Rebecca Halstead

Rebecca Halstead

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

The jewellery in my current collection is inspired by botanical forms, such as leaves, flowers and ornamental shapes found in nature. My work is bold, modern and decorative - it has a tactile quality, which responds to the movement of the body and the interplay of light. Each piece is handmade in my Edinburgh studio using traditional workshop skills. I am interested in the surface finish of silver, and apply a slightly textured surface to the metal, along with patterned wires and high quality semi precious stones and freshwater pearls. I design elegant, original pieces of jewellery which are comfortable to wear yet have a strong contemporary feel. I was born in East Yorkshire and moved to Scotland to study for a degree in design at Edinburgh College of Art - specialising in Illustration and Jewellery, followed by a Post Graduate Diploma. I was employed as a designer in the jewellery industry in London’s Bond Street and Birmingham’s jewellery Quarter, before returning to work for many years as an art college lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art. Since setting up my workshop in 1991 I have exhibited in galleries throughout the UK.

Specialist Techniques:

  Hammering Oxidising Piercing Soldering Stone setting Texturing Wire forming Roll Printing Hammering Oxidising Piercing Soldering Stone setting Texturing Wire forming Roll Printing  

Awards:

1986 Andrew Grant Scholarship (post Graduate Studies)

Education:

Edinburgh College of Art: BA (Hons) in Design and Post Graduate Diploma in Design

Exhibitions:

The Ropewalk, Barton Upon Humber Christmas showcase 2014


  • Rebecca Halstead

    Blue opal clover cufflinks

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    Spinning flower earrings

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    Sterling silver pendant

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    Sterling silver charm necklace

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    Sterling silver necklace with moving rings

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    Earrings with carved rock crystal flower

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    Silver flower pendant

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    Earrings with pink opal

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    Chandelier earrings

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    Silver earrings with moving rings

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  • Rebecca Halstead

    Sterling silver earrings

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    Moving rings pendant

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