Well hello everyone! My name is Lauren Hanham and I am the newest addition to the Jewel Envy family. This is my very first blog post so I wanted to start off by introducing myself and talking a little bit about my work.
I am a 2009 graduate of the George Brown Jewellery Arts Program right here in Toronto, Ont. Before coming to Toronto for school I lived in Burlington, Ont for pretty much my entire life. I've always loved craft in any medium, even if I wasn't good at it. Jewellery is by far my favourite. There's something so satisfying about art you get to wear.
Some of my favourite things to experiment with in metal is seeing how far I can bend or stretch sheet metal or wire. I love how malleable metal can be. When I was in school many of my projects utilized these techniques. Now being back in a fully equipped studio, I plan to bring this character back to my designs.
After graduating I worked for Matsu Jewellery, a local Toronto jeweler, for about a year where I learned some great production techniques that enabled me to create my first collection out of college that I have called "The Lady Slippers". Recently the slippers have been joined by a seaweed inspired collection called "De La Mer". Soon to follow is a currently unamed collection inspired by animal claws.
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