Runner Up - Exhibiting Artist

The Secret of the Old Clock

Cooper, brass, sterling, CZ, Nancy Drew book, and watch

3.5 x 2 x 1 inches

Photographed by artist

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Capturing Curiosity: The Secret of the Old Clock
What every girl should long to be… this clever and capable girl, who was not one to gossip, possessed the ability to be bold and brave while helping people who were in trouble. Nancy Drew has inspired many generations and filled many heads with dreams of solving mysteries or discovering hidden clues. The spirit of confidence and curiosity are the treasure that is contained in the pages of the Nancy Drew series. This brooch celebrates the detectives in all of us. From the backside a panel opens up to expose the spine of the first book of the series with a stone setting where the magnifying glass should be, and if you pull up on the top portion and rotate it, you will gain access to the imperative illumination (flashlight) contained within.


Becky McDonah heads up the Fine Art Metals Area at Millersville University in Pennsylvania and currently serves on the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Board of Directors. Becky received her MFA from Arizona State University and BA from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. She has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions, and has lectured and presented workshops across the country. Her work has been published in CAST, Metalsmith magazine, Humor in Craft, Mixed Metal, Jewelry Workshop, and 500 Metal Vessels.