Taylor’d Dezignz: transforming the beauty and mystery of biology into artisan jewelry.
About Shirley and Taylor’d Dezignz
Shirley spent 40 years as a Cancer Research Scientist, training the next generation of young scientists. Her greatest joy was waking in the morning with ideas on how to arrive at an answer to a vexing biological question. Now retired from university life, she has developed a second story in her life, transforming the beauty and mystery of biology intowearable art. Shirley is originally from Africa, and she recalls this heritage in the Africa charm that has become her hallmark on each hand-crafted bracelet.
Currently a student at Metalwerx in Waltham, Massachusetts, Shirley uses a variety of techniques in creating her pieces, just as she did solving biological problems. Chain maille, the intricate interweaving of silver and gold rings, allows her to fashion frames forstones in necklaces and bracelets that feel more like fabric than metal. Keum Boo, anancient Korean technique that uses heat to burnish 24K gold onto fine silver, coupledwith metal folding, forming and texturing, creates patterns rooted in biology and nature.
Shirley is a member of the community of artisans at Expressions, 132 Front Street,
Scituate, MA 02055. Come on in and look, touch and
try on her fine jewelry! Open 7 days a week, and open houses and community events
are scheduled throughout the year. Check out our website for details.