Student Projects

My most recent classes have all had such enthusiastics learners that have inspired my general outlook as of late. I try my best to snap pics (not every piece photographs well) but there has been such a range in ideas and skills that have me excited to teach, interact and share more than ever.

Below is an array of images from the last few classes taught by me; resident goldsmith, Manager, new ukulele owner: Alexis.

1) Advanced Casting: mold making multiples, attaching findings, setting gemstones 2) Intro Casting: Ring 3) Intermediate Casting: making multiples, attaching findings 4) Intro Casting: Cuttlefish Casting


Intermediate Casting goals! using a piece in multiple to create a one of a kind standout pieces. Made with recycled silver, reused chain.


1) One Day Intro Enamel: using enamels wet 2) One Day Intermediate Enamel: cloisonné 3) One Day Intro Enamel: using threaders/using enamel wet 4) One Day Intro Enamel: Using stencils/colour blocking 5) One Day Intermediate Enamel: cloisonné/champlevée


Spring Moods

Twig and Cube Necklace and Earrings by Gillian Batcher of Pash Jewellery Design
Pod Earrings and Pillars of my Youth Brooch by Alex Kinsley of Kinsley Vey Design
Heart Cufflinks and Silver Cuff by Jerell Reichert of Urban Metal
M Form Pendant and Earring by Robin Cassady-Cain of House of Cassady
Filigree Pendant and Filigree Flower Earrings by Shafiq Sarwari of Shafiq’s Jewelry
Flower Earrings and Cuff by Zef Radi of Radi Brothers
Loop Earrings and Bracelet by Natalia Naranjo of Naty Naranjo Jewellery
Faceted Ring and Labradorite Pendant by Karyn Houston of Sticks vs. Stone
Amorph Earrings and Amethyst Slice Brooch by Edna Milevsky
Track Earrings and Poppy Pendant by Jennifer Trotman of Frekkel Designs
Pink Tourmaline Rings and Peridot Ring by Hyewon Jang, of H Jewellery
Leaf Studs and Star Flower Pendant by Aurora Simmons of Handmade Revolution
Studs and Chrome Chalcedony Druzy Necklace by Alexis Kostuk of glaciale goldsmith

Spring is in the air

Which means it’s a perfect time for nature themed jewellery. Aurora Simmons of Handmade Revolution has a wonderful selection of nature themed pieces like the studd earrings and tourmaline cabochon ring shown in this image. Stud earrings are perfect for every day wear to add a little something to every outfit and make a day feel special. Come visit us in store to see her work in person.

Beautiful Bead Settings!

Bead setting is a versatile style of setting which can be applied as an accent to a centre stone, or be the star of the show in its own right!

All below examples are custom pieces made by Alex Kinsley of Kinsley Vey Designs

Sapphire and Diamond eternity band
Diamond engagement ring with bead set accent stones
White & Rose gold pendant with bead set diamonds

More online shop items!

Dryad Necklace by Karyn Houston of Sticks vs. Stone
Pearl Studs by Edna Milevsky
Cardinal Earrings by Gillian Batcher of Pash Jewellery Design
Flower Cuff by Zef Radi of Radi Brothers
Blossom Earrings by Hyewon Jang of H Jewellery
Poppy Necklace by Jennifer Trotman of Frekkel Design
Red Ruby Ironwork Earrings by glaciale goldsmith Alexis Kostuk
Coffee Cuff by Jerell Reichert of Urban Metal
Textured Kinetic Earrings by Robin Cassady-Cain of House of Cassady

If you have old jewellery lying around, now is the perfect time to make it into something new!

Do you have some heirloom jewellery lying around in a box that perhaps has emotional significance but isn’t really your style? At Jewel Envy we can make your old pieces new again! If you have a piece with precious metal such as gold, we can use that to make something fresh for you, or if you have precious stones, we can use them to create a whole new design. Something you will want to wear all the time and will still bring back the fond memories attached to the piece. You might be surprised how many fun new things can be done with old pieces, so don’t leave them to languish in the box, bring them in so we can help you get inspired! Below you can see a unique pendant made from a quartz, provided by the client created by Aurora Simmons of Handmade Revolution.

Getting The Bands Back Together

A common theme for the studio in March is the march towards bridal adornment. One of the major players in that is the commitment band.

Whether you intend to have matching rings with your beloved, or individual expressions, plain, blinged-out, or signature styles, we can make your perfect expression of love and devotion.

Send your questions to info@jewelenvy.ca or drop by Tues-Sun to start playing with ideas.

See the magic happen on our Instagram

We have been excited to be able to launch videos in our reels over the last few weeks. You can now see some process videos, as well as fun, transformation videos for our works in progress. To view all our reels at once you can go to our instagram and go the the second button from the left, which we have circled in the image below or just scroll our feed. We hope you enjoy this new content! Feel free to comment on our Instagram if there are any processes you’d especially like to see.

New Online Shop Items!

You may have noticed we have been quietly adding new items to our online shop. Well, I’m not gonna be quiet about it anymore! We are excited to be having more people back into the studio, but want to continue to offer customers ways to shop from the comfort of their home.

Maybe you have visited us in person and saw something that you were hoping to shop online or browsed our goldsmiths and wondered if they would add a certain item… Please let us know, we are working on expanding our online offerings with a mix of limited production and one of a kind pieces.

Tanzanite Leaf Necklace by Handmade Revolution’s Aurora Simmons.
Purple Poppy Ring by Frekkel Deisgn’s Jennifer Trotman
Paper Clip Drop Necklace by Urban Metal’s Jerell Reichert
Hollow Petal Earrings by Naty Naranjo Jewellery
M Form Pendant by House of Cassady’s Robin Cassady-Cain available with your colour choice
Filigree Flower Earrings by Shafiq Sarwari
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