Periwinkle on Bloor Great for Unique Holiday Gifts

Various vendors at Periwinkle on Bloor Periwinkle on Bloor, a store which allows artists and designers to rent cubbies to sell their product, recently opened on Bloor, near High Park.  Managed by Cindy Yong, this type of boutique is fairly common in Asia, though unlike Periwinkle on BLoor, products tend to be locked behind glass.  […]

Photo Tiles bring out Elemental Memories

Elemental Memories is a line of photo tile jewellery created by Lisa Laverty, who has always had an interest in art.  Whether it’s recreating something new from an old outfit, painting walls or anything else, there’s always something to create or recreate.  In addition, Lisa has a BFA in Art Education. The idea to start Elemental […]

The Fuss of Floral Jewellery

Created by Wendy Stauffer, Fuss Jewelry is a line of necklaces, earrings, braclets, rings and bridal pieces.  Using her background in graphic design and biology, Wendy creates her pieces with wire and semi-prescious stones or pearls building each piece into a unique colourful, botanical shapes.  In addition to her website, Wendy also maintains a blog, where she comments about her […]

Loella Medina Jewellery: Sensual, Romantic and Globally Inspired

Loella Medina, a jewellery designer based in New York, became interested in the process of hand-made jewellery when she was ten years old.  Her father, a civil engineer, had started to create earrings, after finding pliers and beads at a construction site.  For a while in the 1980s, Mr. Medina’s earrings were a hit with women […]

Jessica DeCarlo: Brooklyn Based, Internationally Inspired

Jessica DeCarlo, who started making jewellery when she was very young launched her line, Jessica DeCarlo Designs this past spring. Through her studies at St. Michael’s College in Vermont, Academia Italiana and an internship at Metallo Nobile in Florence Italy (where she was doing PR/Marketing), she developed a unique style, creating timeless-looking pieces that definitely […]

Focus on The Beauty of Nature with Diffraction

Beth Cummings is the daughter and granddaughter of very crafty, creative women. It was through her mother and grandmother that she learned the joy of hand-made goods, something that she continues to enjoy to this day. Having a love of nature and photography, Beth launched her line of jewellery, Diffraction the spring of 2008. Each […]

Natha Perkins: Creating Beautiful Jewellery with Metal

Natha Perkins loves to create. Making pretty things gives her “such a thrill!” While she never could master painting or sculpting, metalsmithing became her niche, especially after taking her first course in 2001. She became so enthralled with it that she couldn’t stop. In fact, she majored in metalsmith and jewellery design at Metropolitan State […]