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Obsessed? Maybe….but am I having FUN?! YES!!!

Posted by on Nov 2, 2018

O.K., so I’m going to be giving my age away with this post! Does anyone else remember those scarf rings from the 1970’s? My Mother had one that she absolutely loved and wore all the time with her large collection of scarves. I always liked the idea of the scarf ring, but never really got […]

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Can’t Stop Now … More Shawl Pin Designs!

Posted by on Sep 15, 2018

TahitianPearlShawlPins

I am totally loving my continuing quest to knit things (at the moment – mostly shawls) and then designing the ultimate “jewellery for your knitting”. Thought you’d like to see where my creativity has taken me since I first posted, in June 2018, about my foray into creating the perfect shawl pins. Here is another […]

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Places You Can Link

Posted by on Jul 29, 2018

Ahhhhhh Summer! The time for celebrating warmer weather by going on holidays or playing hooky from work…..or is there a third option? One day every week in the summer, I try to take my work with me, just to explore another part of the city and pretend I’m “out on business.” One of the places […]

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The Natural Creative Evolution

Posted by on Jun 29, 2018

ShawlwithPinonForm

If you follow along with my monthly blog, you’ve probably heard me say, more than once, that I started my creative life as a knitter at the age of five. From that moment on, I have made things with my hands ever since. Never stopped. It really is my happy place. At the age of […]

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Here Comes Summer! Vacation Plans?

Posted by on May 25, 2018

Are you planning a vacation this summer? Going hiking somewhere on the Bruce Trail? Maybe spending time at a cottage in Muskoka? Or if those don’t appeal to you, how about taking in a play or two at the Stratford Festival? If any of those holiday ideas seem tempting, you won’t be far away from […]

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Seeing Dots…An Artist’s Perspective

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018

Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist who has created “dot-like” paintings, sculptures and installation rooms for over 70 years, as she continuously explores her idea that “Our earth is only one polka dot among a million stars in the cosmos.” This is an early painting by Yayoi, where she tries to create a 3D feeling […]

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Happy Spring! It’s Almost Cherry Blossom Season!

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018

Cherry Blossom In Progress

And this post is about what Cherry Blossoms look like in jewellery form, through my eyes, hands and heart. I am a regular participant in the One of a Kind Show Artist Competition. The competition is always a chance to challenge myself to come up with something unique, within the boundaries of my medium, that […]

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Finally! The finished Jade Pieces.

Posted by on Feb 25, 2018

Jade Series on Judy

If you read my September 2017 blog post, you will recall that I talked about some exquisite Canadian Nephrite Jade pieces that I bought. Pictured above are the completed designs that I debuted at the Christmas 2017 One of a Kind Show. Both the Jade Jackie O Necklace and the Wow Jade Pendant on 36” […]

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New Year, New Design.

Posted by on Jan 22, 2018

I have always known that a big part of my reason for choosing chainmaille as my jewellery technique was all the knitting I have done since I was a wee five-year-old. In my August blog post (which actually didn’t get posted until September) I talked about how I had returned to my knitting roots, picking […]

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Introducing the Cane Minder

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017

Cane Minder Prototype

And no, I’m not talking about the seasonal “candy” variety we are so familiar with this time of year! I’m talking about the kind that aids the mobility of an increasingly large number of people over a certain age. As many of you know, if you have read any of my blog posts, I work […]

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