Michael Boyd says about his jewelry, “My work is a compilation of basic metal fabrication techniques and lapidary. My influences are varied and wide. A large part of the work is an exploration of color, using a variety of natural materials, mainly stone. As for design, if I were to have one influence it would be form and pattern derived from nature, yet confined in a more hard-edged, linear structure which metal fabrication lends itself to. My formal education in the arts was in painting and ceramics. As a metalsmith and lapidary I am self-taught and have been making jewelry as my main focus in the arts for the past 20 years.”
His work has been featured in Ornament, Metalsmith, Lapidary Journal and Lark Books. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Art and Design and in numerous private collections.