art shows, Bracelets, Brooches, Earrings, Gemstones, Jewelry, Jewelry making, Necklaces, Rings

I’m embarrassed at how long it’s been since my last instalment here! The thing is, there never seem to be enough hours in the day or days in the week. I spend every spare moment creating jewelry – as the saying goes, “makers gonna make”. It really is addictive, and there are always many projects and designs in the making.

This past summer’s festival season was incredible, including two biggies in Toronto – the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition in early July, then the Cabbagetown Art & Crafts show in early September. Such fun, great sales and wonderful feedback! I’m going to be in Montreal next weekend at the Westmount Artisans show at Victoria Hall, 4626, Sherbrooke O. Westmount. Hours are 10:30 – 5, both Nov. 12 and 13. If you’re in the neighbourhood, come and say hi!

In the meantime, here are some photos of new pieces:



Links or paperclips?

Jewelry, Necklaces

That is the question, apparently. I’ve made a few of these sterling silver chokers now, forming each link by hand, soldering each one closed, finishing, adding a hand-forged hook clasp and polishing. The thing is, these links are very reminiscent of paperclips. Which is OK, because they also make a really nice necklace! I also wear mine doubled up as a nice, jangly bracelet. So….links or paperclips? You be the judge!