Monday, August 10, 2009

Please Welcome...

Our Emerge exhibit has entered it's second week and I am pleased to introduce you to our third young designer – Margo Glenn.

Margo is from a small farming community in South-western Ontario. She globe trotted extensively before studying Jewellery Arts at George Brown, and will be starting her Masters Degree in Architecture in September.

Drop Earrings
14k white and yellow gold, diamonds

She is inspired by nature, the innate qualities of the material at hand, and the introspective and expressive journey of creation. She works in gold, silver, copper, and has developed a unique line of jewellery based on an ancient leather hardening technique.

Anwedah Necklace
14k white and yellow gold,

Perhaps her most ambitious piece, titled Anwedah, is a celebration of her Aunt's journey with Bariatric Surgery. Created in 14 karat yellow and white gold and diamonds, it contains a mechanical clasp, hand-made chain, and computer modeled components.

The wings of the butterfly move individually, and glitter with eight diamonds.

"Not only was this piece emotionally challenging to design, but it was by far the most complex and difficult piece I have created."

Margo's work will be on display as part of our Emerge exhibit which runs from August 1- September 30.

18Karat will be hosting a reception for this event on August 13th from 5pm-8pm. Not only will the designers be in-store, we are also happy to announce that the Jessica Stuart Few will be providing the live soundtrack to the event.
Drop by for an evening of local art, music, and unbridled creativity!

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