We’re hosting a fantastic jewellery show at the new Port Credit Emporium, 42 Port St. E. http://www.portcreditemporium.wix.com/portcreditemporium The jewellers will be presenting their work on December 8 & 9, during shop hours, Saturday, 10-6 and Sunday, 12-5. There will be six extaordinary jewellers on site, all very different from one another and all with spectacular work.
Jan Krutzelmann says “I have been progressively learning the ancient art of chainmaille, or, as I like to call it, weaving silver. I have learned, and continue to learn, many new weaves as I travel within the “addictive” world of chainmaille. I work primarily with sterling silver and love the fluidity of the woven silver chains through my hands. I also do some work in high quality 14 kt gold-fill, as pure gold is too soft for weaving chainmaille.”
Craig has discovered breadth of color in seed beads and depth in the luster of pearls, mixing these two materials to give his work a contemporary feel. Craig creates his pieces with the best materials available and builds the jewellery to last. Most are built one bead at a time, and some take up to 40 hours or more to finish. Craig’s work is stunning. http://www.craigewing.ca
Suzanne’s extensive travels and prolonged stays in England, Scotland, Italy and France have strongly influenced her art, allowing for uninhibited freedom of expression in whatever medium best suites the project.
Her company name, Bisous (pronounced bee-zoo), means tiny kisses in French. http://www.bisous.biz
Deborah grew up in the beaches and is a professional Lapidary that has been providing her expertise in gem cutting to the jewellery industry in Canada for the past thirty years. She has been involved in numerous award winning collaborations with other jewellers and designers. Deborah apprenticed for two years before opening her own company, The Lapidary Bench in 1984.
Alisa is known for her amazing beaded work.Each bead is individually hand-made by the artist using a process called lampworking. Lampworking is a type of glasswork using a gas-fueled torch to melt clear and coloured glass rods. Once in a molten state, the glass is dropped onto a metal mandrel and is shaped using a variety of tools and hand movements. The beads are then annealed in a kiln for many hours to make them durable. Lampworking is also known as flameworking or torchworking. Although this art form has been practiced since ancient times, it became widely practiced in Murano, Italy in the 14th century. All Beadbrain jewellery is made using sterling silver findings and chains.
Art Jewelry by award winning, internationally trained artist, Misbah Ahmed. Described as a synthesis of East and West, a crystallization of her heritage and travels around the world, each piece is unique and one-of-a-kind.
These are the remarkable jewellers that will presenting their work at our popup jewellery boutique, December 8 & 9. 2012. Most of these jewellery artists live and work in Mississauga. We would love to see you at our event.