Stellar's Jay Pin/Pendant

This Steller's Jay pin/pendant is a rich combination of Jet and Lapis with hand forged sterling silver.

This is a striking bird with deep blue and black plumage and a long, shaggy crest. The front of its body is black, and the rear is deep blue.  They are quick to spy bird feeders as well as unattended picnic items. When patrolling the woods, Steller’s Jays stick to the high canopy, but you’ll hear their harsh, scolding calls if they’re nearby. Graceful and almost lazy in flight, they fly with long swoops on their broad, rounded wings.

Jaci Fischer, originally of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was exposed to art from very early on--watching her father, Fred G. Fischer, who was an artist and art teacher.  He painted, carved wood and leather, made jewelry, pottery and drew portraits.  He also built a house, garages and a very large rocking horse for his daughter.  All that certainly helped direct her future as an artist.  She received her BFA at the University of Northern Colorado and went on to earn her MFA in drawing and design at the University of Colorado in Boulder.  After graduate school she was juried into the First and Second Colorado Biennial Art Exhibition at the Denver Art Museum.
 
In addition to her plein aire and portraits, Jaci has recently launched a large series of contemporary silver and mixed stone jewelry.  The styles are hand constructed silver of animal images.