Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs

Dog tags, time and dog related jewelry/figurines, medals from dog shows, vintage watch parts, and rhinestones on wooden dogs. These 2 dogs were the first assemblage pieces that I made with jewelry. They were featured in an ad campaign for the American Cancer Society and appeared in 10 national magazines. It was the first time I saw the word “artist” next to my name in print.

35” x 18” x 14”,  25” x 12” x 8”

Elephant In The Room

Elephant In The Room

Elephant themed jewelry (with references to White Elephant, Pink Elephant, Dumbo, Horton, Babar, Ganesha, the GOP elephant, and stories from literature like the Indian fable, “The Elephant and the Blind Men”)

15”x 18” x 7”

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Pearl Before Swine

Pearl Before Swine

Vintage pearl, gold, and white rhinestone jewelry on an art deco mannequin followed by fiberglass and wooden pigs encrusted with pink pig related jewelry (including “lipstick on a pig”, “ when pigs fly”, and “silk purse out of a sow’s ear”)

54” x 34”x 32”, 17” x 24” x 9”, 13” x 15” x 7”, 9” x 14” x 5”

Pearl - close up

Pearl - close up

Swine - close up

Swine - close up

Swine - Behind

Swine - Behind

Lucky Dog

Lucky Dog

Lucky charms (including souvenir pieces from Las Vegas, wishbones, horseshoes, wishing wells, Leprechauns and other symbols of luck), on a wooden dog, vintage assemblage box, lucky pennies I found on the streets of Los Angeles, antique zinc letters, good luck horseshoe plaque, and a framed four leaf clover.   Around his neck Lucky Dog is proudly wearing pieces from “Tails of Joy”, jewelry that helps the  wonderful animal rescue organization founded by my friend, comedian Elayne Boosler

19” x 11” x 14”

Lucky Dog

Lucky Dog

White Rabbit

White Rabbit

Vintage jewelry and pocket watch with Alice in Wonderland fobs on a wooden rabbit

17 “x 16” x 7”

White Rabbit - back

White Rabbit - back

Colfax Glamour Puss

Colfax Glamour Puss

Cat themed vintage jewelry on a wooden kitty based on the markings of my favorite pet, Colfax

7” x 17” x 5”

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Watch Dog-Dox

Watch Dog-Dox

Dog tags, time and dog related jewelry/figurines, medals from dog shows, watch bands, vintage watch parts, and rhinestones on a wooden dog modeled after my childhood German Shepherd by the name of Dox.

18” x 6” x 11” his is a test to determine where the text actually goes.

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Lucky Duck

Lucky Duck

Lucky charms (including lucky pennies, dice, gnomes, stars, souvenir pieces from Las Vegas, and other symbols of luck) on a vintage wooden duck that was a prop in a coastal restaurant, a mid-century footstool, metal letters from the 1950s that were used on mailboxes, and brass 4 leaf clovers

31” x 27” x 15

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Nightmare: The Good Kind

Nightmare: The Good Kind

Night image themed vintage jewelry (including stars, moons, planets, angels, Santa Claus, owls, constellations, rockets and the Zodiac) applied to a collector’s replica of an antique rocking horse, and brass Dayton letters from 1910.

58” x 20” x 49”

Flower Girl

Flower Girl

Garden themed vintage jewelry (including flowers, butterflies, dragonflies, bumblebees, ladybugs, and birds) on a 1930s mannequin from an old bridal shop

59” x 20” x  19”

Easter Bunny Delivers a Faberge Egg

Easter Bunny Delivers a Faberge Egg

Easter themed vintage jewelry (including rabbits, baby chicks, ducklings, lambs, eggs, baskets, spring flowers, Easter bonnets, and religious symbols of the season) on a wooden rabbit and an egg perched on a 1920s cottage ceiling light fixture.

15” x 30” x 10” , 11”x 8” x 8”

Faberge Egg

Faberge Egg

Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny

Dog Is My Co-Pilot

Dog Is My Co-Pilot

Vintage road trip souvenir jewelry (including iconic landmarks and icons from each of the 50 states, a vial of salt from the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, and dirt from the pitcher’s mound in Dodger Stadium) on a fiberglass dog modeling his camera, sitting on a vintage suitcase with a 1960s American Tourister luggage tag.

30” x  21” x  14”

Bird Dog

Bird Dog

Bird Dog

Bird Dog

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Dog Bless America

Dog Bless America

Dog Bless America

Dog Bless America

Holy Cow

Holy Cow

Holy Cow - side view

Holy Cow - side view

King Willie

King Willie

King Willie - back

King Willie - back