Metal Arts Society of Southern California (MASSC) Opposites Jewelry Challenge 2022

We are honored to host the Metal Arts Society of Southern California (MASSC) Opposites Jewelry Challenge of 2022, 23 works by 23 talented artisans. Visit us to see this wearable art in person from September 17th to October 1st! All works are available for purchase.

Marla Anderson

Land & Sea

Sterling & Reticulation Silver, Onyx, Mother Of Pearl, Lab Sapphire, Lab Ruby, Vitreous Enamel


Charlene Aspray

Blue Weevil 


Copper, Brass, Tourmaline, 23k Gold Leaf, Patina, Wax


Korrine Brooks

Delicately Strong 


Sterling Silver, Copper, Thread, Preserved Moss, Base Metal


Teri Brudnak

War & Peace

Steel, Bronze, Sterling Silver, Gold, Dichroic Glass, Glow In The Dark Acrylic, Guitar String


Kathe Dunn

He Or She

Sterling Silver, Nu-Gold, Copper, Larimar, Amethyst, Agate, CZ


Kathleen Fochtman-Gambs

Double Dutch Double Brooch

Young/Old, Movement/Static

Sterling Silver, Copper


Bill Gallagher

Stripes & Spots

Opposite Patterns

Sterling & Fine Silver, Montana Agate, Petrified Wood, Petrified Palm Wood, Mahogany Obsidian, Oolite,
Snowflake Obsidian (lapidary also by artist)


Kiki Gerardo

From Straightaways to Detours 

Sterling and Fine Silver


Nina Gibson

Tortoise & Hare 


Sterling & Fine Silver, Turquoise, Leather


Lorna Herf

Shining Heart Blue In Copper Shield 

Dark and Soft, Bright and Gleaming

Copper, Sterling Silver, Cubic Zirconia, Steel, Patina


Lori Hooks


El Sol y La Luna


Sterling Silver, Bronze


Virginia Hyatt

Maple Leaf Study #1


Sterling Silver, Enamel Earring Buttons


Barbara Jones

Variations On The Theme Of Starry Nights by Van Gogh


Sterling Silver, Grape Agate


Michal Lemberger


Fine & Sterling Silver, 24k Gold Keum Boo,
Pyrite-Flecked Lapis Lazuli, Leather


Erin Proctor

Watch This, You’ll Learn Something

Impossible/Possible, Earth/Space

Sterling Silver, Brass, Bronze, Copper, Stainless Steel,
Vintage Speaker Fabric, Salina Wonderstone


John Rose

Red Carpet Ring

Style/Substance, Form/Function

Emu Egg, Bronze, Pearls, Artisan-Made Glass, Steel


Rachel Shimpock

Sandwich Food Groups Tea Tray


Copper, Powdercoat, Steel, Prismacolor, Glass Enamel


Jan Van Diver


Black/White, Positive/Negative,
Additive/Subtractive, Matte/Shiny, Silver/Gold, Texture/Smooth

Sterling Silver, Fine Silver, Jewelers Bronze, 24k Keum Boo, Copper, Vitreous Enamel



Jean Vormelker

Eclipse Necklace

High/Low, Black/White, Big Little,
Shiny/Matte, Solid/Open

80/20 Reticulation Silver, Sterling Silver Sheet and Wire


Anna Vosburg

Last Minute Deco Pendant

Symmetric/Asymmetric, Round/Square, Flat/Domed

Sterling Silver


Hiro Westdorp



Vitreous Enamel On Copper, Hand Sewn Fabric, Sterling Silver


Freida Woody-Rome


Order/Chaos, Exposed/Obscure

Shibuichi, Sterling Silver, Copper, Moss Agate Druzy,
White Topaz, Stainless Steel Cable


Kay Yee

Squares Vs. Circles

Opposite Rings For Opposing

Blackboard (pre-enameled steel plate), Graphite, Mica,
Sterling Silver, Hematite, Lapis Lazuli