Sunday, April 15, 2018

Spring! Yes Spring

The weather has been playing lots of tricks to us this year. It's mid-April and
it's a big white out today, and it feels a lot more like Christmas than spring really!

But that's outside only, inside the studio all the goldsmiths have been busy as bees preparing for spring and spring has definitely sprung!

We have a collections of Flower rings, earrings and necklaces waiting for you to try them on! Also super cute bees cufflinks. Also why not have your own flower jewellery piece designed for you!

Check these out currently in the shop and come and experience spring here at Jewel Envy,

Have a great Sunday,

Ivane,

#jewelenvy #springintoronto #handmadeintoronto #customadejewelry #springjewelery










Saturday, April 14, 2018

What would you like to learn?

Spring is coming (can't you feel it?!) even if the weather hasn't been the greatest indicator. With spring my mind tends to go into overdrive with organizing, clean, taking inventory of things. I started brainstorming to come up with some new class ideas - I think I might have one or two that might have potential - usually after writing the notes and figuring out the pacing we know if it is good enough to add into our rotation.

I'm thinking specifically for 1 Day Workshops; please let us know - what class would you like to see us teach?  -Alexis
TOOLS!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Crystal Palace




Crystal Palace

Dear Sunday readers,

Our time and thoughts at Jewel Envy are always on you, and how we can improve our work every day, you are a very important part of our journey and among a great deal of renovations we have held this last couples of months a new meeting room is just ready for you all.



We had a fun friendly competition to name our new meeting room (pictured above). This January and February we invited you to come into Jewel Envy to take a selfie in the new room, and post that picture to any of these social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. The collective goldsmiths at Jewel Envy voted, and CRYSTAL PALACE is the winner! The creative genius behind it; she was gifted with a $150 gift certificate for jewellery in the store.

We invite you to come see the great Crystal Palace in person. This room is so amazing that we at Jewel Envy and our customers always walk out feeling inspired!
  
Drop by during store hours, or make an appointment, to see it in person and discuss custom jewellery!


Have a nice Sunday!

Helena






Crystal Palace

Dear Sunday readers,

Our time and thoughts at Jewel Envy are always on you, and how we can improve our work every day, you are a very important part of our journey and among a great deal of renovations we have held this last couples of months a new meeting room is just ready for you all.





We had a fun friendly competition to name our new meeting room (pictured above). This January and February we invited you to come into Jewel Envy to take a selfie in the new room, and post that picture to any of these social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. The collective goldsmiths at Jewel Envy voted, and CRYSTAL PALACE is the winner! The creative genius behind it; she was gifted with a $150 gift certificate for jewellery in the store.

We invite you to come see the great Crystal Palace in person. This room is so amazing that we at Jewel Envy and our customers always walk out feeling inspired!
  
Drop by during store hours, or make an appointment, to see it in person and discuss custom jewellery!


Have a nice Sunday!

Helena

Sunday, March 18, 2018




New display in our three windows on Roncy.

Dear Sunday Readers,

Jewel Envy is located on 151 Marion Street, in the Polish neighborhood.
After more than five years downtown the studio/classroom/retail has been doing a successful and
exiting work in this location, in and old and charming house from 1904.
Among the many lovely features, the building has three windows on Roncy.
We can appreciate a new display this month in our three windows. This initiative gives the 
opportunity to the group of goldsmiths at jewel Envy, to show up their work. The work of 
Parul Shrivastava of Paruli Design it’s in display, you are welcome to come inside the store
and enjoy them in person!
Parul studied jewellery at George Brown College in Toronto and has taken her passion and life-long 
dream of being a goldsmith and jeweller, to the next level by launching her brand.



I encourage you to stop in anytime for a tour of the studio and a look and what our incredibly talented
jewellers do here.

Have a nice Sunday.

Helena

Friday, March 16, 2018

Xin

Hello, everyone! I'm Xin, I'm a Intern at Jewel Envy. Today is my 6th week being here! I am very lucky enough to have the internship change at Jewel envy and meet all the cool goldsmiths! Especially Gillian and Alexis give me the precious chance to be here and help me to growing up in a studio environment. Currently  I am a 3 year Jewellery Arts student at George Brown College. So I would like to show some of my Jewellery pieces here!


 

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Upcoming Classes



Upcoming Classes


Hello Sunday Readers,

All classes are taught by our trained resident jewellers. Whether you want to learn how to make jewellery as a hobby, use it as a delightful departure from your day job, or want to transition to a career in the arts we can help steer you in the right direction with support along the way. Many of our students go onto study jewellery full time at school and continue on with highly successful careers.

We teach eight week evening classes at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels. The classes run one evening a week Monday to Thursday. We also teach half day, and two day workshops on Saturday and Sundays at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels.

The evening classes are from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

One day classes are from 10 am to 6 pm 

1/2 Day class times are specified for the class

 

Our upcoming classes are:

Wednesday March 14th, 2018 (Open Class)

Thursday March 22nd, 2018 (Introductory Fabrication)

 

Our next 2 day workshop:

April 14th and 28th, 2018, 2pm to 6pm (2 days Wedding Band Workshop)

 

Our next 1/2 day workshop:

Saturday March 17th, 2018 (Goldsmithing for Beaders Workshop) 

Sunday, March 25th, 2018 (Enamelling Workshop)

Saturday April 7th, 2018 (Stacking ring Workshop)

Sunday April 22th, 2018 (Band Ring) 


Jewel Envy looks forward to see you in one or more of our classes, the fun, good time, sharing knowledge,  learning of new things, they are just the beginning of a great experience.

Have a nice Sunday

Helena

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

SHOP SATURDAY

Saturday has come and brought the sunshine. What a lovely day out there!

But if you prefer to stay indoors and look at pretty things online, here are a few things for you😙

These are from a collection by Judith Noldin, of IN Jewellery. Her pieces are bold and eclectic, and the unique stones and accent colours she uses in her work definitely stand out from the crowd.

Here are some of my favourites:
Each stone is so unique, and the irregular shapes and colours really catch the eye. These pieces are stunning on their own, but they also look so great together - not too matchy matchy, but not not matching, you know??

 These three rings contain stones found along Lake Ontario, and are set in sterling silver with either 14k or 18k gold accents. Left to right: $410 - $380 - $410


This pendant is set in sterling silver on a long snake chain. The stone is opalized wood with a small dangling citrine $540

Stop by shop this weekend and take a look at the rest of Judith's collection on display. She is happy to do custom work as well!


Sunday, February 25, 2018

Zef Radi of Radi Brothers


Happy Sunday! It's a beautiful day out there, hopefully you are out and about and getting 
some much needed Vitamin D🌞

Some of us are inside though, working hard in the studio. Here is one of our worker bees, 
getting busy at the polishing lathe↓
It's Zef Radi, of the Radi Brothers. He makes wonderfully delicate and detailed pieces, with 
mixed metals, lacy filigree, and vibrant stones.

 Here is a sneak peek of some of the pieces he has here at the studio:
 Sterling silver ring, with 18k/24k details $520
Sterling silver pendant, with 18/24k details and blue apatite $540
 Sterling silver dangling earrings, with 18k/24k details and pink sapphires $790

Drop by during store hours to see the rest of his collection in person. 
See you soon!


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Welcome to our new Goldsmiths.





Welcome to our new Goldsmiths.


Hello Saturday Readers,

Jewel Envy celebrated its ten anniversaries last year, we keep growing and I want to welcome the two new Goldsmiths at the studio.

Paruli Designs  by Parul Shrivastava. Parul studied jewellery at George Brown College in Toronto and has taken her passion and life-long dream of being a goldsmith and jeweler, to the next level by launching her brand.
Parul pulls inspiration from her love of ancient and modern design forms from different eras and cultures. In her jewellery, you will see architectural or mythological elements incorporated into contemporary wearable pieces of art. She derives inspiration from the simplicity of nature around her and the complexities of animal and human bodies.



Sterling Silver earrings with a red Cubic Zirconia





Sterling Silver pendants with blue Cubic Zirconia




Bijoux Missodey by Patrick Missodey. He is a native of Togo with 32 years of jewelry experience. Before living in Toronto he completed his jewelry training at the École des Métiers du Sud-Ouest de Montréal (EMSOM). He specializes in the creation of handmade jewelry using a blend of ethnic and contemporary techniques that give an original and unique style to his work.
He specializes in hand made chains, forging, and fabrication which are all present in his Sika, Baobab and Vogan collections. In addition to creating new pieces he also does repair work and custom redesign work transforming old pieces into new treasures.


Sterling Silver and Gold ring with a red Garnet

Vogan Sterling Silver filigree ring.

Much more of this amazing work is now in display at Jewel Envy for you to enjoy.
Drop by the studio to drool over these beauties in person, and maybe you'll be lucky enough to meet the goldsmiths themselves.

Have a nice Saturday

Helena