Sunday, November 12, 2017

sunday in the studio


Here's a little something for your weekend visual enjoyment. Earrings by Caroline Deacon that make me really happy, and that will make you really happy too. That's just the amazing effect that beautiful things have on people like us:)

textured studs, save at $65 a pair

 attention to detail: handmade backs!!!!

drops with opal cabochons. a bit of a splurge at $275 for the pair, 
but come one! these are just the best

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Sunday Funday in the studio


It's Amnesty Day today! The studio hosts this day a couple times a year, for students to get some extra (and free!) benchtime outside of regular class hours.

Lots of fun and creative projects are taking form before my eyes. Here are some images of our amazing students hard at work:

  Using the flexshaft and a ring clamp like a pro

Soldering an earring with a bit of third-arm help

 Forming some very special bezels for some very gorgeous stones

We teach a variety of one-day and 8-week workshops here at Jewel Envy. Whether you are looking to build a foundation of goldsmithing skills, or walk away with a handmade piece of jewellery (or both!), we can help you out. Take a look at our calendar of upcoming classes and get in touch!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

SHINING FALL COLLECTION


SHINING FALL COLLECTION





Hello Sunday Readers,

Like many of us I am often thinking of the warmth and sun of Springtime and this can be seen in my new work called, Shining Fall Collection, at h.p.lafaurie Jewellery Design.

For a close up look at the magic Shining Fall collection, shop online or at our studio

This series was inspired by the transition to fall. The nights get cooler but summers embrace has not been forgotten. These pieces will help you twinkle into the next season and keep the days of Fall shining along with you!


                                               




I LOVE little things that shine and make noises.  My silver necklace, pendent and earrings are in constant motion and make sounds when you wear them.

On a wet and dreary day, like today which is the perfect day to stay inside, reading a good book and sharing time with friends and family, I invite you to take the time to enjoy my collection online. Feel the reassurance that the sun and good times are always in our hearts.

I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoyed making it.
Custom variations are available.

Have a nice Sunday


Helena

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Special Event Sunday!

We at the Big Blue House on Roncy in Toronto are always up to special things!

Earlier this year we started to curate our Roncesvalles Avenue windows and the results have been VERY SPECIAL. We feature a new goldsmiths' work every six weeks and they have a chance to design the windows of their dreams featuring their very own spectacular jewellery.

This month we unveiled Ivane Thiebault's work in our three street-side windows—and they are deliciously eye-catching!

Ivane Thiebault's Monstera Leaf drop earrings in sterling silver


A native of Paris and truly a citizen of the world (she came to Toronto via Australia AND Chicago!), Ivane brings her unique worldview to her jewellery line.

Having travelled the world, Ivane identifies with the idea of home which is reflected in her Canadian line.

Ivane's Antler pendant in solid sterling silver
Ivane is in Paris right now for a little business, research and r and r before the holiday rush.  We miss her and wish her a safe journey back to studio.  Maybe we should send her one of her very own Love Letter from Toronto bracelets to speed her journey back!

Love Letter from Toronto bracelet
If you would like to see the windows in person come on by the big blue house on Roncesvalles—you have until November 16 to see these eye-catching displays!

Even better, pop into the store to pick up your very own IT Designs piece.

--Micheline


Sunday, October 15, 2017


Competition is a celebration of everyone’s accomplishments.


Dear Sunday Readers,

For me, competition is not about winning or gauging my skill level compared to that of others. For me, competition is principally about participating in an event with people I respect and admire, where everyone gets to share with one another how much progress they have made through their hard work and diligence. Competition, when viewed like this, is a celebration of everyone’s accomplishments.

At Jewel Envy we have competitions once a year. The goldsmith at Jewel Envy are all so incredibly talented, I look forward each year to seeing what my peers can do and rejoicing in their and my own advancements and creativity.

This year, the competition required making pieces with blue topaz.

You can enjoy the exhibition online or in our studio for a close up look at the magic!

The pieces exhibited this year are all very different and unique and you can see each goldsmith’s personality shine through.

Vote for your favorite piece online or at our studio and let us know what you think!
Voting is open from September 15 to October 31, 2017. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate!

We hope you enjoy admiring the work as much as we all enjoyed making it.

Have a nice Sunday


Helena

Saturday, October 14, 2017

WHAT DO YOU SEE??!

Happy Shop Saturday all!

It's kind of a dreary wet day out there, which is kind of too bad, but also kind of perfect for staying inside, reading blogs, and thinking about future jewellery purchases😉

Today I would like to introduce you to the Rorschach line of jewellery, designed and handcrafted by Micheline Roi of Atelier J. Inspired by - surprise! - the famous Rorschach inkblot tests, this line includes brooches and earrings at a variety of pricepoints.
The lasercut brooches are $30 apiece, in either mirrored acrylic or baltic birch.

 These earrings are copper, and then plated with a black nano-ceramic coating. Save on the small pair at $65, or splurge just a bit more on the large pair at $95.

 The small sterling pair are $75, and the large pair are $125.

 These are gold-plated sterling silver. The small pair are $80, and the large pair are $150.

A Rorschach collage.

Personally, I would be interested in seeing these earrings in 14k yellow gold because, well, gold. If that is also your choice, good for you and your great taste, get in touch for pricing!




Sunday, September 24, 2017

Queen West Art Crawl


Dear Sunday Readers,




Trinity Bellwoods Park host  The Queen West Art Crawl this weekend, to celebrate and promote creativity, art and culture. More than 200 artists and artisans will be at the park with the best of their work for you to enjoy. Join them and show your support! Help out your communities! by shopping  local.

Our goldsmiths, Ivane Thiebaut and Micheline Roi from Jewel Envy will be attending the Queen West Art Crawl.

Ivane Thiebaut originally of Paris, is also a world traveler, she incorporate her unique skills and her travel inspiration into her jewellery line.



Visit Queen West Art today or come meet Ivane in the studio and experience her incredible Parisian accent firsthand as she gives you an around the world tour of her incredible jewellery.

Check out  her Web site www.ivanethiebaut.com, “color, and materials are joined together in a beautiful adornment for you to wear everywhere, everyday...”


Micheline Roi, she is a talented and true Canadian artist!





She started her career as a classical music composer over 25 years and later channeled her passion toward jewellery design. She is a dedicated jeweler with passion for details and beauty to adorn women with unique and magnificent objects of beauty.

Her new line "Pop"  will be highlight this weekend at the park. As she says "wear your sunglasses it's going to be bright!
You can follow her on her Etsy shop AtelierJcontemporary and if located in Toronto, you can admire and try her jewellery in the shop here at Jewel Envy on Marion Street in the artistic area on Roncesvalles ('Roncy" for the locals).



Mother Nature gifted us with an extended summer by 2 more weeks and Queen West Art Crawl is the best way to put an end to our summer days!



The goldsmith here at Jewel Envy are currently working on new ideas for this Christmas season!

I love the holidays! I love shopping for gifts for others, I love spending time with my grandson only seven months old, I hope this year has been an incredible year for all of you!

Have a nice Sunday!

Helena