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    January 21, 2023 5:52 PM

    From: Ren

    Subject: Amazing earrings made by Robin – House of Cassady

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    Amazing results in a unique pair of earrings made by Robin from House of Cassady with some small gemstones I upcycled from jewellery I was no longer using. Robin kept me up to date with each step in the process and worked in a timely manner. Everyone at Jewel Envy was friendly to engage with. Totally recommend for custom work.

    October 16, 2022 9:46 AM

    From: Cindy

    Subject: Intermediate Casting

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    Just finished a wonderful class with Jenn. I really felt safe in the studio with the masking and vaccine requirements. The course content was amazing and Jenn , Gillian and Alexis answered all my questions. I learned so much. Can’t wait to take another class.

    October 14, 2022 1:48 PM

    Subject: Testimonial

    From: John

    Subject: Casting class

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    I just finished a casting class taught by Jennifer. It was a wonderful experience. Lots of knowledge tips and fun. We are taught in a clean safe environment. I have taken multiple classes here and have enjoyed all of them. I highly recommend taking a class at Jewel Envy.

    From: Sherry

    March 23, 2022

    Subject: Introduction to Fabrication

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    I enjoyed the 8 week set of classes. Each week my confidence increased. New skills were demonstrated clearly in a pleasant and safe environment. Jennifer was both patient and enthusiastic. I designed and completed my visions happily.

    From: Hawley Shields

    June 15, 2021

    Subject: My new jewels!

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    Gillian- Thank you So Much for your exquisite work! You did everything from creative design, to repairing and revamping some things of great sentimental value to me. I am beyond thrilled with all the care you took, and with all my lovely pieces. And Very reasonable considering the detail, and materials , and craft involved !! I’m glad I finally decided to get these little jewelry projects done- and I’m So glad I chose Pash!


    Mar. 1, 2020

    Subject: review

    Message Body:
    I began taking classes at Jewel Envy in September 2018. Gillian E. Batcher, owner/instructor and Alexis Kostuk, manager/instructor, assessed my abilities and guided me along a path of learning that has fueled my passion for making jewelry. The courses are well designed and comprehensive which appeal to both jewelry hobbyists and serious students. I have also learned so much from a recent addition to the teaching team, Peter van Walraven. I highly recommend the classes at Jewel Envy.

    From: Cathie Gryfe-Seeley

    Jan. 7, 2020

    Subject: Thank you for a Wonderful Shopping Experience

    Message Body:
    I am just thrilled with the jewelry I picked out at Jewel Envy. The whole experience was quite pleasant. Gillian was patient, allowing me all the time I needed to choose from the outstanding designs. The variety of styles, stones and prices is excellent. I highly recommend Jewel Envy. You’re bound to find the perfect piece!

    The pieces made for me by Gillian at Jewel Envy are replacements for family heirlooms and precious gifts which were taken in a home  robbery. Everything is exquisite. They would have to be to take the place of those which I was emotionally bound to.The creative process was highly collaborative and responsive, with surprises for me and for Gillian. The pendants were adapted into convertible brooches, as I found I wanted to wear them so much more than originally anticipated. This presented engineering challenges which the team at Jewel Envy – or Gillian herself – arrived at solutions which are practical and readily wearable.

    I now have truly breathtaking jewellery to which I have formed new emotional attachments. I regard them all as heirlooms which I will be passing down within my family. Some have recycled old stones – missed in the robbery – which never saw the light of day.  There are modern pieces which are edgy and utterly original. Alexis has started a grouping I will be adding to which will replace all the gifts from New Mexico that are gone.

    I would recommend the blue house on Roncesvalles to anyone looking for original handcrafted jewelry.  Gillian’s kindness, warmth and welcoming nature bodes well for a truly giving and collaborative process. Every piece is unique. -Linda- Toronto, ON

    I had the great pleasure and good luck to work with Helena at Jewel Envy recently. I brought in a few old pieces of jewelry that I no longer enjoyed, a general idea of what I hoped the old pieces could be redesigned into, and a picture from the internet.Helena took my old pieces and my general idea and she turned those into a very fabulous new piece that is a one of a kind work of art. She listened carefully to everything that I wanted and she fulfilled every aspect of the design. The whole process was transparent and she checked in with me every step of the way to make sure I was getting what I expected.  She provided me with an initial sketch, then a computerized 3D image, and eventually a wax cast that I was able to try on and look at closely.

    In the end the final piece surpassed my expectations and was even more beautiful than I had imaged it could be. I am delighted with the final product and my overall experience with Helena and the other staff members at Jewel Envy. The whole process was fun, engaging, and handled with professionalism. I would not hesitate to have another piece created. Thank you Helena and Jewel Envy! -Natasha- Toronto, ON

    I have known Gillian and have admired her work for many years.  I own some of the pieces created under her label Pash. I have been impressed by the variety of techniques and innovative details in Gillian’s work. Recently, I had the opportunity to work on a custom piece with Gillian through her company Jewel Envy.  It was a pleasure to collaborate with Gillian on a special set.  I found her to be an excellent listener, she came up with creative options for the design and she created studies to explore a variety of possible techniques.Her attention to detail has been very impressive and she was committed to providing the best possible option to achieve the perfect shape and texture of the pieces. I am thrilled with the end result and will treasure the one-of-a-kind pieces Gillian created. I would highly recommend Gillian and her team for any unique custom jewelry creations.

    Additionally I have had the opportunity to work with Alexis of Glaciale Goldsmith at Jewel Envy.  Both Gillian and Alexis have helped restore some rare vintage enamel pieces;  some vintage pieces have also required modification.  I really appreciate the attention to detail and the respect shown to the pieces that mean a great deal to me. I would highly recommend Gillian and her team for any unique custom jewelry creations and repair/restoration work. -Susan- Toronto, ON

    I had the incredible experience of working with Jewel Envy and PASH owner, Gillian, on a custom piece to commemorate my brother.  Gillian’s creative process and abundance of ideas were inspirational, supportive, and exciting.  I look forward to working with Gillian on future collaborations! – Erica, LA

    I really enjoyed my experience at Jewel Envy and having Alexis as my instructor was great.  She taught me several techniques that I’m still using today and guided me through making some very interesting pieces.  Anytime I wear the bangle or ring I made I’m sure to get a compliment. I can’t wait to take more classes in the future. -Joanna- Toronto, ON

    I need to rave just a little here ok? I’ve taken several courses at Jewel Envy now and can’t begin to tell you how much I’ve enjoyed them all! All of the instructors are expert jewelers who give you both good class instruction but also, and very thankfully, lots of one-on-one guidance and assistance. I’ve learned how to enamel, rivet, solder, pierce, saw, set a bezel, create a wax cast ring, create a band ring and am so thrilled with the results!!!!!! I truly can’t wait to take my next course. To anyone who has an interest in creating jewelry, I can say with great confidence that you will LOVE Jewel Envy! They have expert instructors, excellent equipment and a learning environment that really helps you both understand and put to practice immediately what you’ve just learned. Best of all, you walk away with a beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece that YOU made! -Ellen- Ancaster, ON

    I just picked up my repurposed earrings, ring and nose stud from Sasha Oda, and I have to say, everything is nicer than I even hoped! She took an old gold, diamond and ruby bracelet and made them into spectacular new pieces. I can’t stop checking everything out. -Kat- Toronto, ON

    I have taken several classes at Jewel Envy, and enjoyed every one!  I have learned a few new techniques, and I have always had positive and enthusiastic teachers.  I really like the ability to take 1/2, 1 and 2 day courses, as I can’t always commit to a full 8-week course.  The space is amazing, with all the tools you could want access to, and the classes are very personalised to each group – no matter your skill level. As a dedicated jewellery-lover, I’m always a bit thrilled every time I go in.  I’m amazed at how open and yet welcoming the gallery is, with pieces by the resident artists displayed in individual domes, showcasing each artist’s work.  I’m so glad I walked in one day to check out this amazing place! -Lissa- Toronto, ON

    Jewel Envy offers great jewellery-making classes for beginners. It was hard to believe that in one 8-week casting class, I went from zero knowledge of silversmithing to walking away with 2 beautiful rings that turned out exactly how I wanted them. The best part is when people compliment me on them, I get to say I made them myself! I learned a lot in the classes but I also had a lot of fun–everyone who works there is very friendly and the hours I spent working on projects flew by because we were having such a good time being social while working. I highly recommend Jewel Envy’s classes to anyone interested in learning how to make unique jewellery. -Lori- Toronto, ON

    I have taken 3 different classes at Jewel Envy. The teachers were terrific and very encouraging for me as a beginner. I was very happy with my finished pieces of jewellery. I attended with one of my best friends, we had such a great time. The experts are there working on their art as well so you get to see some of their work in progress. I recommend their classes to anyone whether just for a fun day or make something special that you can be proud of. -Sheri-Toronto, ON

    Gillian combines flawless craftsmanship with unique and artistic designs to produce incredible jewellery. I own several necklaces, earrings and rings that she has made and I constantly get compliments on her work whenever I wear a piece. I greatly enjoyed designing my ring with Gillian because she was able to figure out my design preferences and offer very creative suggestions to help co-create the perfect ring for me. She is very professional and friendly and she definitely puts a lot of passion and enthusiasm into her work. Thanks Gillian! -Dianne- Victoria, BC

    I bought one of Gillian’s stunning necklaces several years ago and have always considered it one of my very favourite pieces. Recently I wanted it adjusted, and finding myself in Toronto, decided to pay a visit to Jewel Envy for help. Gillian was fantastic! We were pressed for time as we had to leave the city, and although I was willing to leave the necklace, Gillian offered to make the adjustment that afternoon. When I returned, I found a sparkling necklace, beautifully cleaned and fitted just for me! I am so grateful for Gillian’s professionalism and generosity (there was no charge) as well of course for the beauty and style of her unique pieces! Can’t recommend her highly enough! -Caroline- London, ON

    I first discovered Gillian Batcher years ago at Harbourfront, and since then she’s gone from one strength to the next. First as an award-winning jewelry maker, then to establish her PASH practice, later on to found the Jewel Envy studio in the big blue house on Roncesvalles with its warm collective and collaborative spirit. She has made me custom jewelry, refashioned wonderful new pieces from old, most recently my five mix and match stacking rings. I’ve bought from Gillian and her colleagues at the studio for years, and  once even purchased a necklace she was actually wearing at the time!  It doesn’t get better than that! -Bronwyn- Toronto, ON

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