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Patricia Locke vintage costume jewelry

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Patricia Locke vintage costume jewelry

Fish brooch. Metal alloy, rhinestones. 6.7 cm. 1970s. Patricia Locke vintage costume jewelry

Patricia Locke vintage costume jewelry
American self-taught jewelry designer Patricia Agnes Locke (January 17, 1949 – February 19, 2015) began creating jewelry in 1971. Handcrafted with rich imagery and fine craftsmanship, her statement jewelry (originally made on commission) have become highly sought after. By 1980 she had successfully exhibited and sold her artisan jewelry through art galleries, boutiques and retailers.
Inspired by travels, ancient culture and architecture, her designs included asymmetrical geometry, marriage of metals, combination of natural stones and glass. Traditionally, she used 24 K gold, sterling silver, bronze, pewter, multicolor Austrian crystals and natural stones. She marked her jewelry pieces with “P. Locke USA”, or “Patricia Locke”, and a copyright sign.
Noteworthy, Chicago-based jeweler Locke founded her first jewelry company in Odessa, Texas. Incorporated in 1985, Patricia Locke, Ltd. (alternatively known as Patricia A Locke Incorporated) ceased to exist in 1989. She continued making jewelry in collaboration with other artists, until her death in 2015. She was 66.

1980s artisan brooch with crystals

1980s artisan brooch with crystals

Maker's mark 3

Maker’s mark

Patricia Locke vintage costume jewelry

Abstract design lemon, green and blue crystal brooch slide pendant

Abstract design lemon, green and blue crystal brooch slide pendant

Apple brooch. Gold tone, Swarovski crystals. Made for Teacher Appreciation

Apple brooch. Gold tone, Swarovski crystals. Made for Teacher Appreciation

Assymetric geometric shapes brooch with multi-colored crystals

Assymetric geometric shapes brooch with multi-colored crystals

Black and white celebration silver rectangular earrings

Black and white celebration silver rectangular earrings

Bronze tone abstract brooch with tiger eye stone

Bronze tone abstract brooch with tiger eye stone

Bronze tone geometric figures earrings with Swarovski crystals

Bronze tone geometric figures earrings with Swarovski crystals

Colorful crystal bronze tone earrings

Colorful crystal bronze tone earrings

Geometric abstract brooch of gold tone with Swarovski crystals

Geometric abstract brooch of gold tone with Swarovski crystals

Lines and dots round earrings of gold tone

Lines and dots round earrings of gold tone

Modernist hammered silver whistle brooch with round charm

Modernist hammered silver whistle brooch with round charm

Multicolor crystal bronze tone brooch

Multicolor crystal bronze tone brooch

Orbit round silver earrings with Swarovski crystal

Orbit round silver earrings with Swarovski crystal

Oval shaped gold tone rhinestone earclips

Oval shaped gold tone rhinestone earclips

Pearl crystals silver tone stud earrings

Pearl crystals silver tone stud earrings

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark

Square shaped multicolor rhinestone blackened silver earrings

Square shaped multicolor rhinestone blackened silver earrings

Star silver tone purple stone clip earrings

Star silver tone purple stone clip earrings

Sterling silver plated pewter crystal pendant

Sterling silver plated pewter crystal pendant

Swarovski crystal silver earrings

Swarovski crystal silver earrings

Two tone metal alloy square earclips with Swarovski crystals

Two tone metal alloy square earclips with Swarovski crystals

Celestial geometric design brooch. Gold tone, crystals

Celestial geometric design brooch. Gold tone, crystals

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark

Trademark

Trademark

Patricia Agnes Locke (January 17, 1949 – February 19, 2015) with her partner (since 1997) Deborah rethemeyer

Patricia Agnes Locke (January 17, 1949 – February 19, 2015) with her partner (since 1997) Deborah Rethemeyer