Sharla Pidd - Jewelry Gallery

hanuman Tidal Ware Jewelry
Oakland, California. USA

Tidal Ware Jewelry by Sharla Pidd showcases bold pieces that transform the mysticism of the desert with the confident, statement-making aesthetic of the urbanite. Tidal Ware offers unique one-of-a-kind jewelry, custom orders, and the occasional metal sculpture. The name Tidal Ware pays homage to the artist’s lifelong recurring dreams of tidal waves.

Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Sharla Pidd is a rock collector turned silversmith. She started making jewelry in 2008, selling her creations as a street vendor in San Francisco. Sharla received her education in jewelry design and fabrication from the Sharon Art Studio, The Revere Academy, and through apprenticeships with Sam Patania in Tucson, AZ and Taber Studios in Berkeley, CA. Today, Sharla works out of her studio at The Compound Gallery in Oakland, California. Her line of jewelry is inspired by design but ultimately she is motivated by improving her craft and experimenting with different metals and techniques.

Materials: Jasper, labradorite, sterling silver
Dimensions: 1.5cm x 2.5cm x .5cm

Jasper and labradorite set in oxidized sterling silver

Photo credit: Sharla Pidd

Year of the Snake Ring

Materials: Montana Agate, turquoise, sterling silver
Dimensions: 3cm tall, size 7

Montana Agate and turquoise set in oxidized sterling silver, with a spiraling, snakey sterling silver band

Photo credit: Sharla Pidd

Squashblossom Necklace

Materials: copper, silver bezel, gold-fill chain, moonstone and turquoise
Dimensions: Pendant: 4cm x 4cm, necklace measures 18"

An updated take on a traditional squashblossom pendant–moonstone and turquoise set in silver and blackened copper with gold-fill chain. A mixed-metal paradise!

Photo credit: Sharla Pidd