Rough Diamond, Raw Gemstone, and Recycled Gold Bespoke Jewelery

I am a graduate of the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (now a university), and the University of British Columbia, here in Vancouver, Canada. I am fortunate enough to be a high school art teacher, and have been teaching since 1998.

Over the last few years, Specimental grew to be such a job that I could no longer stay in the teaching profession full time: jewelery designing and making, along with my three young children, called for more of my time.

I am very lucky to have two absolutely fun jobs that challenge me in all of the right places. I now work full-time in my home studio, designing pieces, metalsmithing, stone setting, providing customer service, photographing pieces, packing, and shipping my pieces around the globe. I continue to teach high school art part-time.

All of my pieces are fabricated, which means they are cut and forged by hand from sheet, tube, and wire. I work in all colours and karats of gold, as well as sterling silver and platinum.

I am most excited about my work when I am coming up with custom pieces- please feel free to get in touch with me about your ideas.

Where to see me:

I was featured in Vancouver's biggest arts and entertainment weekly, The Georgia Straight:<br />
I am really honoured to have been one of 60 women featured in Marlo Thomas' new book, 'It Ain't Over... Till It's Over', found here:<br />
Etsy has published two articles about me, my family, and my work... Read them here: and here: />
See my jewelery on Lise Watier 'Something Sweet' Model Jessica Kruger- October 2013 SAD Magazine

Recently, my work has been published in the Huffington Post<br />
Also, I was in the June 2012 issue of Canada's most popular fashion magazine, Flare.

As well, you can see my work in Etsy's 'Finding The Ring' promotional video:

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