Artist - Wild Bryde
Work Available at Amphora
Wild Bryde Jewelry began in 1980 in the garage of our house in beautiful WILD Cat Canyon on McBRYDE Avenue, Richmond, CA. And therein lies the secret of the name of our business!
Always an avid naturalist, I studied art and botany, and rounded this off with a degree in illustration from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. Back then, I would spend my days in the hills and marshes of the San Francisco Bay Area, painting, drawing and birdwatching. These illustrations formed the basis for Wild Bryde’s first jewelry designs.
Over the years, Wild Bryde has continued to grow. We moved out of the garage and into a large studio space in El Sobrante, near San Francisco. We hired a team of dedicated people, and Wild Bryde Jewelry was born.
We are proud to sell our jewelry to thousands of gift stores, museums, tourist destinations, wildlife refuges, zoos and aquariums across North America and beyond. Each piece is hammered by hand with a special plannishing tool. This strengthens the jewelry and gives it subtle and attractive light-reflecting facets.
Mike Warner, Owner & Designer, Wild Bryde Jewelry