Ruth Baird made her first piece of jewellery in 1969 when she attended a hobby class while living in London. Ruth returned to jewellery in 1973 and joined Fingers when it began in 1974. Since then, Sarah has worked full-time making jewellery while raising her family in the beautiful surroundings of her home in Titirangi, Auckland.
Ruth prefers simple techniques and working by hand, rather than machines: knitting, crochet and more recently, twining and weaving. Apart from these, fabrication is her main construction technique – mounting titanium, niobium or shell in silver.
Ruth’s inspiration for jewellery stems from her connection with the natural world - the seaside when she lived near it, and now the bush.