Thursday, October 29, 2009

Alexis here! excited about a lot of things...


Alexis here to make a post to the newly created blog on our website.  I've gotta say I'm super excited about blogging on a group site because everyone checking into the blog gets to read blurbs by all the different jewellers that are working here at Jewel Envy - different points of view all centered around creativity, woohoo! (no really - I think this is going to be super awesome...)  It's also got me giddy about all the possibilities of taking and posting process shots of my work as well as classes and happenings in the studio.  Note to self: I need to bring my camera battery charger to the studio.

Another thing I am super excited about is teaching classes here at Jewel Envy.  I just finished off an eight week class last week and jumped into teaching another eight week class that just started tonight.  I get to teach one of my favourite ways of making jewellery - Casting!  The group of students that started out tonight are all doing complex carved rings... in a few weeks time I will have to post the finished student pieces for you all to see.  

I want to give a shout out... wait a minute, do you call it that on a blog? that doesn't make as much sense so I'm gonna change that to a write out to Padrin Kwok.  He is participating in his fourth class at Jewel Envy, his second class with me.  He is an eager and talented guy working on his jewellery pieces even while not in the studio - yeah, that eager! It's really great having someone who is so motivated and inspired to learn because it bolsters my creativity in turn as well. The picture is one of the rings he made in class (he also took the photo which is equally as incredible!)  He carved the ring in wax, then cast it himself in sterling silver and added coloured resin to the dots on top of the ring.  Great work Padrin!  I'm looking forward to seeing what else you create in the classes to come.

Alrighty, I'm going to sign out and look forward to posting again soon.  Look for the purple text to read more from me, Alexis on the Jewel Envy blog.



My name is Gillian and I own Jewel Envy:o) I design and make jewellery under the label PASH Jewellery Design. I started Jewel Envy so that I would have a creative space in which to make my work while working alongside other artistic people. We have a lovely environment here where we help each other because we all know no one succeeds in a vacuum!

This week at the studio we have been planning our holiday party. It's a fun event for people to come hang out with us no pressure to buy anything while we kick back and enjoy a well deserved night of fun.
That being said we are busy making new work to impress everyone that comes by!


Monday, October 12, 2009

Jewel Envy is now blogging!

Hello and welcome to the first post by Jewel Envy! Jewel Envy is a jewellery studio located in downtown Toronto. We rent benches to professional goldsmiths as well as hobbyists! In addition to bench rental we teach introductory, intermediate, and advanced jewellery making classes in sterling silver and karat gold.

Stay tuned as we introduce each jeweller in the studio and talk about what our individual and common goals are for the design and creation of jewellery and art.