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2020 Artist: Cheryl Wallace

"Blackbird" by Cheryl Wallace of Lockwood Jewelers in Des Moines. A sterling silver and Tahitian pearl fabricated brooch.

Cheryl is a returning jewelry artist. In fact, Cheryl keeps coming back despite having lost her tent in the high winds of a sudden and unexpected storm a few years back.

Cheryl studied jewelry and silversmithing and earned a BFA at Drake University, and apprenticed as a bench jeweler at Josephs Jewelers in Des Moines, Iowa.

"I fabricate, forge, emboss and cast in karat gold and sterling, adding gemstones and tissue nucleated pearls."

More of her beautiful work at

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