Posted in August 2012

Stitched Cuff Bracelet

Stitched Cuff Bracelet

Stitched Cuff Bracelet, by Vancouver, BC, Jewellery Artist, Simone Richmond.  Q & A What inspired you to make this piece? Baroque lace and the tradition of hand stitching. I love the delicacy of lace and use it as inspiration as much as I can in my work. I channeled my childhood memories of learning how … Continue reading

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Carrot and Beet Wire Brooches

Carrot and Beet Wire Brooches

I lived in Cranbrook, BC. until I was ten.  We lived on 14th Street in a white house with a great big back yard.  My Dad grew vegetable gardens.  My sister and I would pick the carrots before they were ready because we just couldn’t wait any longer.  These Carrot and Beet Brooches were inspired … Continue reading

My Beautifully Imperfect Patsy Brooch

My Beautifully Imperfect Patsy Brooch

My Auntie Kay gave me this brooch when I was a baby.  There is a photo somewhere of me wearing this brooch clipped onto a yellow knitted dress that I will have to dig up and add to this post.  My name was hand engraved onto it.  It’s only after learning engraving in jewellery design … Continue reading

Silver Charm Bracelet Secret

Silver Charm Bracelet Secret

My Nana gave my sister Kim and I silver charm bracelets when I was about 7 years old.  Mine, pictured here had a little whistle that actually worked, an abacus with moving beads and shoe that I could stick my Barbie dolls feet into. But it was Kim’s bracelet that I always secretly wanted.  Her … Continue reading

Brock Family Garnets

Brock Family Garnets

My grandfather Rex Brock had some garnet jewellery in his family.  I’m not sure about the story of how and when the family acquired them but when I was in my early 20’s my Auntie Kay who had been left the collection of garnets gave 1 piece to each of the granddaughters.  I was given … Continue reading

My Mother’s Jewellery Box

My Mother’s Jewellery Box

It all started with having an amazing Mother who would open up her jewellery box for me and tell me the stories of the beautiful pieces inside….. My Mom is from Australia.  So her whole side of the family lived there and we lived in Canada.  My Nana and my Auntie Kay would send my … Continue reading

Holland Brooches

Holland Brooches

I made these brooches during an artist residency I did in Holland in the spring.  I went on my residency with ideas and thoughts about things that have wings, fly,  and move forward in life.  From the window in front of my workbench the garden went from rainy April to May outdoor dinners.  Flowers bloomed … Continue reading

Collaboration Necklace

Collaboration Necklace

I made  the metal part of the necklace from iron binding wire, it is one continuous piece of wire and has been coated with black nickel.  The flower’s are made by Jen Pleadwell.  She hand dyes silk to create the vivid colours and then sews them into little rosettes.  The flowers were then hand sewn onto the metal.