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Wawona 01 Necklace

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Wawona was an American three-masted, fore-and-aft schooner that sailed from 1897 to 1947 as a lumber carrier and fishing vessel based in Puget Sound. She was one of the last survivors of the sailing schooners in the West Coast lumber trade to San Francisco from WashingtonOregon, and Northern California.
She was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Washington State Heritage Register, and was an official city landmark.However, after efforts to restore the decaying ship failed, she was dismantled in March 2009. In 2012 artist John Grade used parts from the ship in a massive 65-foot sculpture called Wawona in the Grand Atrium of Seattle's Museum of History & Industry. Wood from the ship was also used to create the museum's front desk and the bar at the museum's Compass Cafe.
A group of Seattle Metals Guild members were given wood to use in a piece of jewelry or sculpture for an exhibition at the Four Winds Gallery in Port Townsend on May 6 2017. I used the wood as raw material but with a respect to its beauty as it was precious stone. I added a middle eastern embroidery pattern in 14 Karat gold wire as an added value of my culture (Isreal).
Materials include: Fir from the tall ship Wawona, 14 karat gold wire and sterling silver for bezel.


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