Collection: ChickenScratch

We began collaborating on jewelry pieces in 1988.  We are both schooled jewelers and metalsmiths with over twenty years experience.  Best known for our studio multiples produced under the name CHICKENSCRATCH, which are shown in galleries across the U.S., we have also displayed our one-of-a-kind pieces throughout the U.S. and Europe.

 

          The ideas from our jewelry are derived from numerous sources; nature, modern art, folklore and pop culture, to name a few.  We blend these influences into clever narratives and play-on-words.  Conceptually our work may best be described as a hybrid of Picasso mixed with a Hanna-Barbera cartoon!

 

          Technically our jewelry pieces are made using simple, sometimes primitive processes. All of the work is made by hand by the two of us. The construction of the work resembles tin toys from the first half of the 20th Century.  It is intended to have a folk art appearance, rather than the look of a traditional piece of jewelry.

 

          Most importantly, the work is a collaboration on many levels; a blend of inspirations and sources; a blend of observation and imagination; a blend of two people’s ideas and techniques.  We believe our jewelry is very accessible due to its humorous, narrative nature, and the viewer’s need to interact with the piece for its story to be told.

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  • Lil' Scratch Flower Earrings
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  • Lil' Scratch Honey Bee Earrings
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  • Hang In There Necklace
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  • Chow Hound Earrings
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  • Card Shark Pin
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  • Songbird Earrings
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  • Lil' Scratch Flower Small Pendant
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  • Lil' Scratch Dragonfly Small Pendant
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  • Lil' Scratch Dragonfly Earrings
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  • Lil' Scratch Honey Bee Small Pendant
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  • Lil' Scratch Owl Earrings
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  • Lil' Scratch Kitty Large Pendant
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  • Lil' Scratch Kitty Earrings
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  • Lil' Scratch Fido Large Pendant
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  • Lil' Scratch Lovebird Earrings
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  • Cat Fish Necklace
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  • Reigning Cats and Dogs Earrings
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  • Chilly Dog Pin
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  • Dog Bone Necklace
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  • Dog Bone Earrings
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  • Watchdog Earrings
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  • Crabby Earrings
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  • Seahorse Pin
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  • Seahorse Earrings
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  • Tulips Necklace
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  • Bloom Earrings
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  • Wise Owl Pin
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  • Sitting Duck Earrings
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  • Fast Food Earrings
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  • Flower Bird Earrings
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  • Boxcar Bee Earrings
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  • Bee Line Necklace
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  • Bee Line Earrings
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  • Wing Nut Pin
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  • Ladybug Umbrella Earrings
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