“Heart of the House”, gold, enamel, star ruby, diamonds, moonstone, black spinel. Marianne Hunter – Kabuki Series
Marianne Hunter, a self-taught jeweler from California, creates very interesting enamel jewelry. Her fascination with enamels began with an enamel making kit that she was given as a gift upon graduating from high school in 1967. In her work, Marianna does not recognize any restrictions and is guided only by her own artistic flair, which allows her to create interesting and vibrant jewelry that harmoniously combines a variety of materials – gold, silver, enamel, precious and ornamental stones.
In this collection you will see Marianne Hunter’s pendant brooches from the Kabuki Kachina series.
Aria, gold, silver, enamel, Italian antique micromosaic Mille Fiore, rare blue Brazilian dumortierite, Italian glass Mille Fiore.
Antiquity, gold, silver, enamel, antique pearl pin (circa 1900), rutile in quartz (Brazil), sea glass, andalusite, diamond.
“Tenderness”, gold, silver, enamel, tourmaline (Brazil), lavender chalcedony (Oregon, USA), sapphire, pink tourmaline.
“Excitement of inspiration”, gold, silver, enamel. Harlequin opal, chalcedony, demantoid garnet, emerald, amethyst, yellow sapphire, yellow tourmaline.
“Song of floating clouds”, gold, silver, enamel, rutilated quartz, sapphire, pearls.
“Dreams of Light”, gold, platinum, enamel, moonstone with blue tints, diamonds, rubies, sapphire, pearls.
“A world painted with prisms”, gold, silver, enamel, Australian opal, watermelon tourmaline, sapphire, emerald, sapphire, diamond, demantoid garnet, sphalerite, tanzanite.
Tenderness with soldered medal René Lalique Orphelina des Armees 1915, gold, silver, enamel, Australian opal, garnet, pearls.
“Ardent Heart”, gold, silver, enamel, cat’s eye tourmaline, diamonds.
“Bringer of Spring”, gold, silver, enamel, Italian micromosaic, rutilated quartz, lapis lazuli, glass, chrysoprase.
Wrapped in all the colors of the rainbow, gold, silver, enamel, opal (Coober Pedy).
Conducting the Bamboo Orchestra, gold, silver, enamel, rutile quartz, tourmaline (Brazil).
Black cockatoo, gold, silver, enamel, boulder opal (fossil wood), tourmaline, quartz, rubies.
Amazonia, gold, silver, enamel, pearls, carved amazonite by Glenn Lehrer, opal, diamond.
Let kindness rule, gold, silver, enamel, rutilated quartz.
The Fabric of History, gold, silver, enamel, rutile quartz, ammonite fossil (Canada), tourmaline.
Winter Light, gold, platinum, silver, enamel, diamond, pearls.
Democracy, gold, silver, enamel, rutile quartz.
Summer Night, gold, silver, enamel, rutilated quartz, diamond and pearls.
All-seeing, gold, silver, enamel, opal, chalcedony, ruby, emerald, sapphire and sphalerite.
Cool Mountain Paths, gold, enamel, chrysocolla, quartz, tourmaline, star sapphire (Sri Lanka), emerald.
Transforming the World, gold, silver, enamel, opal.
Voice of Kabuki Kachin, gold, silver, enamel, cat’s eye, epidote, tourmaline.
Seeds of the World, gold, silver, enamel, diamonds, ruby, moonstones, pearls.
Dance, gold, silver, enamel, Peruvian opal (Sean Davis), pearls, diamonds.
Summer in abundance, gold, silver, enamel, Brazilian quartz with pyrite, rutile quartz. Marianne Hunter about herself
“In 1967, when I graduated from high school and decided to devote my life to art, I was given a hobby enameling kit. It was a defining moment and I never looked back. Working without limits or bias has allowed me to freely invent unique enamelling processes, especially in the dry-applied grisaille technique… I imagine enamels, metals, stones and other media as artistic expressions working in harmony.”
Colored sequins necklace, gold, silver, enamel, opal, tanzanite.
“Galaxy Vortex” necklace, gold, silver, enamel, indicolite, tourmaline, opal, diamonds, sapphires, hessonite, emerald.
Heron Queen necklace, gold, silver, enamel, mother-of-pearl, pearl pink tourmaline, apatite, purple tourmaline. Beads: tourmaline in quartz (Brazil).
Tranquility pendant, gold, silver, enamel, black opal; beads natural antique pearls.
Pendant “Kuan – Yin”, gold, silver, enamel, black opal; beads Tahitian pearls.
Pendant “Magnificent Feathers”, gold, silver, platinum, enamel, diamonds, sapphires.
Vortexes of the Universe necklace, gold, silver, enamel, carved opal, diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, sphalerite, tourmaline, amethysts, garnet emeralds, kyanite.
Necklace Bee elixir, gold, silver, enamel; beads: brazilian quartz, black tourmaline, black diamond.
Midnight Lakes necklace, gold, enamel, diamonds, Tahitian pearls.
Childhood BFFs necklace, silver, gold, enamel, boulder opal, kyanite, chrysoprase, glass.
Necklace Poetic dragonflies, silver, antique silver pin by Georg Jensen (Denmark), enamel. Natural color aquamarine beads, kyanite.
Necklace “Traveler in the High Desert”, silver, gold, enamel, boulder opal.
Necklace Holiday, silver, gold, enamel, opal; beads: glass, lapis lazuli.
“Aurora Dance” brooch, silver, gold, enamel, natural blue zircon, opal, diamonds.
“She is a poet” necklace, silver, gold, enamel, keshi lavender pearls, apatite, amethyst, chalcedony.
Necklace “Song of the Leaves”, carved copper, enamel; beads: turquoise, chrysoprase, beryl.
Necklace “In the emerald pools”, silver, gold, enamel, emerald, sapphires; beads: polished Brazilian beryl crystals.
“Glacier stream” pendant, gold, enamel, carved opal (Oregon), diamonds.
Pendant “Thistle”, with antique brooch Art Nouveau (circa 1890-1910). Gold, enamel, natural pearls, sapphires; beads black tourmaline, Ethiopian opal.
Necklace “Sunrise wakes up”, silver, enamel, mother-of-pearl, diamonds, opal, beads topaz, chalcedony, chrysoprase.
Pendant “Peaceful night” with soldered medal René Lalique Orphelina des Armees 1915. Silver, gold, enamel, ebony, hand-carved, diamonds, sapphires (Sri Lanka).
Surrounded by love necklace with soldered René Lalique medal Orphelina des Armees 1915. Silver, gold, mother-of-pearl, Australian opal, Peruvian opal, apatite, tanzanite, tourmaline beads.
Necklace “In the golden cradle”, gold, enamel, sphalerite, beryl beads.
Necklace “In the foothills”, gold, enamel. Indonesian chrysocolla, turquoise, citrine, fire opal. Rondels from Brazil, amazonite, aquamarine, tiger’s eye, chrysocolla, quartz, agate.
Magnolia necklace, gold, enamel, cultured freshwater pearls, emerald, sapphire.
Necklace “Galaxy in the Meadow”, gold, enamel, rubies.
Celestial necklace with carved Australian crystal. Opal, gold, enamel, tourmaline in quartz, Peruvian opal, keshi pearls, diamonds.
“Clownfish” necklace, gold, silver, enamel, Brazilian quartz, walrus tusk, jet.