Wednesday, September 19, 2012

KATHLEEN BAIRD

Sterling Silver Flower Stacking Rings
Standing at over 400 feet, the London Eye Ferris Wheel is one of the tallest in the world.

Standing on the banks of the River Thames and sandwiched between the Westminster and Hungerford bridges, the 13-year-old structure is visited by over 3 million people a year.  England is also home to Kathleen Baird.

Baird’s sterling silver jewelry is a fine example that presentation is everything when it comes to simplicity of design.

Adding pop to minimalist drop earrings or silver pendants doesn’t necessarily have to be the color or cut of a gemstone but bringing life to precious metal through manipulation of form and texture.

“In 2000 I studied Fine Art at the University of Ulster in Belfast, Ireland but it was not until 2005 that I got involved in making and designing jewelry.

I worked with Irish designer Pamela Wilson in Ireland; Marcos Davidson who is from Australia; and Gill Galloway-Whitehead in England.  I wanted to develop and improve my skills,” says the winner of the Goldsmith's Craft & Design Silver Award.

Sterling Silver Oval Necklace
with Gold Plated Finish
Baird plays up the malleability of sterling silver metal with concaves, subtle curvatures, floral patterns and accents of oxidation.  The matte, brushed finishes of white or blackened metal adds to its tactility.

Her Flower, Overlap and Oval collections that feature silver stacking rings, silver stud earrings, and bangle bracelets are a virtual exploration of sinuous form.  I like that she has the confidence to forego bling and let her hard earned silversmithing prowess take center stage.
Sterling Silver Overlap Bangle Bracelet

“My work is often inspired by the shapes and forms found in nature.  I am interested in creating a 'visual rhythm’ by the repetition of the unit and/or the use of a line.

Ideas arise and are developed as I am manipulating the metal experimenting with textures, composition and shapes.”

6 comments:

toom smith said...

What a fabulous collection! I have been unable to find the beautiful and ethnic Sterling Silver collection.
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Carlotta said...

Thank you for commenting. I hope you continue visiting.

Amber Jewelry said...

Nice collection and would like to say thanks for beautiful designs. I have recently used different kinds of designs but you have also nice collection.

Angela Alvin said...

What a fabulous collection! I have been unable to find the beautiful and ethnic Sterling Silver collection.
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Matt Cutts said...

This bracelet is looking very beautiful and I want it to buy for my wife because his birthday is coming. Please tell me its price.

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Joryel Vera said...

Silver is made of a soft white and brilliant metallic luster that has been valued as a precious metal for most of the jewelry enthusiast. Necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings anklets, brooches and watches are mostly made of sterling silver. Silver Jewelries are the perfect jewelry to complement with any occasion.

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