Friday, August 24, 2012

Next Up - St. Walburg Wild Blueberry Festival!

Come out to St. Walburg for the Wild Blueberry Festival!

Yvonne Kurpjuweit (Creative Adornments) and I will have a tent there.

Great jewelry to be had!!

Hope to see you there.

Made for You.

Sunday, June 24, 2012


It's been a whirlwind couple of weeks at SINjewelry.

We were in Edmonton for the Indie Handmade Fair:

(My friend, Tracy, came up to help me out.)

It was great to meet many of the other Etsy sellers from Alberta in person!

After that, it was back to Lloyd with some major press coverage resulting
from winning the Arts Without Borders Bursary!

There was coverage on the news from the Quick Draw/Mayor's Celebration of the Arts.
There were four artists there - Janet Magdanz (a potter & leader in the Lloyd Pottery Guild), Graham Flatt (internationally recognized watercolour artist), Cindy Sorley-Keichinger (internationally known wildlife artist) and myself. I was in good company!

Both papers also wrote articles on my work:
(All photos in this one should be credited to Ardell McLennan)

So, I've been getting a lot of attention.
Time to get to work and create!!

Here are some of my latest.

This is a new style of Mommy Bling, designed in conjunction with Rhonda Friesen:

I taught all of Rhonda's kids, so she wanted me to use my own handwriting
instead of stamps for a more personal touch.
She also chose a cupped pendant with the birthstones and a floating heart
to compliment the name pendant.
I really like it.

This is a Tree of Life Mommy Bling Necklace.

I made the branches and roots curly for a change.

And here are some of the pieces I currently have for sale.
Email me at
if you are interested in a particular piece.

You may also contact me via fb or phone - 780-872-4530
for an appointment to view these
and other pieces I currently have for sale.

Have a great week!

Made for You.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

An exciting week! - The Arts Without Borders Festival!


What an exciting week!

It started a month ago with the commission & creation of three very special pieces.

This one was commissioned by the Arts Without Borders Society 
to give to 
Janet Magdanz 
for her participation in the Quick Draw. 
It says "Follow your bliss" and has a piece of pottery on the bottom. 
The colours of the metal and lamp work bead are meant to be earthy like the clay Janet works with. 
I know that pottery is Janet's bliss...

The other two commissions were for Lloydminster Reads.

 This one is for author, Lynn Coady. 
Her novel, The Antagonist, will be discussed at Lloydminster Reads with Lynn tonight at the Vic Juba.

I wanted to make a piece that celebrated both her novel and Lloydminster Reads, but I didn't want it to be something she wouldn't wear because it was dated or stamped with the event. It had to be pretty and functional. Eventually, after much sketching and thinking, I came up with the idea of a pendant that opened like a book to reveal the cover of The Antagonist and a "page" stamped with "Lloydminster Reads". These are secret pages that only Lynn will know about unless she shows others. I put it on leather for a Boho style. I wanted it to be 100% handmade, so I also made the clasp in sterling silver. It was the first time I'd ever attempted a hinged design. I sure hope Lynn likes it!

 After completing Lynn's, I decided to stick to the same theme for Margaret Lonsdale, the facilitator for the evening. Her "pages" say "facilitator 2012" and "Lloydminster Reads".

Once the commissions were done, the events began!


 I was so excited that Yvonne Kurpjuweit of Creative Adornments 
could come from Saskatoon to sell with me again. 
I've missed her!

 This was the tent - complete with the signature old door and window.

The day started with listening to two of my ex-students (winners of the Sabres Idol contest) singing. What a treat!

Even though rain hovered over on and off all day, people came and the day went quickly!

 Earrings that were commissioned & picked up at the Art Market:

 Isn't she beautiful?

Denise in the earrings she commissioned me to make for her dress... looking fabulous at:


Quick Draw

 Four artists had to create a piece in ONE HOUR.
This was me at the beginning of the hour.
I was nervous.

 Janet Magdanz
Lloydminster Pottery Guild - a very talented potter.
Janet created THREE pieces in the hour!

 Graham Flatt
Graham is an internationally renown artist.
He works mainly in watercolours and pastels.
He's an old hand at the Quick Draw.

 Cindy Sorley-Keichinger
Also an internationally renown artist.
She is a wildlife artist working in acrylics.
She has also done the Quick Draw before.
I'm in good company!

About half way through. I'm sanding the silver clay sea horse at this point.

 Graham's painting at the half way point.

Torching the silver clay.

The final result.

I finished the necklace with 2 minutes to spare! 


Sabra Patmore and Denise Totman presenting me with the Arts Without Borders Bursary.
This will allow me to learn from the metal clay guru, Hadar Jacobson!
I'm so grateful for the opportunity.

It was a very exciting week!

Made for You

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Art Market!

SINjewelry and Creative Adornments 
are again teaming up
 for a fabulous Saturday in Lloydminster 
during the 
Arts Without Borders Festival/Streetscapes summer Street Fest!

Our tent will be just outside the Atrium Centre as usual...

Look for the old door! 

We will have all kinds of jewelry goodness for you...

See you there!

SINjewelry... Made for You.

Friday, March 23, 2012

What are you getting your Mom for Mother's Day?

Something personalized would be thoughtful and appreciated.

Jewelry is always a good choice!

SINjewelry Mommy Bling is THE ultimate choice...

However, it takes up to a month to create and mail, so if order now!

Dawn creates Mommy Bling Bracelets & Necklaces. She's open to any idea. If you have a different idea than what you see on http://www.sunshine , simply email Dawn at sunshine or call her. Contact info on the website.

SINjewelry... Made for You.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I'm back!

I'm back in studio after a relaxing week in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
This is mostly what I did...

There was jewelry inspiration everywhere. 

Even in the food.

In the architecture...

On the water...
(LOVE the colours in this shot)

In the creations of others...

In the colours of the surroundings...

And in nature's shapes...

Under water...

We dove The Astron, shown here:
Can you say "great patina?!"

I can't wait to get creating!

Look for pieces inspired by paradise...
Made for You.

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