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Charming Cat Pin/ Pendant

Michelle Tapia North

About The Charming Cat Pin/ Pendant

Sterling silver mill-rolled sheet, fossil ivory and India ink are the primary materials used to create this sweet feline jewelry item.  The pin back is a manufactured round head safety mechanism, very secure.

With exception of the pin finding, everything else is "made from scratch".  Fabrication for the face setting and ears consists of heavy gauge silver sheet.  The cat's face is hand carved of a varigated tawny hued fossil ivory.  Details of features are "scrimshawed" with black India ink and yellow paint applied for color.  

The result is a friendly, "knowing" countenance even a dog lover can appreciate !

Savvy Price $325.00

Gallery Price $395.00

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Description

Sterling silver mill-rolled sheet, fossil ivory and India ink are the primary materials used to create this sweet feline jewelry item.  The pin back is a manufactured round head safety mechanism, very secure.

With exception of the pin finding, everything else is "made from scratch".  Fabrication for the face setting and ears consists of heavy gauge silver sheet.  The cat's face is hand carved of a varigated tawny hued fossil ivory.  Details of features are "scrimshawed" with black India ink and yellow paint applied for color.  

The result is a friendly, "knowing" countenance even a dog lover can appreciate !

About the Artist (Born 1968)  Michelle Tapia North, born in Santa Fe, New Mexico is culturally diverse: Hispanic, Comanche, Santo Domingo heritages.

A student of Denise and Sam Wallace, she began making jewelry in 1992.  Their aesthetic influence is entirely obvious when viewing North's work. 

Michelle has received numerous awards at Sant Fe's Contemporary Spanish Market:  Best of Show, 5 Best of Fine Jewelry, 2 Best of Fine Crafts.
Medium Sterling silver, fossil ivory
Troy ounces .50 troy ounces
Size 1 3/16" height X 1" width
Signed "Michelle Tapia-North" on verso
Date of creation 1996
Condition Excellent
Provenance JMB
Gram weight 14.0 grams