Saturday, March 19, 2011

Vendor Profile: Angelyques Trinkets

Josianne has been making jewelry as long as she can remember.  She began selling it on consignment on Queen Street in Toronto when she was 15 years old.  Her company, Angelyques Trinkets, has now become her living.  It all started with jewelry and has branched out into millnery and sewing.

She creates a great selection of goth, pagan, steampunk, pirate and rockabilly items from jewelry & hair accessories to hats & tiaras.  She offers custom orders of any sort.  Angelyques Trinkets is not a bricks & mortar shop.  Josianne sells her wares via her Etsy shop, as well as, at various craft shows, music festivals, pagan conferences, etc.  It was at this type of event where her and I first met.

I'd like to share one of her latest designs with you...

According to Josianne, a large number of feet of wire was wasted trying to figure out how to make a wire wrapped pentacle. She found that the shape doesn't lend itself to wire wrapping very well and ended up drawing it on paper, then marking where she could join the pieces.

The first one wasn't the prettiest of them all, she tells me, but a little practice got her there. She now makes them easily, even in a tiny size for earrings. The many colours of artistic wire that are available make the colour combinations nearly endless, but she leans toward a monochromatic look.  As the design evolves, she wants to find a way to add a few little tiny crystals to the piece.

To see more of Josianne's work, go to her Etsy shop.....

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