…but here’s a Snowy Owl cuff for Quebec. Still slowly working my way through the provincial and territotial birds and flowers for the Canadianarama Collection.
This one may already be sold. If not, into the shop it will go – Monday afternoon.
Heading into the shop right now…
The cuff I worked on last week – a raven’s feather for the Yukon.
I did the background in a faded shade of purple. This was an experiment in not making everything as though I were going to keep it for myself.
My preference would have been a brown background and brass snaps, but I [...]
A couple new pieces heading into the shop today include a new Ontario Trillium cuff…
And a new PEI Blue Jay cuff…
Another exciting piece of news? My studio is chugging along to the point where I may be able to move in this weekend and start working as early as Monday!
Well, look what arrived in the mail today!
The book I spent most of the fall and winter working on. In case you forgot, because I stopped talking about it for ten minutes, I wrote part of the Yukon and all of the southern Ontario sections of this guide.
And what’s that? An ISBN? Phew! [...]
For Ontario – the Common Loon Cuff.
Pret-ty happy with the way this turned out.
This happens with (almost) every cuff, but I’m not so sure I want to sell it now that it’s done. I guess I can’t exactly walk around with all of them them stacked up and down my [...]
I know I’m not done with the provincial/territorial flowers just yet, but I’m skipping ahead to birds anyway starting with their feathers.
First up is the Blue Jay of Prince Edward Island.
This is a thick swatch of creamy Belgian leather so the tooling is deep. Hand-painted in shades of black, blue and white.
After hammering out my first cuff of the Canadianarama Collection, designs took a turn for the freeform. I started cutting the bracelets to follow the shape of the flower instead of cutting the leather and then jamming the flower into the window created by the cuff.
Yesterday I started on a new fireweed cuff – [...]
Not just a catchy name, these guys grow in the rocky mountains of the high Arctic, making them the territorial flower of the Northwest.
You won’t find any ice-blue on these blooms in real life, but I like the look if it here.
Cold as the climate. Heading into the shop shortly…
Sean says that song is for the ladies. So is this cuff…
The Saskatchewan Western Red Lily. I sized this one pretty small. Like many of the cuffs in this collection, it measures seven inches from snap to snap. Unlike most, its end-to-end width is such that it hugs snug on a six-inch wrist.