Hello. My name is Brooke Sides. Welcome to the flip-side of jewelry. B Sides Metal is a jewelry business I started in 2007. My unique jewelry takes its inspiration from nature, geometry and pattern. I enjoy crafting original work inspired by modern and bohemian design styles creating simple, stylized and unique wearable jewelry.
My work combines traditional metalsmithing techniques with a range of non-traditional materials. I work with silver, gold, copper, brass, enamel and gem stones. I enjoy the realm of wearable art that incorporates other media "b'sides metal", such as beads, fiber, wood, clay, glass, resin and repurposing occasional found objects.
All of my designs are created in a shipping container home studio my husband Derrick built for me on our small family farm in central rural NC. Each jewelry piece is designed as a unique creation from concept to completion. My B Sides Metal's hallmark is one-of-a-kind designs, custom pieces and a small series of limited edition works. I enjoy working in small batches making pieces that are truly special.
HOW I GOT HERE
I began taking metalsmithing classes in 2001 while in college studying art. I earned my bachelors of science in art education while I studied non ferrous metals. It was a combination of my intrigue and love of firing up an acetylene torch when I was 19 years old, as well as my childhood desire to rummage through my mother and grandmothers jewelry that sparked a passion of jewelry design within me. I collected beads my entire chilhood and would make wearable art for almost any occasion.
I hope my passion for original wearable designs speaks to you. Please enjoy my work on the pages ahead and thank you for your interest. I appreciate it very much. When you shop from my small store your purchase helps contribute to making my dreams of working as a full time artist possible.