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Midweek Modness: California Pottery Elzac Style Copper and Ceramic Brooch

This brooch, while unmarked, is definitely in the same style as Elzac. Due to rationing of materials during World War II, young artists in California started making jewellery out of more unusual materials… Continue reading

Plastic Week: Laminated Bangles

Today, they say, is Blue Monday — the most depressing day of the year. So I thought I’d bring some cheer by showing off these bright and colourful laminated plastic bangles. They are… Continue reading

Fabric Finds

I admit to being in the January doldrums. And I admit to indulging in some retail therapy to help me get through it all. Lately I find myself more attracted to soft, comfy… Continue reading

Pretty Print

My mumsy gave me this gorgreous vintage fabric. It has reinspired me to have some clothing made for me. I have a blouse that I absolutely adore and I’m going to have it… Continue reading

All New Review: 527 Glue

When hunting for jewels and other vintage things, I often come across pieces that need a little extra love and I can’t resist bringing them home so that I can make them wearable… Continue reading

Dries Van Noten Boomerang Dress

I found this Dries van Noten bias cut gown at the Salvation Army in Kitchener about eight years ago. I bought it for my niece Sarah to wear to her grade eight graduation.… Continue reading

Do Over: Amethyst Bracelets

I was cleaning up my jewellery drawer when I came across these two amethyst bracelets that I made about four and five years ago. The one on top is a marriage between a… Continue reading

Crystal Ball and Serious Coin

More random thrift shop finds. Neither of these pieces have great monetary value or a rich design history, but they both amuse me. First is the rock crystal pendant which hangs from a… Continue reading

Los Castillo Pouch

I got this Los Castillo pouch in a bag of old jewellery boxes that I bought at the Value Village ages ago. This may be the closest I ever get to owning an… Continue reading

Paulette’s Original Chicken and Donuts

Paulette’s Original Chicken and Donuts is a newish place in Leslieville. It is pretty much as the name describes — you can go there and buy some fried chicken or some fried dough.… Continue reading

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