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Honey glass earringsBrass arrow necklace

Honey glass necklaceHoney glass filigree earrings

 

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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

Friday
Jan172014

Curious Oddities 2014 Spring/Summer colour teaser

Ivory, green and a hint of orange, turquoise, riverstone, Czech glass and Art Nouveau style cloisonné enameled beads

Champagne, mango, peach and a hint of turquoise, mountain jade, pearls, pink aventurine, Czech glass and Art Nouveau style cloisonné enameled beads — at Champagne, mango, peach and a hint of turquoise, mountain jade, pearls, pink aventurine, Czech glass and Art Nouveau style cloisonné enameled beads

Cerulean and aqua blue with white, gold and Art Deco elements: turquoise, riverstone, magnesite, Czech glass and cloisonné enameled beads

Honey, peridot, olivine and tangerine with a touch of aqua: Czech glass and Art Nouveau style cloisonné enameled beads

Bold opaque and translucent yellow with white, black and strong Art Deco elements: Czech glass and cloisonné enameled beads

Azure and sky blue, riverstone, mountain jade, Czech glass and Art Nouveau style cloisonné enameled beads

Carmine and cherry red, white and rich cobalt blue: mountain jade, riverstone, magnesite and Art Nouveau style cloisonné enameled beads

Violet, lilac, amethyst, royal purple and a hint of magenta: glass pearls, riverstone, mountain jade, Czech glass and amethyst

 

 

Saturday
Jan042014

Warm Wishes for 2014 & a whopping 35% off appreciation sale!

For myself and for so many of my dear friends, colleagues and lovely acquaintances, 2013 was an unbelievably taxing year: full to the brim with seemingly insurmountable challenges, heartbreaks and financial strain. But we toughed it out, and with strong spirits, good friend and much determination we've made it through to the other side.

Here I raise a glass to you fine folks: for your support, feedback, enthusiasm and patronage, all of which make it possible for me, and all of those that I work with, to pursue our dreams. For this I am immensely grateful. Here's to a new year beaming with hope, promise and potential. May it bring a Renaissance of creativity, collaboration, joy and prosperity for us all.

With so much love and appreciation,
your Curious Curator Kat xo

Friday
Nov222013

Iiiiiiiiiit's show time!!

Upcoming Holiday shows in Toronto:

Vendor Queens

November 23, 2013

Mondo Bazaar

November 30, December 1, 2013

Sassy Little Craft Show

December 1, 2013

Movies and Makers

December 7, 2013

Firsthand Fair

December 7 & 8, 2013

CBC Charity craft show

December 12, 2013

Vendor Queens

December 12, 14 2013

Frostbite Bazaar of the Bizarre

 December 15, 2013

Vendor Queens

 December 21,22 2013