one of a kind jewelry
I will slowly be sharing photos here from the exhibition of one-of-a-kind rings that we had in June at Visual Space Gallery. The pieces made for the exhibition were just amazing!
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.
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
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!
In advance I thank-you so much for supporting small independent art businesses this holiday season!
This is my crunch time, the time of year when I spend many hours in my studio making new work to send to all of the amazing shops that carry my jewelry, to show during the Eastside Culture Crawl and new for me this year is to show at the West Vancouver Great Stuff exhibition. Here are some of the pieces I've been working on......
The finished Medea Necklaces made by the now official Jewellery + Artists + Collaboration members Su Foster, Simone Richmond and Patsy Kay Kolesar. These pieces were made in collaboration with Yayoi Hirano of the Yayoi Theatre Movement Society for their performance of Medea at the Orpheum Theatre Annex November 7-9. To read more about our process of making these pieces please have a look here.
Sometimes I get to be part of some amazing custom jewelry stories. Chrissy came to me a couple of weeks ago with a 100 year old nail that she wanted to be able to wear as a pendant.
The nail came from her families house which her Grandfather built on Prince Edward Island 120 years ago. Her family still has this house, her nephew is living in it now and a number of years ago they built a small house attached to the main house for her grandmother to live in. While they were taking out the windows on the side of the house Chrissy was picking up these old nails thinking she would do something with them one day.
The nails are beautiful, they are handmade. Chrissy thought it would be cool to wear one as a pendant so that is how it ended up in my hands. I was very excited to turn this beautiful old nail into something that could be worn on the body...
I've been making Cherry Blossom Necklaces at my bench for the last few days. They start off looking like a web of wires....
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.
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"