Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Nancy Bonnema Jewelry

Let take another look at the current exhibition, Juju Magic, being held at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery
This exhibition is running from January 27, 2010
through February 15, 2010.

(You may also want to visit our first post about this exhibit, showcasing Jan Smith Jewelry.)

"JuJu Magic" is a contemporary jewelry art show featuring seventeen artists with magic in mind.
As the gallery describes it - Juju is a word of West African origin that refers to the supernatural power ascribed to an object or fetish. The object that contains the juju can then be used to cure ailments (good juju) or even exact revenge (bad juju).
Throughout this exhibition, the artists of JuJu Magic have created their own interpretations of the theme. 

Here are a couple of delightful examples of work created by Nancy Bonnema.  This piece is from her Bubble Wands series - an enchanting pendant in sterling silver and enamel on copper.




Here is another interpretation of a Bubble Wand pendant that Nancy has also made with sterling silver and enamel on copper.



We can envision the magic bubbles floating from these wands successfully warding off malevolent attacks from mean-spirited people. 

Maybe we all should get ourselves a magic bubble wand.
Or two.

If you're in the area, pop in to see the exhibition.  Let us know what you think.

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