Since 1991, Jaime Byrd, a two time award winning jewelry designer, has created hair ornaments and jewelry that are original in idea as well as design. Many of her pieces are loosely based on old 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 for the past to guide her through her art while also combining a contemporary look to her work.
Brass and silver pieces are antiqued and polished resulting in an "old looking" finish. Many items are then hand painted, and then sealed with a light coat of lacquer. Genuine Swarovski Austrian crystals, freshwater pearls, and gemstones are put into settings and then added to create romantic and vintage inspired items. 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.
Byrd Designs items have been seen in feature films and in Fashion Magazines including InStyle, Bride, Collectors Edition, and Upscale.
Jaime has participated in and has been invited to do numerous 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 around the South and Eastern parts of the US.