"Know how to refresh the spirit, through nature and through art."...
Oh to be the person my dog thinks I am... Linda Sullivan.
"Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things man
will not himself find peace." Albert Schweitzer.
"One can measure the size and moral progress of a nation to how she treats
her animals." Mahatma Gandhi.
A pet is for life and they should not be bred or
purchased to support fashion trends. Always buy from a reputable breeder...
Unless otherwise indicated, all canine pieces and many human pieces displayed on this site are available for purchase. Please contact Joy for information regarding lead time and shipping charges. Most pieces are in stock but not all. Joy welcomes MasterCard, Visa, money order, or personal check, and, Layaway is always welcome.
Joy Beckner: Fine Jewelry Slides "Dear To My Heart" Slide
|Medium-Relief Wearable Sculptures
Approximately 1 1/8"W x 1"H x 5/8"D
Sterling Silver ~ Editions of 99 & 9 Artist's Proofs ©2001
14K Gold ~ Editions of 20 & 2 Artists' Proofs ~ Special Order.
18K Gold ~ Editions of 15 & 1 Artist's Proof ~ Special Order.
Select Coat, Smooth, Wire or Long.
This wearable proclamation of love about your favorite dachshund is both sculpture and a protective talisman. Worn on a sensuous serpent chain, it can be suspended as shown, or it is equally at home looped over your Omega.
I created this slide in sterling silver, which has a brilliant shine when new -- as untainted as a newborn baby. You can keep yours that way through regular polishing. Or you can let nature give the slide a rich patina, especially in the recessed areas. I can't wait to see mine after a year or so, which is when I really start to love my sterling jewelry. The effect, which cannot be produced as beautifully with chemicals, adds definition to the sculptural qualities and enhances the three-dimensionality of the piece.
Remember that sterling silver, like all silver, is subject to scratches and may dent if dropped on a hard surface. When handled with love, your slide will grow more beautiful with age and provide years of enjoyment.
This slide is an extension of the miniature fine art I create. Each is created in the 1:6 scale recommended by miniature societies throughout the world. Each is made using the lost wax casting method, a technique that has been used for thousands of years. Each handcrafted slide is signed, numbered and presented with my mark, .
Wear and enjoy!
|"A good painting [sculpture] to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires."
- Hedy Lamarr -
Sizes and Coats
|SS: Standard Smooth
SW: Standard Wirehair
SL: Standard Longhair
MS: Miniature Smooth
MW: Miniature Wirehair
ML: Miniature Longhair
1:6 Scale: Fits in a hand
|Pieces may be commissioned in Smooth, Wire or Long coat.
|Jewelry Polish ... KISS - Keep it So Simple
|The jeweler who casts my work recommends a simple solution to polish your precious metal: baking soda and water! Wet your fingers, dip in baking soda, and gently rub over the piece until the desired sheen has been achieved. It's easy, earth friendly, and economical! Keep it so simple.
Joy Beckner Fine Art Jewelry
Sculptor, Joy Kroeger Beckner, creates wonderful fine art jewelry,
as well as functional art pieces and bronze canine sculpture, most notably of dachshunds and
retrievers. Watch for an expansion into wildlife bronzes.
Canine photography by Mel Schockner, except as noted.
Joy's - Updates
11/23/89 - 10/12/06
Photo by Joy
In Honor of
National Sculpture Society elected me as a Professional Sculptor member. I am honored and thank those who voted for me.