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A circuitous route to jewelry-making

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A circuitous route to jewelry-making

You might not know that I only became a full-time jewelry-maker when I was 51. At 18, I took a course and was seriously bitten by the metalsmithing bug. Then I did an apprenticeship with a local jeweler one summer. I got sidetracked into journalism and ended up writing and editing for about 30 years, which worked well when I had my kids. But I'd always hoped to get back to jewelry. I finally took a refresher course when I was 50 and that was it! I started with a tiny studio in a little porch in Toronto. And more courses. Then came my online shop. About...

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How to travel with jewelry

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How to travel with jewelry

Now that travel is possible again, I thought I'd talk about what jewelry to take on your trips. My main piece of advice is to keep it simple. I like to focus on one great statement ring, cuff or necklace and keep the rest very minimal. For instance, on my last trip to the city for a couple of nights and two events, I took a big, glowy sterling statement cuff, which would have been enough on its own. I also wore my minimalist, go-with-everything 1cm cupped disc earrings. They're interesting, with their blackened cups and shiny silver rims, but simple at the...

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Why buy handmade jewelry?

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Why buy handmade jewelry?

There are so many reasons to choose handmade jewelry over mass-produced. Here are a few reasons to opt for handmade: 1) They're made by a jeweler's or artisan's actual hands, meaning they're going to be unique! 2) Jewelry makers are highly likely to choose more sustainable, ethically sourced  materials, making handmade jewelry a greener purchase. 3) When jewelry is handmade, it's often more likely to be made from better quality materials, and the final product is more likely to be better quality. 4) Small studios are better able to create exactly what they want to create, so chances are good you'll...

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How to care for your jewelry

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How to care for your jewelry

Treat your jewelry with respect and it'll be with you forever!

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Ever wonder how to find your ring size?

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Ever wonder how to find your ring size?

Not many of us actually know our ring size. Here's what to do about it.

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