Over 60% Funded
We have passed $9000! Thank you to that special backer who saw us sitting at $8995 and upped their donation by $5!
Look for a special update later this week to learn more about the two co-authors on this project: LadyBee (Christine Kristen) and George Post. Without whose help and support this project would be impossible.
This past weekend, I attended the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) annual conference in Minneapolis, MN reconnecting with my jewelry peeps. A small collection of jewelry from the book was on display and many attendees talked about the uniqueness of design and fabrication styles. Fifteen people have pledged their backing. Thank you SNAG folks!
I made some great personal connections at the conference. I am pleased to announce that Charon Kransen Arts will be selling our books through his vast network of prestigious art fairs such as ACC (American Craft Council), Smithsonian Craft Show, Contemporary Craft Fair and more. Charon Kransen specializes in the most specialized resource for books and exhibition catalogs ( often hard to find, often out of print ) on jewelry ( historical, ethnic, technical and contemporary), metal and design from around the world. You can find Charon here: Charon Kransen Arts http://www.charonkransenarts.com/
Ivan Barnett from Patina Gallery in Sante Fe, NM has agreed to host an exhibition of Jewelry of the Playa for 2015. Patina Gallery link is here: http://www.patina-gallery.com/
Carolyn Benesh, Co-Editor of Ornament Magazine stopped by and we are in discussion with an article next year when the book is published. http://www.ornamentmagazine.com/. She commented favorably on the ethnographic sensibility of the work.