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Marjorie Baer vintage costume jewelry

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Marjorie Baer vintage costume jewelry

Cross lines pattern hammered brass brooch pin. Marjorie Baer vintage costume jewelry

Marjorie Baer vintage costume jewelry (1979-1991)
The history of the “MB SF” jewelry brand began in 1979 in San Francisco, California, founded by Marjorie Ellen Baer (December 31, 1953 – October 6, 2007).

Born in North Hollywood, she studied art and interior design at the University of California, Santa Cruz and George Washington University in Washington, DC. After working on several design projects, Baer settled in South San Francisco and founded Marjorie Baer Accessories, Inc.

She opened an art studio where a small group of innovative artisans and jewelers began creating wearable art.
MB designers used hammered metals, including bronze, copper and silver, as well as resin, art glass and semi-precious stones. They labeled their pieces with the initials M. Baer Acc. S.F., Baer SF, or “MB SF,” which stands for Marjorie Baer and San Francisco.
Made between 1979 and 1991, these pieces of jewelry are collectibles.

Handcrafted with great attention to detail, her jewelry and, in particular, the variety of designs is astounding. In addition to costume jewelry, earrings, brooches, pendants and necklaces, the company’s craftsmen produced belts, hair ornaments and various fashionable women’s accessories.
Marjorie E. Baer was active for almost thirty years until brain cancer left her unable to work. She passed away in 2007 at the age of 53.

Bar brooch lapel pin. Hammered mixed metals

Bar brooch lapel pin. Hammered mixed metals

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark

Trademark

Trademark

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark

Marjorie Baer vintage costume jewelry

Bronze tone pyramid design pendant

Bronze tone pyramid design pendant

Brooch with charms. Mixed metals

Brooch with charms. Mixed metals

Button design brass gray stone stud earrings

Button design brass gray stone stud earrings

Copper brass silver geometric design brooch

Copper brass silver geometric design brooch

Dangle pierced earrings. Mixed metals

Dangle pierced earrings. Mixed metals

Door knocker design brass metal clip on earrings

Door knocker design brass clip on earrings

Dreamcatcher moon design earrings with charms. Mixed silver and bronze tone hammered metal mesh

Dreamcatcher moon design earrings with charms. Silver and bronze tone, hammered metal, mesh

Elephant leaf brooch. Hammered metal, glass cabochon

Elephant leaf brooch. Hammered metal, glass cabochon

Geometric design dangle clip on earrings. Silver tone metal alloy, resin

Geometric design dangle clip on earrings. Silver tone metal alloy, resin

Gold tone textured amoeba shape clip earrings

Gold tone textured amoeba shape clip earrings

Gold tone textured hammered metal geometric design brooch pin

Gold tone textured hammered metal geometric design brooch pin

Minimalist geometric design mixed metal brooch pin

Minimalist geometric design mixed metal brooch pin

Mixed metal geometric design brooch pin

Mixed metal geometric design brooch pin

Modernist hammered metal brooch

Modernist hammered metal brooch

Modernist silver tone earrings

Modernist silver tone earrings

Oval design mixed metal brooch pin

Oval design mixed metal brooch pin

Pheasant ornated dangle brooch pin. Hammered metal, lapis, moonstone

Pheasant ornated dangle brooch pin. Hammered metal, lapis, moonstone

Round and square design brass and pearlized resin clip on earrings

Round and square design brass and pearlized resin clip on earrings

Silver tone turquoise pierced earrings

Silver tone turquoise pierced earrings

Textured silver tone statement necklace

Textured silver tone statement necklace

Vintage clip on earrings

Silver tone clip on earrings

Vintage silver tone resin dangle post earrings

Vintage silver tone resin dangle post earrings

Maker's mark 1

Maker’s mark