3rd Place Award Winner, 2015 International Metal “Foldform” Competition


CABBochon Company represents Christina Baitz Brandewie: an art jeweler with over thirty years’ experience, specializing in hand fabrication of fine metals integrated with precious gemstones. The artist conducts every step of production herself: from design, to formation, soldering, gem setting, through polishing.

The inspiration for each design comes from each unique gemstone’s exceptional quality, intense color, and unusual cut – in turn, the jewelry perfectly highlights the gem’s natural beauty. CABBochon artworks consist of Platinum; Sterling Silver; or yellow, white, and pink Gold in fourteen or eighteen carat. CABBochon pieces are readily identifiable by their sophisticated design and hallmark stamp of Christina’s initials “CABB ”, hence CABBjewelry.





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Spiral Bracelet

Please contact these galleries for the latest jewelry designs:

EAT Gallery, Exquisite Art Treasures, Maysville, KY

Christensen-Heller Gallery, Oakland, CA  

Artifacts Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

Cockerill Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

A.R.T., Art Resource Team, Wyoming, OH  

Cincinnati Art Museum, Permanent collection – 1989

Exhibitions & Awards

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2015 3rd Place Award Winner, 2015 International Metal “Foldform” Competition  http://www.centerformetalarts.com/2015-foldform-competition-results.html

2013 “Sparkle in the City”, WJA 1st juried Member sale of Midwest art jewelry, Chicago, IL

2011 & 12 Art & Design Faculty Exhibit & Encore:Alumni Excellence, Mt.St. Joseph U. Cin.,OH

2010 & 09   MSJ Alumni Excellence Invitational, Studio San Guiseppe, Cinti., OH.      

2008  “Celebrating Beads”, International Jewelry Competition, Bead Museum; Wash., DC.

B·E·A·D International; Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH; Libby Gregory OH Award Winner.

Solo Exhibit of Handcrafted Jewelry; EAT Gallery, Maysville, KY.

2015, ’14, ’13, ’09, ’08, & ’07, ‘01  Best of…”, Exhibitions; OH Designer Craftsmen, Columbus, OH.

2006 Ohio’s Governor Inauguration: Jewelry Selected & worn by Strickland’s wife.

2005  “Masterful Metalsmiths”, Invitational of Ohio Metals. Lancaster, OH.

2004  “Educators/Educated: Jewelry & Metals in Ohio”, Invitational, Riffe Gallery, Col., OH.

2003  “Master CraftWorks”; Regional multi-craft Invitational, College of Mt. St. Joseph., OH.

“Hammered & Forged: 25 Years of Miami Metalsmiths”; invitational, Miami U. Art Museum, Oxford, OH.

1999  Juror; Wyoming Art Show; Wyoming, OH.

2001, 1999, 1997   “Annual Fine Craft Exhibition”; Craft Guild of Cincinnati; Cincinnati,OH.

  • Invitational Art Jewelry Exhibition; Briani & Miotto; Cincinnati, OH.

Metals Workshop Leader for CGGC,  Mt. St. Joseph College, Cincinnati, OH.

1995 Funky & Functional Teapots; Entry selected for postcard invitations. A.Hourbocken, Inc., Cudahy, NY.

  • Poetic Objects, Contemporary Am. Jewelry” Invitational, Images Friedman Gallery, Louisville, KY.
  • “National Teapot Show II”, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC.
  • John Nartker & Friends”, Studio San Guiseppe, College of MSJ, OH.
  • “A Celebration of Gemstones”, Jewelry Invitational. Briani & Miotto, Cin., OH.

 “Expressions: Jewelry in the 1990’s”, Invitational of 25 artists. Contemporary Arts Center,  Cincinnati, OH.

  • The Fine Art of Design”, Invitational, Studio San Guiseppe, College of MSJ, OH.
  • Acquisition for Permanent Collection; “Tea for Two”; pewter tea set.. Cincinnati Art Museum, OH.

By Women’s Hands”,  Invitational of women artists. Marietta College, Marietta, OH.

89 Water Tower Annual”,  Louisville Visual art Assoc. National Juried Exhibition. Louisville, KY.

1988  “Alumnae Award for Excellence in Art”, Dept. of Art, College of MSJ, Cin., OH.

  Earring Competition”, Society of North Am. Goldsmiths, Joan Michlin Collection,NY.

’88, ’87, ’86, ‘84  Award of Excellence, Craft Guild of Greater Cincinnati Exhibitions; OH.

’88, ’86, ’84   OH Designer Craftsmen, Award of Excellence, Crafts Affair (Fair) Cin.., OH.

’88, ’87, ’86   “Waterside Fair”, Jurors Award for Merit, Best of Show, & 3rd Prize; Louisville., KY.

’88, ’87    “Winterfair”; Purchase Award & Award of Excellence ; OH Designer Craftsmen, Col., OH.

1987 “Holloware ‘87”, Tower, Tyler,& Roland Galleries, State U of NY. Poster & Catalog.

 Nat’l Sculpture Conference: : Works by Women,; Commissioned Pendant Awards:for Honorees;Cincinnati, OH.

  • Ohio Metals Invitational, 13 OH metal artists. Heistand Gallery, Miami U, Oxford, OH.

1985  “ 15th Ohio Craft Invitational”; 16 OH artists; Mansfield Arts Center, Mansfield, OH.

1984  Cincinnati Selections”; 9 artist invitational; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH.

 “MU 50/108 National Metal Sculpture Competition”, Millersville U, Millersville, PA.

  • Ohio Designer Craftsmen Anniversary Exhibit”; Columbus, OH – Oxford, OH.

1982  “Great Lakes Regional Art Exhibit”; Chargin Falls,  OH . Exhibitor & Catalog entry.

1981   Metalsmith ‘81”; Society of North American Goldsmiths, Lawrence, KS. Catalog entry.

         “American Art Annual”;  Middletown, OH. First Place & Honorable Mention.

         “Centennial Invitational Exhibition”; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cin., OH . Catalog entry.

         “Marietta College Crafts National ‘81”;  Marietta OH. Exhibitor & Catalog  entry.


Education - click here

Master  of Arts  in Metalsmithing, Miami University,  Oxford, OH – 1980

  • Magna Cum Laude honors

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concentration in Jewelry/Metalsmithing, College of Mt. St. Joseph, Cincinnati, OH

  • Magna Cum Laude honors, Class of 1979

Participant in numerous Metal  workshops  as continuing Education classes

Work Experience - click here

CABBochon Co. – Art Jeweler, designer & metalsmith for more than 25 years

Adjunct Professor,   College of Mt. St. Joseph,  Cincinnati, OH ~ 2011, 1989 & 1979

  • teach and organize accredited Jewelry,  Metalsmithing, and 3-D Design classes

Gallery Assistant,  EAT Gallery, Maysville, KY  ~ 2007

Jeweler, Weber/Matthews Antiques & Jewelry, Lebanon, OH ~  6/81 – 5/84

  • Restored antique jewelry and small  metal objects  ‘d art using all phases of jewelry repair and gem setting techniques.

Jeweler, Victor Corp., Cincinnati, OH ~ Summer  ’77, ‘78, & ’79

  • Manufactured fine gold jewelry & taught several apprentice jewelers.

Apprentice Jeweler, The Litwin Co., Cincinnati, OH ~ 8/74 – 9/76

  • Studied the jewelry manufacturing trade while producing fine gold jewelry

Organizations - click here

Women’s Jewelry  Association ~ OH/KY Chapter board member 2014 – present

Society of North American Goldsmiths ~ 1979 – 2014

 American Craft Council ~  1980 – Present

Ohio Designer Craftsmen ~  1980 – Present

Craft Guild of Greater Cincinnati ~ 1979 till dissolution 2003

  • Board Member  1979 – ’89/President  1983 – ’85

KY Guild of Artists & Craftsmen ~ 1986 – ’88