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Two-strand 'Alma' Necklace with Frosted Recycled Glass and Silver Beads

Two-strand 'Alma' Necklace with Frosted Recycled Glass and Silver Beads

By KJK Jewelry

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Inspired by the brushstrokes of Alma W. Thomas' later paintings, New York-based designer Katherine J. Kornblau creates these two-strand necklaces using recycled glass and silver accents.

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About the Artist, Alma Thomas

Alma Woodsey Thomas (American, 1891 - 1978) was an African-American artist and teacher who lived and worked in Washington, D.C., and is now recognized as a major American painter of the 20th century. Thomas is best known for the "exuberant", colorful, abstract paintings that she created after her retirement from a 35-year career teaching art at Washington's Shaw Junior High School.

Thomas, who is often considered a member of the Washington Color School of artists but alternatively classified by some as an Expressionist, earned her teaching degree from University of the District of Columbia (known as Miner Normal School at the time) and was the first graduate of Howard University's Art department, and maintained connections to that university through her life. She achieved success as an African-American female artist despite the segregation and prejudice of her time.

Thomas's reputation has continued to grow since her death. Her paintings are displayed in notable museums and collections, and they have been the subject of several books and solo museum exhibitions. She was the subject of the Chrysler-curated exhibition, Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful.

About KJK Jewelry

KJK Jewelry

KJK Jewelry was established in 1984 by designer Katherine J. Kornblau. In the last thirty years, Katherine’s business has moved out of the little red wagon by the beach on Fire Island and into a Madison Avenue showroom in New York City. She is one of the most versatile and respected jewelry designers in the museum store industry today.

Having spent time in Lima, Peru and Guadalajara, Mexico, as well as studying at the École de Louvre in Paris, KJK Jewelry expands on Katherine's lifelong love of global art and culture. Her international education and interests are reflected in her designs, which are popular with museums and art galleries both nationally and internationally.

Every piece is designed by Katherine with meticulous attention to detail, and the vast majority of pieces are made in New York City.

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Product Details

  • Necklace
  • 0.37 lb (6.0 oz; 170 g)

Care Instructions

Like sea glass when it dries, our glass also becomes whiter with time. If you prefer the brighter colors, simply wipe the surface with a drop of baby oil on a clean cloth.

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