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Urban Fetishes vintage costume jewelry

Urban Fetishes vintage costume jewelry

Plant pewter brooch. 1990. Urban Fetishes vintage costume jewelry

Urban Fetishes vintage costume jewelry
New Mexico based artist, writer, sculptor and jewelry designer, Alice Warder Seely (b. 1943) began creating her own “Urban Fetishes” jewelry in 1980s. Officially registered in 1991, the company Urban Fetishes Jewelry Inc. ceased to exist in 2003.
A hereditary artist, Seely made pewter jewelry in her workshop in New Mexico. The designs of her brooches, pendants, pins and bracelets are unique and easily recognizable – these are petroglyphs, fossils, friends, angels and Egyptians. The most interesting is her collection “Petroglyphs” created in 1989-1990. She dedicated it to rock art, culture and beliefs of the indigenous people of America. Wearable art, each piece is eye-catching and arouses interest in the history of this decoration. This is probably why each piece of jewelry is packed in a matchbox, accompanied by a description, and sometimes even a poem written by her. Traditionally, the designer signed her decorations “Urban Fetishes” and the year of manufacture, mostly 1989 or 2000. Sometimes the labeling includes the artist’s name Alice Seely.
Presented in over 350 stores and galleries across the country, her artwork adorns galleries in Santa Fe, Scottsdale, New York, Michigan and Florida. Alice Warder Seely’s blended Indian, Spanish, and Anglo-Indian heritage reflects New Mexico’s rich cultural diversity.

1999 Tribal family pewter brooch

1999 Tribal family pewter brooch

Alice Seely signed

Alice Seely 2000 signature

Urban Fetishes vintage costume jewelry

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1998 signature

1998 signature

2000 Tribal man pendant

2000 Tribal man pendant

Angel pewter pin

Angel pewter pin

Black and silver tone tribal design brooch pin

Black and silver tone tribal design brooch pin

Cat on the back pewter brooch

Cat on the back pewter brooch

Dancer pewter brooch. 1998

Dancer pewter brooch. 1998

Dancing tribal people brooch pin

Dancing tribal people brooch pin

Family tribal design 1998 pewter brooch

Family tribal design 1998 pewter brooch

Geometric patterns black and silver tone bracelet. 1998

Geometric patterns black and silver tone bracelet. 1998

Man woman Petroglyph Pewter pin. 1998

Man woman Petroglyph Pewter pin. 1998

Mermaids pewter brooch. 1998

Mermaids pewter brooch. 1998

Mother's story brooch. Pewter. 4 cm. 1980s

Mother’s story brooch. Pewter. 4 cm. 1980s

Petroglyph beetle pewter pin. 1998

Petroglyph beetle pewter pin. 1998

Shepherd Petroglyphs design pewter brooch pin

Shepherd Petroglyphs design pewter brooch pin

Tribal family pewter brooch. 1998

Tribal family pewter brooch. 1998

Song Gatherer pewter pin. Fremont Barrier Canyon Petroglyph collection

Song Gatherer pewter pin. Fremont Barrier Canyon Petroglyph collection

Tears of Nile collection pin

Tears of Nile collection pin

Tribal Petroglyphs pewter pin

Tribal Petroglyphs pewter pin

Turtle lizard and human pewter brooch. 1998

Turtle lizard and human pewter brooch. 1998

Wildflower pewter brooch. 1998

Wildflower pewter brooch. 1998

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