Heather Guidero Jewelry

One of my favorite things about attending the JCK show in Las Vegas is visiting the “Rising Stars.” There’s always fresh, new ideas in design to explore. Heather Guidero was one of these Rising Stars, and I was eager to explore her line and learn more. Here I am trying on her Confetti large earrings.

heather guidero confetti earrings
You might think, based on their size, that they are heavy. But let me assure you they are light as a feather. From the photo, you can see they are not pulling on my piercing whatsoever. She achieves this lightness by using wire and very thin sheets of metal in her work. She really is creating sculpture for the body.

Can you guess what inspired these earrings?

heather guidero earrings
If you guessed pine needles, you are correct. That is if pine needles came in oxidized silver with 18K gold tips!

Heather began making jewelry when she was only 17 years old, and went on to graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002. After a few years working as a goldsmith in New York, she has now returned to Rhode Island, where all her jewelry is made by hand.

Modernist design is a key inspiration for her, as evident in these carved cone rings. I played around with stacking three of them in different sizes.

heather guidero rings
You know I’m always on the hunt for cool stud earrings. Heather had a chic design in a variety of stones.

heather guidero stud earrings
Shocker, I was drawn to the labradorite pair!

heather guidero labradorite stud earrings
This oval carved cuff with turquoise is a show-stopper!

heather guidero oval carved cuff
If you’d like to see her work in person, you may be in luck. Her line is shown in stores across the nation.