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Updates, Part 3: A Homegrown Wedding

I was never one of those girls who had visions of her wedding from the time she was young. It's not that I didn't want to get married - I just had no big expectations of what it would all look like when I eventually (hopefully) did. So I found myself at a bit of a loss last spring when, after several incredible months of dating and the sweetest proposal, there was suddenly an entire wedding to plan from scratch. My lovely fiancé, Sina, and I had no idea where to begin! We knew we wanted to get married in...


Updates, Part 2: An Arts Market / Gardiner Museum Collaboration

Since this spring, I've been very grateful to be a featured artist at the Gardiner Museum Shop in Yorkville, Toronto. The Museum's beautiful collection is dedicated to ceramics and pottery from around the world and spans hundreds of years; but the Shop also features impressive work from all sorts of different Canadian and international artists, and I was so thrilled to be invited to join them. The Museum staff has been a joy to work with and my gemstone jewelry has been a hit with their customers!

When I first met with the Shop's curator...


Updates, Part 1: A New Storefront in Riverside

I've been meaning to post for ages but I just haven't had the chance - it's been a whirlwind of a summer! So much so, that I'm breaking down my updates into three different posts this week :)

For starters, this past May I was invited to be a vendor with Arts Market, an incredible Toronto-based organization that is perfectly suited for an independent artisan like me. With three locations around the downtown core, Arts Market provides a larger retail shop and friendly staff, and...


Baby, it's cold outside

It's kind of difficult, in the dead of winter, to not think back to hot, sunny days when I swore I couldn't possibly feel cold again. As I post this, I am buried under a doubled-up blanket, socks pulled up to my calves, heat turned up. There are some things I will just never learn.   

Pan-Am Torch Relay Festival at the Aga Khan Museum and Park, Toronto

Pan Am Torch Relay Festival at the Aga Khan Museum

Pan-Am Torch Relay Festival at the Aga...


Etsy: My Unrequited Love

For six years as a seller, I have been faithful, encouraging, nurturing your growth. In the beginning, I would proudly tell my friends and family that my handmade jewelry, a little hobby of mine as I made my way through grad school and life as a civil servant, could be found on e-t-s-y.com (I had to spell it out because no one had ever heard of you, it seems). Your fees were so low, your interface so straightforward and you made it so accessible for me to navigate running a pretty little shop at my own pace. I...