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The 2019 Wagon Masters Award for Christine (Lady Bee) Kristen

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Wagon Masters Award for Christine (Lady Bee) Kristen, 2019 by Paul Delathauwer.

Commissioned by Ty Eckley for the Wagon Masters Award. A prestigious hand crafted award is bestowed upon those who have dedicated outstanding service to the Burning Man community.

The award embodies all that Lady Bee is, she is our Champion and our Queen of the Burning Man Jewlery community. There are a total of 25 gemstones, each marking and celebrating the 25 years her attending the Burn. The body of the pendant is cast in Sterling Silver 925 with 18k Gold Plate and transitions to a gold and white ribbon necklace. The centerpiece stone, a beautiful, nearly flawless 10.89k Regal Radiant Citrine Gemstone cut by John Dyer is surrounded by 20 White Topaz .16tw gems. The 2 Minoan Honey Bees eyes (date to c.1800 BC.) have set with 2 Pink-Red Sapphire .044tw. Jewlery Box is custom made in American Black Walnut and lined with Crushed Royal Purple Velvet. There is a secret compartment hiding a dedication plaque and description of the materials it is made of. Finally a Red Topaz is set on back for Protection, Good luck and Health.

Christine (Lady Bee) Kristen is Burning Man’s chief Archivist and Art Collection Manager.

Paul Delathauwer’s work is featured in several museums including the 2018 exhibit No Spectators at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C. He designs original art for Burning Man including installations, pendants, pins, patches and awards.

1 review for The 2019 Wagon Masters Award for Christine (Lady Bee) Kristen

  1. Ladybee

    I’m so grateful to Ty and Paul for this generous and lovely gift; i could hardly believe it when they presented it to me at the 2019 Maker Reception in Black Rock City. I have a 26 year collection of playa jewelry and wrote the book, Jewelry of Burning Man with Karen Christians and photographer George Post. I’ve been working for the Man since 1999, and am currently the Archivist; I manage six archives including Material Culture – playa jewelry, patches, stickers, etc. Learn all about our archives work here:

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