Handcrafted Vintage-Inspired Jewelry
Since 1991, Jaime Byrd, an award-winning jewelry designer, has created hair ornaments and jewelry that are original in design. Many of her pieces are loosely based on vintage jewelry, and some designs are influenced by art over hundreds of years old. Jaime has maintained a fascination with the Victorian and Edwardian eras, and has used this love to guide her, while also infusing a contemporary look to her work.
Hand Painted Grapevine Bracelet
Jaime's hand painted flexible grapevine bracelet with Swarovski Austrian Crystals has tiny crystals on grapes to add special glitter and shine! This bracelet is adjustable up to 1 inch with an extender.
Brass and silver pieces are antiqued and polished resulting in an Old World finish. Many items are hand painted, and then sealed with a light coat of lacquer. Genuine Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls, and gemstones are added to create romantic and vintage-inspired pieces.
Hand Painted Flower Stem Necklace
This exquisite necklace from Byrd Designs is a perfect blend of beauty inspired by nature and the rich style of the Victorian era. Hand-painted flower stems, alight with sparkling crystals, lay in a graceful wreath about the neck.
Great pride is taken in the quality of all her work, and each piece is handcrafted in Jaime's studio, using only superior materials and workmanship.
Mini-chandelier Filigree Earrings
From the ornate filigree setting to the dancing row of Swarovski Austrian crystals, these mini-chandelier earrings are long on both style and character. Available in all Swarovski Austrian crystal colors, these earrings hang 2" from the ear, are hypoallergenic, nickel free, and are available in clip-ons.
Byrd Designs items have been seen in feature films and in fashion magazines including InStyle, Bride, Collector's Edition, and Upscale. Jaime has participated in art shows on the West Coast for many years before moving to North Carolina in 1999. You can now see her at various Art shows in southeastern US.
I am inspired by nature. There is no doubt, by looking at my designs, that I love the outdoors and gardens. I love flowers, butterflies, dragonflies, and fairies. Also, color is a huge inspiration for me. I am also a painter and therefore I often find myself combining and blending colors in jewelry in very much the same way I would in a landscape painting. Blending cool and warm colors can often bring together new and exciting pieces of jewelry that are unique and can be worn any time of year. I love that!
I was born and lived until I was 30 years old in Los Angeles, California. I went to school and studied Fine Arts and music at California State University of Los Angeles. When I left LA, I moved to Arcata, in Northern California, where I started my current company, Byrd Designs. I lived in Kauai, HI and then moved to Hood River, OR for 6 years. I finally settled in the beautiful western North Carolina mountains near Asheville where I currently live in the woods with my husband and our blind blue heeler dog, Lyle.