Happy Sunday, readers!
Jewel Envy is celebrating our tenth anniversary this year and marking four years in our lovely studio/classroom/retail space on 151 Marion Street. It’s taken a lot of work to get here—not only tenacity, hard labour (see the crazy pictures of our many renovations below) but the dedication of two very smart and talented women, Gillian Batcher, owner, and goldsmith and Alexis Kostuk, manager and goldsmith. Everyday when we walk into the big blue house—which is not only a retail space, classroom and working studio but also a home—we can see evidence of Jewel Envy’s dynamic duo.
Most often we will see Alexis behind the counter talking to customers, at her bench making incredible art jewellery ( find her at Glacialegoldsmith.com) or training her formidable problem-solving skills to make sure the space runs smoothly for all of us. Thank you so much Alexis for making the space a great place to grow, for giving Jewel Envy the best you have, for your uproarious laugh that keeps us going, and for being wonderful YOU!
In Gillian words, when she started the renovations of the Blue House “Alexis was there to help, as she always is, every step of the way. I couldn't ask for a better manager or friend! “
Alexis have been working with Gillian at Jewel Envy for many years, she knows the business better than any one, she loves what she does, and she is a big part of this ten years that we are celebrating next Friday!
Many thanks Alexis for making Jewel Envy a great place , for given Gillian the best you have, just for been YOU!
Lovely pic of Alexis and Gillian more than three year ago at the renovation site.
Congratulations to Jewel Envy and to our incredible team! in these tenth anniversary.