Blackbird and the Snow Bio
BLACKBIRD AND THE SNOW
Blackbird and the Snow is a fusion of delicate, Victorian aesthetic, and a distinctly modern edge. Each piece begins with the creation of a handcrafted charm, using artisanal techniques that date back to the pre-Industrial era. Black rhodium plating, flat hammered gold and delicate chains add a contemporary feel, while maintaining the singular delicacy of the line.
Blackbird and the Snow is created by jewelry designer and recording artist Marie-Juliette Bird. Originally from the American West, Bird spent nearly a decade in London, working under the mentorship of master jeweler David Courts, creator of the original Keith Richards skull ring. While in London, she collected Victorian charms from antique markets which now serve as inspiration for the line.
Marie-Juliette Bird's fine jewelry is an ode to the natural world; the pieces express a connection to the wilderness and a desire to immortalize elements -birds, insects, wings, stars, moons - that serve as the living, elemental poetry of our world. The use of recycled metal and ethically sourced stones puts this environmentally focused philosophy into action.
Blackbird and the Snow fine jewelry launched its first collection on Black Friday 2012. Each piece is custom created and hand crafted in the United States.