Thursday, March 15, 2007

Miasma by Jennifer Reed

Another local Montreal jewelry designer has joined the HQ team!

After a move to Montreal 4 years ago Jennifer began creating jewelry by combining a large variety of materials. Feathers, leather, wire, glass, wood, zippers, and anything else she can get her hands on make it into the mix, and come out as twinkly, dangly creations. Currently in her last year at Concordia University as a Studio Arts major, she loves the aesthetic look of natural elements combined with all things sparkly and flashy. We see this as an ongoing trend in design, the mixing of opposite elements to create something new and special

Jennifer tells me that her work is inspired by every woman she sees walking down the street, accessories she sees in magazines and also her past experience working as an apprentice glass blower.

She takes great pride in the fact that no piece is exactly alike and is therefore, a very individual decision that reflects the personality of the wearer. So ladies, (and guys too) when you're picking out a piece of jewelry for yourself or a loved one, it's always important to try to go with your gut and choose something that speaks to you about the person it is for. It may seem silly at the time, but often it pays off!

Jen is always seeking to improve and evolve her craft. Her future plans involve honing her existing skills, and then taking some courses to learn silversmithing, stone setting, soldering and lost-wax casting.

Ah, a designers work is never done, always new skills to learn and new ways to push yourself. That's the joy of it, the constant challenging of your own skills!

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