Sunday, December 9, 2018

My type of Winter's Jewelery



Hello Sunday Readers,


In winter days, cold and gloomy, it’s when your lovely and dear jewelry takes a central stage! It’s now more important than ever to wear earrings, they will make you shine, and you will feel beautiful.
The hat and the scarf keep you warm, but a great pair of earrings are the magic touch to make you feel unique!
I have here a pic of one of my favorite pairs, I made this one’s a couple of winters ago, big pearls, shine little diamonds, all I needed to make my winter less cold and sunnier!



White Gold Earrings with Pearls and Diamonds, hplafaurie



I love long and statement necklaces, a couple of weeks ago I made a gorgeous short one with a sparkly diamond!
It’s difficult to wear necklaces in winter, the sweaters and the coat are bulky, this little necklace make me feel whole again!



36" Sterling Silver Necklace with charms, hplafaurie     
36" Sterling Silver Necklace with Coins, hplafaurie


14 K Gold Chain with a Diamond, hplafaurie


My bangles are part of myself, in summer time, or in winter time, they are my best friends, I have many, I make one for me maybe ones a year, they are incredible nice and go with any outfit, its noise keeps me alive!
This is part of my collection, I can make one for you any time!



Sterling Silver Bracelets, hplafaurie

Rings are forever! little ones, big ones, all of them are for any occasion, these three ones can make your winter memorable, I wear mine with three gold bands.



    Sterling Silver Rings with CZ, hplafaurie
         
               Sterling Silver Rings with CZ, Gold Bands, hplafaurie

Sun and happiness can be in your heart if you let them in! 

Have a nice Sunday!

Helena

Saturday, December 8, 2018

making your own cookie cutters

When time for a holiday break rolls around I start thinking about what I can be making if I am not at my jeweller's bench making jewellery. A few weekends ago I set aside time to make a couple hundred pierogies to freeze for holiday get-togethers and I'll be making meat sticks soon. 

After watching The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell on Netflix in October I have got it in my head that I want to make a gingerbread house. 


Christine McConnell and her gingerdead house.

I have started my scheme to create a winter gingerbread house starting with a list of materials I need and creating a cardboard template. I don't even want to eat the gingerbread - which is surprising for someone who likes cookies as much as I do. I am looking forward to the hours I will use creating something elaborate. It has occurred to me that family and friends might be bummed if I do not want them to break off parts of my gingerbread house, so I want to throw a custom cookie shape into the mix as well. I came across a great and simple tutorial. I will have to snap some pics of my cookie cutter progress, because I think I will make them a bit differently (my La Croix cans will make beautiful cutters ;o)

https://mylovelyfrench.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/diy-homemade-cookie-cutters/

I'm thinking of making a Rose shaped cookie (Rose as in the muppet character from Christine McConnell's show, just below). If you have any other ideas, let me know! Are there any family treats or eats that you love to make?

-Alexis


Since I have cookies on the brain I wanted to include a shoutout to my favourite cookies available nearby Jewel Envy, click images to check them out:


https://www.craigscookies.com/


https://www.instagram.com/munchemunch/



Sunday, December 2, 2018

Budget friendly gifts

We like to help people find the perfect gift for their loved one. Never be shy about asking to stick to a budget. For this time of year we curate a selection of price points and whomever is helping you on retail can pick a selection of ideas depending on how much you would like to spend. 


Here is a small selection of handmade jewellery
Items $50 & under


Barnacle and sea anemone earrings by Alexis Kostuk of glaciale goldsmith, $50+HST per pair



Twig earrings by Gillian Batcher of Pash Jewellery Design, $40+HST



2 in 1 pearl earrings by Micheline Roi of atelier J, $45+HST per pair