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Top 5 Ways To Get Your Holiday Spirit Back

I’ve had a difficult time getting into the holiday spirit because for the last 18 years, I’ve spent most of the holiday seasons traveling from city to city attending and working art shows while staying in chain hotels. I was forced to listen to Christmas music 12 hours a day – day after day – […]

The Secret to Doing What You Love

Back in my little red studio in North Carolina. Everywhere I look, there is the greatest beauty. Yes, even in December – where winter has decided to delay itself a bit longer and grant us with an amazing 65 degree sunny day today and tomorrow! I have been feeling so fortunate in the last week […]

Best Jewelry of 2013: A Sparkling List of Handmade Achievement

By Claire Thomas – guest blogger I highly doubt anybody appreciates handmade jewelry and the artists behind this list more than I do. As an amateur jewelry maker I know the struggles of making goals to sell my jewelry, creating cohesive collections and finding better ways of doing things. Discovery of fellow handmade jewelers that […]

Texture for Canvas

Recently, I’ve been prepping for a show and thought I would share some of the process I do when it comes to my paintings. This is one of a series of landscapes I’ve been making.  Lot’s of heavy texture and colors.  Each piece is painted with acrylics on either canvas board or 1.5 inch wide […]

Vintage Silver Necklace with Hollywood Starlet photograph

I’ve been using anything I can find lately to make some of my new pieces.  One of the things I love is old vintage photographs or images that spark my imagination.  I also love movies.  It’s one of my ‘other’ favorite things in the world.  So it’s only natural that I would be using more […]

Best Summer Hair Styles and Updo’s

Summer time is not the time that you want to be doing “too” much with your hair.  Or over thinking about it.  It’s time to hit the beach or outdoors with ease, but still look great and stunning! For over 20 years now, I’ve been making hair accessories.  And over this time, I’ve had people […]

Jewelry In Spanish

Having grown up only minutes from the US and Mexico boarder, I’ve had a life long fascination with the exotic and colorful country of Mexico.  The food, the people, the art, and of course, the language. I’ve created many pieces – with more to come – of my jewelry and shrine work with Spanish word […]

What is the Value of Art and what is Art Worth

I’ve come to realize that the 2 hardest things for an artist to do is to: 1. Promote and sell their own work 2. Decide what the true value of their art is worth. This has been troubling for me for most of my life as well as many of my artist friends. We have […]

Jewelry Designer Jaime Byrd is back in the Studio!

If you’ve been collecting Byrd Designs jewelry and hair accessories for the last 20 years, you’ll be happy to know that I’m back at the designing bench creating some amazing new artisan pieces of work. Some of you already know that I’ve been involved with painting, sculpture, pottery, travel, and mixed media art assemblage for […]