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50th Wedding Anniversary Gift Commission

50th Wedding Anniversary Gift Commission – Custom Jewelry Collection

Recently I had the pleasure of working with a gentleman on a custom jewelry collection as a 50th wedding anniversary gift for his wife. The traditional gift to commemorate a 50th wedding anniversary is gold, so this jewelry collection consisting of a cuff bracelet, pendant necklace, and set of post earrings was made from 14k yellow gold. The concept  for the Interlocking Jewelry Collection was inspired by two wedding bands interlocking and overlapping with open space between the two rings. The shape of the gold wire is a slight half round shape that I formed to look like their gold wedding bands.

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In addition to hand drawn renderings, I also created prototypes to work out the forms in copper wire before moving on to the precious metal gold. I emailed my client the drawings and prototypes and we worked together closely over the course of several months to develop this exclusive collection for his special wife. The amount of thought and detail he put into it was very sweet and I thoroughly enjoyed working with him to develop this unique jewelry collection!

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For more examples of my custom commission projects and how to commission me to create a custom design for you, please visit my website Commission page.

Corporate Gift Commissions

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Corporate Gift Commissions

Kaminer Haislip offers services for corporate gift commissions that include custom designed jewelry and silver products. A recent custom corporate gift that is featured on this post was commissioned for a company retreat held at the resort Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, SC.

Kaminer was inspired by the shape of a Lowcountry oyster shell and designed these silver Oyster Earrings and Oyster Dish specially for the group in attendance. The ladies were given the silver earrings and the men the silver dish as the company retreat gift.

Additional previous corporate gift commissions include silver condiment spoons for the ladies and silver bar or cocktail spoons for the men, custom designed Christmas ornaments, and cufflinks.

Visit the Commission page on this website to find out how to commission Kaminer to design and create a unique gift for your company or corporation!

 

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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!

Bella Magazine – December 2016

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Lilac Cufflinks for Hamish Bowles, International Editor at Large for Vogue Magazine

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As the International Editor at Large for Vogue, Hamish Bowles is recognized as one of the most respected authorities on the worlds of fashion and interior design. With one of the largest private collections of vintage clothing in the world, this dapper, globetrotting style icon has made a name for himself as a fashion historian.

Friday, March 13, 2015 he was the guest lecturer at the Gibbes Museum of Art spring luncheon.  The Gibbes invited me to design and make a special gift for him, which were the silver Lilac Cufflinks pictured above.  I was inspired by his passion for the color lilac and designed the cufflinks based on the flower.  The other image is of him showing them off to the ladies at the luncheon.  It was quite an honor to create something unique for such a renowned fashion figure!

Charleston Mercury – May 2014

Charleston Mercury: Art & Culture

Creative Women Who Design Successful Business Niches in Charleston

By Baron Christopher Hanson


Kaminer Haislip
Something more authentically charming is emerging from within Charleston‚Äôs creative manufacturing circles: Women-owned businesses thriving regionally and nationally based on their advanced style, fine art, distinctive production methods ‚Äď‚Äď and smarter work.

From jewelry to painting, from mapmaking and metalwork, here are four leading Lowcountry ladies explaining how and why they, and perhaps so many other entrepreneurs, are building their creative companies here in the Holy City.

Our discussions and insights included each of their backgrounds, what it’s like to design or produce something often by-hand, and what challenges they might face as businesswomen and mothers.

What I immediately discovered is that each of these ladies has a deep passion for what they do, including a relevant education backing up their vocations and values. Unlike other cities, Charleston seems to offer them the work-life balance they need.

Kaminer Haislip Designer + Silversmith

Address: Redux Contemporary Art Center, Saint Philip Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Hometown:
 Aiken, SC
Education:
 Winthrop University, BFA Jewelry and Metals, MFA Silversmithing
Website:
 http://www.KaminerHaislip.com/

Kaminer is a contemporary silversmith who designs and handcrafts work in a downtown Charleston, SC studio. Her work includes functional objects, jewelry, and custom commission pieces in silver and gold.

Nine years ago, Kaminer graduated from her MFA program. Since, she has worked steadily to build her small jewelry and silversmithing business, albeit with some challenges.

‚ÄúThe most challenging aspect of my work has been creating and building a¬†business¬†out of it. Both of my art degrees taught me everything about being a creative and individual thinker, but the business side of it I had to figure out all on my own along the way. Many hard lessons have been learned about pricing, expenses, invoices, accounting, and marketing.‚ÄĚ

How did you get your business off the ground?

“I set up my studio at Redux Contemporary Art Center, which has happened over time due to the enormous expense of equipment. Slowly I have purchased and acquired various, necessary tools and machines to create my work.

What mentors have impacted your business?

“I am fortunate to have found such an incredible mentor in my professor Alf Ward, and I have had unwavering support from my family and husband Matt.

How have you grown your business beyond Charleston?

‚ÄúBy pursuing different locations and types of exhibitions, my work has been exposed to a much wider audience outside of Charleston, and outside the Southeast.‚ÄĚ

Her silver and gold works have been displayed in museums, galleries, art centers, competitions, and trade shows in 14 different states, and internationally in three countries. On April 29, 2014 she received the Samuel Gaillard Stoney Craftsmanship Award from Historic Charleston Foundation.

Kaminer sincerely loves what she does, despite the obstacles. She is also very passionate about advocating for hand-made craftsmanship, because the passion for handcrafted objects is also becoming rare.

‚ÄúFor me, it has always been about designing and making objects that will far outlast me. It is incredibly rewarding to draw something from your imagination on a piece of paper and then realize it three dimensionally¬†utilizing similar techniques that have been used for centuries.‚ÄĚ

Baron Christopher Hanson is the principal of RedBaron Advisors, a growth strategy, communication design, and PR firm, based in Charleston, South Carolina, serving clients from Washington DC to Palm Beach, Florida. Baron can be reached via (843) 641-0331, or via RedBaronUSA.com.

The entire article can be viewed at http://www.charlestonmercury.com/index.php/en/art-and-culture/271-creative-women-who-design-successful-niches-in-charleston.

New Calla Lily Series

CL2My latest silver jewelry series was based on the Calla Lily flower, which was one of the flowers I selected for my wedding decor.  Recently Lynn Butler of Little Blue Dish did a feature on my wedding and while going through images to provide her with, I was inspired by the gorgeous shape and curve of the flower.  The first three pieces include earrings and two pendants.  View the series in my Portfolio or purchase directly from my online store!

http://www.kaminerhaislip.com/product-category/jewelry/

 

Gift Ideas for Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

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Kaminer Haislip can create custom Bridesmaids and Groomsmen gifts for your wedding!

Some ideas for Bridesmaids include jewelry to coordinate with their bridesmaids dresses for the big day, custom earrings or a pendant with the design based the wedding decor flowers or theme (see Mum Earring picture above), a small silver vanity dish to hold jewelry and other items, a silver bud vase, silver mirror, and silver Mint Julep Cup or beaker.

Some ideas for Groomsmen include custom cufflinks with the design based on their initials (see Q Cufflink picture above), cufflinks that relate to the wedding theme or style, tie pin or clip, silver money clip, a silver and wood wine coaster, and a silver beer stein or beaker.

Don’t forget Mom and Dad! The gift ideas above could apply to them as well or something unique could be created to thank them for their love and support.

All objects can be personalized with engraving to remind your special friends and family of your wonderful day!

Contact Kaminer Haislip directly for all inquiries.

Little Blue Dish – June 2013

 

 

 

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Lynn Butler, independent stylist and designer who was formerly a Senior Style Editor for Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine, interviewed Kaminer Haislip about her Charleston, SC wedding in September 2008 to Matthew Quinn.  The complimentary feature is posted on her blog Little Blue Dish.  To read the full feature, click on the link below.

 

http://littlebluedish.com/blog/an-elegant-southern-wedding-kaminer-haislip-to-matthew-quinn-charleston-south-carolina/

 

Check out Lynn’s website¬†http://www.littlebluedish.com¬†for not only her blog that also includes design and wedding ideas, but also for a gorgeous array of home products!

 

Clean & Proper – December 2012

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Sarah Jane Dunaway, the writer and creator behind Clean & Proper, mentioned Kaminer Haislip’s work on the website. ¬†She recommended her silver coffeepot on her post The Holidays: For Him and her silver vase on The Holidays: Hostess Gifts. ¬†Check out the details via the links below and also learn more about her lifestyle and etiquette company!

http://www.cleanandproper.com/the-holidays-for-him/

http://www.cleanandproper.com/the-holidays-hostess-gifts/

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