This season I am happy to announce that I will be a permanent vendor at the Metcalfe farmers Market. To celebrate each week I will be offering a featured item. These items will be limited and specially priced just for that day. After that the price goes up until they are gone. Because this Saturday is opening day, I will be offering 2 items: Fluorite or Amethyst stretch bracelets and a stunning matte textured glass tassel bracelet. Great gifts for Mother's Day! Get them before they are gone!
Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese weaving technique done on a table with spools. This modern version uses a foam disc and adds beads and semiprecious stones. These will be finished with chain for a beautiful statement piece. The finished pieces will be available at the Metcalfe Farmers Market Spring Market, April 15th at the Greely Community Centre.
Spring is in the air!...well maybe not quite spring but the Spring Sale preparation is. Come and check these beauties out at our first sale of the season. Metcalfe Farmers Market Spring Sale, April 15th from 9-3 at the Greely Community Centre.
I have been busy in the workshop getting ready for the first Art in the Neighbourhood event this Saturday, December 10th at Emmanuel United Church in Elmvale. This is just a tease of all the goodies I will have on display!
It's that time of year again when thoughts turn to gift shopping...and what better way to say I love you than a hand made one of a kind gift from JayBee Jewelry or other local artisan. I have been busy in the workshop getting ready for this seasons sales. So far you will be able to find me at:
Metcalfe Farmers Christmas Market:
Saturday, Nov. 19th and Saturday, December 17th 9:00-2:00PM , 1448 Meadow Dr. Greely Community Center Greely, ON.
Art in the Neighbourhood
Saturday Dec 10th, 10am-4pm, Emmanuel United Church, 691 Smyth Road.
Of course I will also be having my Holiday Open Houses in my home....stayed tuned for more details in the coming weeks.
In jewelry design and creation, as in many art forms, there are a lot of rules. When I see a rule I want to challenge it and see if I can work around it to get the look I want. There are so many rules when it comes to applying enamel (powdered glass) to metal: you can only enamel pure silver and copper, you can't solder enamelled pieces with out special solder..etc. I have wanted to add some colour to my pieces with something other than stones but the problem was how to solder the pieces together without ruining the enamel or how to enamel the piece after being soldered without undoing the solder.
Today I threw caution to the wind and enamelled a small copper cup I made and then soldered it to a softly squared ring.......it worked! I wanted the enamel to be very organic and not completely cover the surface to give some texture.
I am really pleased with the results and will be designing a new line of silver and copper pieces with enamel...stay tuned! I will be at the Metcalfe Farmers Market tomorrow, Saturday, Sept 3rd from 9-1.
This summer I have decided to be an occasional vendor at the Metcalfe Farmers Market. It is a fabulous environment and I have met so many wonderful people but it means I need to constantly keep my inventory well stocked. It has also allowed me to try out some new mediums and play a little.
This interesting piece came out of a process I am developing using polymer clays and acrylic paints to achieve a weather leather or ceramic look. It is light weight and highlighted buy a copper chain.
These earring were using the same process and are lightweight versatile.
Another unique technique called water casting. Molten silver is poured into water and the sudden cooling causes organic drop shapes to form. I use these to make earrings, pendants and adjustable rings like these little beauties.
Okay. Let's try this again and hope the weather cooperates this time! Artists in the Garden this Sunday, June 26th 10-4. Come and enjoy the beautiful urban garden and peruse the offerings of 6 local artists.
I have been seeing a lot of fabulous things done with Fimo, an oven baked clay, and since I had some kicking around from an old project I pulled it out and spent an afternoon making these earrings. I love the look of verdigris so I tried to make them resemble the aged patina. They are light weight and durable, a fun spring look!