• Color photo of a black and gold necklace stylized to look like glass eyeballs by artist Nancy Worden
  • Color photo of an ornate ring decorated with a miniature plastic tree displayed on a ring stand.
  • Color photo of ornate silver geometric bracelet by artist Flora Book
  • Color photo of necklace featuring miniature axes, rulers, saws, wood, and other tools

Northwest Studio Art Jewelry Display

This inaugural presentation of our studio art jewelry collection is the completion of a long-desired goal to better spotlight an important component of the museum's Northwest art collection.


In order of appearance: Nancy Worden (American, 1954-2021). Look Out, 1988. Sterling silver, onyx, and tigers eye beads, vintage plastic eyeglass frame, and glass taxidermy fish eyes, 17 in. (43.2 cm). Tacoma Art Museum, Bequest of the Estate of Mia McEldowney, 2014.19.31. Sarah Hood (American, born 1968). Summer Tree Ring, 2007. Sterling silver, plastic model railroad tree armature, “underbrush,” “talus,” “bush”, 3 in. x 2 in. 1 in. (7.6 x 5.1 x 2.5 cm). Tacoma Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 2009.4.1. Photo courtesy of Dougals Yaple. Flora Book (American, born 1926). Millennium Wheel, 2000. Silver beads and nylon monofilament, 8 1/4 in. x 2 1/8 in. (21 x 5.4 cm). Tacoma Art Museum, Gift of Flora Book, 2004.46.3. Laurie Hall (American, born 1944). Log Rule, 2009. Sterling silver, copper, pewter, bronze and found objects, 13 in x 5 1/2 in x 1/2 in. (33 x 14 x 1.3 cm). Tacoma Art Museum, Gift of the artist in honor of Gloria Crouse, 2011.13. Photo courtesy of Douglas Yaple.