Ex-tea-nction Party

Copper, sterling silver, brass, cubic zirconia, rubber dinosaur, and epoxy

2.75 x 3.5 x 0.5 inches

Photographed by artist

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For my Hidden Design Challenge I was thinking about a hidden garden. This hidden garden has a twist though. You wonder what is behind the keyhole. When you open the door, you see a T-Rex having his own personal Tea Party during events that will lead to his extinction or Ex-tea-nction. There is a comet heading toward his Tea Party and a volcano erupting in the distance. But T-Rex is being as calm as a dinosaur can be at his lonesome tea party. T-Rex drinks his tea alone as he is known for his extreme mood swings and violent outbursts.


Grace Marshall is a certified Jeweler and Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America.

Grace is an Army veteran with a B.A. in Industrial Design from Purdue University and a Graduate Jeweler/Gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

Grace Marshall has always had a passion for using her hands to create beautiful and functional designs. Making unique jewelry with precious metals and gemstones has been both a challenging and rewarding career choice.

For the last 4 years, Grace has been at the heart of forming a jeweler’s community in Indianapolis. Helping found the Indy Metalsmith group as Assistant Organizer, and as a Stutz Artist. She’s participated in conventions such as, Pop Con, Comic Con, and Inconjunciton. In 2016, Grace opened Urban Grace Fashions, a custom jewelry shop at the Stutz, located in downtown Indianapolis. Grace uses her limitless drive and creativity to make unique and inspiring designs for everyone’s wearable enjoyment.