jewelry


V.27 No.35 | 8/30/2018
custom lighting
Danny Hart Design

Culture Shock

Elements of Design

The thoughtful objects crafted by Danny Hart

While most known for his jewelry (shaped wood earrings of fine wood and metal, bangles with a multitude of planes smoothed onto their surface, necklaces with elegant splashes of color), Danny Hart makes a lot more than that—custom furniture and geometry-inspired lighting pieces, for example.
V.27 No.22 | 5/31/2018
Necklace of Stone and Shell Pendants
Courtesy of the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

Culture Shock

Forged in New Mexico

Exhibition brings clarity to a legacy of jewelry making

American Jewelry from New Mexico is an expansive exhibition of personal adornment bridging styles and millennia.
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V.26 No.38 | 9/21/2017
Etkie team
Etkie

Culture Shock

Bead by Bead

Etkie firmly plants its feet in Downtown Albuquerque

At Etkie, Diné artists design and create jewelry with an eye on the broad, modern market (including fashion hubs like New York, Paris and Tokyo) but still connect with tradition.
V.25 No.38 | 09/22/2016

Event Horizon

Got Minerals?

Friday, Sep 30: Fall Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show

Browse gemstones, mineral specimens, rough rock, slabs, jewelry, beads, cabochons, fossils, tools and equipment.
V.24 No.14 | 4/2/2015

BOB: Arts & Lit

Cultural Cachet

Best Local Theater Performance

Your picks for most beautiful, cultured and, uh, funny.
V.23 No.46 | 11/13/2014
“Master of Lightning” by Jeff Drew

Arts Feature

Electric Dreams on Black Walls

Exhibit celebrates Nikola Tesla with 21 points of view

A famous electrical wunderkind proves fertile creative ground for Albuquerque artists at a new Downtown show.
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V.23 No.33 | 8/14/2014
Big flood = the perfect time for a boat ride?
courtesy of Kevin Fedarko

Culture Shock

Reckless endangerment

Adventure runs high, Hamlet goes for the testosterone, and vintage baubles keep things pretty in this week’s Culture Shock.
V.23 No.12 | 3/20/2014
http://www.lookalike.com/lookalikes/martha-stewart-sh.htm

dreams

Rowdy’s Dream Blog #339: Martha Stewart Turns Into Someone Else

I briefly meet Martha Stewart face-to-face at a party where others wearing novel jewelry are dancing. She transforms into someone else I know.

V.22 No.23 | 6/6/2013
Space iron shown in the blue nickel-rich areas on the virtual model, bottom left.
Andy Tindle, Open Univeristy

Science

Ancient Egyptian Space Bead

¡Viva la Science!

Did ancient Egyptians make jewelry out of metal from space? According to a new article in Nature, they did indeed.

Archaeologists believe that iron smelting in ancient Egypt started around the sixth century BCE. But an iron bead found in a cemetery in 1911 at Gerzeh, about 43 miles south of Cairo, dates from approximately 3,300 BCE. Scanning electron microscopy, optical imaging and CT scanning revealed the presence of nickel-rich areas on the tube-shaped bead, indicating celestial provenance. The metal, it seems, came from a meteorite.

According to Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley, who co-authored the study that revealed the bead's true nature, the finding offers a clue about the beginnings of the Egyptian religion. “The sky was very important to the ancient Egyptians,” she points out. “Something that falls from the sky is going to be considered as a gift from the gods.”

V.21 No.28 | 7/12/2012
http://www.nattymichelle.com/2010_01_01_archive.html

dreams

Rowdy’s Dream Blog #258: "There are a lot of classy silver wearers today."

I work in an office near the mall entrance. I lean over and whisper to my co-worker: "There are a lot of classy silver wearers today." My co-worker, an older woman, is flattered, thinking I am referring to her and her jewelry. She questions me, angrily, why won't I come to lunch with her? I plead my business deadlines. G arrives as the woman continues her tirade, bringing in other workers for support, one with piercings and a shock of black hair over her face.

V.20 No.37 | 9/15/2011
J.P. Rodman
Rocky Norton

Gallery Review

Steely Style

Metal jewelry makes you feel like you’re in Blade Runner

The latest art show at Ace Barbershop is a futuristic, welded, stainless steel display. Consisting mainly of arm cuffs, it’s thoughtfully laid out by newcomer artist J.P. Rodman.
V.20 No.31 | 8/4/2011
Round Samurai Earrings
Majoral

Culture Shock

Form and Function

SOFA WEST tempts with eye candy

Not only is it a squishy place to watch TV from, not to mention a place for your too-drunk friends to crash, it’s also a huge art and design festival in Santa Fe. The third annual SOFA (Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Fair) WEST runs Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 4 through 7. Exhibitors include galleries and artists from all over the states and as far away as Argentina. You can buy and/or ogle artwork, furniture, jewelry and even things that are fascinating but hard to identify.
V.20 No.27 | 7/7/2011
“Peace baskets” from the Gahaya Links collective
Harvey Morgan

Arts Feature

The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market

Changing the world, one artist at a time

Some of the guests at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market are unknowns from rural areas who will board planes for the very first time to reach New Mexico. Others are world-renowned rockstars in their field. The majority of these artisans come from developing countries, and their crafts are the only source of income for themselves and their families.

V.18 No.50 | 12/10/2009
Hispaniae
Eric Williams

Feature

Old Town

Rio Grande between Lomas and Mountain

Mati

This is where you go for the serious blang-blang. (Ahem, fine jewelry.) Mati's inviting corner shop on the plaza is not only the most pleasant of the local jewelry giant's three Albuquerque locations, but this store also has the best deals. In a twinkling sea of top-notch personal adornments lie several cases of 40-percent-off merchandise and one that's—gasp—75 percent off. That means the $2,000 cocktail ring I tried on is only $500! Bargains aside, in addition to Mati's beautiful, unique pieces, they also do custom work, engraving and repairs.

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4D’s Board Shop
Eric Williams

Feature

Far Northeast Heights

Paseo del Norte near Wyoming

4D's Board Shop

The low-lit atmosphere and friendly staff make admiring this shop’s numerous boards for snow and skate a reverent experience. Browse the extensive T-shirt collection, or check out the watches, stickers, wallets and DVDs that would make great gifts for the skater (or anyone else) you know.

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