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Elyse Zorn Karlin, photographed in her Port Chester home by Bob Rozycki for December WAG.
Elyse Zorn Karlin, photographed in her Port Chester home by Bob Rozycki for December WAG.

A few weeks ago, we gave you a glittering recap of “Jewelry in the Americas,” a daylong conference in Manhattan devoted to jewelry.

We were there at the invitation of Elyse Zorn Karlin of Port Chester, a noted jewelry author, lecturer, historian and curator. She and Yvonne Markowitz, the Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan curator of jewelry at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, headed up that seventh annual conference of the Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts.

You can read a full profile of Karlin in the December issue of WAG – she was ideal for our “Bedazzled” theme. In the meantime, there’s a bit of news to share.

Karlin has been telling us about “A Story to Wear,” an in-progress documentary about the history of jewelry. She’s serving as consultant and is also on screen (we got a sneak peek during the conference in New York), while the ASJRA is the project’s co-producer.

Well, a Kickstarter campaign has helped the production raise more than $10,000 in seed money, which is allowing it to seek corporate sponsorship.

Stay tuned – there’s a Facebook page dedicated to “A Story to Wear” and a site (storytowear.com) – as the story and film continue to develop. – Mary Shustack

 

 

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