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I know it’s silly to start thinking about Christmas when summer’s not even over yet, but so is the life of a craftsperson. Usually August is the time when we all start stockpiling inventory; squirreling away pieces here and there earlier on, and then making a focused concerted effort in later months.

I’ll be showing at the One of A Kind Christmas Show in Toronto again this year from November 24th to December 4th. Instead of the 6 day show, I’ll be there the ENTIRE 11 days. 11 days of 12 hour days may not be everyone’s cup of tea (not counting show prep or setup/takedown), but those are the times where I thrive. Since I live on a farm, I am so happy to finally come out of my cavern and meet everyone who comes by my booth. I get to say hi to people who read my blog, visit my website, or “like” something on social media, and it helps me put a face to an avatar.

Ah. Anyway. Sorry about that reminder that Christmas is coming. I’m heading back to squirreling now ;).

Andronyk Jewelry is a Western Living DOTY Finalist


Western Living Designer of the Year Finalist Andronyk Jewelry

I’m so happy to announce that Andronyk Jewelry has made it on the shortlist for Western Living’s Designer of the Year in the Fashion category!

The Fashion category is jam packed with talent:

Andrea Wong, Vancouver
Breanna Musgrove, Vancouver
C4 Eyewear, Vancouver
Claudia Schulz, Vancouver
Joanna Baxter (Lover Fighter), Vancouver
Lara Presber, Calgary
Larry Designs, Vancouver
Mary Ann Buis, Vancouver
Poppy Barley, Edmonton
Stittgen Fine Jewelry, Vancouver
Truvelle, Vancouver

View all of the finalists in all of the categories here.

The winners in each category will be announced at the end of August, so stay tuned!

Garden treasures


Beets from the garden

It’s garden harvest time. Today for lunch I picked these gorgeous deep red beets, and when I cut them up, all the gorgeous patterns and angles were just begging to be photographed.

There is inspiration everywhere!

No Auto-Pilot

Illustration by Mia Ohki, www.miaohki.com

Illustration by Mia Ohki, www.miaohki.com

Thank you to Mia Ohki for having me as a guest poster on her project, No Auto-Pilot!
Mia is an amazing illustrator who is showcasing women with unconventional careers and life paths. From her manifesto:
“It means to go against the grain of society and do what makes you feel the most fulfilled. It means to use confidence in your extraordinary abilities to drive through the doubts and trials of an alternative path to success. It means you’re going to create your path, not follow it.”
Check out my guest post hereand view both chapters of the No Auto-Pilot project here.

Styled Shoot with Sugar & Soul Photography


I’m so happy to be able to share photos from this collaboration with so many great people for a lovely woodsy bohemian wedding shoot. With Melissa Johnstone from Sugar and Soul Photography behind the lens, everyone worked together to create a gorgeous result.


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Models – Alyssa + John

Florals – Fache Floral Designs

Styling – Amanda Douglas Events

Linens and Chairs – Planned Perfectly

Jewelery – Andronyk Jewelry

Dress – Martina Liana Bridal, from Bliss Bridal Boutique

Suit – EPH Apparel

Stationery – One Plus One Design

Ring shown are the Denim Sapphire Engagement ring and the Maia ring. You can see the full shoot at Sugar and Soul’s blog here!

The Royal Bison


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I’ll be at the Royal Bison this weekend, May 6-8th. The last time I was in Edmonton was in October for my Discovery Tour, so I can’t wait to visit again and see everyone!

I will have my engagement and wedding ring collections to try on and order, as well as many many one of a kind pieces to take home. I’ve been busy experimenting with a few things, as well as keeping true to a few classics, so please come by and try on all the things. This year I’m in the little room, beside the zany amazingness that is Jill Pollock’s art collages. 

The Royal Bison blog featured my work, check it out here.
Royal Bison Craft and Art Fair
8426 Gateway Boulevard
Admission $3

Friday 5-9
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 10-4

See you there!