Jess Bischoff

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    Pendant in sterling and 24k gold
    Jess Bischoff Torus Pendant

    Jess Bischoff

    Precio habitual $330.00
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    Large Core Sample Torus Pendant in sterling silver and 24k yellow gold plating. 

    A complement to 'Core Sample Torus' rings that are also inspired by the rigidity of the tubular core sample formation, juxtaposed with the inherent organic nature of the rock and regolith.  Note the attention to detail in the deeply worked bail--the riveted link holding the pendant on the chain. 

    Torus: 5mm thickness; approx. 29mm outer diameter Chain: 18" sterling silver curb chain; 1.5mm wide

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    Torus rings

    Jess Bischoff

    Precio habitual $280.00
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    Core Sample Torus Ring in sterling silver with 24k yellow gold plating lining the crevasses and nugget. The ‘rock’ is placed into the cut-away portion to mimic a tension-set stone.  Each torus band is 5mm wide. 

    Please note each that made by hand, each one is slightly different.

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    Jess Bischoff
    Jess Bischoff

    Jess Bischoff

    Precio habitual $1,220.00
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    Sample Cache Brooch made from sterling silver, rust, stainless steel and 14k yellow gold using hand-fabricated techniques, oxidation, as well as 3D printing.

     Inspired by the sample collection tubes utilized as part of Perseverance rover's sample caching system, this brooch illustrates the idea of a lost or forgotten Martian sample tube, reinterpreted into a simplistic, deteriorating toroidal form. The tube appears open from the back, revealing some hints of the rock, regolith, and decay found within its encasement.

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    Jess Bischoff

    Jess Bischoff

    Precio habitual $440.00
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    Core Sample Hoop Earrings made from sterling silver and 14k yellow gold using wire lamination technique, one of a kind.

    Measures approx. 30 mm in diameter

    Related to her interest in Martian astrogeology, these earrings are part of the artist's 'Unearth' collection, and are inspired by specific research gathering processes associated with some of the more recent aspects of NASA's Mars Exploration Program: drilling and core sampling.

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    Jess Bischoff

    Jess Bischoff

    Precio habitual $380.00
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     Core Sample Pendant made from sterling silver and 14k yellow gold using wire lamination technique, which makes them one of a kind.

    Available on a 16" or 18" curb chain, pendant measures approx. 28 x 5 mm

    Related to her interest in Martian astrogeology, these pendants are part of the artist's 'Unearth' collection, and are inspired by specific research gathering processes associated with some of the more recent aspects of NASA's Mars Exploration Program: drilling and core sampling.

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    Jess Bischoff

    Jess Bischoff

    Precio habitual $280.00
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    Stink Bug Pin  brooch made from sterling silver and 24k yellow gold plating with embossing and etching techniques.

    Measures approx. 40 x 30 mm, pictured at the top right.

    The artist uses a combination of simple goldsmithing techniques (sawing, etching, embossing, forming, and texturing) to create a three-dimensional form from a flat sheet of material. Although many might consider these insects pests, they remind her of summers spent with her family in northern Ontario as a child, and to her, exist as iconic symbols of nostalgia and sentimentality.

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    Jess Bischoff

    Jess Bischoff

    Precio habitual $260.00
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    Stink Bug Pin sterling silver stink bug with embossing and etching techniques.

    Measures approx. 40 x 30 mm, pictured at the bottom left.

    The artist uses a combination of simple goldsmithing techniques (sawing, etching, embossing, forming, and texturing) to create a three-dimensional form from a flat sheet of material. Although many might consider these insects pests, they remind her of summers spent with her family in northern Ontario as a child, and to her, exist as iconic symbols of nostalgia and sentimentality.

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    Jess Bischoff

    Jess Bischoff

    Precio habitual $2,150.00
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    Unearth Choker made from sterling silver and 10k yellow gold

    15" in length

    Related to the artist's interest in Martian astrogeology, this chain is part of her'Unearth' collection, and is inspired by Martian rock & regolith, as well as specific research gathering processes associated with some of the more recent aspects of NASA's Mars Exploration Program: drilling and core sampling.

     

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    Bischoff Pendant
    Silver and 24k gold pendant

    Jess Bischoff

    Precio habitual $330.00
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    Small Core Sample Torus Pendant in sterling silver with 24k yellow gold plate lining the crevasses and nugget. Note the attention to detail in the deeply worked bail--the riveted link holding the pendant on the chain. 

    A complement to 'Core Sample Torus' rings that are also inspired by the rigidity of the tubular core sample formation, juxtaposed with the inherent organic nature of the rock and regolith.

    Torus: 5mm thickness; approx. 22mm outer diameter Chain: 18" sterling silver curb chain; 1.3mm wide.

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    14k gold nugget Torus ring

    Jess Bischoff

    Precio habitual $420.00
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    Core Sample Torus Ring in sterling silver and 24k yellow gold plating in the crevasses has a solid 14K yellow gold nugget. This ‘rock’ is placed into the cut-away portion to mimic a tension-set stone.  The torus band is 5mm wide, size 6

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    Stink Bug Broochin niobium, stainless steel and rubber  60mm x 45mm x 12mm  Each piece sold separately
    Jess Bischoff
    Jess Bischoff
    Jess Bischoff
    Jess Bischoff
    Jess Bischoff

    Jess Bischoff

    Precio habitual $360.00
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    Stink Bug Broochin niobium, stainless steel and rubber

    60mm x 45mm x 12mm

    Each piece sold separately 

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    Sample-Collection Drill Hole Brooch in sterling silver, 14K yellow gold and stainless steel  Approximately 65mm diameter x 13mm h
    Sample-Collection Drill Hole Brooch in sterling silver, 14K yellow gold and stainless steel  Approximately 65mm diameter x 13mm h
    Sample-Collection Drill Hole Brooch in sterling silver, 14K yellow gold and stainless steel  Approximately 65mm diameter x 13mm h

    Jess Bischoff

    Precio habitual $900.00
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    Sample-Collection Drill Hole Brooch in sterling silver, 14K yellow gold and stainless steel

    Approximately 65mm diameter x 13mm h

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    As a simple human being inhabiting Earth during the present Holocene epoch, I am fascinated by the extraordinary geological and mineralogical research being conducted as part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program. I am most intrigued by the mission’s ongoing successional installation of robotic rovers (more specifically, the most recent two: Curiosity and Perseverance), each rover having been tasked with gathering mass amounts of astrobiological data, including evidence concerning past habitable conditions as well as searching for preserved signs of ancient extraterrestrial life. As such, my present (and ongoing) body of thesis work is inspired by my interest in Martian astrogeology, and certain specific research-gathering processes associated with some of the more recent aspects of the mission: drilling, core-sampling, and sample caching. My collection focuses on the significance of these processes, and their importance in examining the mysterious rock and regolith of Mars.

    With regard to the ‘Stink Bug’ brooch(es), these pieces are the 5th and 6th iterations in a series of production prototypes, each created from a single piece of material which includes an integrated area for the catch and pin-stem. I have used a combination of simple goldsmithing techniques (sawing, embossing — using the hydraulic press — forming, and texturing) to create a three-dimensional form from a flat sheet of niobium. Although many might consider these insects ‘pests’, they remind me of summers spent with my family in Northern Ontario as a child, and exist (to me) as iconic symbols of nostalgia and sentimentality.