Artist Statement

I am enthralled with the tension between organic, lyrical elements such as textured silver and irregular shapes in opposition with control and refinement.  I work primarily in Argentium™️ Sterling Silver (a tarnish-resistant Sterling alloy) with 18k gold accents (in the form of pure 18k gold or 18k gold/Sterling bi-metal).

I fabricate each piece from sheet and wire, employing traditional metalsmithing techniques such as sawing, hammering, and soldering to construct her jewelry. I use lab-grown gemstones where possible to reduce impact on the earth (lab-grown gemstones are chemically, optically and physically identical to earth-mined gemstones, but created in a lab rather than excavated).

Please contact the artist for more information!

Email
kaia@jewelrybykaia.com
Website
http://www.jewelrybykaia.com