Denise Barr has been fabricating jewelry for over thirty years,
sharing her obsession with collecting Americana and found objects with the renowned glass artist, Dick Marquis.

“Our collections overlap, we trade bottle caps, small Japanese screen-printed tin cars, old dice, vintage pins, etc.
I have always used found objects in my jewelry. I believe they help tell a story, of memories and shared experiences. When I bezel a found treasure, it becomes more precious and can hold it’s own next to any gemstone. After viewing my jewelry, Dick suggested including some of his murrine into the mix.The intricate work that goes into one of his murrina is astounding to me, they are truly special handmade little jewels. I am honored to be given the opportunity to include Dick’s murrine in my jewelry.”

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