Friday, 2 September 2016

Organic Enamel Rule Breaking

In jewelry design and creation, as in many art forms, there are a lot of rules. When I see a rule I want to challenge it and see if I can work around it to get the look I want.  There are so many rules when it comes to applying enamel (powdered glass) to metal: you can only enamel pure silver and copper, you can't solder enamelled pieces with out special solder..etc.  I have wanted to add some colour to my pieces with something other than stones but the problem was how to solder the pieces together without ruining the enamel or how to enamel the piece after being soldered without undoing the solder.  

Today I threw caution to the wind and enamelled a small copper cup I made and then soldered it to a softly squared worked!  I wanted the enamel to be very organic and not completely cover the surface to give some texture.  
I am really pleased with the results and will be designing a new line of silver and copper pieces with enamel...stay tuned!

I will be at the Metcalfe Farmers Market tomorrow, Saturday, Sept 3rd from 9-1.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Busy in the Workshop

This summer I have decided to be an occasional vendor at the Metcalfe Farmers Market.  It is a fabulous environment and I have met so many wonderful people but it means I need to constantly keep my inventory well stocked.  It has also allowed me to try out some new mediums and play a little.
 This interesting piece came out of a process I am developing using polymer clays and acrylic paints to achieve a weather leather or ceramic look. It is light weight and highlighted buy a copper chain. 
These earring were using the same process and are lightweight versatile.

Another unique technique called water casting.  Molten silver is poured into water and the sudden cooling causes organic drop shapes to form.  I use these to make earrings, pendants and adjustable rings like these little beauties.

See you at the market in  a few weeks!

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

I will be at the Metcalfe Farmers Market this Saturday

Come and see me from 9-1. Lots of new crocheted wire and silver! 

Artists in the Garden

Okay. Let's try this again and hope the weather cooperates this time!  Artists in the Garden this Sunday, June 26th 10-4.  Come and enjoy the beautiful urban garden and peruse the offerings of 6 local artists.

Monday, 6 June 2016


Jaybee Jewelry will be at GlowFair Saturday June 18th from 2-7pm in front of Planet Botanix.  Come join this awesome music,,,family activities and more...all brought to you by the BIA.

Artists in the Garden

Come see me and many talented artists at Artists in the Garden this Sunday!

Friday, 13 May 2016

Come See Me!

I will be at the Metcalfe Farmers Market Saturday from 9am to 1 pm. Lots of sterling silver pieces and crocheted wire necklaces.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Ancient Artifacts

I have been seeing a lot of fabulous things done with Fimo, an oven baked clay, and since I had some kicking around from an old project I pulled it out and spent an afternoon making these earrings.  I love the look of verdigris so I tried to make them resemble the aged patina.  They are light weight and durable, a fun spring look!

$12/ pair

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Pretty Little Rings

I spent the afternoon playing with wire and beads and what happened were these pretty little rings!

Each ring is hand wrapped from non tarnish silver wire with a variety of pretty focal beads including sponge coral, pearls, chalcedony, crystals, turquoise and haematite.

New Bling

These came in the mail...can't wait to play......

Thursday, 31 March 2016

New Spring Looks!

This year tassels have been front and centre in the fashion and accessory world.  Tassels can be fun and flirty, serious and formal or wild and bohemian.  They are a great addition to your spring wardrobe!


 These fun tassel bracelets are both elegeant and bohemian.  You can throw them on with jeans or a flirty summer dress.  They are meant to be layered or worn alone.

 Purple crystals are highlighted with clear crystals and Tibetan style silver beads.  Finished off with a tiny OM charm and pink silk tassel.
 Bronze freshwater pearls, teal and clear crystals with a silver lined seed bead highlight.  Tiny lotus charm and cream rayon tassel.

 Tiny seed fresh water pearls, heamtite, teal and clear crystals.  Tiny lotus charm with a white silk tassel.

 Soft pastel hues of lilac with a cement grey tassel and tiny gold lotus charm.

Rich hues of purple with a purple tassel and tiny gold Buddha charm.

These stunning necklaces will add a punch to almost anything you wear.  Pair them with a t-shirt and jeans or you favourite little black dress for a punch of fun and colour. 31-33"

 Rose quartz is the colour of the year and this says pure romance and femininity.  Glass pearls pair with crystals  and are highlighted with a handmade sari silk tassel.

 Beautiful ombre crystals go from an intense teal to a more subtle seafoam. Rayon tassel and Indonesian bead and silver plated rolo chain.
Purple mountain jade with red brass rolo chain. Rayon tassel.
White howelite and pyrite with a grey rayon tassel and steel curb chain.

Monday, 7 December 2015

New at JayBee Jewelry Design

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Holiday Shopping Open Houses.  If you didn't have a chance and still want to see what I have you can check out the the new Catalogue link at the top of this page or try this link: Catalogue

 I am trying to make it easier for you to peruse the jewelry by category.  Please check back over the week as I add more stock.  Let me know if there is anything you are interested in.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Final Holiday Shopping Open House- Sunday Dec 6th

Whether you have just started you shopping or are wrapping it up drop by to find a beautiful gift for that special lady in your life.

Holiday Shopping Open House
Sunday, Dec 6th 

10% of sales go to The Canadian Cancer Society

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Holiday Jewelry shopping Open House

Second open house this weekend!

Saturday, November 28th 

Just a few of the pieces available.

10% goes to the Canadian cancer Society



left to right
Flourite- $27 sold but can take orders
Green Amethyst $55
Tourmaline $50
Amethyst, peridot, tourmaline $60
Green amethyst and aquamarine $40

Double heart $28
Single heart $28

Double hoop $40
Infinity $30
Branch sold
Dot $30
Small hammered bar $$25
Chevron $30
Double chevron $35
Square bar sold
Circle $38

Crocheted necklaces $25-$45

Stretchy Semi precious stone bracelets