Wednesday 23 May 2012

A beautiful weekend

Was that not an amazing long weekend?  Here in the GTA we were very lucky with the weather.  Clear blue skies, warm temperatures, very warm actually, but with evenings that cooled down nicely.  Couldn’t have been better!

I took advantage of Mother Nature and did a trial set up of my show tent.  I’m still waiting for my new signs but doesn’t it look great?

I decided that the front wall needs to be rolled up out of the way and will have to make sure that’s done during set up for this year’s first show, in 2 ½ weeks at Innisfil Summerfest, at Innisfil Beach Park, on Lake Simcoe just south of Barrie.  Show hours are
Friday June 8                 5:00pm to Dusk
Saturday June 9 10:00am to Dusk
Sunday June 10 10:00am to 5:00pm

Getting back to the weather, Mother Nature appreciated it too from the look of these irises.  They opened up over the last day.

These trilliums and Solomon’s Seals have been blooming for a couple of weeks now.

I can’t wait for more flowers to show us their beauty.

Did you have a chance to get outside this past weekend?  At least for a little while?  I’d love to hear how you spent it.

Thanks for reading

Saturday 19 May 2012

Hello, Nice to meet you!

I am fascinated by the colours, textures and patterns found in gemstones, beads and crystal. 

In 2010 my creative side was reignited after lying dormant for several years.  The spark was a gift of a fair trade necklace and bracelet made from reclaimed glass.  It provided inspiration for a new avenue to explore and to expand artistically.  The following year was spent learning the foundational skills, exploring and developing techniques and learning from some extremely generous artisans.  Near the end of 2011, I participated in 2 one day shows, my launch into the craft show world!

I continue to learn and am actively exploring the world of metals.  I’ve concluded it will take a lifetime to begin to understand the intricacies of hand craft jewellery.

Bijoux Gems Joy carries two collections of jewellery, designed and made by me.

Treasured Collection:
– Because sometimes we need to treasure ourselves.  Jewellery in the Treasured collection is made with high quality gemstones and Swarovski crystals, sterling silver and fine silver, 14Kt gold filled and copper components, wire and chain.

Cheerful Collection:
– Because sometimes we just want to have fun.  Jewellery in the Cheerful collection is made with glass and Lucite beads and gemstones, silver plate, brass, copper and gunmetal components, wire and chain.

This year I’ve submitted to a half dozen shows and am already confirmed for 4 of them.  Yoohoo!

Come and visit me and all the other wonderful artisans who will be participating.  I’m excited to meet everyone and share my love of jewellery and the craft.