MOTH METAL

About a month and a half ago I wrote about being inspired by the Beetle Art. I wanted to follow up that the artist is Jennifer Angus and she creates these wonderful insect installations and dioramas. Because of her I went an started creating my own line of winged metal insects. These are now very excitingly available on my ETSY…

WATER CASTING

It’s always so fun to learn something new! I had the opportunity to take a water casting course at Working Silver at the end of August. This course was an awesome way to experiment with the different ways silver can form and cool. And because water casting is effected by so many outside factors, it…

EARRINGS FOR BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS

I had the luxury to work with new Bride Heather to create custom earrings made specially for the #goinggillis bridesmaids this past July. It was super exciting, and she gave me basically free reign to create and design something just for her ladies. The only parameters where to match as close as possible to the…

ART AND JEWELRY OF GERMAN KABIRSKI

I had the pleasure of seeing and holding a custom ring by German Kabirski in person. His craftsmanship is exquisite and is equal parts art and function. He works primarily with my favourite materials – silver and gold. But he uses it in such a raw way that wraps around gems without the constraints traditional…

NOVA SCOTIA IS LIKE A WARM WOOL BLANKET

Nova Scotia is like a warm wool blanket for me. Full of fond memories, family, laughter, and fun. I’ve lived away from it now for seven years, and this visit more than any before has brought back a full onset of homesickness. It’s not particularly surprising, I’ve always had my roots there, but now that…

CUSTOM AMMONITE NECKLACE

I had the pleasure of creating a special custom necklace made out of sterling silver and a fossilized Ammonite with a crystal faceted top. It was so much fun working with the customer to create such a special piece and to bring it to life. I actually loved it so much that with the customers…