|Carolyn’e creations are a combination of laser cut wood along with sterling silver components.|
Month: September 2013
Rainy Day Jewellery
Introducing: Carolyn Cathcart of Cathcart Designs
|Surrounded by my peers, I’m in the one in the middle.|
Well hello there. I am Carolyn Cathcart, newest goldsmith/designer/maker at Jewel Envy and I thought it was high time I introduce myself. I am a fresh graduate from the wonderfully challenging Jewellery Arts program at George Brown College, which was a life changing 3 years to say the least.
While I was a student I really enjoyed working with alternative materials and it is a passion that has carried well into my shiny new career. The earrings below were the pieces I submitted to and subsequently won the Pat Cooney – Ontario Crafts Council Award for Production Manufacture.
Only in my third month at 151 Marion St and I already feel at home. Whether it is all the friendly faces or the bright blue hues of the workspace, Jewel Envy is a great place to be. Alot of owrk is on the way, including getting my nearly completed logo up on the website. Stay tuned!
Thanks to everyone that came out to our free wax carving event this weekend, during the Roncesvalles’ Polish Festival! We had tons of fun and can’t wait to see all of your pieces cast in bronze and silver! If you’d like to see some photos, check out our Instagram page: https://instagram.com/jewelenvy
Official Launch to the Wedding Band Competition
Voting is now open for our first in house design competition. Go to the page on the right side of this blog and click on “In Studio Wedding Band Competition” to view the entries. You can then vote online or send us an email with your vote. If you are in the neighborhood stop in to vote in person. Only one vote per person please!
Enjoy the online exhibition and we welcome your comments.
The Circle of Life
Back in the Saddle
Holy tripoli, it’s been a long time!
After almost 8 weeks recovering from a fractured arm bone I am back in the studio working. Just in time too! Not only is fall my favourite fashion season, there’s a wedding ring competition happening in the studio to help whip me back into shape.
Even though I couldn’t work this summer, I still had my fair share of adventure between cottages, weddings, family reunions, Niagara Falls, and a camping trip in Long Point Provincial Park for the last week of August. Jewellery, however, was always still in the back of my mind. While in Port Colborne I collected some fish bones that I thought might be a great jumping off point for a fall collection. Don’t worry, I don’t intend to use the actual bones…they’re kind of smelly.
Today is not so nice outside but I still feel like there’s a couple nice days left before it starts to get cold. I went for a walk through High Park and then down to the beach on Tuesday and there were people still sun bathing!
The city has drained the pools, but I’m not packing away my sandals just yet.