Christine Dhein
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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
San Francisco, California, USA
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Jewelry Studio & Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts
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Christine Dhein is a jewelry designer, "Green Jewelry" educator, and author. For over 15 years, she has been combining precious metals with recycled and reclaimed materials to make jewelry and body adornment. She is the assistant director and an instructor at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, in San Francisco, where she developed the curriculum for the first “green” jewelry class, a subject about which she has taught and lectured internationally. She is the author of numerous articles about environmentally friendly studio practices for jewelers, as well as founder and editor of "Green Jewelry News" an electronic newsletter designed to keep jewelers up to date about eco-minded practices, materials, news and events. View a recent issue here: http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs059/1101650039431/archive/1109...

She has also produced two instructional DVDs on the ancient Korean technique, Keum-boo, which include inforation on how to recycle gold in a small-scale jewelry studio.

Christine’s jewelry has been exhibited throughout the the US, Europe, and Australia, and is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Craft. Her work can also been seen in numerous books and magazines including Jewelry from Found Objects, 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse, G Z Art and Design, Metalsmith, and many more. Visit christinedhein.com.

Upcoming Events

Bead & Button Show, Milwaukee, WI
http://www.beadandbuttonshow.com/
Keum-Boo Pendant - June 2, 2012, 10:00am - 5:30pm (all seats full)
Cold Connected Brooches: Rivet it and Wear It! - June 3, 9:00am - 5:30pm
Keum-Boo Earrings & Pendant - June 4, 2012 - 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Texture It! - June 6, 2012, 8:00am - 3:00pm

Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, San Francisco, CA
http://www.revereacademy.com/
iPhone Photography - July 21-22, 2012, 9 am - 5 pm
Fabrication 3: Construction - Aug 3-5, 2012, 9 am - 6 pm
Green Jewelry - Aug 25, 9 am - 4 pm ***Live in SF or via Webinar!***
Fabrication 1: Beginning - Oct 4-6, 2012, 9 am - 6 pm

Portland Jewelry Symposium, Portland, OR
http://www.portlandjewelrysymposium.com/
Green Jewelry Lecture - Oct 22, 2012
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
http://christinedhein.com
What media do you work with?
recycled precious metals, repurposed rubber, repurposed circuit boards

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At 10:36pm on March 28, 2012, Susan Crow / East Fourth Street said…

Hi Christine, thanks for the reply concerning a recycled metal mixture. I am on your mailing list for your newsletter and look forward to your article. I have not checked Rio yet for their mixture, but presently purchase my silver and gold from Hoover & Strong. I am also looking forward to the upcoming availability of fairtrade gold.

At 2:09pm on March 27, 2012, Brigitte Martin said…

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At 10:03am on March 23, 2012, Susan Crow / East Fourth Street said…

Hi Christine,

I am looking for a source for a recycled/reclaimed metal mixture for casting. A mix Of Copper, Zinc, Silver and Brass or something similar. Do you know where I should start looking?

Thanks!

At 8:37am on October 11, 2009, Michael H Mara said…
Beautiful work. I love the circuit boards as modern Native American breastplate.
At 8:19pm on October 2, 2009, Aimee A. Domash said…
Thanks...
I'll shoot you an e-mail!
At 11:30pm on September 21, 2009, Aimee A. Domash said…
Christine,
I have been interested in your work for a while now. I'm stupidly organic...sounds like you are too. Have been meaning to sign up for your newsletter. Must do that soon!
Enjoy seeing your designs.
:-)
At 6:01pm on November 1, 2008, Brigitte Martin said…
Dear Christine:

Welcome to crafthaus ! I am very glad you joined us.

Please feel free to add images of your work and your comments to the blog/discussion topics that are already posted. Of course, if there is something else you'd much rather talk about, please add that to the site so that the rest of us can chime in.

I really hope you will enjoy being with this network and find the exchanges interesting and fun. The more you put into it, the more you will get out of it, for sure.

If there are ever any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email me anytime. I will do my best to be of help.

Again: Welcome !

Brigitte Martin
Editor www.crafthaus.ning.com
Director, Luke & Eloy Gallery
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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016, Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O April 1 - June 25, 2016.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

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Rachel and Brigitte got started on their own cooperation. Follow along and comment.

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Crafthaus has been privileged to show work from the graduating jewelry classes of the Birmingham City University for the past 5 years in a row. Thank you Professor Astfalck for this wonderful opportunity!

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