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Nature inspired Mark Shields jewelry

Nature inspired Mark Shields jewelry

Greyhound dog with a red rose pin pendant from the series ‘Dog jewelry’. Fine satin finish, hand brushed lacquer coating. Nature inspired Mark Shields jewelry

Nature inspired Mark Shields jewelry
Born in Virginia, Mark Shields grew up surrounded by beautiful nature, animals and birds. The boy showed his talent in drawing in early childhood. According to the jeweler, his father taught him respect for the craft, and his mother – a deep understanding of beauty. Once, at the age of 20, he was lucky to become a student of one of the leading silver craftsmen of the 20th century, William de Matteo.
After completing his studies, Shields founded his own studio in 1980 and began to create jewelry from silver and pewter. Traditionally, jewelry designs included realistic images of animals and birds – dogs, cats, seals, birds, and wild animals. In 1989, he began to create a collection of pins made of tin and bronze, treated with oxides, electroplated and special brush techniques.
In 2015, his talented student Jennifer joined Mark Shields. Fortunately, she pays as much attention to detail as Mark Shields and shares the same love for animals.

Great Blue Heron pewter brooch

Great Blue Heron pewter brooch

Jennifer studied jewelry design and metal processing at the University of Redford.
Interestingly, Jennifer has always loved animals and even studied as a veterinarian, however, she found her vocation in jewelry.

Bernese Mountain Dog Pin Pendant handmade in pewter

Bernese Mountain Dog Pin Pendant handmade in pewter

Nature inspired Mark Shields jewelry

Angel Pin of gold and silver tone. Pewter

Angel Pin of gold and silver tone. Pewter

Bird brooch. Pewter, enamel, gilding. 7 cm. Marked 'Shields' and 'Pewter'

Bird brooch. Pewter, enamel, gilding. 7 cm. Marked ‘Shields’ and ‘Pewter’

Bumblebee pewter lapel hat pin

Bumblebee pewter lapel hat pin

Five Little Chicks pewter lapel hat pin

Five Little Chicks pewter lapel hat pin

Hummingbird pewter vintage brooch

Hummingbird pewter vintage brooch

Monarch Butterfly pewter lapel hat pin

Closeup Monarch Butterfly pewter lapel hat pin

Monarch Butterfly pewter lapel hat pin

Monarch Butterfly pewter lapel hat pin

Pewter Hermit Crab Brooch

Pewter Hermit Crab Brooch

Road Runner pewter brooch

Road Runner pewter brooch

Siamese Cat vintage brooch

Siamese Cat vintage brooch

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