Posts filed under Jewellery

RAW eco jewelry

From a tiny cabin nestled in B.C.'s Kootenay Mountains, RAW creates traditionally handcrafted metalwork jewellery infused with foraged exotic seeds, raw crystals, wild crafted bones, quills, antler and organic treasures. For the wild spirit.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Handmade Revolution

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Aurora Simmons of Handmade Revolution creates unique jewellery inspired by nature and handcrafted in Toronto. Aurora has been crafting all her life and has been a goldsmith since 2008. She loves to work with metal, fabric and leather. Her work includes custom engagement rings, belts and historical reproduction jewellery.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Van Raay Jewelry

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For London, Ontario based Miranda Scott of Van Raay Jewelry, fashion accessories are organic, modern and a little bit geeky. A graduate of the Jewellery Arts program at George Brown College in Toronto, Miranda creates contemporary silver and gold designs, with carefully selected minerals and gemstones that have been mined and hand cut by the artist herself.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Angel's Wing Jewellery

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While studying silversmithing, jewellery construction and casting, Myra Kostiw became interested in the history of jewellery and its symbolism in different cultures. With materials collected from travels to South Africa, Morocco, Thailand, Nepal and India, she began designing and constructing jewellery inspired by tribal and nomadic cultures of the world. Angel's Wing Jewellery makes a unique gift.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Bee Kind Organics and Coyote Tales

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Bee Kind Organics and Coyote Tales share space for a wonderful gift selection of beeswax products, essential oil perfumes and copper and silver jewellery with mineral stones.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Tanya McCormick

Jewellery designer Tanya McCormick's passion is working with copper, brass and silver to creating unique wearable pieces of art. Along with her handcrafted copper and gemstone jewellery, Tanya will be showing pieces of her mixed media art.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

The Tima Collection

The Tima Collection is beautiful, hand crafted Canadian jewelry following the ancient tradition of wearing jewelry for healing, protection, inspiration and transformational purposes. They specialize in copper, semi-precious stones and recycled Canadian pennies. Most pieces are one of a kind, hand sculpted from half copper wire, while others are from a wide variety of materials including silver and brass.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Sarah Dionne

Sarah Dionne creates functional and decorative warm glass art, home decor items and fused glass gift items. A military wife, Sarah has lived in many places around the country. Now settled in Stirling, Sarah works and teaches classes in her home studio.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Alicias Designs CA

Alicia Moore's Tree of Life Pendants are her most popular piece. She is a self taught jewellery designer originally from Peterborough and her one of kind stone and wire jewellery will fit every taste and price range.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Whitney Haynes Designs

Whitney Haynes is a popular Kingston jewelry designer and silversmith. Her work speaks strongly of Canadian rural history, framing natural elements of birch bark and leather with sleek silver and resin accents. It is this connection to Canada that drives Whitney to source locally, nationally, and ethically; forever aiming to give her work an authentic and approachable identity. The birch bark featured throughout her collection is hand foraged from naturally fallen birch trees and carefully preserved in resin. Pieces are accented with high quality sterling silver that has been sculpted and cast into organic shapes. Whitney uses recycled sterling silver whenever possible and is careful to keep the environment at the forefront of her business ethics.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Alice Beads

Wandering in the forest
She made a necklace with leaves and grass
Strolling by the sea
She made a crown with seaweed and broken glasses
Embraces every little thing from Nature
She envisions a world filled with passion and inspiration

With all her passion and inspiration
She indulges herself into a world of creation
Amusing herself with the magnificent beads
She sighed deeply for the love of all her artsy deeds
With her painterly eyes
And a pair of gifted hands
Alice is the queen in the Wonderland of Beads

Gently, come closer
Alice Beads stays for your appreciation and delight

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Glass By Jo

Glass By Jo creates handcrafted fused glass home decor and jewelry. The technique of glass fusing involves stacking, or layering thin sheets of glass, often using different colors to create patterns or simple images. The piece is then placed inside the kiln and heated until the separate pieces begin to bond (fuse) together. All of Jo’s creations are hand made with great care in her studio in Whitby, Ontario. Each piece is unique and durable enough to be enjoyed for years to come.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

BeadKRap

BeadKRap was founded in 2004 by lampwork artist Karen Reece. Her studio produces handmade lampwork (torchwork) glass beads using a torch and glass rods. Karen then works the beads into handmade jewelry using silver and copper findings and accessory beads. Karen's jewellery is perfect for the unique and stylish person on your list.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

JDM - Jewelry Design by Mikki

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Always an artist at heart, Michele Bonutti of JDM - Jewelry Design by Mikki, developed a passion for designing and creating one of a kind jewelry pieces once she took up silversmithing and lapidary work. From sketches based on a gemstone, Mikki brings her piece to life using a variety of metals including sterling silver, fine silver, gold-filled and copper. Each piece is hallmarked with her signature stamp and metal content.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Adelais

Kate Slater of Adelais creates contemporary hand crafted fine jewellery, working with gold, silver, precious and semi-precious stones. Her work is distinctive and showcases the simple beauty in raw metal and natural gemstones, while adding a modern twist.

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All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Alchemy

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A graduate of OCAD, Torontonian Eileen Mullen's colourful designs are heavily influenced from those 9 years she lived in Mexico. Eileen's company, Alchemy, creates designs for clothing, jewellery and canvas. Check out Alchemy for a unique piece of wearable art.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Posted on September 26, 2018 and filed under Accessorie, Jewellery, Fashion.

Fine Hand-crafted Jewellery available at Artfest Toronto!

Artfest Toronto recognizes everyone loves jewellery and we proudly feature some of Canada's top experts in jewellery making at all of our Artfest Ontario shows.   

Art and craft shows have become known as a hub for jewellery shopping.  With the recent resurgence of the craft industry in general, the number of jewellers has burgeoned - making jury selection for art and craft shows a difficult task. Craft categories go in and out of popularity in waves.  Currently, pottery and woodcraft and weaving, are experiencing an upward swing, while glass is heading down after a long stretch of being on top.  Jewellery artisans pretty much always sell well at shows.

The criteria for Artfest jewellery are based upon our rating of uniqueness of materials and design and the craftsmanship and presentation of the art pieces.  You will find a wide variety at our shows and in most cases, different artisans at each of Artfest Ontario's four yearly events, Generally, we like to give as many artists as possible the opportunity to exhibit at our shows.  To apply for any of Artfest Ontario's 2018 shows and to view our application guidelines, visit - Artfest Ontario Exhibitor Guidelines

Jewellery can be made from just about anything you can imagine and many new materials are being added to the mix.  We've noticed a movement away from gold and silver, making room for brass, copper, clay and recycled materials.  Today, jewellery designers are also exploring ways to have a lower impact on the environment and are re-purposing materials in their work.  For instance, antique buttons, charms and beads, stripped electrical wire and natural seeds are all candidates.  

View our Artfest Toronto Jewellery exhibitors here and see you at the final show of the 2017 season.  

 

Posted on August 31, 2017 and filed under Jewellery.

Devine Jewellery- New Collection for Fall 2017- available at Artfest Toronto

Labour Day Weekend at the Distillery Historic District in Booth D1. Devine has been exhibiting at the Artfest Toronto shows for 10 years. Always a favorite with a huge following of loyal customers. Carol and Ted Devine also do a lot of custom designs for special occasions and are renowned for having outstanding customer service. Classic fine crafted jewellery in gold and silver.

Posted on August 25, 2017 and filed under Jewellery.

Mineral Inspirations from Luce Gilbert Jewellery

Trained as a landscape architect and now a jeweller, Luce Gilbert has created jewellery for more than 20 years. Nature and, particularly, the wonderful mineral world inspire her designs.

She studied the art of jewellery-making (silversmith and lapidary work) with renowned Navajo silversmiths from New-Mexico and Arizona at the Idyllwild School of Arts and Music in California, Luce's collections harmonize semi-precious stones; local, but rare, natural stones from Quebec and the rest of Canada; natural freshwater and culture pearls; sterling silver and metal filigree. This year, Luce is incorporating Pearl and Canadian Stone into her fineJewellery collection.

Whether they are of traditional or contemporary inspiration, her jewellery distinguishes itself by its elegant simplicity and classical style. The natural elegance of her jewellery allows for countless combinations and juxtapositions in order to affirm a personalized style for any occasion. Handmade in Quebec and proud Canadian product, Luce Gilbert jewellery is exhibited in Montreal, throughout Quebec and Canada, as well as France.

Posted on June 5, 2017 and filed under Jewellery.

Fine Art Painter & Jewellery Artist - exhibiting at Artfest Kingston!

Vicki Sharp combines many artistic talents to create her works of art which include both paintings and wearable bead art.  Most recently, she has been working with metals to create her own unique designs.  This Canada Day long weekend, Vicki will be exhibiting her jewellery collection at Artfest Kingston. She carefully crafts her jewellery using the following techniques: Off-Loom Bead Weaving, Forged and Etched & Patina Metals

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Off-loom bead weaving uses beading needles & thread to weave beads together.  Very different from simple stringing, bead weaving uses a vocabulary of stitches to ‘sew’ the beads together.  Often more than one stitch is used in Vicki's jewellery pieces.  

Vicki expanded her fine jewellery collection to include her own hand made sterling silver clasps and she has introduced new pieces made up of combining different metals such as brass, copper & sterling silver.  Vicki etches the metals and then adds different colour patinas. She then adds the small components which are often forged (hammered) and textured.  She uses ‘cold-joins’ to combine and layer the different metals together.

Artist Biography:

Vicki completed her Honours Fine Arts Degree from York University (1980) and completed 3 scholarship sessions at The Banff School of Fine Arts. She also holds a Bachelor of Education degree from The University of Toronto.  Growing up in Toronto, she moved to Muskoka in 1991 and then in 2014 she moved to Prince Edward County where she works from her home-based studio near Picton which overlooks lush rolling farmland.

Price Points (Jewellery): $45 - $350

Visit her website - Vicki Sharp

Posted on May 29, 2017 and filed under Jewellery.