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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, NMĀ 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 wasĀ an incredible honor and it was a privilege to select the winners in each of the eight categories!

Kaminer has orderedĀ metalsĀ 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, visitĀ http://www.saulbellaward.com/

https://www.riogrande.com/

Large Hoop Earrings

Kaminer Haislip’s handcrafted, original large hoop earrings areĀ 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 largeĀ Hammered Hoop Earrings off this website in the onlineĀ 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!

New Reef Vase Series & Jewelry Collection – April 2016

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I am thrilled to announce the launch of my Reef Vase Series and Reef Jewelry Series! Ā The two Reef series were inspired by marine life seen on my scuba diving adventures throughout the years. The designs were developed based on the inspiration images shown above in the first picture. The beauty of marine life has always drawn me to explore it closer and in doing so I was moved to develop a series based on the gorgeous, natural textures of the reef. I had struggled over the appropriate form to highlight all the elementsĀ I love so much, so instead of choosing one I went in two directions with the same idea!

Each one of a kind vase was raised from a flat sheet of copper by hammering it numerous times over a cast iron form until it reached the desired height. It is a very time consuming and labor intensive process that requires a lot of skill. Each vessel has an undulating top edge that was inspired by organic sea forms. Ā View the three first pieces in the series atĀ http://www.kaminerhaislip.com/product-category/home/.

For the jewelry collection, I utilized the traditional silversmithing technique of fold forming to create the stunning variety of textures within the silver earrings and pendants. Each component was folded over with a mallet and then hammered either on the edge or the spine with a metal hammer to mimic the textures found in the reef. The copper prototypes for the final silver pieces can be seen above in the first picture. Ā The shiny, polished exterior and matte interior create contrast that highlights the forms beautifully! Ā See for yourself atĀ http://www.kaminerhaislip.com/product-category/jewelry/!

Be sure to check out additional images on my website Gallery page and Handcrafted Design page!

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.

New Online Shop!

Greetings! Ā I am very excited to announce the addition of an online Shop to my website, in which my work can be purchased directly! Ā It includes the four categories of Home, Jewelry, Baby, and Holiday. Ā Each category will have new items added to it regularly, so please check it frequently!

Additionally, my new online Shop includes a fantastic Wishlist feature that allows you to build your own gift registry for wedding, baby, birthday, anniversary, or simply to keep a record of items you would love to own! Ā You can set up an account that has Privacy options, so you can choose to share your list or not.

VisitĀ http://www.kaminerhaislip.com/shop/Ā to start shopping now!

Please feel free to contact me directly with any inquiries into Portfolio objects not posted on the Shop page as well as inquiries into custom commission pieces.

Thank you for your interest! Ā Kaminer

Custom Commissions

Kaminer Haislip offers a wide variety of custom commission services for unique jewelry and objects in silver, yellow gold, and white gold. Ā Some items include, but are not limited to, custom wedding bands, wedding gifts, baby gifts, cufflinks, ceremonial silver, Ecclesiastic silver, commemorative silver, Christmas ornaments, and special jewelry pieces.

To view her Commission Policy visitĀ http://www.kaminerhaislip.com/commissions/commission-policy/Ā and contact her directly for inquiries.

Kaminer designs and hand crafts all of her jewelry and objects in her downtown Charleston, SC studio.

 

 

Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York has an array of Kaminer Haislip’s sterling silver jewelry and functional objects available for purchase in their museum gallery store.Ā  Visit the museum to view her work as well as the interesting exhibitions on display featuring a wide variety of topics based on the city.Ā  The Museum is located at 1220 Fifth Avenue in New York City.

http://www.mcny.org/

EYES IN Magazine Feature May 2012

EYES IN Magazine, a magazine about the world’s innovative creators and their masterpieces, spotlights innovation in fields of architecture, art, beauty, books, culinary arts, culture, design, film, finance, fashion, health, music, photography, real estate, science and travel. They deliver a state-of-the-art visual experience into the minds and works of the most stunning creators. May 10, 2012 they featured Kaminer Haislip’s silver creations on their website in an article titled “Shaping Silver: Kaminer Haislip”.Ā  To read the article and view the images visitĀ http://www.eyesin.com/design/2012/shaping-silver-kaminer-haislip/.

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