Tagged with Patsy Kay Kolesar

Family Rag Rugs

Family Rag Rugs

I was lucky to able to make a trip to Europe in April and I saw Paris for the first time. If I ever need to run away it will be to Paris.  If I ever need to loose myself for a week it will be in Paris.  If I ever need to have my … Continue reading

Follow Up on the Pearl Brooch

Follow Up on the Pearl Brooch

My Mom read the last post I did on her silver and pearl brooch and she sent me a message with a picture of another brooch.  It turns out that the one I found in that little leather case is not the one I remember looking at when I was a kid.  She bought that … Continue reading

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Sterling Silver Pearl Brooch

Sterling Silver Pearl Brooch

I was back visiting my family recently and I had another look in my Mother’s jewellery box to see which other pieces I remember looking at when I was little.  I opened up one of the small drawers in her jewellery cabinet and found this beaten up little black leather case that I was instantly … Continue reading

Rose Petal Necklace

Rose Petal Necklace

When I was about 8 years old, I saved up little rose coupons that came on the outside of the boxes of Rose Petal Dolls until I had enough coupons to send away for this necklace.  It is still in pristine condition and hangs on my wall of jewellery I’ve created in my home. 

Vintage Gold and Black Coral Ring

Vintage Gold and Black Coral Ring

As a little girl this ring was my absolute favourite. It’s my Mothers.  It was kept in her jewellery box that sat on top of her dresser.  I would ask to try it on constantly. Even as an adult when I think of my mom’s jewellery this ring stands out in my mind.  There were … Continue reading

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