Jewel Envy will once again be participating in Culture Days from Friday September 27th- Sunday September 29th. Culture Days are a national initiative to increase knowlegde and access to cultural and art across Canada through exhibitions, installations, and interactive events throughout each province. Jewel Envy will be offering free jewellery making demonstrations throughout these days so the public can step into a jewellers shop and see how things are made. In addition to our demonstrations we will have an added treat of a display of unusual gemstones by Ada Brick of 72 Gem Street. Ada will have her stones on display on Saturday September 28th from 1pm-5pm. This will be the perfect time to come in and pick a stone to either set yourself in a class or have one of our jewellers and design and make something special for you with it!2013-09-27
Roncesvalles will be taken over by the Polish Festival on Saturday September 14th and Sunday September 15th, 2013. Jewel Envy will be offering the public a chance to try a free wax carving class during the festival! You will be able to sit down for an hour and carve a ring or pendant in wax for free. You can take your wax with you or for a small fee we will cast it in bronze and finish it for you. You can also sign up for a special 1/2 day class the next weekend and we will cast it in sterling silver and teach you how to finish it! Wax carving will be offered during the Polish Festival during our regular business hours of Saturday 11am-7pm, and Sunday 12pm-6pm. We will have a sign up form on the spot to book time slots if we are busy when you come by.2013-09-14
Sunday July 21, 2013
For anyone that has taken a class at Jewel Envy and has just a little more work to do to reach perfection this day is for you! The annual class amnesty day is a free day where you can sign up for a 1-3 hour period of bench time to finish or re-finish a project you started. An instructor will be on hand to help you. This is perfect if you missed a class during your session, had to leave early, or were just so ambitious in project design there were not enough hours in the class to complete your work of art. This is not a day to start new projects but to finish old ones you worked on at Jewel Envy during one of our classes.2013-07-21
Come and see how fifteen past and present members of Jewel Envy interpreted the theme New Life in works of small sculpture and jewellery! New Life is an official exhibition for the SNAG Meta-Mosaic 2013 conference as well as the Toronto International Jewellery Festival.
Gillian E. Batcher, Sarah De Gasperis, Theresa Duong, Lianne Friesen, Emily Gill, Lauren Hanham, Amanda Henderson, Iona Kanellopoulos, Alexis Kostuk, Renata Lynch, Sasha Oda, Fatima Tataragic, Amber Thomas-Penchoff, Chia-Chien Tsai, Christine Woollacott
Ivanne Binetruy and Michele Witt visited Jewel Envy to learn about the studio and what makes us different! C few things came up that you may not know....Jewel Envy is the only studio in the city that has a retail front, resident jewellers that work on site (only their work is for sale in the store), and has the resident jewellers teach classes to the public. We are active in community events and passionate about jewellery of all kinds! Watch our video to learn more.
Friday February 10th, 2012 - Monday March 5th, 2012 with an opening reception on Friday February 10th, 2012 from 5pm-9pm.
Once again our opening night will be generously supported by Magnotta Winery.2012-02-10
Book up to three hour time slots on Sunday January 28th, 2012 to finish up projects made in our classes or to repolish your work just in time for the student exhibition.2012-01-28
Jewel Envy is turning 5! Come and celebrate the festivities with us on Thursday December 8th, 2011 from 5pm-10pm.
There will be drinks, snacks, prizes and of course fabulous jewellery!
We look forward to sharing the occasion with you.
Culture Days- Jewellery Demonstrations
Culture Days is a national campaign to increase awareness and participation in the vibrant arts scene in Canada. Jewel Envy will be holding free jewellery making demonstrations throughout the three-day Toronto event. Please stop in for a sneak peak behind the scenes at how goldsmiths make jewellery!
Friday September 30th 10am-6pm
Saturday October 1st 12pm-6pm
Sunday October 2nd 12pm-5pm
For more information or to plan your events go to www.culturedays.ca
Gem Show and Sale
As a wrap up to the student exhibition we are delighted to invite you for a gem show and sale at Jewel Envy on Sunday February 27th, 2011 from 1pm-4pm. We are excited to have Boris Kolodny of Artistic Jewelry Design bring a selection of his hand cut gemstones. If you have ever wanted to learn more about gemstones or see some unusual specimens be sure to come out for this event.
If you happen to fall in love with a stone we can help you make it into a finished piece of jewellery. You can sign up for a gem setting class and make your own, or work with one of our onsite goldsmiths to design a beautiful custom piece around the gemstone. If you just want the stone and have no idea what you will do with it that is ok to as we know some things are just to beautiful to let slip away!
Please join us on Friday February 4th from 5pm-9pm for the opening reception of our first student exhibition. This show will highlight the work of our talented students from a variety of courses and levels. The show will be on display from February 4th, 2011- February 28th, 2011.
We would like to thank Magnotta Winery for their generous support of this exciting event.
Remember to vote on your favorite piece in the show. You can vote throughout the month of February in person at Jewel Envy or go to our blog page http://jewelenvy.blogspot.com/p/vote-on-your-favorite-piece-in-student.html and email us your vote. The artist whose piece receives the most votes will be awarded with free bench time to further develope their skills!
Jewellery Class Amnesty Day
Back by popular demand is our free day to come and finish up or repolish any of your projects. You will be able to book time slots on Sunday January 23rd between 10am-6pm. We will be booking spots for between 1-3 hours.
This is of course in preparation for our first ever student exhibition! The student exhibtion will be take place at Jewel Envy and will run from Feburary 4, 2011 - February 28th, 2011 with an opening reception on Friday February 4th, 2011. Anyone who has ever taken any classes at Jewel Envy will be invited to participate. We have some exciting news to announce about the event but not until our holiday party so make sure to stop by!
*Exhibition contract/registration form is available on our blog for you to copy and open in a word document. You can locate it on the sideline under PAGES, by clicking here, or email us and we will send you a copy.
Our anniversary/holiday party took place on Wednesday December 8, 2010 from 5pm-10pm. Thanks to everyone that came out to celebrate with us! Special thanks to Padrin Kwok who documented the night with these pictures and more and Alexis Smith who bartended for the night.
Congratulations to the winners of the draw! Alexis Smith and Nick Woolridge have each won either a one day class for two people or jewellery from the font room. Enjoy your prizes!
It was a good time to figure out ring sizes!
Nuit Blanche- Art of Fashion
Friday September 24th- Sunday September 26th, 10am-6pm daily
Jewel Envy Studio be holding drop in classes during Culture Days. We invite the public into our goldsmithing studio to see how we make jewellery. We will be demonstrating a variety of techniques throughout the day that anyone can try, no experience necessary.
Jewellery Demonstrations will be held at the start of every hour: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm. The public will be welcome to try their hand at a few simple jewellery making techniques.2011-01-01