Best Things In Life: My Big Purple Pendant

Because I like to hunt for watches and jewels, I often find myself with a surplus of watches and jewels, which means I occasionally have to cull the herd (or, if I’m broke,… Continue reading

I Heart You Pt. III

This is an old-timey, heart-shaped love token ring that I found many years ago at the Value Village. I don’t know what its made of, I just know that J.U.N. was fond of… Continue reading

Interview With A Beauty Scientist Pt. II: Teca Gillespie

I’ve written enough about hair care to know what you’re supposed to do to keep your hair all hale and healthy. But what if you had a, um, friend who was going through… Continue reading

I Heart You Pt. II

I am in mourning, so today’s heart is a black one. A black coral pendant and a nice gilt art nouveau chain that was a gift from the lovely Lynda Felton. For those… Continue reading

Alexander McQueen 1969-2010

I’m still coming top terms with Alexander McQueen‘s death. My skin is crawling and I feel near tears — all for a man I’ve never met but have deeply admired. Maybe this is… Continue reading

I Heart You Pt. 1

In honour of Valentine’s Day, I’m posting some pictures of heart-shaped baubles that I have owned. Here is a wee pin from Canadian-born, Bali-based designer John Hardy. Well, technically John Hardy didn’t design… Continue reading

Do Over: Brutalist Bracelet Turned Necklace

This was an easy one: Take one broken brutalist-inspired bracelet from the 70s and remove broken panels. Attach one end to a wire choker (available at any bead shop). Pry polished amethyst stones… Continue reading

My Enemy, My Moth

My nemesis — in fact, the foe of all right-thinking people everywhere — is the moth. I have fought against this pest valiantly in the past. I have bought cedar oils, cedar balls,… Continue reading

Lookbooks: Lillian Bassman: Women

I woke up with a weird feeling that I had met Lillian Bassman at the Bata Shoe Museum. Could this be true or just a dream? I’ve been Googling the iconic photographer all… Continue reading

Do Over: Sterling and Opal Ring

One of the skills I learned when I took a silversmithing course at Organic Metal Gallery was how to bezel set stones. I have reverse engineered this skill a couple of times to… Continue reading

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