Cinco de Mom-o Fundraiser Event
I am excited to participate in the Cinco de Mom-o fundraiser for the non-profit Florence Crittenton Programs on Thursday, May 5! This festive event will take place at Under the Almond Trees, located at 190 King Street in downtown Charleston, SC, from 4-8pm. There will be a food truck, raffle drawings, a silent auction, and local vendors such as myself.
I will have a selection of my silver jewelry, baby gift items, and functional home objects displayed for sale. A percentage of my proceeds will be donated to help this wonderful organization with their programs.
Located in downtown Charleston, Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina has been serving the state of South Carolina since 1897. Their mission is to provide hope, safety and opportunity to young women in order to instill self-worth and self-sufficiency. They value the right of every pregnant young woman to obtain the education, skills, and support needed to have a healthy start in life – for both herself and her child.
To learn more about this important non-profit and their mission, visit https://www.florencecrittentonsc.org/
Daughters of the American Revolution – American Heritage Award
Memorial Continental Hall silver pendant by Kaminer Haislip
I am so incredibly proud to announce I have been honored by the Daughters of the American Revolution with a prestigious award for the annual American Heritage Competition. My sterling silver pendant Memorial Continental Hall was awarded the American Heritage Award for Crafts, First Place in the Jewelry category! It is such an honor and privilege to receive this prominent award for my artwork. The theme this year was Rise, and Shine Your Light on Our House Beautiful, which refers to DAR’s National Headquarters in Washington, DC.
DAR Memorial Continental Hall in Washington, DC
My submission to the 2022 American Heritage Competition was a sterling silver pendant inspired by the gorgeous building in the striking image above. The National Historic Landmark was built in 1905 and designed by the architect Edward Pearce Casey, designer of the interior of the Library of Congress. The building is in the beaux-arts classical revival style, which harmonized with the other structures developed in the area at that time.
Memorial Continental Hall silver pendant by Kaminer Haislip
The façade of Memorial Continental Hall was my focal point for the 1” diameter pendant and I used images found online as my visual guide.
Hand drawn etching process on silver sheet
The building design was hand drawn onto sterling silver sheet and then etched with an acid technique to create the textured lines. Once the design was etched, I cut out the round shape with a piercing saw and soldered a round silver frame onto it. The frame was hand filed and sanded flush with the etched piece of silver to give the illusion it is one piece. I then soldered the bail at the top for the chain to go through. Once all of the silver pieces had been fabricated, I sanded and polished it to a high shine, mirror finish.
Back of Memorial Continental Hall silver pendant by Kaminer Haislip
Through both of these awards and my involvement in DAR, an exceptional national non-profit organization and genealogical society, I strive to honor my American Revolution patriots and family heritage. For more information on DAR and our dedication to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children please visit http://www.dar.org/.
Helena Fox Fine Art – Charleston, SC
Helena Fox Fine Art represents my handcrafted silver designs and regularly carries a curated selection of my silver hollowware, flatware, home objects, and jewelry in their stunning historic, downtown Charleston art gallery.
They are hosting a special Valentine’s Day event featuring my artwork on Saturday, February 12 from 12pm-4pm.
This Valentine’s Day mini trunk show will feature my original jewelry designs and silver home objects, so you are certain to find something sweet for the love in your life.
This show is part of the inaugural Exchange District shopping event, which includes Meeting Street to East Bay Street and Tradd Street to Queen Street in historic downtown Charleston. The Old Exchange Building and Provost Dungeon sits at the end of Broad Street and is the focal point of the Exchange District. There are many locally owned retail shops, galleries, and restaurants within these boundaries, so this new district and event will highlight these fabulous businesses.
A fun Valentine’s Bingo game will be part of the event and enhance the shopping experience (see below for details). I hope to see you there!
Helena Fox Fine Art
106A Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Silver Showing with The Charleston Silver Lady – Lexington, SC
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, South Carolina location on Wednesday, December 8 from 4:30pm-6:30pm. 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.
This fun holiday shopping event will be very shiny and bright!
Quail Forever Benefit Event – Monday, November 22, 2021
I am very excited to participate in this Lowcountry holiday market and benefit event for Quail Forever co-hosted by the Charleston Mercury! I will have my silver jewelry, functional home objects, and Christmas ornaments displayed for sale.
The event will be held Monday, November 22 at the Boone Hall Cotton Dock in Mt. Pleasant, SC from 4-9pm and the details are above. I hope to see you at this festive, Southern event!