Today’s bezel setting workshop is one of the many classes taught at Jewel Envy. It is a one day intensive class–the group of four students today is being expertly taught by a veteren–Alexis Kostuk .It is always exciting to watch the aquisition of goldsmithing skills and the beautiful results!
Ok, so I’m a little late to this party but because it’s only still January I think this is still news. Back in December Pantone released their annual “Color of the Year”. Yeah, they spelled colour funny. Don’t know what to tell you. But that’s not the important part! The important part it how pretty the colour is!
I think I need to go find some emerald spray paint for my Instinct claw earrings 🙂
You can read more about Pantone here.
I’ve been cruising around Pinterest (why don’t you follow us? http://pinterest.com/jewelenvy), and I started looking at some Rene Lalique art. Don’t know who that is? Boy, are you ever missing out!
Rene Lalique was born a rural 19th century man in a pre-industrialized
Europe. It was a time before light bulbs, and telephones, before
automobiles and washing machines and electricity. But by the time of his
death in 1945 at the dawn of the atomic age, he would have completed
two careers spanning two different centuries. In 1900 at the age of 40,
he was the most celebrated jeweler in the world and an art nouveau
artist and designer of magnificent proportions. But by 1925 at the
height of the art deco era he was the most celebrated glassmaker in the
My info is quoted from here.
Head on over to our Pinterest board called “Art” and take a look at some Lalique jewellery and glass work.
Well, we’ve been in the neighborhood for about 2 months now and we have started to develop our favorite spots for food and shopping! We all love to support local so we have started a Pinterest board of some our best picks from the Roncy area thus far!
Check it out here: Pinterest board for favorite Roncy businesses!
If you’re in the area and have some favorites yourself please let us know! 🙂
It has been ages since I have gotten around blogging in these here parts. I am going to go ahead and blame my neglect to be due to the fact that I am a creature of habit. Change things up and it throws me out of whack. I just have to get used to using the computer and working in our new location. I have to say I am in love with this neighborhood. Roncesvalles is such a friendly part of the city and I have been enjoying discovering little shops and cafes nearby. The 7th Sister has quickly become one of my staples, I love dropping in for a coffee, snack and a chat with the lovely Liz or Penny. Otherwise I have been getting REALLY excited and working hard on several pieces that I am working on for calls for entries as a part of the SNAG conference in the spring.
|Me hard at work pre-holiday.|
I hope that 2013 is going swimmingly for all thus far – be sure to visit the big blue house in Roncesvalles to come check our work or take a class.
First week back to studio after new year. 2013 has been a good start so far! I hope you all are feeling the same. I opened my jewel box and see what I get and what I want to make. These three jades caught my eyes! I bought them on a trip back in Taiwan. I love their color and unique cut. Now I need to think how I am going to make it into beautiful pieces.