Jeanie Pratt


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    Jeanie Pratt
    Like a Moth to a Flame

    Necklace. Argentium silver, fine silver, 24K gold, 22K gold, 18K gold, niobium, Dominican amber with two Dolichopodid flies, Madagascar sunset moth wings (Chrysiridia rhipheus), Beetle wings (Chrysodema swierstrae), ammolite, Mexican opal, Black Lightning Ridge opal, Emerald Ridge stabilized turquoise, peridot, quartz crystal, carnelian, freshwater cultured pearls, glass, enamel. Hand woven, viking knit, lashed, enameled, anodized, etched, fabricated.

    18" necklace with a 2.25" counterbalance

    "This is a piece in my 'Bugs are Beautiful' series. I am fascinated with the real but surreal beauty of butterfly wings. Coming from a fiber arts background, I incorporate textile techniques and love the colors of enamel and niobium. My goal is to create mimicry between the various materials and techniques."
    Photo: Hap Sakwa

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    Jeanie Pratt
    Mariposa

    Necklace. Argentium silver, fine silver, 24K gold, 22K gold, 18K gold, niobium, copper, abalone, fossilized coral, labradorite, rutilated quartz, quartz crystal, opals, carnelian, freshwater cultured pearls, glass, enamel, butterfly wings of a blue mountain swallowtail (Papilio ulysses Ulysses) and an eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus). Hand woven, viking knit, enameled, looped, lashed, anodized, etched, fabricated.

    18" necklace with 2.375" counterbalance, largest element 1.375" x 1"

    "This is a piece in my 'Bugs are Beautiful' series. I am fascinated with the real but surreal beauty of butterfly wings. Coming from a fiber arts background, I incorporate textile techniques and love the colors of enamel and niobium. My goal is to create mimicry between the various materials and techniques."
    Photo: Hap Sakwa

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    Jeanie Pratt
    Metamorphosis, Necklace

    Sterling silver, fine silver, 18K and 22K gold, niobium, copper, tiger iron, petrified palm wood, Blue Ridge opal, Mexican opal, Malagasy jewel beetle wing (Polybothris sumptuosa), butterfly wing, glass, enamel. Bobbin lace, hand-woven, anodized, enameled, etched, fabricated.

    18" necklace with 1.5" counterbalance, largest element 1.25" x .875"

    "This is a piece in my 'Bugs are Beautiful' series. I am fascinated with the real but surreal beauty of butterfly and beetle wings. Coming from a fiber arts background, I incorporate textile techniques and love the colors of enamel and niobium. My goal is to create mimicry between the various materials and techniques."
    Photo: Hap Sakwa

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    Jeanie Pratt
    Earwings #1

    2015. Fine silver, sterling (argentium) silver, 14K gold posts, enamel. Hand woven, enameled, etched, fabricated, oxidized.

    1.75" x .5" x .2"

    "In the Earwing Series I played with the same pattern of hand woven, flattened wire, but varied the materials, techniques and color in each pair. Earwings #1 are enameled woven silver."
    Photo: Carol Holaday

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    Jeanie Pratt
    Earwings #2"

    2015. 18K gold, sterling (argentium) silver, fine silver, 14K gold posts. Hand woven, etched, fabricated, oxidized.

    1.75" x .5" x .2"

    "In the Earwing Series I played with the same pattern of hand woven, flattened wire, but varied the materials, techniques and color in each pair. Earwings #2 are woven gold and silver."
    Photo: Carol Holaday

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    Jeanie Pratt
    Earwings #3"

    2015. Fine silver, copper, sterling (argentium) silver, 14K gold posts, enamel. Hand woven, enameled, etched, fabricated, oxidized.

    1.75" x .5" x .2"

    "In the Earwing Series I played with the same pattern of hand woven, flattened wire, but varied the materials, techniques and color in each pair. Earwings #3 are enameled woven silver and copper."
    Photo: Carol Holaday

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    Jeanie Pratt
    Lacewing, Necklace

    2013. Argentium silver, fine silver, sterling silver, niobium, stainless steel, copper, copper mineral in quartz, green topaz, garnet, opals, rhodolite garnet, lab alexandrite, freshwater cultured pearls, enamel, beetle wings (Euchroma gigantea, Chrysochroa fulminans nishiyamai and Lycidae). Bobbin lace, hand knit, viking knit, looped, coiled, lashed, embossed, anodized, enameled, etched, fabricated.

    18" necklace with 3" counterbalance, largest element 1.5" x 1"

    "This is a piece in my 'Bugs are Beautiful' series. I am fascinated with the real but surreal beauty of butterfly and beetle wings. Coming from a fiber arts background, I incorporate textile techniques and love the colors of enamel and niobium. My goal is to create mimicry between the various materials and techniques."
    Photo: Hap Sakwa

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    Jeanie Pratt
    Alate, Necklace

    Sterling (argentium) silver, fine silver, copper, glass cabochons, freshwater pearls, butterfly wings (Papilio anchisiades, beetle wings (Rosenbergia straussi and Anoplophora asuanga), enamel, seed beads. Hand knit, hand woven, bobbin lace, enameled, etched, fabricated, oxidized.

    17" necklace with 2.5" counterbalance

    "This is a piece in my 'Bugs are Beautiful' series. I am fascinated with the real but surreal beauty of beetle and butterfly wings. I had particular fun with the dots and spots in this piece."
    Photo: Hap Sakwa

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    Jeanie Pratt
    Scarab Ring

    Sterling silver, 18K gold, enamel, lab alexandrite. Hand woven, enameled, etched, fabricated.

    1.5" x .75" x .875"

    "Scarab Ring is part of my 'Bugs are Beautiful' series. I hope to share my awe of the insect world. I have a continued fascination with mimicking the patterns found in the insect world with textile techniques."
    Photo: Carol Holaday
    Private Collection

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    Jeanie Pratt
    Scarab Ring

    Sterling silver, 18K gold, enamel, lab alexandrite. Hand woven, enameled, etched, fabricated.

    1.5" x .75" x .875"

    "Scarab Ring is part of my 'Bugs are Beautiful' series. I hope to share my awe of the insect world. I have a continued fascination with mimicking the patterns found in the insect world with textile techniques."
    Private Collection

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    Jeanie Pratt
    Jewel Beetle Teapot

    Sterling silver, fine silver, 18K gold, jewel (Buprestid) beetle wings, ammonite, peridot, Mexican opal, dichroic glass beads, stainless steel, brass. Hand-woven, twined, etched, fabricated, oxidized.

    3.5" x 7" x 5.5"

    "Jewel Beetle Teapot is part of my 'Bugs are Beautiful' series. I hope to share my awe of the insect world."

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    Jeanie Pratt
    Exotic Origins, Necklace

    Sterling silver, fine silver, niobium, bronze, copper, 24K, 22K, 18K, 14K golds, bubble azurite, fire agate, amber with insect inclusions, opal, Mexican opal, topaz, star rutilated quartz, citrine, chalcedony, sunstone, glass cabochons, freshwater pearl, butterfly wings (Papilio ulysses ulysses), Beetle wings (Polybothris sumptuosa gema and Torynorrhina flammea), enamel. Hand knit, handwoven, bobbin lace, looped, lashed, enameled, embossed, etched, fabricated, anodized, oxidized.

    18" necklace with 3" counterbalance. Largest element 1.25" x 1".

    "This is one of the pieces in my "Bugs are Beautiful" series. I am fascinated with the real but surreal beauty of beetle and butterfly wings."
    Photo: Steve Rossman

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    Jeanie Pratt
    Fact or Fantasy, Necklace

    Sterling silver, fine silver, niobium, 22K gold, argentium silver, 18K gold, 14K gold, birdwing butterfly wings (Ornithoptera priamus), Chrysina spectabilis wing, Chrysina gloriosa wing, Chrysochroa purpureiventris wing, opal, ammolite, star sapphire, amber (with insect inclusions), rutilated quartz, citrine, green topaz, peridot, freshwater pearls, enamel, resin. Hand knit, bobbin lace, enameled, lashed, etched, fabricated, anodized, oxidized.

    13" x 7" x 3/8"

    "This is one of the pieces in my "Bugs are Beautiful" series. I am fascinated with the real but surreal beauty of beetle and butterfly wings."
    Photo: Hap Sakwa

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Jeanie Pratt
Like a Moth to a Flame

Necklace. Argentium silver, fine silver, 24K gold, 22K gold, 18K gold, niobium, Dominican amber with two Dolichopodid flies, Madagascar sunset moth wings (Chrysiridia rhipheus), Beetle wings (Chrysodema swierstrae), ammolite, Mexican opal, Black Lightning Ridge opal, Emerald Ridge stabilized turquoise, peridot, quartz crystal, carnelian, freshwater cultured pearls, glass, enamel. Hand woven, viking knit, lashed, enameled, anodized, etched, fabricated.


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Jeanie Pratt
Mariposa

Necklace. Argentium silver, fine silver, 24K gold, 22K gold, 18K gold, niobium, copper, abalone, fossilized coral, labradorite, rutilated quartz, quartz crystal, opals, carnelian, freshwater cultured pearls, glass, enamel, butterfly wings of a blue mountain swallowtail (Papilio ulysses Ulysses) and an eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus). Hand woven, viking knit, enameled, looped, lashed, anodized, etched, fabricated.


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Jeanie Pratt
Metamorphosis, Necklace

Sterling silver, fine silver, 18K and 22K gold, niobium, copper, tiger iron, petrified palm wood, Blue Ridge opal, Mexican opal, Malagasy jewel beetle wing (Polybothris sumptuosa), butterfly wing, glass, enamel. Bobbin lace, hand-woven, anodized, enameled, etched, fabricated.


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Jeanie Pratt
Earwings #1

2015. Fine silver, sterling (argentium) silver, 14K gold posts, enamel. Hand woven, enameled, etched, fabricated, oxidized.


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Jeanie Pratt
Earwings #2″

2015. 18K gold, sterling (argentium) silver, fine silver, 14K gold posts. Hand woven, etched, fabricated, oxidized.


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Jeanie Pratt
Earwings #3″

2015. Fine silver, copper, sterling (argentium) silver, 14K gold posts, enamel. Hand woven, enameled, etched, fabricated, oxidized.


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Jeanie Pratt
Lacewing, Necklace

2013. Argentium silver, fine silver, sterling silver, niobium, stainless steel, copper, copper mineral in quartz, green topaz, garnet, opals, rhodolite garnet, lab alexandrite, freshwater cultured pearls, enamel, beetle wings (Euchroma gigantea, Chrysochroa fulminans nishiyamai and Lycidae). Bobbin lace, hand knit, viking knit, looped, coiled, lashed, embossed, anodized, enameled, etched, fabricated.


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Jeanie Pratt
Alate, Necklace

Sterling (argentium) silver, fine silver, copper, glass cabochons, freshwater pearls, butterfly wings (Papilio anchisiades, beetle wings (Rosenbergia straussi and Anoplophora asuanga), enamel, seed beads. Hand knit, hand woven, bobbin lace, enameled, etched, fabricated, oxidized.


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Jeanie Pratt
Scarab Ring

Sterling silver, 18K gold, enamel, lab alexandrite. Hand woven, enameled, etched, fabricated.


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Jeanie Pratt
Scarab Ring

Sterling silver, 18K gold, enamel, lab alexandrite. Hand woven, enameled, etched, fabricated.


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Jeanie Pratt
Jewel Beetle Teapot

Sterling silver, fine silver, 18K gold, jewel (Buprestid) beetle wings, ammonite, peridot, Mexican opal, dichroic glass beads, stainless steel, brass. Hand-woven, twined, etched, fabricated, oxidized.


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Jeanie Pratt
Exotic Origins, Necklace

Sterling silver, fine silver, niobium, bronze, copper, 24K, 22K, 18K, 14K golds, bubble azurite, fire agate, amber with insect inclusions, opal, Mexican opal, topaz, star rutilated quartz, citrine, chalcedony, sunstone, glass cabochons, freshwater pearl, butterfly wings (Papilio ulysses ulysses), Beetle wings (Polybothris sumptuosa gema and Torynorrhina flammea), enamel. Hand knit, handwoven, bobbin lace, looped, lashed, enameled, embossed, etched, fabricated, anodized, oxidized.


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Jeanie Pratt
Fact or Fantasy, Necklace

Sterling silver, fine silver, niobium, 22K gold, argentium silver, 18K gold, 14K gold, birdwing butterfly wings (Ornithoptera priamus), Chrysina spectabilis wing, Chrysina gloriosa wing, Chrysochroa purpureiventris wing, opal, ammolite, star sapphire, amber (with insect inclusions), rutilated quartz, citrine, green topaz, peridot, freshwater pearls, enamel, resin. Hand knit, bobbin lace, enameled, lashed, etched, fabricated, anodized, oxidized.


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Jeanie Pratt
Like a Moth to a Flame

Necklace. Argentium silver, fine silver, 24K gold, 22K gold, 18K gold, niobium, Dominican amber with two Dolichopodid flies, Madagascar sunset moth wings (Chrysiridia rhipheus), Beetle wings (Chrysodema swierstrae), ammolite, Mexican opal, Black Lightning Ridge opal, Emerald Ridge stabilized turquoise, peridot, quartz crystal, carnelian, freshwater cultured pearls, glass, enamel. Hand woven, viking knit, lashed, enameled, anodized, etched, fabricated.


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Jeanie Pratt
Mariposa

Necklace. Argentium silver, fine silver, 24K gold, 22K gold, 18K gold, niobium, copper, abalone, fossilized coral, labradorite, rutilated quartz, quartz crystal, opals, carnelian, freshwater cultured pearls, glass, enamel, butterfly wings of a blue mountain swallowtail (Papilio ulysses Ulysses) and an eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus). Hand woven, viking knit, enameled, looped, lashed, anodized, etched, fabricated.


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Jeanie Pratt
Metamorphosis, Necklace

Sterling silver, fine silver, 18K and 22K gold, niobium, copper, tiger iron, petrified palm wood, Blue Ridge opal, Mexican opal, Malagasy jewel beetle wing (Polybothris sumptuosa), butterfly wing, glass, enamel. Bobbin lace, hand-woven, anodized, enameled, etched, fabricated.


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Jeanie Pratt
Earwings #1

2015. Fine silver, sterling (argentium) silver, 14K gold posts, enamel. Hand woven, enameled, etched, fabricated, oxidized.


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Jeanie Pratt
Earwings #2″

2015. 18K gold, sterling (argentium) silver, fine silver, 14K gold posts. Hand woven, etched, fabricated, oxidized.


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Jeanie Pratt
Earwings #3″

2015. Fine silver, copper, sterling (argentium) silver, 14K gold posts, enamel. Hand woven, enameled, etched, fabricated, oxidized.


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Jeanie Pratt
Lacewing, Necklace

2013. Argentium silver, fine silver, sterling silver, niobium, stainless steel, copper, copper mineral in quartz, green topaz, garnet, opals, rhodolite garnet, lab alexandrite, freshwater cultured pearls, enamel, beetle wings (Euchroma gigantea, Chrysochroa fulminans nishiyamai and Lycidae). Bobbin lace, hand knit, viking knit, looped, coiled, lashed, embossed, anodized, enameled, etched, fabricated.


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Jeanie Pratt
Alate, Necklace

Sterling (argentium) silver, fine silver, copper, glass cabochons, freshwater pearls, butterfly wings (Papilio anchisiades, beetle wings (Rosenbergia straussi and Anoplophora asuanga), enamel, seed beads. Hand knit, hand woven, bobbin lace, enameled, etched, fabricated, oxidized.


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Jeanie Pratt
Scarab Ring

Sterling silver, 18K gold, enamel, lab alexandrite. Hand woven, enameled, etched, fabricated.


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Jeanie Pratt
Scarab Ring

Sterling silver, 18K gold, enamel, lab alexandrite. Hand woven, enameled, etched, fabricated.


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Jeanie Pratt
Jewel Beetle Teapot

Sterling silver, fine silver, 18K gold, jewel (Buprestid) beetle wings, ammonite, peridot, Mexican opal, dichroic glass beads, stainless steel, brass. Hand-woven, twined, etched, fabricated, oxidized.


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Jeanie Pratt
Exotic Origins, Necklace

Sterling silver, fine silver, niobium, bronze, copper, 24K, 22K, 18K, 14K golds, bubble azurite, fire agate, amber with insect inclusions, opal, Mexican opal, topaz, star rutilated quartz, citrine, chalcedony, sunstone, glass cabochons, freshwater pearl, butterfly wings (Papilio ulysses ulysses), Beetle wings (Polybothris sumptuosa gema and Torynorrhina flammea), enamel. Hand knit, handwoven, bobbin lace, looped, lashed, enameled, embossed, etched, fabricated, anodized, oxidized.


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Jeanie Pratt
Fact or Fantasy, Necklace

Sterling silver, fine silver, niobium, 22K gold, argentium silver, 18K gold, 14K gold, birdwing butterfly wings (Ornithoptera priamus), Chrysina spectabilis wing, Chrysina gloriosa wing, Chrysochroa purpureiventris wing, opal, ammolite, star sapphire, amber (with insect inclusions), rutilated quartz, citrine, green topaz, peridot, freshwater pearls, enamel, resin. Hand knit, bobbin lace, enameled, lashed, etched, fabricated, anodized, oxidized.


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Statement

I delight in the magical surrealism of reality in nature.  The designs are informed by studies of entomology, and life sciences, as well as experiences while living in the tropics and the desert. I savor researching and revisiting the realm of anomalous plants and animals. With this comes the humble reminder that we are only one species in a multitude of interdependent creatures. We are defined as human beings by our need to create personal adornment and art.  I feel a connection to a continuum of artisans as I pursue the possibilities that emerge from within me. 

As a fiber artist now working with metal; I find that after 30 years, I am still striving to turn straw into gold.  The textile patterns and textures fixed into the metal evoke memories of the traditional textiles and basketry encountered while living abroad.  Translating fiber techniques into silver, copper and gold continues to fascinate me. With a weaver’s eye for color, I explore the processes of applying patinas and enamels, as well as incorporating gemstones and beads into my work.

In the solitude of my studio, I lose myself in time through detailed labor-intensive and historical processes. As I meld my lifelong interests, I endeavor to create exquisite and timeless pieces of jewelry and sculpture. This counterbalances the often irresolvable challenges encountered in my daily life. With passion and joy, I continue to push my own limits as well as the limits of the techniques and materials.

Selected Collections

  • Numerous private collections throughout the United States

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