Cole Gallery artist reunited with her stolen jewelry

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An example of the recovered jewelry.

It’s a happy ending for the Cole Gallery artist whose jewelry was stolen from her car in Seattle earlier this month. Jennifer Phillips told My Edmonds News late Monday night that the pieces were recovered by workers at a South Seattle studio for aspiring artists.

We reported on Aug. 16 that 170 pieces of that artwork – miniature oil paintings painstakingly created on Scrabble game pieces during a two-month period to be sold as jewelry – was stolen from her Jeep Wranger while it was parked in Seattle Aug. 12.

Phillips, whose work is well know to Edmonds arts patrons, placed the value of the stolen items at over $7,000. She had been scheduled to show the pieces at the Art in the Pearl show in Portland on Labor Day weekend. Now, the show will go on.

Workers at the MIH Studio in Rainier Valley found the jewelry in a box at a bus stop right outside their doors, and remembered seeing a report of the missing jewelry on the television news. They returned the work to Phillips on Monday.

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