry For February 2018


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Wonderful 1930's pendant with violet blue turquoise and some extra fine squash blossom earrings.
I love the turquoise color variations.  

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Every color of green turquoise can be found in the rings I offer at my gallery.
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Beautiful detail of a vintage button on this lavender velvet blouse from the Ray Swanson estate.

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I have painted a seasonal  fall painting with all my favorite things.  The turban squash was left over from Thanksgiving.
Looking forward to spring!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Victorian Coral Necklace Collection

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                                                   Newly listed at my store Uchizono Gallery.
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                                       Victorian coral necklace with high profile cameo clasp.

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 Two very long orange Victorian coral necklaces featuring large beads and deep color.

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                                      Victorian Orange Coral Necklace featuring large coral beads.

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Victorian dog bone coral with large coral large, fat, rondelle beads and a flower clasp.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Antique Coral Necklaces From Uchizono Gallery

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I am listing a variety of antique coral necklaces this week at my store
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Here is a fabulous faceted coral necklace with an unusual carved coral cameo.  It is a man in profile.  He looks
like  D'Artagnan.

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Featuring large coral beads that are so rare and hard to find.  And each necklace is strung with a unique
clasp.    
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Please click the link above to see my store!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Turquoise Treasures From Uchizono Gallery

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My forty five year obsession with Native American jewelry  began with a summer in Albuquerque when I was just a child.  On a day trip to Santa Fe, the Indian market in the square showed me a world I never knew existed.   I was fascinated by the turquoise jewelry.  

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My Mother bought me my first bracelet that day.
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I was always drawn to the older pieces.  Jewelry made between 1920 - 1930 has so much soul.  The bracelets, rings and necklaces from this period seemed to be inspired by nature.  The lack of precise measurement is part of the beauty. 
It reminds me of an impressionist oil painting, with lost and found edges and blurred lines.  

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The random greens from the softer turquoise stones as they accepted oil from wearer is so intriguing and inspiring.
I see pure joy when I look at this jewelry.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Cerrillos Turquoise Vintage Pins

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Wonderful old pin with interesting pale orange matrix and deep green Cerrillos turquoise.  
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Eleven pointed star with oval center stone.  Shiny green Cerrillos turquoise.  So very pretty!
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Available at my store on Ruby Lane.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Uchizono Gallery Is Pleased To Offer Paintings By Saim Caglayan, Founder Of Laguna Plein Air Painters Association


                                                                 SAIM CAGLAYAN
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Saim Caglayan was born in Istabul, Turkey and came to the United States in 1968.  Saim has been plein air painting the landscapes of the California desert, coastline and Islands of Hawaii for many years now.
In 1966 he founded LPAPA, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.  His goal was to revive the tradition of the early California painters who had lived and painted in Laguna Beach.  Today LPAPA has become a vibrant force in the art community of California with an impressive membership from Hawaii to Florida.

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Anza Borrego is a favorite destination for many plein air painters and Saim spends time each year there painting on location.  Saim carries on the traditional plein air California impressionist style.  He is a dedicated painter.
Fish Creek is a favorite spot to paint and camp.  The lavender sky contrasts with the muddy orange smoke tree and gives the viewer a timeless feeling.  The painting also carries some of the desert with it, there is a fine dusting of sand mingling with the oil paint.  Proving it was truly painted in the plein air tradition.
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Painted on location in San Juan Capistrano for the 2005 LPAPA Invitational exhibit.  Available now, at Uchizono Gallery.  See the link above for information about Saim Caglayan as well as my online gallery.
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