This ring was made from a railroad tie date nail I found in Colfax County, NM to honor the 70th birthday of a dear friend. She was born in 1950. Sterling, Railroad date nail, adjustable shank, Elise Renault, 2020
Category Archives: Re-purposed art
Here’s a preview of my work that will be for sale at the Fred Harvey Weekend Event at the La Fonda in Santa Fe, NM this coming weekend, October 20-22, 2017. For more information about this event, click here. Santa Fe Antiques in Santa Fe, NM continues to carry my Fred Harvey Line as doesContinue reading “Sneak Preview”
The Tracks are Calling…
Having studied geology for as long as I did I can’t help but be attracted to the evolution of species. What could be better than the partial animal images of Mary Colter’s Mimbreño to fuel my imagination? Your mama may have been black but your grand daddy was a dinosaur! (Click on an imageContinue reading “The Tracks are Calling…”
A few of my newest pieces. If you’re interested in owning a piece of your own contact me at 1(505) 429-3670 or email me at email@example.com. (Click on an image to view larger.) All images and designs © Élise Renault 2016 You can also find myContinue reading “Latest”
NOT Just Another Thunderbird Ring
I may just have to keep this one (and buy some hand lotion!). NOT Just Another Thunderbird Ring, all sterling silver, 2015. If you love this and are interested in owning an original piece of your own contact me at 1 (505) 429-3670 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All images © 2015 Élise Renault
Some of Elise Renault’s latest work. Have something cool you’d like turned into a piece of jewelry or want something you see here? Contact Elise at 1 (505) 429-3670 or email me at email@example.com.
Treasures in the Rough
As I walk the railroad tracks searching for old bits of Fred Harvey and Santa Fe pottery, I have started documenting what these pieces look like before I transform them. Here are a few of those photos. To see my sculptures and learn more, please see the Fred Harvey Line.
So what is The Fred Harvey Line? A few years ago, I began walking the railroad tracks near my home looking for rusty old stuff to add to an ongoing sculpture in my back yard. Though scarce, occasionally I would find small bits of pottery with a red and black motif; others had a lovelyContinue reading “Fred Head”
Fred Harvey Line
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