Saturday, February 17, 2018

Welcome to our new Goldsmiths.





Welcome to our new Goldsmiths.


Hello Saturday Readers,

Jewel Envy celebrated its ten anniversaries last year, we keep growing and I want to welcome the two new Goldsmiths at the studio.

Paruli Designs  by Parul Shrivastava. Parul studied jewellery at George Brown College in Toronto and has taken her passion and life-long dream of being a goldsmith and jeweler, to the next level by launching her brand.
Parul pulls inspiration from her love of ancient and modern design forms from different eras and cultures. In her jewellery, you will see architectural or mythological elements incorporated into contemporary wearable pieces of art. She derives inspiration from the simplicity of nature around her and the complexities of animal and human bodies.



Sterling Silver earrings with a red Cubic Zirconia





Sterling Silver pendants with blue Cubic Zirconia




Bijoux Missodey by Patrick Missodey. He is a native of Togo with 32 years of jewelry experience. Before living in Toronto he completed his jewelry training at the Γ‰cole des MΓ©tiers du Sud-Ouest de MontrΓ©al (EMSOM). He specializes in the creation of handmade jewelry using a blend of ethnic and contemporary techniques that give an original and unique style to his work.
He specializes in hand made chains, forging, and fabrication which are all present in his Sika, Baobab and Vogan collections. In addition to creating new pieces he also does repair work and custom redesign work transforming old pieces into new treasures.


Sterling Silver and Gold ring with a red Garnet

Vogan Sterling Silver filigree ring.

Much more of this amazing work is now in display at Jewel Envy for you to enjoy.
Drop by the studio to drool over these beauties in person, and maybe you'll be lucky enough to meet the goldsmiths themselves.

Have a nice Saturday

Helena  

Sunday, February 11, 2018

WE πŸ’—πŸ’›πŸ’“πŸ’œπŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’–πŸ’šπŸ’˜
(We love love love love etc...)

So you may have noticed that it's coming up on Valentine's DayπŸ’ And as you may imagine, it's pretty difficult to blog from a jewellery store without posting at least a few images of lovely love-inspired pieces... it just can't be helped!

In my esteemed opinion, hearts are good any time of the year, but especially relevant in the first few weeks of February. So here are just a few suggestions, from my heart to yours:

This is a dainty art deco bracelet by Jewelust (Amanda Henderson), but if you ask me it looks like two intertwined hearts. Sterling silver on chain $145


This ring by Urban Metal (Jerell Reichert) is solid sterling silver, and super substantial. It strikes the perfect balance between rough and smooth, and hand to heart you will love wearing this $110


Pale dusty pink is the perfect colour for Valentine's Day (or any day really), and this rose quartz stunner is pretty hard to miss. It is quite the statement stone, perched atop a podium of intricate lacy sterling silver. By HPL Jewellery Design (Helena Perez Lafaurie) $380


 Obviously these two hummingbirds are in love, and they flutter around sharing this lovely chalcedony bead, while staring into each other's gleaming sapphire eyes. How romantic! By Pash Jewellery (Gillian Batcher) $195


 These stunning pendants are actually lockets - the daggers slide out to reveal super romantic treasures within (*treasures not included). Accented with 14k yellow gold, these are the perfect pieces to wear close to your heart. By Glaciale Goldsmith (Alexis Kostuk) $880 top; $1470 bottom
 
What a lovely roundup, if I must say so myself! But by no means do you have to wait for someone to bring a heart to your door - go out and get your own! And by that I mean, come here and get your own, or anything else you feel like gifting yourself, because you're worth it! xx

πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

Saturday, February 10, 2018

DIY Valentines

At Jewel Envy we love a good DIY, since everything is handmade here and we love teaching from the studio when we're not busy creating. After a trip to the craft store for supplies I had to hold back from purchasing stuff that I did not need immediately (always a struggle!)

I wanted to collect some fun ideas for Valentine's coming up this Wednesday. Click captions below each picture to find tutorials. 
If you use any of the tutorials be sure to share with us, we love seeing creativity in action! And if you're in search for any last minute gifts, you can always head our way ;o)
-Alexis
 
I'm nostalgic for using craft paper to create pop-up cards for Valentines. It is the first thing my mind thinks of when it is approaching - I love this variation.

If anyone in your life loves popcorn look how pretty -and tasty!- this looks. I would even say a fresh batch whipped up with whatever topping you love to share with others is a treat I know I would love to get.

I've made these rose a few times from this very tutorial. I love using patterned paper and mixing colours together.

I never throw out any corks, they're always great to reuse in a variety of ways. A fridge magnet and plant is one of those great ways!

Make use of any extra thread lying around.


For anyone crochet skills, how cute is this?!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Heart Shaped Gems

Peridot and turquoise heart collage
Obsidian

Ametrine

Rainbow Obsidian

Labradorite

Flourite

Pyrite

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Warm Weekends


Like any good Canadian, I love the wintertime. Fresh snow, rosy cheeks, and wool toques are just a part of life up here, and sweater weather is always an exciting time of year. But also, like any normal person, I am SO DELIRIOUSLY HAPPY when the weather pokes its head above zero, even if for just a brief respite. This weekend has brought a bit of rain, but it also brought milder temperatures that already has me daydreaming of springtime.

So I thought I would share a few pieces that brighten my day and make me think of sunshine, warm breezes, and flowers in full bloom.



 Butterfly brooch by HPL Jewellery Design (Helena Perez Lafaurie)
Sterling silver with bright pink CZ $380


 Flower pendants by Radi Brothers (Zef Radi)
Top: Sterling silver with 18k and 24k gold details $400
Bottom: Sterling silver with 18k and 24k gold details, and moonstone $660


You are my Sunshine by Glaciale Goldsmith (Alexis Kostuk)
14k yellow gold, 14k palladium white gold, yellow and orange sapphires $3,680

Sunday, January 21, 2018


Valentine's Day







Valentine's Day Gift Guide under $100 dollars!

Hello Sunday readers,

Valentine's Day is the day to celebrate love and affection, it’s the day to celebrate in a big way the love and appreciation we have for those special people that make our lives amazing.There are a lot of beautiful pieces to help you express your love this month at Jewel Envy under $100.

From earrings to rings, to pendants, even collar stays we have it all at Jewel Envy.
If you want to spend a little more this wonderful earrings will do the job for only $115!


 Hope you enjoy every single piece and more we have at jewel envy and celebrate love with those you love. Have a nice Sunday!

Helena