Based on a bird's nest, the main structure is composed of round silver wire that has been forged, fabricated and hammered into the curved bowl shape. Thin, wispy, but strong and durable sterling silver wire was woven throughout to layer the intertwined texture of a bird's nest.
The appearance … is delicate, but the woven metal wire gives it strength for function. It works great on a vanity to hold jewelry, in a bathroom for soaps, in a kitchen for napkins or fruit, for serving crackers or bread, or for any other similar function you may have in mind!
The concept was inspired by the "Nest" chapter from Gaston Bachelard's book The Poetics of Space. Birds build nests by pressing their bodies in a circular motion against twigs and leaves woven together. The physical aspect and repetitive action of building a nest was mimicked in my bowl construction and design. My use of the nest concept references how one builds a home themselves through the selection of objects they include in their abode. Those objects tell a personal story and define the person, much as the bird's body shapes the form of the nest.
by Melissa Jones Mar 03rd 2013
Kaminer helped me with a wedding band that's one of a kind for my future husband. We are Virginia Tech Hokies and we wanted it to look like Hokie Stone. She did a fantastic job and working with her was a excellent!
A silver men's wedding band, size 9.5+
by Erik H. Feb 06th 2013
Wonderful craftsmanship, super professional, a perfect final product I couldn't find anywhere. Highly recommend this artist--worldclass silversmith