New Treasures

Moon & Star necklaceThunderbird feather necklace

Cloissonne 20's style earringsPyrite & brass handchain

 

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Friday
Apr242015

Sneak peek!

Just too excited, I have to share a little preview of some of my favorites! I'm designing a collection for the FAT (Fashion Art Toronto) Asphyxia: Gossamer runway fashion show Saturday 25th at 9:00 pm

Asphyxia's dresses are one of a kind, elegant and edgy, constructed of antique and vintage beadwork, lace, fabric and millinary notions.

My accompanying jewelry pieces are a complimentary collection crafted from antique and vintage jewelry components, crystals, pearls and pressed brass. Enjoy!

Hope to see you at the show!

For more details, follow this link

 

 

Friday
Mar062015

Studio 205 grand opening!

So excited to be a part of Studio 205 opening this Saturday March 7th. Espresso, amazing handmade goods and workshops right in the heart of Hamilton Ontario! 205 King Street East

Sunday
Feb082015

Homage to the Log Driver's Waltz

Last month something sparked a lovely bit of nostalgia for me around the National Film Board of Canada. My family never had a TV but I do remember, on those school days that were far too close to a holiday for kids to actually be able to focus on work, the big projector (later replaced by a TV) would be wheeled in and we would spend our afternoon watching the delightful NFB short films most notably “the Cat Came Back” and the all-time favorite “the Log Driver’s Waltz.” *

Of course I had to look them all up for a current viewing and as silly as it might sound, I actually got intensely emotional while watching the “Waltz” again.

Complete with a handmade flannel pouch of course!

I’ve never really considered myself to be very patriotic- in fact, with dual US and Canadian citizenship by blood and birth, I’ve always seen myself as a North American rather than belonging to either country specifically. But there it was, with Kate & Anna McGarrigle’s voices coming through the speakers and flannel and toque clad loggers twirling on the screen I was struck with how sweetly, simply and honestly Canadian the film is –I was feeling serious pangs of Canadian pride! Naturally I had to do a piece to celebrate it.

As I am often haunted by unfulfilled creative projects, I’ve been waking each morning since to a head full of the “…birling down, a down white water…” so here is my homage to the great “Log Driver’s Waltz” I hope you love it as much as I do!

 

*For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure: The Log Driver’s Waltz is about a young girl who loves to dance and chooses to marry a log driver over his more well-to-do, land-loving competition. Driving logs down the river has made him the best dancing partner to be found. It’s a lighthearted, animated tale based on the song The Log Driver’s Waltz by Wade Hemsworth. Kate and Anna McGarrigle sing to the music of the Mountain City Four.

Sunday
Nov022014

Autumn comforts

I love Autumn, I really do and I know I'm not alone. There's something so lovely and sensual about the fall: colors are more vibrant, scents are more pungent, the weather, sharper, even the flavors of Autumn foods are more robust.

 

Lovely pine cones

 

Cast pine cone necklace

 

Delicious homemade apple-cranberry crumble with pecans and fresh yogurt- I can't seem stop baking this time of year. Nothing like working in the studio with the smell of pie or crumble wafting through, the oven's warmth taking the chill from the air.

 

Necklace made with a beautifully textured sliver of antler from Latvia

 

Handsome brass stag cufflinks

Wishing you all a lovely and sensual Autumn! xo Kat

Monday
Apr282014

Custom designs for Asphyxia's Beautiful & Damned at FAT!

Just a little preview picture from the 1920's inspired collection of jewelry and hairpieces that I designed to accompany the amazing Asphyxia's 2014 Beautiful and Damned collection at FAT last week.

I'll post some more pictures shortly!

xo K