Christine Dhein
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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…
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