Thursday, November 16, 2017

Turquoise Treasures From Uchizono Gallery

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.  

My Mother bought me my first bracelet that day.
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.  

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.

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