Beth Biggs

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    Ribbed Ring  Amethyst, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver
    Ribbed Ring  Amethyst, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $800.00
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    Ribbed Ring

    Amethyst, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver 

     

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    Lacy Ring  Turquoise and sterling silver
    Lacy Ring  Turquoise and sterling silver

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $450.00
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    Lacy Ring

    Turquoise and sterling silver 

     size 7.5

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    Medieval Lace Ring  Zircon, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver
    Medieval Lace Ring  Zircon, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $285.00
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    Medieval Lace Ring

    Zircon, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver 

     

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    Ribbed Ring  Onyx and sterling silver
    Ribbed Ring  Onyx and sterling silver
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    Ribbed Ring  Turquoise, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver
    Ribbed Ring  Turquoise, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $620.00
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    Ribbed Ring

    Turquoise, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver 

     

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    Regalia Ring  Garnet, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver
    Regalia Ring  Garnet, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $1,160.00
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    Regalia Ring

    Garnet, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver 

     

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    Ribbed Ring  Chalsedony, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver
    Ribbed Ring  Chalsedony, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $700.00
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    Ribbed Ring

    Chalsedony, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver 

     

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    Ribbed Ring  Carnelian, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver
    Ribbed Ring  Carnelian, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $530.00
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    Ribbed Ring

    Carnelian, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver 

     

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    Medieval Lace Ring  Amethyst, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver
    Medieval Lace Ring  Amethyst, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $390.00
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    Medieval Lace Ring

    Amethyst, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver 

     

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    Beth Biggs
    Beth Biggs

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $230.00
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    Ribbed Ring

    Carnelian and sterling silver 

     

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    Beth Biggs Elizabethan Ring
    Beth Biggs Elizabethan Ring, side view

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $535.00
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    Elizabethan Ring

    Topaz, zircon, sterling silver, 14k yellow gold, 

     

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    Beth Biggs Medieval Lace Ring

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $250.00
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    Medieval Lace Ring

    Sterling silver, 14k yellow gold, 5mm peridot

     

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    Speak: Magnolia necklace

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $630.00
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    Speak: Marigold necklace

    A jelly opal set in sterling silver joins the magnificent marigold centrepiece to its pearl chain.

    To create Limoges enamel: onglaze vitreous painting uses pure metallic oxides, mixed with lavender oil, to create an image. To build the colours, one must delicately paint many layers of oxide that are repeatedly fired in an enamelling kiln.

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    Speak: California Poppy necklace

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $500.00
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    Speak: California Poppy 

    A fine pendant of Limoges enamel surrounded by a halo of white pearls.  The sterling silver pendant is connected by a bright, faceted, peridot, and delicately suspended by a chain of white freshwater pearls. Pendant with peridot is 4.5 x 3.5 cm, and the chain is 18"/22 cm in length.

    Onglaze vitreous painting uses pure metallic oxides, mixed with lavender oil, to create the poppy image. To build the colours, one must delicately paint many layers of oxide that are repeatedly fired in an enamelling kiln.

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    Beth Biggs Medieval Lace Ring
    Beth Biggs

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $360.00
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    Medieval Lace Ring

    Sterling silver, 14k yellow gold and 5mm garnet

     

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    Beth Biggs Medieval Lace Ring
    Beth Biggs Medieval Lace Ring

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $320.00
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    Medieval Lace Ring

    Sterling silver, 14k yellow gold and 5mm citrine

     

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    Beth Biggs Medieval Lace Ring
    Beth Biggs

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $190.00
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    Medieval Lace Ring

    Sterling silver

     size 8.5

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    Beth M. Biggs, MFA, RCA, QGJM

    Born in 1961, Biggs graduated from the State University of New York and New Paltz (MFA) and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (BFA). With a teaching career that spanned 30 years, she taught at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Nunavut Arctic College and the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. Among grants and awards are the Golden Jubilee Medal from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth for her contribution to arts education in Nunavut and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. 

    “In my practice, I am interested in the innate potential of jewellery - as body adornment - to be fortified with conceptual meaning - particularly ideas associated with feminist symbols, signs, gender classification, and the social and political implications behind these. “

    I work on a number of series simultaneously, and look critically at western history for inspiration. 

    During the Victorian Period, flowers were representative of emotional states of being. As it was considered inappropriate for women to express their emotions, especially desire, flowers became a way of communicating deeply personal sentiments. In "Speak", flowers are presented front and centre, delicately painted using metal oxides in the Limoges enamelling technique, are placed on our chest, an important ritual space of our bodies.

    "Medieval Lace" draws from the rich metalworking history of the period. One of the earliest forms of armour used as protection in battle predates the "Medieval Period" and is found over a vast geographical area. Generally it conjures up images associated with masculinity - knights and kings fighting in gruesome battles. Here, I have taken the concept of maille as protection and created feminine lacy jewellery. These pieces are intended to simultaneously empower and protect the wearer.