Friday, July 25, 2014

Look what we are work on ...

 Young is setting a pink tourmaline
 Amanda is emerying on a cross pendant
 Hyewon is creating a new piece
 Helena is brain storming
 Alexis is adding more and more beautiful jewellery to jewel envy
And I am making rings with eggshell acrylic

Sunday, July 20, 2014


 Apply your artistic talent to making some fab enamel jewellery in our 8 week Enamel Class.  We have one starting Monday the 28th of July.  There are so many techniques to learn and colours to use! Sign up now

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Upcoming Classes!

Twist wire, pierce shapes, add hammer texture... so many options it will be hard to decide.  Sign up for the July 19th or August 24th class.

Make a pair of earrings of your own design.  You'll create your own ear hook, pierce shapes and leave looking fab with your creation! Sign up for the fast approaching class Sunday July 20th.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Jewellery of Gillian's Wedding - Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of the jewellery at Gillian's wedding, where we'll take a closer look at what different Jewel Envy goldsmiths and guests wore to Gillian and Matthew's wedding!

To get us started today, here are three of Gillian's lovely bride's maids, who were thoughtfully adorned by Gillian of Pash Jewellery. They are wearing adjustable freshwater pearl bolo necklaces.The slider pieces are made of stainless steel and woven together with gemstones. They also have earrings to match, each pair a little different but equally pretty.

Here's a close up shot of Alexis's handmade sterling silver and turquoise ring. She bought this beautiful turquoise in New Mexico on a trip with her dad.
(P.S. Cool nails, Alexis!)

This fantastic ring was also made by Alexis of Glaciale. It is sterling silver and set with hand painted enamel "gemstones".

Pretty in peach, Helena of Helena Perez Lafaurie chose to add some punch with amethyst jewellery. She bought the bracelet years ago and decided to make earrings, a ring, and a pendant to match. For a little more sparkle, she wore a large diamond ring that had been given to her as a gift.

Here is Sasha Oda of Archerade (or at least her hands). Sasha went for simple and sophisticated with two pinky rings.

Left: Sterling silver textured pinky ring with 14K gold plating for contrast
Right: 14K yellow and diamond huggy ring.

Darija of Darija Radic Designs chose a vintage filigree ring that was gifted to her. A great choice!

Thanks for tuning in for this part! Check back for the last installment soon!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sunday Funday

Happy Sunday y'all!  If you're looking for something to fill your hours, 
Alexis Kostuk of Glaciale Jewellery can help you out.

Today is the last day of the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, and she has lots of 
beautiful pieces to pique your interest and unburden your wallet.

So head down to Nathan Phillips Square and say hello. 
(Also say Happy Birthday, because today is her very special day!)

How can anyone resist this smiling face??!

Booth H12, under the charming blue tent.

xx sash

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Making old jewellery new again!

I bet everyone has seen those silly commercials for buying your used jewellery and thought to themselves I wonder if I have anything in my jewellery box worth selling? If you have thought that the next question should be what would make it worth selling? Are you looking for cash back like the commercials say they offer? Or is selling your gold jewellery just a means to end for buying new jewellery?

Have you been holding off because the jewellery has sentimental value, despite the limited wear it receives. Or do you just worry the rate you get back wouldn't be worth selling it for? Both valid thoughts but I would like to add a new idea into the mix to consider.

Why not reuse your gold in a new design you choose? Here are Jewel Envy we have all of the equipment needed to melt down your old gold and reuse it in new pieces. We can cut out stones from settings, change the alloy of your gold by adding in other metals, and we do not charge extra to do this. If you have extra gold we can not use we can sell it for you and you get exactly what the refinery pays us. Now we are not in the business of buying your gold, and we won't sell your gold for you if you are not ordering something from us, but if you are placing an order we are happy to offer this service.

It seems the bulk of my orders are for work like this lately. I have melted down grandparents wedding bands to make new wedding bands for the grandchildren about to be wed, melted a mishmash of jewellery not being worn anymore, and even some family heirloom pieces that weigh so much they will probably pay for multiple orders! Reusing things you already have means nothing goes to waste and you can enjoy something new...until the next time you want a jewellery make over :o)