DAR American Heritage Award – April 2017


charleston rice spoon

Charleston Rice Spoon honored with DAR American Heritage Award

I am so incredibly excited to announce my sterling silver Flight of Fancy Charleston Rice Spoon was awarded third place in Crafts: Jewelry and Metalwork category for the Daughters of the American Revolution American Heritage Contest! It is such an honor and privilege to receive this award for my artwork and family heritage.

DAR is an outstanding organization I am extremely proud to be a member of! For more information on DAR and their dedication to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children please visit http://www.dar.org/.

Heirloom Silver Baby Gifts

silver baby rattle

silver baby gifts

It is a time honored tradition to give sterling silver baby gifts for a baby shower, christening, or to celebrate the birth of a new baby.  A handcrafted sterling silver baby cup, baby spoon, or baby rattle is a special gift that will be treasured for life and passed down through generations as a family heirloom.

To purchase a wide variety of heritage silver baby gifts by designer and silversmith Kaminer Haislip, visit http://www.kaminerhaislip.com/silver-art-jewelry/baby/.  All items are handcrafted by Kaminer in her Charleston, SC studio. Custom designs can be created and most products can be personalized with gorgeous hand engraving. 

Free gift wrapping in precious baby wrapping paper with a cute baby gift card is also available. Simply include in the comment box when you check out of the online Shop what you would like the card to say. Shipping directly to the gift recipient is also an option! 

Rio Grande Saul Bell Design Award Judge – February 2017


Rio Grande, one of the largest jewelry tool and metal suppliers in the United States, invited Kaminer Haislip to be one of five judges for its annual Saul Bell Design Award. Kaminer traveled to Albuquerque, NM where Rio Grande is located to join the other distinguished professionals in the Jewelry and Metals field to judge the prestigious award in February. The invitation from Rio Grande was an incredible honor and it was a privilege to select the winners in each of the eight categories!

Kaminer has ordered metals and tools from Rio Grande for almost twenty years and it was a special treat to tour their outstanding facility and see where all the magic happens!

For additional information on the award and judges, visit http://www.saulbellaward.com/


Large Hoop Earrings

Kaminer Haislip’s handcrafted, original large hoop earrings are one of her most popular jewelry designs! They are extremely versatile for a wide variety of stylish looks and go day to night easily. The hammered hoop earring looks heavy, but is in fact very light. Kaminer creates volume to the large hoop by hammering sheet silver, which thins it out and makes it visually large, but not heavy in weight. These stunning large hoop earrings can be ordered in silver (pictured above) and yellow gold (pictured below).

You can order directly Kaminer’s silver large Hammered Hoop Earrings off this website in the online Shop at the following link. To custom order the large hoop earrings in yellow gold, contact us at info@kaminerhaislip.com for pricing and details.

These Hammered Hoop Earrings also come in a small size too! Check out the small hoop earrings at the link below!

Luxury Simplified Lecture – November 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 contemporary silversmith Kaminer Haislip and curator and historian Brandy Culp presented “A Sterling Opportunity” at Luxury Simplified’s headquarters The Peter Bocquet House located at 95 Broad Street in historic downtown Charleston, SC. The informative and fun event was hosted by Holly Roberson, Heyward Hamilton, and Luxury Simplified. Brandy discussed the history of 18th and 19th century silver and Kaminer shared her contemporary silver designs with the guests. It was a lively and interesting lecture and the attendees had really great questions. The guests’ enthusiasm was much appreciated and it was a wonderful collaboration!

Many thanks to Holly Roberson, Heyward Hamilton, and Luxury Simplified for hosting the event at Luxury Simplified’s stunning location!


Winthrop University Lecture + Exhibition – 2017


Kaminer Haislip, a BFA Jewelry/Metals and MFA Silversmithing alumni from Winthrop University, gave a lecture about her career as a designer silversmith on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the college’s Rutledge Building.  She had an enthusiastic audience and was honored to be invited to speak at her college!  Earlier in the day she visited the intermediate and advanced Jewelry/Metals class and did a Q&A session with the wonderful group of students.  Additionally, she was invited by Winthrop’s First Lady Laura Mahony to the President’s House for a private tour, which was a special treat.

Kaminer Haislip’s handcrafted sterling silver and purple heart coffeepot and sterling silver cream and sugar set will be included in the Winthrop University Jewelry/Metals Department Exhibition Unconventional Departures.  Themed on the past – present – and future of the WU Jewelry/Metals program, this exhibition will feature a curated collection of artworks created by current students in the Jewelry/Metals program, a collection of current work and research from BFA students, and a selection of works from Winthrop alumni.

The show will be on display in the Lewandowski Student Gallery in McLaurin Hall from February 21-March 4, 2017. The closing reception is Friday, March 3 from 6pm-8pm and is open to the public. Kaminer will be in attendance at the closing reception and is really looking forward to it!


Night of 1000 Lights – December 2016


The Aiken Downtown Development Association has organized the Night of 1000 Lights in historic downtown Aiken, SC.  The event will be held on Thursday, December 8 from 6-8pm.  Sponsoring businesses will stay open late, thousands of gorgeous luminaries will line the streets of downtown Aiken, and there will be wide variety of fun holiday activities taking place!

During the event, Kaminer Haislip will be exhibiting for sale her hand crafted silver jewelry and objects at her family’s business, True Value Hardware and Appliance, located at 121 Laurens Street.  Stop by True Value to see her work and enjoy light refreshments!




Sip, Shop + Share Event at Principle Gallery – December 2016



Renaissance Women of Charleston is hosting a Sip, Shop + Share Event at Principle Gallery in downtown Charleston on Saturday, December 3 from 11am-1:30pm. This special event will benefit the local Lowcountry Youth Ballet Company.

Throughout the event and benefit luncheon, Kaminer Haislip will have on display for sale her contemporary silver objects and jewelry.

Principle Gallery is located at 125 Meeting Street. For additional information about the event or to purchase tickets, contact Principle Gallery directly at http://www.principlegallery.com/charleston

Silver Showing with The Charleston Silver Lady – November 2016

Dawn Corley, also known as The Charleston Silver Lady, is an antiques historian and expert on silver. She will have a special showing of Kaminer Haislip’s contemporary silver objects and jewelry at her Lexington, SC location on Thursday, November 17, 2016. The event will take place from 4pm-7pm that day.

In addition to Kaminer’s work, she will have on display antique objects and silver pieces from her own private collection.

The event will be hosted at 212 East Main Street, Lexington, SC 29072. Please use the side door as a private entrance. Parking is available for guests in a parking garage across the street as well as at a BB&T bank next door.

Studio Visit from the Duke of Devonshire, England – October 2016


Friday, October 7, 2016 the Duke of Devonshire, England visited Kaminer Haislip in her silversmithing studio in downtown Charleston, SC.  He was visiting Charleston for the Charleston Heritage Symposium presented by The Preservation Society of Charleston, which was postponed due to hurricane Matthew.

Visit http://www.charlestonheritagesymposium.org for information on the symposium and the future date.

Kaminer would like to thank Courtenay Daniels, Chair of the Charleston Heritage Symposium, for organizing the lovely visit.  Kaminer also thanks the Duke of Devonshire immensely for taking the time to visit her studio and view her silversmithing designs.  It was a pleasure to host him and she thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to meet such a wonderful person.  It was an incredible career highlight!