Find It Friday: Bell Copper Jewelry

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Find It Friday: Bell Copper Jewelry







What did I find this week while out and about in the heart of Ohio? The start of a new collection, that’s what. I’ve been on a bit of a bolo tie binge lately and just picked up this copper thunderbird. Initially, my impulse was to look for figural bolos, rather than the disk or concha styles, just because I like the quirkier forms. The bird caught my eye and I liked the idea of copper, so I grabbed it. The bird happens to have been made by Bell Trading Company which was founded by Jack and Mildred Michelson of Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1935. The workmanship is wonderful and this inspired me to keep looking for more Bell pieces. I found a slim stamped bangle at a charity thrift shop this week and am hoping to add a few more to my collection. The warm tone of the copper is a nice change from silver, and much less expensive. Now that I’ve discovered Bell pieces, I can’t wait to spot them in my shopping rambles.

I haven’t added a silver figural kachina bolo tie, my dream piece, to my wardrobe yet, but I’m still having fun in my search.



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