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New websites have soft launched by Patsy Kolesar

Welcome to the refreshed website! After a week of very annoying technical things, like transferring domains, EPP codes, cpanels and pointing things places, we have two live websites that have softly launched into the world. Please read my previous posts if you are interested in the rebranding process. 

Patsy Kolesar Art Jewelry is here, www.patsykolesar.com and Patsy Kay Jewelry is here,  www.patsykayjewelry.com 

I will spend the next week or so having a handful of people test everything out, giving me feedback and making final adjustments and then I will hard launch them. However, I know that a website is never actually finished and that I will be tweaking them for a while.  

If you have thoughts you'd like to share with me, they are most welcome! email me info@pkkdesign.com with your tips and suggestions. 

Pretty Pictures by Patsy Kolesar

I'm in the process of re-vamping this website!  Which means I've been spending a lot of time behind the scenes staring at my computer screen at various shades of blue! 

The updated site is almost ready and until it is,  here are some pretty pictures of new pieces:

Cherry Blossom Necklace © Patsy Kay Kolesar Design 

Cherry Blossom Necklace © Patsy Kay Kolesar Design 

Lollipop Earrings © Patsy Kay Kolesar Design

Lollipop Earrings © Patsy Kay Kolesar Design

My Scratched Up Heart Necklace with Rose Quartz © Patsy Kay Kolesar Design

My Scratched Up Heart Necklace with Rose Quartz © Patsy Kay Kolesar Design


Great Stuff, East Side Culture Crawl, and a Private Home Show! by Patsy Kolesar

I would love to see you at one of these amazing events that I am part of!  The Eastside Culture Crawl is my favourite weekend of the year.  I get to open my studio up and share my creative space with you!  I'm in The Onion Studio building at 1103 Union Street.  

Eastside Culture Crawl

 

This year I am excited to be one of 37 artists showing and selling their work at the Great Stuff show held in West Vancouver in the Ferry Building Gallery at 1414 Argyle Avenue.  Hours are Tuesday - Sunday 10-6 and Fridays 10-8

Great Stuff West Vancouver

 

Last but not least I am honoured to have been invited to participate in a private home show this year.  If you don't want to deal with masses of people at the regular shows then this is the perfect weekend for you.  The address for this home show is in North Vancouver, but we are not posting it online.  If you would like to know the address please email me info @ pkkdesign dot com or email Nell, who's email is below and we would be delighted to send you the address!  

Vancouver Jewellery Christmas Shows

In advance I thank-you so much for supporting small independent art businesses this holiday season!  

Medea Collection at Urbanity by Patsy Kolesar

medea necklace jewellery

To read more about the Medea Necklace please visit this page

Urbanity is located at 2412 Granville Street, Vancouver BC.  

On My Jewelry Bench by Patsy Kolesar

I've been making Cherry Blossom Necklaces at my bench for the last few days.  They start off looking like a web of wires....

 

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Then it all starts coming together..........One of a kind Cherry Blossom Necklaces, made from sterling silver wire which is hammer textured and blackened, copper, silk screened enamels, and freshwater pearls.   

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The Cherry Blossom Necklace 

"I live on a street that is lined with big lovely cherry blossom trees. These trees are charming all year round, but they are absolutely divine when they are full of bright pink cherry blossoms. I so wish that this divineness stayed longer, but the cherry blossoms, like so many beautiful moments in life only stay for a very short time. The Cherry Blossom Necklace is a special necklace for those moments in life that are the most divine" 

Summer Business by Patsy Kolesar

In Vancouver we appreciate our sunshine.  We may have a bit of rain from time to time, so when it's sunny out we relish in it.  It's certainly much harder to be in my studio or at my computer when it seems like the whole rest of the world is playing in the sunshine.  So, i've been playing a little bit too.........

 

Pitch & Putt in Stanley Park. (I won)  

Pitch & Putt in Stanley Park. (I won)  

Nights watching the sunset at the beach.  

Nights watching the sunset at the beach.  

Celebrating Pride weekend by dancing in the street with some of my favourites friends. 

Celebrating Pride weekend by dancing in the street with some of my favourites friends. 

Business meeting with Simone Richmond and Su Foster. 

Business meeting with Simone Richmond and Su Foster. 

This last picture of Simone Richmond and Su Foster is all business.  This is how we have our business meetings, sitting in the grass on a sunshiny afternoon.  I recently finished an amazing collaboration project with these 2 talented jewellers and the 3 of us are now brewing up something new.   

Celebrating Life's Simple Moments by Patsy Kolesar

I was asked by Garnish Jewellery Gallery in Revelstoke to help them celebrate their one-year anniversary, so I started to think about what I was celebrating.  In February of this year I almost lost my Dad, he had a heart attack and went into cardiac arrest.  Luckily the ambulance attendants had already arrived at my parents house when this happened and they saved his life.  I spent a week in the Victoria hospital with him and my mom and sister in a crash course on heart attacks.  My Dad is the most important man in my life and I am so grateful that he is still with me.   

A bunch of things shifted for me after this happened.  I do think that I spend a lot of time feeling really grateful for everything that I have, but after the shock of almost having him taken out of my life way too soon I started to appreciate more of life's simple moments.   

Sitting in the backyard at my parents place just content to be with family and surrounded by love.......

Seeing a wall of art on the street amidst a busy city...... 

Connecting with strangers and spending hours talking about love and life........ 

Appreciating the bright flower blooming and glistening with fresh rain drops...... 

Sitting on the steps outside my studio watching the shadows of the weeds dancing on the pavement....... 

 

Street art in Toronto

Street art in Toronto

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The Celebration Necklace.  Sterling silver, copper, vitreous enamels, peacock freshwater pearls, 24k yellow gold. One of a Kind.  $325 available at Gar-nish  Jewellery Gallery in Revelstoke. 

The Celebration Necklace.  Sterling silver, copper, vitreous enamels, peacock freshwater pearls, 24k yellow gold. One of a Kind.  $325 available at Gar-nish  Jewellery Gallery in Revelstoke. 

Me & my Dad xoxo

Me & my Dad xoxo