Focus on the Coast Wedding Magazine Featured Designer 2017
Styling the Tesoro Collection Photoshoot
Colby S. Byrd is a local metal designer that attended East Carolina University’s Metal Design program and studied under world-renowned metal smiths and contemporary jewelers. After spending several months in Italy for an art program, Colby was able to bring home the inspiration and skill needed to begin his own metal design company, Shelton Metal. While in Italy, he was able to attend workshops in enameling and contemporary design with some of the top designers in the region. Much of Shelton Metal designs reflect coastal inspiration and a naturalistic approach, with a modern twist. Colby’s work reflects life experiences, world travels, and found objects along the way. Now living back in Wilmington, NC Colby owns and designs for Shelton Metal. This has allowed him to venture more into his talents as a jewelry designer and businessman. Now conducting several art shows a month and catering his work to local boutiques along the east coast. Be sure to look for Shelton Metal in a boutique near you or shop online.
I find inspiration in simple life experiences and I plan on sharing this through my art in new and innovative ways that allow for self-expression for the wearer. I hope to continue in this path of creating with the love and support of you, friends, and family.