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NMSU jewelry sale offers handmade, original works

One-of-a-kind jewelry is what New Mexico State University art students are designing for the department's 30th annual jewelry sale. Using surprising materials, jewelry and metalsmithing students have crafted handmade, original pieces as part of a project to stretch their technical and artistic abilities. The jewelry sale is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in the lobby of the D.W. Williams Art Center, located at 1390 E. University, next to Barnes & Noble.



Select jewelry from the 2010 New Mexico State University's Metals and Jewelry program sale. The 30th annual jewelry sale is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in the lobby of the D.W. Williams Art Center, located at 1390 E. University, next to Barnes & Noble. (NMSU photo by Harrison Brooks)

"It's was an opportunity for our students to focus on designing innovative and unusual jewelry while exploring the use of new materials in body adornment," said Julia Barello, head of the art department. "Part of the project requires them to use their imaginations in designing the kind of jewelry that cannot be found anywhere else."

Materials used this year for the pieces include silver, enamels and bronze, as well as unexpected materials such as dyed vellum, tin-type photographs, castbronze parachute cord pendants and textiles.

Proceeds from the sale will be used to support student activities in the jewelry and metalsmithing field. For more information contact Barello at 575-646-1705.