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About the Artist

Enamelist and Goldsmith, Alex and Mona Szabados live in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. They have collaborated for over 40 years and won numerous awards. Their work has been published in several books and magazines, including the front cover of "ORNAMENT" magazine. "Inspiration is found in nature and wildlife, the Enamels themselves, and the life we lead." Each enamel is built up gradually using transparent enamel with pure gold, silver, and palladium foil, gold granules, and wire, in approximately 40 layers and firings. The faces are built up with finely ground transparent, opaque and opalescent enamel in the same amount of firings, to create subtle dimensions and tactile quality. The enamels are set in hand fabricated 18 and 22k gold. Gold Granulation, and Stones. Lives and works in Mokelumne Hill, CA.

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Selected Works

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Peacock Necklace
Enamels with 24k gold foil and granules. Silver and palladium foils. Approx 40 layers and firings. Hand fabricated 18&22k gold. Aquamarine. Diamonds. Opals
3.5" x 4.0" x 0.25"
2017

Summer Triptych
Enamel with 24karat gold foil and granules, in approx 40 layers and firings. Set in hand fabricated 18&22k gold. Anticlastic spiculum. Opal and diamonds. The doors open to an enamel interior as well as on the back.
2" x 1.25" x 0.35"
2017

Firefeather
Enamels w/24k gold and pure silver foil in approx 40 layers and firings. Set in hand fabricated 18&22k gold. Opal.Tourmaline
1.00" x 3.25" x 0.25"
2016

Peacock Necklace
Enamels with 24k gold foil and granules. Silver and palladium foils. Approx 40 layers and firings. Hand fabricated 18&22k gold. Aquamarine. Diamonds. Opals
3.5" x 4.0" x 0.25"
2017

Summer Triptych
Enamel with 24karat gold foil and granules, in approx 40 layers and firings. Set in hand fabricated 18&22k gold. Anticlastic spiculum. Opal and diamonds. The doors open to an enamel interior as well as on the back.
2" x 1.25" x 0.35"
2017

Firefeather
Enamels w/24k gold and pure silver foil in approx 40 layers and firings. Set in hand fabricated 18&22k gold. Opal.Tourmaline
1.00" x 3.25" x 0.25"
2016

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