These jewelry pieces are made of anodized aluminum that I hand dye.  The colors are permanent, the metal hard and lightweight, and each design is entirely my own.   Here are a few of my latest  works:  FIRST COLUMN-- a six-piece collectible line, "Courageous Gifts Pendants."   SECOND COLUMN--six depictions of extraordinary women from Kentucky and Indiana, my 2012 "Midwest Goddesses."   THIRD COLUMN--my "One of a Kind Quilt Pins" in four color combinations.  
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COURAGEOUS GIFTS PENDANTS
"NURTURING"
"A woman's NURTURING creates
whole individuals--
who can assist and inspire one another."

[PENDANT (1" x 2" long) has silver and gold colored etched metal riveted to colored metals in the form of a mother and child with a natural stone drop.  Each pendant comes on a 16-22", adjustable, heavy chain, and comes with the poem: Jamison Brumm's "Women, the Gift Givers," nicely packaged on a Courageous Gifts Pendant Card.  Colors: Pastels (shown), Fall Colors, Brights, Black and White. One of six GIFTS  pendants, NURTURING is great for a special gift or collectible.]  
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COURAGEOUS GIFTS PENDANTS
"PASSION"
"A woman's PASSION gives
people-kind the strength to be calm--
to completely be ourselves, rather than
extensions of others."

[PENDANT (1" x 2" long) has silver and gold colored etched metal riveted to colored metals in the form of two, loving adults with a natural stone drop.  Each pendant comes on a 16-22", adjustable, heavy chain, and comes with the poem: Jamison Brumm's "Women, the Gift Givers," nicely packaged on a Courageous Gifts Pendant Card.  Colors: Pastels, Fall Colors, Brights (shown), Black and White. One of six GIFTS  pendants, PASSION is great for a special gift or collectible.] 
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COURAGEOUS GIFTS PENDANTS
"BALANCE"
"A woman's BALANCE keeps
our lives focused--
away from the busy-ness of life,
to the natural ebb and flow of the present."

[PENDANT (1" x 2" long) has silver colored etched metal riveted to colored metals in the form of a spiral with a natural stone drop.  Each pendant comes on a 16-22", adjustable, heavy chain, and comes with the poem: Jamison Brumm's "Women, the Gift Givers," nicely packaged on a Courageous Gifts Pendant Card.  Colors: Pastels, Fall Colors, Brights, Black and White (shown). One of six GIFTS  pendants, BALANCE is great for a special gift or collectible.]  

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COURAGEOUS GIFTS PENDANTS
"VISION"
"A woman's VISION finds
the world a place to begin--
voicing the foresight
birthed by our collective truth."

[PENDANT (1" x 2" long) has silver and gold colored etched metal riveted to colored metals in the form of a round window with a natural stone drop.  Each pendant comes on a 16-22", adjustable, heavy chain, and comes with the poem: Jamison Brumm's "Women, the Gift Givers," nicely packaged on a Courageous Gifts Pendant Card.  Colors: Pastels, Fall Colors (shown), Brights, Black and White. One of six GIFTS  pendants, VISION is great for a special gift or collectible.]  
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COURAGEOUS GIFTS PENDANTS
"COURAGE"
"A woman's COURAGE enables
her to give her gifts--
even when she speaks but is not heard,
asks but is denied, acts but is ridiculed."

[PENDANT (1" x 2" long) has silver colored etched metal riveted to colored metals in the form of a raised hand with a natural stone drop.  Each pendant comes on a 16-22", adjustable, heavy chain, and comes with the poem: Jamison Brumm's "Women, the Gift Givers," nicely packaged on a Courageous Gifts Pendant Card.  Colors: Pastels, Fall Colors, Brights, Black and White (shown). One of six GIFTS  pendants, COURAGE is great for a special gift or collectible.]  
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COURAGEOUS GIFTS PENDANTS
"WOMAN"
"A WOMAN gives her gifts--
because what she gives the world will save it.
What she gives the world will save it.

[PENDANT (1" x 2" long) has silver and gold colored etched metal riveted to colored metals in the form of a woman with a natural stone drop.  Each pendant comes on a 16-22", adjustable, heavy chain, and comes with the poem: Jamison Brumm's "Women, the Gift Givers," nicely packaged on a Courageous Gifts Pendant Card.  Colors: Pastels, Fall Colors (shown), Brights, Black and White. One of six GIFTS  pendants, WOMAN is great for a special gift or collectible.]  
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MIDWEST GODDESSES
"HOPE"
    of the Hopewell Tradition, 200BCE-500CE

[HOPE PIN (2" x 3 1/2" long) has silver and gold colored etched metal riveted to colored metals depicting a woman of the Native American culture that flourished along the rivers of Midwest United States.  Among these great trades people, she may have created fine craft and traded in pearls, shells, copper and mica.  The "hand" on Hope is an object found of carved mica used in ceremonies.  Each sturdily built pin comes framed, wrapped, and with stories of the six 2012 Midwest Goddesses. Also included with each pin is a sterling silver bail for adding it to omegas and chains, and a hand crafted silk ribbon by Dyesigns, a fine KY craftsperson.  
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MIDWEST GODDESSES
"SHE WHO CARRIES THE SUN"
    of the Chickamauga Cherokee, mid 1700's

[SHE WHO CARRIES THE SUN PIN (2" x 3 1/2" long) has silver and gold colored etched metal riveted to colored metals depicting the war woman during the French and Indian War.  A close kin to Doublehead, wanting no part of the French or British, she was a leader who died along the Cumberland River near Burnside, KY.  She is said to have made the French run upon viewing her bright red garments and sun like quality of her beautiful bronze face.  Each sturdily built pin comes framed, wrapped, and with stories of the six 2012 Midwest Goddesses. Also included with each pin is a sterling silver bail for adding it to omegas and chains, and a hand crafted silk ribbon by Dyesigns, a fine KY craftsperson.  
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MIDWEST GODDESSES
"JENNY WILEY"
        who was a captured pioneer, 1760-1831

[JENNY  PIN (2" x 3 1/2" long) has silver and gold colored etched metal riveted to colored metals depicting a woman who was captured by a renegade group of Native Americans who slayed all five of her children and transported her 50 miles into Kentucky.  After a year, she narrowly escaped, reunited with her husband, and birthed and raised five more children.   Each sturdily built pin comes framed, wrapped, and with stories of the six 2012 Midwest Goddesses. Also included with each pin is a sterling silver bail for adding it to omegas and chains, and a hand crafted silk ribbon by Dyesigns, a fine KY craftsperson.  
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MIDWEST GODDESSES
"POLLY"
  was a slave who sued for freedom, early 1800's

[POLLY PIN (2" x 3 1/2" long) has silver and gold colored etched metal riveted to colored metals depicting a woman with no last name who was the slave of a wealthy man.  Two abolitionists took up her cause and and finally won her freedom in 1819.  Because of Polly, all slaves of Indiana were freed by 1820.  Each sturdily built pin comes framed, wrapped, and with stories of the six 2012 Midwest Goddesses. Also included with each pin is a sterling silver bail for adding it to omegas and chains, and a hand crafted silk ribbon by Dyesigns, a fine KY craftsperson.  
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MIDWEST GODDESSES
"ALBION FELLOWS BACON"
            was a reformer and writer, 1865-1933

[ALBION PIN (2" x 3 1/2" long) has silver and gold colored etched metal riveted to colored metals depicting a wealthy  woman who raised a family in Evansville, Indiana.  This poet's life was transformed upon seeing slums for the first time.  Afterwards, she spent her life rectifying the problems of the poor and publishing a book about it in 1914: "Beauty for Ashes." Each sturdily built pin comes framed, wrapped, and with stories of the six 2012 Midwest Goddesses. Also included with each pin is a sterling silver bail for adding it to omegas and chains, and a hand crafted silk ribbon by Dyesigns, a fine KY craftsperson.  
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MIDWEST GODDESSES
"MARGARET GARNER"
              was a courageous slave, mid 1800's

[MARGARET PIN (2" x 3 1/2" long) has silver and gold colored etched metal riveted to colored metals depicting a woman, who with her husband, escaped the master who fathered three of her four children.  Caught on the Ohio/Kentucky border, she killed her young daughter to keep her from slavery.  Oprah played her in the "Color of Purple."  Each sturdily built pin comes framed, wrapped, and with stories of the six 2012 Midwest Goddesses. Also included with each pin is a sterling silver bail for adding it to omegas and chains, and a hand crafted silk ribbon by Dyesigns, a fine KY craftsperson.  
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ONE OF A KIND QUILTS
"QUILT PIN"
in bright colors


[QUILT PIN (1 3/4 x 1 3/4" square) has no match!   Just as my Scots-Irish grandmother, Cora, used to make her family quilts from scraps like sacks and patches, so too do I make these quilt pins from my dyed metal "scraps."
 No two are alike and each comes nicely packaged with a necklace converter and directions on how to use it.
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ONE OF A KIND QUILTS
"QUILT PIN"
in neutral colors



[QUILT PIN (1 3/4 x 1 3/4" square) has no match!   Just as my Scots-Irish grandmother, Cora, used to make her family quilts from scraps like sacks and patches, so too do I make these quilt pins from my dyed metal "scraps."
 No two are alike and each comes nicely packaged with a necklace converter and directions on how to use it.
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ONE OF A KIND QUILTS
"QUILT PIN"
in blue colors


[QUILT PIN (1 3/4 x 1 3/4" square) has no match!   Just as my Scots-Irish grandmother, Cora, used to make her family quilts from scraps like sacks and patches, so too do I make these quilt pins from my dyed metal "scraps."
 No two are alike and each comes nicely packaged with a necklace converter and directions on how to use it.
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ONE OF A KIND QUILTS
"QUILT PIN"
in pastel colors


[QUILT PIN (1 3/4 x 1 3/4" square) has no match!   Just as my Scots-Irish grandmother, Cora, used to make her family quilts from scraps like sacks and patches, so too do I make these quilt pins from my dyed metal "scraps."
 No two are alike and each comes nicely packaged with a necklace converter and directions on how to use it.
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QUILTS OF OUR FAMILY

   Around the turn of the last century, my Scots-Irish grandmother, Cora, used to design and sew our family quilts from feed sacks by the firelight in her log house.  Well, none of this is true!  Cora would have loved to have had the time, but mending, preserving, and childrearing took precedence over leisurely hobbies.
    Nor did women ever sew by firelight--there was just not enough light!  They normally had to sew from May to October by outdoor evening light after chores were done.  And, feed sacks didn't come in pretty patterns till 1925, and by then Cora had electricity! 
    It wasn't until her daughter, my Aunt Elsie, retired that a member of my family had time to quilt. And, quilt she did.  Each of her children got a special quilt she made just for them.  Mine (I am her 'other' daughter) is fuchsia and black and white. 
    I am a baby boomer with no time to sit and sew, BUT I do have scraps of my dyed aluminum just waiting for the opportunity to become something of value!  So, these one-of-a-kind quilt pin sets are my rendition of simple quilts.  It's probably as close to creating a quilt that I will ever come.  I dedicate them to my women-folk.  And, a funny coincidence: it is I who lives in a log house!  
  



PARTNERSHIP SPIRIT PIECES
BRACELET, PENDANT, EARRINGS

[BRACELET, PENDANT, EARRINGS are layered black figures on bright, multi-colored metal with etched gold metal bases and a touch of crystal and glass beading.  Each piece I make is a one-of-a-kind work.  Earrings come with ear wires or with posts.  Bracelets come in 6", 6 1/2", 7", 7 1/2", or 8" lengths.  Necklace and Bracelet come with magnetic clasp, unless requested as a s/s regular clasp.]  
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PASSAGE TOMBS
 
EARRINGS

[EARRINGS (1"x 2" long) have silver and gold colored etched metal with an assortment of unusual beads and silver and gold-filled dangles.  Each one I make is a one-of-a-kind pair, and comes with a story about the passage tombs of Ireland/Wales that inspired it.  Colors: Blues, Pinks/Purples, Orange/Melon.  Choice of post or wire earrings.] 
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