Laura Treloar's Profile

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I am a single mother to three young children, and live in a 100-year-old house in East Vancouver, Canada. I was a high school art teacher for 17 years, and have recently given that career up to put my full attention into my business and my children. Specimental is my custom jewelry business, where I make unique and one-of-a-kind pieces for clients from around the globe. You can see my jewelry here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Specimental?ref=si_shop This is the only place to buy my pieces, as I sell nowhere but on Etsy.

Etsy featured an article I wrote here: https://www.etsy.com/blog/news/2013/supporting-her-family-with-her-own-two-hands/#comments

I was a featured seller here on Etsy- you can see my interview here: http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/featured-seller-specimental/?ref=fp_featured…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 21
  • Joined April 16, 2009

Favorite materials

raw diamonds, gold, silver

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Specimental
Rough, Uncut Diamond and Raw Gem Recycled...

About

I am a single mother to three young children, and live in a 100-year-old house in East Vancouver, Canada. I was a high school art teacher for 17 years, and have recently given that career up to put my full attention into my business and my children. Specimental is my custom jewelry business, where I make unique and one-of-a-kind pieces for clients from around the globe. You can see my jewelry here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Specimental?ref=si_shop This is the only place to buy my pieces, as I sell nowhere but on Etsy.

Etsy featured an article I wrote here: https://www.etsy.com/blog/news/2013/supporting-her-family-with-her-own-two-hands/#comments

I was a featured seller here on Etsy- you can see my interview here: http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/featured-seller-specimental/?ref=fp_featured

Recently, I created the jewelery worn by the cover model of Vancouver's SAD Magazine- Fall 2013.

My work has been published in the Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/26/unique-engagement-rings-_n_2026179.html

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: http://www.etsy.com/blog/weddings/finding-the-ring/

My background is in sculpture, which I studied at the Emily Carr Institute (now University) of Art and Design in Vancouver. I began exploring the sculptural realm of metalsmithing in 2009, and started to collect mineral specimens around the same time . Specimental occurred when those interests inevitably melded. I am fascinated by minutiae, and treat each of my pieces as a little sculpture in the round.

The core of my business is custom work, and each piece is made with obsessively close attention to detail here in my home studio. I work in all colours and karats of gold, as well as sterling silver.


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