New Designs growing in the quiet of January
Helena Perez Lafaurie’s new work
January is a quiet time for
goldsmiths. The Christmas rush is over
and Valentine’s Day seems a long way off.
But don’t let our quietness fool you.
Like so many things in winter we are working quietly away in the dark
and cold ready to spring forth with new growth.
One such goldsmith is Helena Pérez
Lafaurie. She has spent January working on new pieces for her eponymous
jewellery line. Like many of us Helena can’t keep her mind off of the warmth
and sun of Spring and this can be seen in her new work called, of course,
“Spring” bracelet in silver and Agatha, length 7
inches, price $165
|“Spring” necklace in silver and Agatha, length 33
inches, price $220
The line was inspired by the agate
stones seen in both the necklace and bracelet, “The agate looks like blossoms
to me, I miss the spring so much, the flowers, the sun…,”she trails off, misty
eyed. Between you and me, I think the
line is inspired by her soon-to-be-born first grandson!
Helena’s second set of new pieces is
called “Charms.” As all of us at Jewel Envy can testify, Helena LOVES little
things that shine and make noises.
Necklace in silver, length 33 inches,
|Bracelet in silver, length 7 inches,
When Helena is in the studio, her ever-present
stacked silver bracelets are in constant movement and making sound much like
this new necklace and bracelet will when worn—they are sure to attract the
attention of the new grandson!
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Dear Sunday Readers,
Today is Artist Spotlight on Ivane Thiebaut.
Envy is participating in the Toronto Offsite Design Festival with an
exhibition called “Building Blocks.” This exhibition runs until January
31 this year. You are very welcome to take a look of our basement
windows on Roncesvalles. They will be showing great and unique pieces
from the goldsmith at the studio.
of this pieces is a pendant made by Ivane Thiebaut, French from birth
and Canadian from marriage, she brings her shining and very personal
sense of design to her jewellery line.
lovely pendant called “Mother Earth” is made by hand and is an
incredible medallion in mist blues and shows her finest and very
You can see her at her best in her Web site www.ivanethiebaut.com, “color, and materials are joined together in a beautiful adornment for you to wear everywhere, everyday…”
These three lovely pieces and more can be seen if you come to visit her at the studio.
Stop by, say hello, and support your small local businesses!
Have a happy Sunday!
Today is Artist Spotlight on Michelin Roi of AtelierJcontemporary
Micheline is a talented and true Canadian artist!
She started her career as a classical music composer for 25 years and transposed her passion
toward jewellery. She is a dedicated jeweler with passion for details and
beauty to adorn women with unique and magnificent objects of beauty.
She is always exploring and learning new techniques and her attention to details is amazing…she is a perfectionist and you can rest assure that all her jewellery are perfect for you to wear! Micheline is also a really lovely and bubbling lady full of joy and happiness! Whenever she is working here at JE the studio is filled with laughter, and when she is not we do miss her!
You can follow her on her Etsy
shop AtelierJcontemporary and if located in Toronto, you can admire and try her
jewellery in the shop here at Jewel Envy on Marion Street in the artistic area on Roncesvalles (‘Roncy” for the locals).
Here area few of the sample of work that we currently have at JewelEnvy,
I personally have my eyes set on those amazing black beauties above, which include gold leafs and gemstones.
Looking forward to meeting you in person at Jewel Envy!
Hi all! It’s a beautiful (and very chilly) Sunday afternoon here at the studio, and I thought I would warm you up by showing off some pretty sterling pieces by resident goldsmith Jerell Reichert.
These bracelets are not only beautiful, but a great example of metal forming. That’s right, the detail and texture and shapes that you see are the hard work of a little lady with a big hammer. Jerell has hand-forged each of these bracelets by hand, working the metal bit by bit, using fold-forming and anti-clastic techniques. All in sterling silver, top to bottom $640, $295, $395.
These long earrings are so simple, but they look great on and they are light as a feather, too. The spheres have a perfect matte finish that almost look like pearls in the right lighting. Sterling silver $115.
These bean pendants remind me of Barbapapa, in a round and squiggly kind of way:) The top bean has a black diamond accent, the middle bean has a pink tourmaline, and the bottom piece is classic. All sterling silver on silver chains, top to bottom $190, $180, $130.
These band rings are pretty bubbly too, with the pattern running all the way around. More barbapapa feelings:) Sterling silver, left to right $125, $115.
Come by and say hi to Jerell, and see what else she has going on!
Stay warm out there:) xx