Summer Seaside Blues

With the summer in full swing, my thoughts turn to my favorite summer place–Georgian Bay and the multiplicity of blues that can be seen in the water. I am not alone in these thoughts–many customers this time of year come into the store in search of the perfect blue jewellery to wear by the water.

My perfect summer look? An oversized white shirt with layers of blue! Like this lovely look (from Chicos).

Breeze the summer away with whites and blues!

Looking around Jewel Envy I realize that I (and you!) don’t have to have to go far to achieve this look.  All the resident goldsmiths here in the blue house have caught the blue summer wave.

From bottom to top: atelier J’s Sterling branch with turquoise, Glaciale’s Sterling and enamel pendant, Ivane Thiebault’s Sterling shell and blue beads, Pash’s Sterling and chalcedony hummingbirds, and finally, Tammy McClennan’s Sterling, brass, and seafoam-coloured, powder-coated pendant.

Jewel Envy has your summer blues covered!  Come on in and get your layer on! But don’t forget your white shirt!

-Micheline

Geometric

One of my favourite things to google when I am not looking up randoms facts is to choose an adjective to discovery new and exciting jewellery from around the world. Check out a few of my favourites from searching, “geometric jewellery” Click the images to find links to their sources!
– Alexis

Chunky geometric rings made in Australia by Chronicles of Never. They don’t seem to have these gorgeous specimens currently on their website, but definitely some other bold pieces that are similar in style.

Necklaces from Shimell and Madden’s Cuboid collection. Handmade false perspective perfection made in London.

Some of the latest earrings made in Quebec from Studio Method(e).

  

Artist Spotlight on Sasha Oda

Hello Sunday Readers!

Today our Artist Spotlight is on Sasha Oda of Archerade. Sasha’s work is influenced by the world around her, be it nature, architecture, clothing, or simply the limits of her own imagination. She loves working with different patterns and textures, to achieve contrast and emphasis.

You should come in and check out her beautiful pieces.

Class made projects

Some wonderful work created by students that attended one of our workshops here at Jewel Envy!

Butterfly and flower Ring created in our Casting class. We have two upcoming 8 week casting classes, one starting Wednesday August 17th and another Thursday September 22nd.

Unique Stacking rings! Our next listed Stacking Ring Class is Saturday August 20th.

A one of kind piece created in our Open Class – where students with previous experience propose projects and our instructor guides you along. Our next 8 Week Open Class is slated to start Tuesday August 9th.

Click here for more class listings!

-Alexis

Summer Internship Experience!

Hello!

It’s Suki here again, the summer intern.

Today, I want to share a little bit about my internship experience so far at Jewel Envy. I cannot believe two months have already passed, and I am sad that my days working here will soon come to an end. Throughout these two months, I have learned all kinds of things and every day has been a new experience for me.

Let me share with you some of the things I learned! The first one would be organizing showcases in retail space of the store, it was super fun because I got to look at every single piece of jewellery that the studio’s different goldsmiths create and ask them about different techniques when I have questions.


Secondly, I got to work with gold for the first time, which includes soldering and finishing. It was scary but exciting! I also get to practice wax carving, it was really hard to get it perfect, but everyone was super patient with me and willing to teach me even when I made mistakes! Thank you =)

 

Lastly, I also got to help out Hyewon, one of the Jewel Envy goldsmiths,
at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibtion. It was a great experience! I learned about the preparations that’s needed for the show, displays, etc. It was amazing!

That’s all from me today. I want to thank everyone at Jewel Envy, for these amazing experiences in these two months. I cannot wait to experience more and learn more in this coming month!

Thank you for reading, and have a fabulous day!!

– Suki-



   

Artist Spotlight on Alexis Kostuk!

Hello Readers!

This week our Artist Spotlight is on Alexis Kostuk of Glaciale Goldsmith!
Alexis Kostuk is the manager as well as a resident goldsmith at Jewel Envy. Alexis is always working on new creations often incorporating bright, bold colours with gemstones and enamel techniques.

 Come in and see what Alexis is creating next!
-Tammy

It’s been very busy at Jewel Envy!

In addition to our lovely customers work, we have also been celebrating one weeding, four birthdays, four shows and more…..all great and lots of fun but also very hard work for all the amazing resident goldsmiths!

Still we do it, we live and it’s it all because we love it too!  Congratulation to the beautiful bride….

Ivane T

Spotlight on Gillian Batcher!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Hello Happy Readers,

Today I would like to highlight what Gillian Batcher from
Goldsmith Pash Jewellery Design has been up to. After many years as a
successful goldsmith and entrepreneur, she became a mother of a gorgeous baby
in June.  Being a mother myself, I know
who much motherhood changed my outlook of life; I imagine it will be the same
for Gillian. After maternity leave, she will be back at the bench and at
Jewel Envy full of new ideas and great new designs. Enjoy one of her great pieces
and expect more incredible work to come!
 
-Helena

Save vs Splurge – battle of the hummingbirds

Happy weekend everybody! If you are on the hunt for some hummingbird jewellery, are you ever in luck. This edition of save vs splurge features nothing but, with a few flowers and gemstones for good measure. All pieces by Gillian Batcher, of Pash Jewellery.

On the left is a sterling silver pendant, with a floral accent and a chalcedony drop. This is a cool $150. On the right is a solid 14 karat yellow gold pendant, with two kissing birds and blue diamond eyes. This beauty will set you back $975. 

Studs! The hummingbird studs in sterling are $150, with garnet eyes on the left, and blue sapphire eyes on the right. The studs in the centre are 14 yellow gold with blue diamond eyes.
The flowers on the left have a centre stone of tsavorite garnets for $135, and the ones on the right have garnets and citrines for $225.
So many choices! There are actually more pieces here in the store than what is pictured above, so I highly recommend coming in to try them on. And as always, custom requests are welcome and encouraged:)
Have a great day!