Fashion Facets

Margaret Does Minnesota Minneapolis artist and jeweler Judith Kinghorn was chosen to supply a special gift for Lady Margaret Thatcher upon her visit to Minnesota. Governor Arne Carlson and his wife, who hosted Thatcher at the governor’s official residence, wanted an appropriate gift to honor her. There wasn’t time to comm1ission a specially made piece, but the Carlsons found among Kinghorn’s treasures a graceful brooch of sterling silver and 24k gold with a freshwater pearl. The brooch’s sweeping shape suggested a lily, with the pearl nestled at the nexus of two “leaves.” Kinghorn also was chosen as commemorative artist for the opening of the Weisman Museum, for which she designed a brooch of sterling silver and 18k gold in a stylized version of the building. She rarely sketches her ideas first, preferring to allow a design to spring from the process used in working with
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