O Canada!

Rings

Dear Le Chien Noir Jewelry followers,

In celebration of Canada Day, today only take 15% off anything in my shop! Use coupon code BLOG15 at http://www.lechiennoirjewelry.etsy.com

With the arrival of summer, we’re experiencing intense heat here in Southeastern Quebec. I’m so thankful for the huge lake nearby and the small pond – as well as for having my studio in the very cool basement of my farmhouse. Makes getting to work a treat!

I’ve been spending lots of quality time down there, creating pieces for some of the wonderful gemstones I’ve collected in recent months. Such fun! Also, preparing for the upcoming Festival des arts Georgeville – Fitch Bay coming up later this month. Stay tuned for much more.

Here are some new pieces, featuring stones I’m swooning over….

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Spring jewelry – and gardens

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Like many of you, I’m guessing, I’ve been spending an awful lot of time dealing with my garden in the past few weeks. The rest of the time, I’ve been hunkering down in my studio, creating an assortment of pieces for my Etsy shop and for the now three arts festivals I’ll be at in the next few months. It’s hard to know what people might want to see and possibly buy at these shows. I’d love to hear what kind of stuff you look for at craft shows when it comes to jewelry.

In the meantime, here are some of my recent additions:

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Studio renewed

Jewelry making, Tools

I promised myself months ago that an organization/tidy of my jewelry studio was imminent. I promised to post photographic proof. Well, master of procrastination that I am, I only got around to it yesterday and today. It’s 100 per cent improved. No longer have to squeeze around furniture/equipment. But I still need to step over dogs.

I give you, the new and improved Le Chien Noir Jewelry studio…ImageImage