Radical Jewelry Makeover Artist Project

November 25, 2016 - February 19, 2017



Radical Jewelry Makeover Artist Project draws attention to the creativity and skills of local jewelry designers, reveals the stories behind our personal collections and encourages re-consideration of our habits of consumption. Currently, materials used in jewelry production are sourced from some of the poorest countries in the world, sacred lands and disputed territories. Often this sourcing comes at a great cost to the environment. RJM brings together volunteer “miners,” who dig out and donate their old jewelry, with volunteer jewelers and students, working together as refiners and designers to collaborate on an exhibition of re-made jewelry. Radical Jewelry Makeover will offer an informed and creative alternative to traditional mining practices and jewelry production. A small group of artists from across the country who previously collaborated with Radical Jewelry Makeover were invited to dive more deeply into the motivations and questions of the project. As past participants, with prior exposure to the values of RJM, they were asked to create a series of work using donated jewelry leftover from all previous donation drives. This work comprises the RJM Artist Project exhibition. 



Radical Jewelry Makeover Artist Project is on view now through February 19, along with the recycled art exhibitions Elegance of Mutation and Kin.


Artwork in the Exhibition

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Shifting Hierarchy Necklace, by Curtis Arima
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Shifting Hierarchy Royal Blue Brooch, by Curtis Arima
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Shifting Hierarchy Deco Brooch, by Curtis Arima
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Copper Brooch, by Adam Whitney
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Silver Brooch, by Adam Whitney
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Gold Brooch, by Adam Whitney
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Ethical Bangle, by Jack DaSilva
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Daily Kisses, by Jack DaSilva
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Brunhilde's Completion Signet, by Jack DaSilva
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Dancing With Starfish, by Marilyn DaSilva
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Midsummer's Night Daydream, by Marilyn DaSilva
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Bracelet, by Marilyn DaSilva
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Earrings #1, by Rachelle Thiewes
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Earrings #2, by Rachelle Thiewes
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5 Bangle Necklace, by Elaine Butcher
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Brass Brooch, by Melissa Cameron
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Bring Your Duck to Work, by Catie Sellers
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Brooch, by Gabriel Craig & Amy Weiks
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Brooch, by Sid Caldwell
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Chunky Rhinestone Bangle, by Sarah Holden
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Circle With 2 Lovers, by Deb Lozier
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Copper Brooch, by Melissa Cameron
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Dangling Flower Earrings, by Stephanie Voegele
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Earnut Hoop Earrings, by Sarah Holden
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Earrings, by Gabriel Craig & Amy Weiks
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Floral Stacked Ring, by Stephanie Voegele
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Flower Earrings, by Annika Rundberg
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Flower Ring, by Annika Rundberg
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French Hook Chandelier Brooch, by Sarah Holden
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From Josephine, by Sarah Holden
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Full Circle With Red Bead, by Deb Lozier
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Joanna Brooch, by Suzanne Pugh
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Jump Ring Earrings, by Annika Rundberg
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Locket, by Sid Caldwell
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Long Crystal Necklace, by Elaine Butcher
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Long Necklace, by Elaine Butcher
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Long Walks on the Beach, by Catie Sellers
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Lori Brooch, by Suzanne Pugh
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Mod Brooch, by Suzanne Pugh
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Mod Necklace, by Suzanne Pugh
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Necklace 2, by Gabriel Craig & Amy Weiks
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Necklace, by Gabriel Craig & Amy Weiks
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Peer Brooch, by Suzanne Pugh
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Red Nubbin Brooch, by Deb Lozier
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Ring Earrings, by Annika Rundberg
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Rivet Necklace, by Annika Rundberg
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Robert Brooch, by Suzanne Pugh
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Short Necklace, by Elaine Butcher
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Silver Earrings, by Elaine Butcher
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Silver Pendant, by Melissa Cameron
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Take Your Duck on a Hike, by Catie Sellers
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The Birds & The Bees, by Catie Sellers
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White Gem Necklace, by Stephanie Voegele
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Wooden Pendant, by Elaine Butcher
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