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News: Bakelite Necklace, New Artists' Book, New Venue

ImagesA Bakelite buckle is the centerpiece of my newest necklace. The buckle is 70-80 years old and was discovered (by moi, in May!) in Paris. Vintage Sterling Silver spoons form the connectors on each side. You will not find another like it!

Bakelite is a century-old early plastic used to make buttons and jewelry, among other things. It is much sought after by collectors.

Images Great Falls Studios, the 116-member strong artists' group to which I belong, is about to publish a book that takes you inside the studios of some of our members. I was one of 16 asked to participate. My small part was to appear in a number of photographs working in my studio. Others have spent months of work to assemble this marvelous coffee table book that is a visual treat.

Please check out this video to see a preview and hear the artists talk about their work:

ImagesAnother source for Donna Barnako jewelry: Gifts at 136, Damariscotta, Maine. ( It's a lovely gallery (voted #1 by Down East readers) in a picturesque coastal village. All works were created by Maine artists.

September News:  Bakelite Necklace, New Artists Book, New Venue


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