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

Saturday, September 9, 2017

SHOP SATURDAY - IN THE BOX


Hello friends!

It's shop saturday again, so it's time for another edition of save or splurge. This one is one features work by Judith Noldin, a resident goldsmith here at Jewel Envy.



The box is a pretty fabulous splurge - the top and bottom are domed, textured copper, and the rims and hinge are a perfectly contrasting sterling. This is a $420 splurge.
Inside, for your saving pleasure, is a sterling silver lapel pin. It's a bumblebee, because save the bees, literally! This baby will set you back $80.

Judith has more pieces in her bee collection, and she also has another box (this one is completely sterling silver) on display. I highly recommend you come in to take a look yourself:)

Enjoy your weekend everybody!


Saturday, August 26, 2017

Spotlight on Jerell Reichert





Dear Readers,


Happy Shop Saturday!

Today I want to introduce you to the original and incredible work of Jerell Reichert.
Bangles in every shape and irregular forms, with or without texture, wide or narrow, open at the back or closed, just to enjoy!

Jerell has hand-forged each of these bracelets by hand, working the metal bit by bit, using fold-forming and anti-classic techniques.



                                                                    Sterling Silver
                                             Close Wire Bangle. High Dome Cuff. Cable 1/2



                                                     Chased Wide Cuff, Sterling Silver

Each piece is unique and there are much more to see and appreciate at the store -  like this lovely brooch in Sterling Silver.

                                                            Leaf Pin, Sterling Silver



Have a nice Saturday!

Helena

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Wear food (yes, food!)

I ran across the work of self described "kitchensmith" Rachel Shimpock on Instagram. She uses a technique called electroforming which deposits layers of metal (copper) onto objects. She prepares selected pieces of food through electroforming then enamels or uses powdercoating to add colour on the metal surface. Check out some of her work below (and click on links to her website/Insta above as well!)

I saw in her recent Instagram feed that she is making some bagels... I can't wait to see how they turn out! Especially as someone who consumes a LOT of Seventh Sister Bakery bagels ;o) - Alexis

Toast Bracelet by Rachel Shimpock
Chip Earrings by Rachel Shimpock

Celery Brooch by Rachel Shimpock

Wing Brooch by Rachel Simpock

Veggie Dip Brooch by Rachel Shimpock

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Special Event Sunday!

                                     
                                                       Special Event Sunday

 Our window displays are constantly evolving, they are currently showcasing a variety of work by goldsmith Alexis Kustok. 

                                                            She and Him 
                                     
The fist display features two pendants, both a male and female silhouette. The pendants themselves are made from copper with coloured flocking, hung from a sterling silver chain.

*These pendants are also available in alternative colours and sizes upon request.


                                                                        R.E.M

                                                                    

In this display we see hand carved initial pendants in both bold and cursive fonts. The pendants themselves are made from sterling silver and hung from a sterling silver chain.

* Also available in alternative metals, sizes, fonts, and letters for customization



                                                              Dora Loves Doughnuts

                                         


The final display features a sterling silver shark pendent with diamond set eyes, accompanied by a sterling silver chain.

* Also available as earring or cufflinks with the option of alternative gems, or without.


 Come by the big blue house and find out how you can make one of these beautiful pieces unique to you!