Mignon Faget’s work at French Quarter museum
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Mignon Faget has told this story before. But it still makes her chuckle. “It’s true,” she said with a soft laugh. “I melted down the bonbon dishes.” It was back in 1970, when Faget was making a name for herself as a clothing designer. She had the idea to make a silver belt buckle in the shape of a sand dollar she’d found on a Gulf Coast beach. So she melted down some sterling …

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