Copper: the Metal for Fall

When Fall arrives, I always want to make and wear copper jewellery. I don’t know if it’s because it reminds me of the vibrant leaves, orange pumpkins or the harvest moon, but copper feels right at this time of [ … ] Read More

Resolutions/Intentions

A lot of us like to start out the new year by making a list of resolutions or setting intentions (experiencing the emotions resonating from what you choose to manifest in your life). Lose weight, get in better shape, [ … ] Read More

Topaz and Citrine-November

For some people in the northern hemisphere, November can seem very gray and gloomy ( I like damp, cool weather, but I’ve also got moss growing on my north side!). The solution? Bring some topaz and citrine into your [ … ] Read More

Texture and Patina-the Dynamic Duo

Is your jewellery a snoozefest? Do you drift off while you’re making it because it’s so boring? Have no fear, texture and patina are here to save you from a life of criminally dull jewellery! These are two of [ … ] Read More

Fall Colour 2017- Pantone

Hard to believe, but summer’s almost over. I know, I can hear you out there, but don’t blame me. Time marches on, and with it comes Pantone’s colours for fall. Whatever you may think about the coming season, one [ … ] Read More

Moss Agate

Moss agate was one of the first stones I fell in love with. Each one I looked into seemed to have a whole world in it that was completely different from the last one. Even today, I still love [ … ] Read More

Hammer Textures

Texturing metal with hammers and stamps is a fun, relatively easy and inexpensive way of adding interest to a jewellery piece. I’m a big fan of textured pieces, finding most smooth mirror finished pieces a bit of a bore, [ … ] Read More

Working With Your Hands

I love to paint. Can’t say I’m good at it, but still, a few times a year I will take a day and happily slap some paint onto a canvas. If I paint with my friend, who is quite [ … ] Read More

Inspiration Is Everywhere

While walking in downtown Vancouver the other day from the Skytrain to a meeting, I started to wonder what I was going to write about for my first Blog for Workingsilver, when I quickly and easily became distracted by [ … ] Read More