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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

WJA NY Metro | Unusual Materials in 19th Century Jewelry through Today, with Elyse Zorn Karlin

Start Date: 1/26/2021 6:30 PM EST
End Date: 1/26/2021 7:30 PM EST

Venue Name: ZOOM Webinar


Organization Name: WJA New York Metro

Contact:
WJA New York Metro
Email: metrochapter@womensjewelryassociation.com
Phone: (212) 913-9761

Unusual Materials in 19th Century Jewelry through Today, with Elyse Zorn Karlin

Throughout history jewelry artists and makers have thought "outside the box,"
and used materials other than metals and precious and semi-precious stones to
create jewelry. This lecture will focus on some of the more unusual choices
beginning in the 19th Century through today--some of which will be very
surprising.


About Elyse Zorn Karlin
Elyse Zorn Karlin is Co-Director of the Association for the Study of Jewelry &
Related Arts (ASJRA), and publisher of Adornment Magazine. She is a jewelry historian, author of several books on jewelry as well as other subjects, and is a freelance curator.

Her most recent curatorial efforts are “Maker & Muse: Women and 20th Century
Art Jewelry” which was at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago, and traveled to a number of venues. She curated “Out of this World! Jewelry in the Space Age” which recently opened at its third venue, the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, GA.



Descriptions of attached images:
Suite of hummingbird jewelry in three parts (brooch and earrings), English
about 1870, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Museum purchase with funds donated
anonymously and by Joanne A. Herman, Susan B. Kaplan, and Textile Curator's
Fund, 2009.2347.1-3

Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks charm made with an elk tooth. Late
19th-early 20th century.