venusvelvet

Contemporary Sterling Silver and Gold Artisan Jewelry

Toronto, Canada · 836 Sales

venusvelvet

Contemporary Sterling Silver and Gold Artisan Jewelry

Toronto, Canada 836 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(196)

Announcement   I'm making room for new work in my shop with a HUGE END-OF-LINE AND SAMPLE SALE !!! Grab your favourite now.


My work has been featured in Lexus print ads and has been sold in several national art galleries. Browse my shop to see what makes my work so unique.


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Handcrafted oxidized silver, sterling silver, and 14k gold jewelry including necklaces, bracelets and earrings and brooches. Conceptual, Minimalist and modern designs. Contemporary jewelry for the modern world.

Eco-conscious and recycled gold and silver are used whenever possible.

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Most items are made-to-order and take 10 business days to ship after payment has cleared. If you would like to have a tracking number provided shipping upgrades are available for purchase in the shop.


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Announcement

Last updated on Jun 23, 2017

I'm making room for new work in my shop with a HUGE END-OF-LINE AND SAMPLE SALE !!! Grab your favourite now.


My work has been featured in Lexus print ads and has been sold in several national art galleries. Browse my shop to see what makes my work so unique.


________________________________________________________________________________________


Handcrafted oxidized silver, sterling silver, and 14k gold jewelry including necklaces, bracelets and earrings and brooches. Conceptual, Minimalist and modern designs. Contemporary jewelry for the modern world.

Eco-conscious and recycled gold and silver are used whenever possible.

Join my mailing list for news about new additions to my shop, advance notice of sales, and subscriber-only special deals.
Sign up here: http://eepurl.com/wpBYj


Most items are made-to-order and take 10 business days to ship after payment has cleared. If you would like to have a tracking number provided shipping upgrades are available for purchase in the shop.


Visit my shop policies for more information on shipping and returns:
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/venusvelvet/policy

Take a peek to see what I'm up to - http://instagram.com/v2designworks



Back to my shop:
http://www.venusvelvet.etsy.com

Carolyn Jankovskis

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Carolyn Jankovskis

ON SALE Black Oxidized Minimalist Line Earring
ON SALE Black Oxidized Minimalist Line Earring
$25.60
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Reviews

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(196)
zambiason

zambiason on Apr 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This ring of mine is so lovely and light and easy to wear. Would love to have some rubies/ gem stones in one as well. Worth it, love it. Made well and looks really good. Came quite quickly and corresponding with Carolyn is fun and makes you feel quite welcome in your questions.

cricketdog

cricketdog on Apr 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

They arrived and they are perfect! Thank you so much! The absolute best service!

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Updates

Huge end-of-line and sample sale happening now! Only 4 of these bronze ring left. Grab one before they are gone for good!

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Getting ready to assemble the BUFFY necklace. Named after the heroic Buffy Sainte-Marie.
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About

A little piece of wearable art

I come from a family of artists, architects, writers, nature lovers and nurturers. Art in any form delights me, but I get the greatest sense of satisfaction from creating beautiful and versatile jewellery that combines my love of nature, sculpture, science, and geometry in architecture.

I happened upon jewellery design while studying at the Ontario College of Art. I took it as an elective to fill in my timetable between the painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, graphic design and colour theory courses. I fell in love immediately... after I got over my fear of using a torch. The process of taking a piece of unassuming metal and turning it into a little piece of artwork that could be worn and travel from place to place filled me with a unique sense of discovery.

I love working with precious metals and the colour variations that can be achieved with traditional patinas on silver, copper and brass - reactions that are created by applying various techniques and patina recipes to metals. Colours that nature herself creates when time and the elements are given carte blanche to do as they please to copper roofs, iron gates and even the lowly tin can.

My work is strongly influenced by my Baltic background and the strong connection Latvians have with nature and craft. Much of the jewellery I create borrows from the Nordic, Baltic and Pagan history and traditions of my ancestors.

I make each and every piece by hand in my green energy powered home studio using ethically sourced and recycled materials whenever possible. This philosophy also holds true in my personal day-to-day living.

When not creating jewellery I can be found painting, tending to my organic garden or enjoying the respite nature can bring. I live with my family and 2 adorable cats in the city of Toronto, Ontario. I shop local and in season whenever I can. I support farmers and small business, social justice, compassion and respect for the planet and its inhabitants.

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  • Carolyn

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Art in any form delights me, but I get the greatest sense of satisfaction from creating beautiful and versatile jewellery that combines my love of nature, sculpture and architecture.

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Last updated on Nov 11, 2016
Frequently asked questions

WHAT IS RECYCLED/SUSTAINABLE SILVER & GOLD?

All of the jewelry I create uses 100% recycled sterling silver and gold. Metals are reclaimed from industry and manufacturing processes to reduce environmental impact.

HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR JEWELRY?

Every piece is hand-fabricated by me in my small green energy-powered studio in Toronto. One piece at a time, and with great care.

WHAT IS OXIDIZATION & IS IT PERMANENT?

Oxidization is the process of creating a colored finish (often black) on a piece of jewelry. Oxidization is a surface treatment and will change over time to create a patina that is unique to each individual which can depend on several factors including body chemistry and handling.

DO YOU YOU OFFER WHOLESALE?

Yes, I do. If you are interested in setting up a wholesale account, please contact me - hello@v2designworks.com

JEWELLERY CARE

Remove jewelry prior to washing hands, showering, or swimming, and before going to bed. Prevent jewelry from coming in contact with cleaning or beauty products.

*IMPORTNANT SHIPPING INFO*

PLEASE NOTE - TRACKING IS NOT INCLUDED WITH YOUR ORDER.

Free shipping with Canada Post does not include tracking for international orders. If you'd like to upgrade to tracked shipping, please choose a shipping upgrade at checkout. However, please be aware that this can be expensive, especially with international orders.

All items over $150 include free tracked and insured shipping to Canada and the U.S. ONLY.