Wednesday, 6 November 2013
Georgina Baker Jewellery was founded out of a need of mine to take cast-aside souvenirs and once precious things and turn them into wearable and functioning works of art and jewellery. It started with my graduate work from Auckland, New Zealand's Unitec in 2005, and was picked up by local fashion boutiques. After a big move to Canada in 2009, fashion stores here also began stocking it and my work and business have grown from there.
Two children, a house and a husband later it looks like I am very much Canada-based now (but don't remind my mother.)
My range includes cufflinks, earrings, bracelets and necklaces, all made from souvenir spoons, antique forks and spoons and semi-precious stones and gems. While many people work with vintage cutlery, I like to think mine are very different in that at first glance you would not know what they once were. Fork tines become dagger like, spoon bowls become canvases for sweet little hearts and knife blades become gothic adornments.
I do a lot of commission work out of people's family silver - hence the name of my largest collection, the Family Silver pieces which includes necklaces and bracelets from spoon handles. So, if you are interested in this please get in touch and we can go through the process together.
My Etsy shop can be found at: