Happy Sunday, readers!
Jewel Envy is celebrating our tenth anniversary this year and
marking four years in our lovely studio/classroom/retail space on 151 Marion
Street.  It’s taken a lot of work to get
here—not only tenacity, hard labour (see the crazy pictures of our many
renovations below) but the dedication of two very smart and talented women,
Gillian Batcher, owner, and goldsmith and Alexis Kostuk, manager and
goldsmith.  Everyday when we walk into
the big blue house—which is not only a retail space, classroom and working
studio but also a home—we can see evidence of Jewel Envy’s dynamic duo.

often we will see Alexis behind the counter talking to customers, at her bench
making incredible art jewellery ( find her at Glacialegoldsmith.com) or training her formidable problem-solving
skills to make sure the space runs smoothly for all of us.  Thank you so much Alexis for making the space
a great place to grow, for giving Jewel Envy the best you have, for your
uproarious laugh that keeps us going, and for being wonderful YOU!

In Gillian words, when she started the renovations of the
Blue House “Alexis was there to help, as she always is, every step of the way.
I couldn’t ask for a better manager or friend! “
Alexis have been working with Gillian at Jewel Envy for many
years, she knows the business better than any one, she loves what she does, and
she is a big part of this ten years that we are celebrating next Friday!
Many thanks Alexis for making Jewel Envy a great place , for
given Gillian the best you have, just for been YOU!

Lovely pic of Alexis and Gillian more than three year ago at
the renovation site.

Congratulations to Jewel Envy and to our incredible team! in these
tenth anniversary.