|Diamonds baby, diamonds.
Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014:
Where the rich and famous come to show off their hot bodies, gorgeous dresses and (what we are all really here for) JEWELLERY.
|Julia! Those are some cool earrings girl!
|Anne Hathaway and a fountain of diamonds and rubies.
|Naomi Watts and some seriously gorgeous jewels.
|Blue eyes, blue dress and one crazy cool blue necklace!
Last week was a busy week at Jewel Envy! We wrapped up our In Studio Wedding Band Competition with a social all about rings. Best Ring on the Hand was juried at the social. And finally we drew the winning names for a free class from the 250 plus entries in our wedding band competition.
I would like to say congratulations to everyone that made something, wore something, or even just showed up! Our events and competitions are successful because of your participation so thank you for taking an interest in what we do at Jewel Envy.
Now to unveil winners…
The winner of the In Studio Wedding Band Competition is Lauren Hanham of Lauren Hanham Jewellery Designs for Chrysanthemum Reflections. Her design received the most votes and now she gets to brag about it to everyone!
It really was a tight race and second place is tied by Alexis Kostuk of Glacial for Leaves
with Carolyn Cathcart of Cathcart Designs for Layers.
Excellent work everyone! It seems we may need to bring back a little more friendly competition and try this again with a different theme. Stay tuned for details on the next one.
Have a look at the blog entry for the competition to see who made what as we have now added names under the images.
As a thank you for voting in the competition all entrants names were put in a random draw for a free half day class. Congratulations to Deborah and Christine. We hope you enjoy your pendant class with us this coming weekend!
Next up we have our winners from the jewellery social. Everyone that attended the party was encouraged to wear their favorite ring and all rings were judged to choose the “Best Ring on the Hand”. Thank you to Mary McIntrye and Charles Funnel, Metal Arts Guild of Canada board members, for choosing our winners.
There were no places, just three awesome rings awarded prizes based on who would benefit from the use of each prize.
Congratualtions to Sarahjane Lynch for “Four Seasons”. Sarahjane has just moved to Toronto from Ireland and we thought she would benefit from a free day of studio use so she could get back to working at a bench! Her tools are en route from Ireland but we look forward to seeing what she makes while here.
Jay Joo won for his ring “Hex”. Jay is a current resident at Harbourfront Center which is a fairly well equipped studio. The only thing they are really missing is casting so lucky for Jay his award is for studio use which he can use to do his own casting. You might wonder why casting yourself is such a perk. For those who wonder, it is because you can use all of your own scrap metal and control the process for better results.
Our very own Amanda Henderson is the final winner. When I was discussing the prizes with the jurors I said to exclude the jewellers at Jewel Envy. Their response was, we don’t even know who they are….so we thought it was ok to include them instead of singling them out. Amanda won for her ring “Love/Hate” and will receive a one year membership to the Metal Arts Guild of Canada.
Well done jewellers at Jewel Envy and beyond! Stay tuned for more exciting events this winter.
|Sterling silver,vitreous enamel on copper, uvarovite ring made by Alexis Kostuk of Glaciale. Uvarovite (the druzy-like gem on the right) is a type of garnet – the colour is even more unreal in person!
|Studded Spinner made by Amanda Henderson of Jewelust. Sterling Silver. The studded component spins within the ring, a great piece if you love kinetic jewellery (is there anyone who doesn’t?!)
|Gothika ring by Amber Thomas-Penchoff. Sterling silver. This ring has an architectural look that calls to mind the Iconic Chrysler building – she has even made earrings in this series of work.
|Play ring by Chia Chien Tsai of Ellolite. Made with a sterling silver formed into a seed pod that has a burst of colour added with resin and sculpey. She has several colour combinations available!
|Big ring by Gillian Batcher of Pash Jewellery. Sterling silver and amethyst. The angle of the gem placement on this ring makes it a fantastic standout piece – there are a few left in her collection each one big and fabulous!
|Saucer ring by Iona Alexandra Jewellery. A bold piece made with sterling silver.
|Thick hammered ring by Lauren Hanham. A sterling silver band with a satin hammer finish – the texture is subtle and lovely in person.
|Ring by Sasha Oda. Sterling silver ring with a unique tribal style.
|Bridge ring by Young Ko of Koko Bijoux. Sterling silver and citrines. The cut and colour of these gems are spectacular.
Please drop by for a visit to try any of these and other rings on yourself!