keep growing and I want to welcome the two new Goldsmiths at the studio.
Paruli Designs by Parul Shrivastava. Parul studied jewellery at
George Brown College in Toronto and has taken her passion and life-long dream
of being a goldsmith and jeweler, to the next level by launching her brand.
Parul pulls inspiration from her love of ancient and modern design forms
from different eras and cultures. In her jewellery, you will see architectural
or mythological elements incorporated into contemporary wearable pieces of art.
She derives inspiration from the simplicity of nature around her and the
complexities of animal and human bodies.
Sterling Silver earrings with a red Cubic Zirconia
Sterling Silver pendants with blue Cubic Zirconia
Bijoux Missodey by Patrick Missodey. He is a native of Togo with 32 years of
jewelry experience. Before living in Toronto he completed his jewelry training
at the École des Métiers du Sud-Ouest de Montréal (EMSOM). He specializes in
the creation of handmade jewelry using a blend of ethnic and contemporary
techniques that give an original and unique style to his work.
He specializes in hand made chains, forging, and fabrication which are all
present in his Sika, Baobab and Vogan collections. In addition to creating new
pieces he also does repair work and custom redesign work transforming old
pieces into new treasures.
Sterling Silver and Gold ring with a red Garnet
Vogan Sterling Silver filigree ring.
Much more of this amazing work is now in display at Jewel Envy for you to
Drop by the studio to drool over these beauties in person, and maybe you’ll
be lucky enough to meet the goldsmiths themselves.
Have a nice Saturday
At Jewel Envy we love a good DIY, since everything is handmade here and we love teaching from the studio when we’re not busy creating. After a trip to the craft store for supplies I had to hold back from purchasing stuff that I did not need immediately (always a struggle!)
I wanted to collect some fun ideas for Valentine’s coming up this Wednesday. Click captions below each picture to find tutorials.
If you use any of the tutorials be sure to share with us, we love seeing creativity in action! And if you’re in search for any last minute gifts, you can always head our way ;o)
|I’m nostalgic for using craft paper to create pop-up cards for Valentines. It is the first thing my mind thinks of when it is approaching – I love this variation.|
|If anyone in your life loves popcorn look how pretty -and tasty!- this looks. I would even say a fresh batch whipped up with whatever topping you love to share with others is a treat I know I would love to get.|
|I’ve made these rose a few times from this very tutorial. I love using patterned paper and mixing colours together.|
|I never throw out any corks, they’re always great to reuse in a variety of ways. A fridge magnet and plant is one of those great ways!|
|Make use of any extra thread lying around.|
|For anyone crochet skills, how cute is this?!|