I have mentioned jewellery given to me by my Auntie Kay in Australia a few times. This hand forged gold bracelet was given to me by my Auntie Marion and Uncle Dan, on my Dad’s side of the family, who live in New Hampshire. I grew up with just my immediate family around me, my … Continue reading
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
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 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
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
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
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
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.