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Broken Trust necklace by Nancy Worden, 1992. Silver, copper, garnet, malachite, onyx, glass, currency. 19% x 2 x % in. (49.5 x 5.1 X .65 cm). Photo by Doug Yaple.

■ news i. announcements exhibit: Loud Bones: The Jewelry of Nancy Worden

What: Organized by the Tacoma Art Museum, the exhibit presents a wide range of work created by Nancy Worden over the last 35 years. Worden is a Seattle artist who creates intensely personal narrative jewelry that explores universal themes from a woman's perspective. When: November 21, 2009-January 17,2010

Where: Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, Ore. For more information: www.willamette.edu

Broken Trust necklace by Nancy Worden, 1992. Silver, copper, garnet, malachite, onyx, glass, currency. 19% x 2 x % in. (49.5 x 5.1 X .65 cm). Photo by Doug Yaple.

Metallic Boa necklace by Arthur Smith, circa 1964.

Model wearing Modern Cuff bracelet by Arthur Smith, circa 1948. Photos courtesy of Brooklyn Museum.

Model wearing Modern Cuff bracelet by Arthur Smith, circa 1948. Photos courtesy of Brooklyn Museum.

exhibit: The Nature of Diamonds What: An overview exhibit of the dual nature of diamonds, from the glittering decorative pieces from designers like Tiffany & Co. to the diamonds used for industrial purposes. Nearly 800 items are on display, including an array of breathtaking gems.

When: October 23, 2009-March 28, 2010 Where: The Field Museum, Chicago For more information: www.fieldmuseum.org

exhibit: From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith

What: The exhibit features 21 works by Brooklyn-reared modernist jeweler Arthur Smith. Inspired by surrealism, biomorphi-cism, and primitivism, the jewelry pieces date from the late 1940s to the 1970s. When: Now-February 21,2010 Where: Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, N.Y. For more information: www.brooklyn museum.org

Metallic Boa necklace by Arthur Smith, circa 1964.

Spanish hair ornament, late 18th century. Gold, carbonized steel, diamonds, guilloche enamel. Photo by Roderick Mickens.

Dead or Alive necklace by Nancy Worden, 1997. Silver, brass, resin bear daws, mink, taxidermy eyes, leather, camera parts, laminated photograph. 24 x 2%x1%in.(61.0x 7.0 x3.8 cm).

Photo by Rex Rystedt.

Raw diamond in matrix.

Photo courtesy of The Field Museum.

show: One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago

What: Ninth annual juried fine craft show featuring over 500 artists from North America. When: December 3-6, 2009 Where: Merchandise Mart, Chicago

For more information: www. oneofakindshowchicago.com

► Bracelet by Mary Filapek and Lou Ann Townsend. Sterling silver, polymer clay. Photo courtesy of One of A Kind Show and Sale Chicago.

► Frame Cuff and Bamboo Cuff by Randi Chervitz. 18k gold, white diamonds. Photo by Don Casper.

Raw diamond in matrix.

Photo courtesy of The Field Museum.

call for entries: 19th Annual MJSA Vision Awards Design Competition

What: The Manuracturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) is accepting submissions for its annual competition that recognizes the talent and innovation of jewelry designers. Professional and student jewelers are eligible to submit digital images and supporting information for industry recognition. When: Entries must be postmarked by January 15, 2010.

For more information: Submission guidelines and entry forms available at www.mjsa.org 5E

Treatise by James W. Currens, 2009.1st Place Professional Mokume-gane Distinction Award.

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