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Dean Turner

"Handmade jewelry is personal, to the maker and to the wearer. I think about that connection as I make each piece. "

Dean Turner has always been interested in many forms of art, and fascinated with how things are made. His involvement in environmental education in Oregon sharpened his observation of the natural world. He was introduced to jewelry making in the 1980s. His interests came together in this medium, and he's been making jewelry in silver and gold ever since.

Turner fabricates each piece using techniques that include forming, roller printing, casting, and stone setting. He often assembles the piece by fusing the various parts together, using a torch to bring the metal up just to the melting point, until the parts join without the use of solder. Because each piece is made individually, no two pieces are precisely the same.

Mainly self-taught, he learned basic techniques of jewelry making at Santa Rosa Junior College in California. He continues to add to his knowledge by taking classes and workshops at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco.

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Confetti Long Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Dean Turner
$ 160
$ 136
Confetti Concave Oval Ea...
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Dean Turner
$ 170
$ 144.50
Confetti Open Oval Earri...
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Dean Turner
$ 180
$ 153
City Lights Overlapping ...
Gold & Silver Bracelet
by Dean Turner
$ 240
$ 204
Soft Square Confetti Ear...
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Dean Turner
$ 160
$ 136
Confetti Circle Pendant
Gold & Silver Necklace
by Dean Turner
$ 240
$ 204
Medium Rectangle Confett...
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Dean Turner
$ 160
$ 136
Small Confetti Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Dean Turner
$ 150
$ 127.50
Medium Confetti Hoops
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Dean Turner
$ 160
$ 136
Large Confetti Hoops
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Dean Turner
$ 180
$ 153
Confetti Oval Pendant
Gold & Silver Necklace
by Dean Turner
$ 240
$ 204
Gold Dust Swirl Pendant
Gold & Silver Necklace
by Dean Turner
$ 220
$ 187
Gold Dust Disk Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Dean Turner
$ 180
$ 153
Gold Dust Square Earring...
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Dean Turner
$ 170
$ 144.50
Gold Dust Circle Pendant
Gold & Silver Necklace
by Dean Turner
$ 240
$ 204
Broad Gold Dust Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Dean Turner
$ 195
$ 165.75
Large Gold Dust Hoops
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Dean Turner
$ 200
$ 170
Large City Lights Hoops
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Dean Turner
$ 205
$ 174.25
Small Gold Dust Dome Ear...
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Dean Turner
$ 175
$ 148.75
Gold Dust Stick Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Dean Turner
$ 155
$ 131.75
Medium Gold Dust Hoops
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Dean Turner
$ 175
$ 148.75
Gold Dust Hoops
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Dean Turner
$ 150
$ 127.50
Gold Dust Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Dean Turner
$ 155
$ 131.75
Gold Dust Spiral Pendant
Gold & Silver Necklace
by Dean Turner
$ 280
$ 238
Spiral Gold Dust Earring...
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Dean Turner
$ 160
$ 136
Gold Dust Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings
by Dean Turner
$ 145
$ 123.25
City Lights Overlapping ...
Gold & Silver Bracelet
by Dean Turner
$ 240
$ 204
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 2009
Tiburon Art Festival, Tiburon, CA, Ark Row, 2009
Kings Mountain Art Fair, Woodside, CA, Kings Mountain, 2009
Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, Mill Valley, CA, Old Mill Park, 2009
Art Jewelry 2009: Distinctive Personal Adornments by American Designers, Willow Grove, PA, Langman Gallery, 2009