About

Bio

Chelsea E. Bird is a jeweler and textile artist working out of her independent studio in Pawtucket, RI. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2006 with a double BFA in Artisanry, focusing both on Jewelry/Metals, and Textile Design/Fiber Arts.

Chelsea’s jewelry designs are inspired by forms in nature and influenced by her background in pattern design. Her love of color and contrasting textures features predominately in her work. Her pieces are primarily  Sterling silver, which is formed and textured using chasing and repousse, dapping, and hydraulic press forming. Color is added to her work using glass enamel and silk fabric set into the silver. Her delicate and modern designs are light and pleasing to wear. The small splashes of color and sparkle, compliment anything from casual chic to eveningwear.

 

 

 


 

Jewelry Care

All of my jewelry is made with solid Sterling silver, which will tarnish over time. To slow this process, wash jewelry every so often with mild soap and water, and store in a box or bag. If you do need to remove tarnish on bright silver and enameled pieces, a dip silver cleaner works best to preserve the finish of the silver. The enamel will not be harmed by silver cleaning chemicals. 

If the silver is darkened with a patina it should not need cleaning, though a polishing cloth can be used on raised surfaces.

For jewelry containing fabric, wash using only mild soap and water. Let the piece dry for a day before returning it to a box or bag. Do not use a chemical cleaner.

I will be happy to clean and refinish worn pieces of my jewelry, please contact my studio.


 

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