Sunday, August 19, 2018

shoes that are gems, gems that are shoes.

I can say that as a goldsmith my focus about accessories crosses over into shoes. I was recently reminded of these gem like shoes from a company called United Nude 








 This lead to a google search of gem shoes, in which I came across these:


Marina Abramovic's crystal Shoes for Departure

Marina Abramovic's crystal Shoes for Departure, worn.

Marina Abramovic's written instructions: "With naked feet enter the shoes. Eyes closed. Motionless. Depart. Duration:limitless Material: amethyst"

From The In-Between: Shoes for Departure "offer to transport the viewer into an altered state of consciousness. With the artist's written instructions functioning almost as a hypnotic suggestion, the shoes provide the means to enter a space of trance and contemplation."

It was exciting to come across this vastly different examples and sit in contemplation for a few moments about the perception of materials as well as the function and purpose of accessories. Materials have different value to individuals; there is definitely a common thread of meaning attached to gemstones in jewellery that for a majority of people is connected to value. We do often get customers who are searching for meaning and connection through specific gemstones, which I always love learning and hearing about.

-Alexis  

Sunday, August 5, 2018

2 Days Wedding Band Workshop

Hello Sunday Readers,

Jewel Envy, a retail space and working studio at the blue house on Roncy, has a select group of goldsmiths, that not only have they personal lines of work on site, but also teach classes to the public.

Classes are a fun way to learn, and at the same time you can make meaningful pieces like your wedding bands.

You don’t need to have any experience in jewellery making, you come to our studio and one of our teachers will give you all the knowledge you need to make one of the most important and significant pieces of jewellery of your life, your wedding bands.

 

                         Alexis Kostuk (glacialegoldsmith.com) with a student, Emma


Couples interested in our 2 day Wedding Band Workshop select two weekend days (that are at least a week apart) that suit their schedule to create their very own wedding bands. Get in touch to sign up!

 

 

 

Jewel Envy looks forward to seeing you in one or more of our classes, the fun, good time, sharing knowledge, learning of new things, they are just the beginning of a great experience.

 

Have a nice Sunday

 

Helena

 

 

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Bijoux Missodey

While Patrick Missodey is on holiday from working in the studio we still have loads of his fabulous work for purchase available here at Jewel Envy. Scroll down to check out some of his work and then be sure to drop into the studio to try some pieces on!