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Carolyn Baird’s Silver Chilli jewellery will feature at the Perth Fashion Festival alongside |clothing by local designer Yan Zion. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d406551
Carolyn Baird’s Silver Chilli jewellery will feature at the Perth Fashion Festival alongside |clothing by local designer Yan Zion. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d406551

The single mother started Silver Chilli with the help of her mentors at Central Institute of Technology, where she recently completed a two-year jewellery design course.

‘I didn’t expect it to go as well as it has done so quickly,’ she said.

Ms Baird owned a hair salon for 10 years and was a florist for five.

She started the jewellery course in search of a ‘new challenge’.

The challenge resulted in her pieces featuring in boutiques in Leederville, Subiaco, Fremantle and Mt Lawley.

However, Ms Baird has set her sights much higher.

‘I have massive plans to take it worldwide,’ she said.

‘I want to keep exclusively to high-end boutiques ” I want to see my jewellery on celebrities.’

Passionate about helping others, Ms Baird aims to raise $15,000 for a different charity every year.

‘This year I chose the Telethon Adventurers and created a heart suite pin and charm to raise money for kids with cancer,’ she said.