When Karen Lorene, the owner of Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, was approaching this milestone birthday, she decided to throw a party for herself. She had “…the idea of inviting seventy artists to each pick a year during my lifetime and make a piece of jewelry based on that year. Some pieces have made us double over in laughter and a couple are so moving they make me choke up even to talk about them.”

Follow this link to Celebrating 70. You will recognize several artists from the polymer world and some others may inspire you take the what if road to a new design. I will be featuring many of the non-polymer artists on ornamentalelements.com in the future posts.

guest post by Laurie Prophater

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  • reply Alice Stroppel ,

    Laurie, I should have been up an hour ago to get the turkey in the oven, but I’m still here with my cup of coffee. The pieces in the collection are inspiring in so many ways. I’ll look forward to your posts on Ornamental Elements.

    • reply Anita Brandon ,

      The idea of celebrating 70 years on Earth by inviting 70 artists to create pieces of jewelry is a fantastic one and the body of work created so very special. Thank you for sharing it with us.

      • reply Ariane ,

        I just want to say that I found this blog only recently and love it!!! I love working with polymer clay and now feel like there is a community out there! Gosh I have so much to learn and you guys and your articles are so inspirational and informative. Thank you so much!!!

        • reply Meisha ,

          Thanks for the post Laurie. Facere is my all time favorite Art Jewelry Gallery. I enjoyed looking through the very inspirational collection. I can spend hours browsing their online store.

          • reply Cassy Muronaka ,

            What a wonderful project idea and what a fantastic gallery. My bookmark list just got longer.

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