Hello Saturday browsers! Hallowe’en is over, and we’re well into November, so, if you’re like me, you’re probably thinking about Christmas (or your holiday of choice, of course!) and gifts. Alexis has done an awesome job on our new windows display (which, as usual, have to be seen in person to be fully appreciated!). The window displays are slightly different this month (and running up to the holidays): it’s all about our customers, and the wonderful pieces they’ve commissioned from the goldsmiths here at Jewel Envy.
The windows show the diverse range of requests that we get and the amazing synergy in creativity between our customers and the goldsmiths at the studio.
Rings, cuff bracelets, pendants, earrings, cufflinks, if you can think of it, we can realise it, starting from the kernel of an idea to a well-defined idea.
I thought I would share a story with you about one of the pieces I recently made, a pendant carrier. What’s that you ask? Well, we had a customer come in with a set of lovely torsional multi-stranded pearls. She told me she loved them because they had been given to her by her children, but she rarely wore them because she felt they were a bit dated in style. She also had a large amber pendant she thought would look well on them. So, my brief was to design something that could be worn on the pearls by itself, or with a pendant. This required some thought, as with the pearls being all-in-one (so, no clasp!), some creativity was required to make something that would fit over them without it being permanently attached. This was the final piece:
This sleek and elegant contemporary design hides a more complicated backing and hardware that allow it to be attached:
And here it is fulfilling its functions!
With the holiday season approaching, why not have that something special you’ve been thinking about made-either for yourself or as a special gift for someone else? We’re here, we’re ready and we love custom work! Whether it’s redesigning a piece you already have, recycling sentimental jewellery into a more contemporary design, or just the wonderful thing you thought of last week in the shower, we can work with you to realise something truly special.
In any case, we hope to welcome you to the studio soon, and enjoy the grey, chilly Saturday (Winter is coming! Winter is coming!).