woman's dance braceletby Alice Warder Seely
- the story
Dance of Life
Alice Warder Seely's artistic jewelry is a positive and powerful celebration of women and life. The dramatic, geometric style is inspired by her multicultural heritage of Indian, Spanish, and Anglo-American. Perfect for sharing with mothers, sisters and friends each bracelet is handmade in New Mexico of lead-free pewter.
Dancing through life with the excited discovery of each new day.
Laughter and delight!
The dance need never end.
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- 7" L x 1.5" W
- To clean use fine steel wool and rub the shiny part of the bracelet lightly in one direction. The bracelets can be rinsed in clear water.
- the maker
Alice Warder Seely
Alice Warder Seely's mixed Indian, Spanish and Anglo heritage reflects the rich cultural diversity of New Mexico. Seely is the stepdaughter of Navajo artist Ha-So-De (Narciso Abeyta), "The Gauguin of American Indian Art". Her maternal grandmothers, Eleanor Brownell and Alice Howland, came to Santa Fe from Philadelphia in the 1930s. Seely's paternal grandparents were from the small Spanish village of Guadalupita in Northern New Mexico and were descendants of San Juan and Comanche Indians. Alice's biological father, William Warder, was a New Mexico muralist and landscape painter.
Seely, who makes her home in Hondo, New Mexico, is a writer, painter, sculptor and jewelry designer. Seely shows her art in galleries in Santa Fe, Scottsdale, New York, Michigan and Florida.
Her pewter jewelry, which she designs, casts and hand finishes, is featured in more than 350 stores and galleries across the country.
Seely's jewelry line is produced, by her, in her studio. Her design lines include pins, pendants, necklaces and bracelets.
Her latest creation is a line of pins packaged in matchbooks, with writing appropriate to the issues women face as they reach the "prime" of their lives.
Seely has been commissioned to design and install a number of Public Art projects, including large oil paintings and murals, with grant money supplied by various governmental and private organizations.
In 1987, Seely served as a consultant to the New Mexico School of Mining and Technology, where she developed techniques for explosive forming three dimensional images out of steel, copper and brass. In her documented experiments, she used C-2 plastic explosives to create a mural for Macey Center and a piece for the Center for Explosives Technology at NMSMT, Socorro, New Mexico. In 1987, Seely appeared on Good Morning America to demonstrate her explosive art techniques.
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