Creativity Expressed Through Adornment

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sparkle! Artist Profile - STONEWENCH

STONEWENCH by Maria Hendrika

Creating jewellery is my “hands on” creative passion outside of my career which is my other passion.  After winning a beading kit at a local fundraising event a number of years ago, I became a regular student at the Neil Balkwill Arts Centre.  I continue to take classes and enjoy working with others, sharing ideas and learning new techniques. 

I work in sterling silver and copper and I love incorporating semi-precious stones and enamelled metals into my designs.  I find that inspiration can come from anywhere - nature, architecture or the colours and textures of everyday items. 

I am delighted to offer one of a kind wearable works of art to my customers. 

Sparkle! Artist Profile - Surrayah's Jewels

Surrayah’s Jewels
My name is Elaine Gill and I’ve lived in Moose Jaw all my life. I started making jewellery about 10 years ago when I won a strand of gemstone beads. It was love at first sight and there has been no turning back!

I started simply stringing; learning things as I proceeded, picking up new ideas, techniques and awesome new supplies!

I love working with gemstones in as many ways as I can.…with wire, seed beads and incorporating them into other designs! There is something very special about handling these stones. It is the stones that inspire me.

I have tried a lot of different techniques but there are many more I’d love to try….time permitting!

I’ve been asked many times where the name ‘Surrayah’ came from and the answer to that is that it is a stage name used by me years back when I was Belly Dancing. I loved the name so much that I kept it. At that time I was making costumes with all of the sparkle that is Dance and this love for all things colourful and shiny has spilled over into my jewellery making….a natural progression, I think!

I’d say that my style is very eclectic because I have tried so many things but I find that creating something special with the earth’s gemstones to be very peaceful and calming.

More of my creations are available at

Sparkle! Artist Profile - EllJay Design

Laura Steadman is a jewellery and glass artist from Regina, Sk. She began her training in 2008 by taking classes at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre. Laura continued her studies taking courses by artists from the United States, South Africa and France. 

Over the years, Laura has exhibited her work at numerous juried shows in the province. Including annual shows hosted by JewelleryWon. She is a juried member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council and is co-founder of JewelleryWon - a group developed as a means to support and encourage Saskatchewan jewellery artists by providing a venue to help them thrive, grow and create marketing opportunities. 

These days Laura divides her time between teaching beginner Lampwork classes and the occasional jewellery workshop at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre and working in her brand new studio/shop located at 2204 McIntyre St (third floor of Salon Fresz). Here she designs and creates unique custom jewellery as well as does repair work.

Sparkle! Artist Profile - Teresa Moxley

My name is Teresa Moxley and I live in Regina. Many years ago I attended an afternoon course introducing the participants to precious metal clay. I was hooked. I took a weekend course in Sherwood Park, Alberta and from there began making my jewellery. Most of my pieces are pendants. I do make some earrings. What I enjoy the most is the versatilitiy of working with the clay and the challenges it presents.

Sparkle! Artist Profile - Roxanne Brown

Roxanne Brown Jewellery

Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Roxanne Brown grew up in a family of creative people. Roxanne has been an accomplished seamstress for her adult life with an eye and enthusiasm for tasteful embellishment and accessories.

Over the past 9 years Roxanne has also applied her accumulated skill and artistry to creating jewellery. In the beginning, it was artistically combining handcrafted Lampwork art glass beads of other independent artists from around the world.

In 2013 Roxanne opened her own silversmith studio and began working in silver and copper while at the same time taking new classes to advance her knowledge and skill level.

Roxanne is incorporating her large collection of art glass beads with the silver, a process that is not easy as the heat that is required to connect silver is the same heat that will crack glass. She is always looking for new directions to express her imagination.

Roxanne's creations come together under the label of Roxanne Brown Jewellery.

Ph# 306-757-9922

Sparkle! Artist Profile - Debbie Landry

Debbie Lee Jewellery Designs 

Debbie has been creating a line of hand crafted jewellery for over thirty-years.  Born and raised in Regina, she creates her works using sterling silver, copper, brass, semi-precious stones and Swarovski crystal.

She has had formal training in metalsmithing and it has now become a full-time passion and career.

Debbie believes "if you can find your passion in your work, then every day becomes a new adventure."

"I like to create new designs working with sterling silver. Designing jewellery has become my full-time job, which I love."

Sparkle! Artist Profile - K & B Jewelry

K & B Jewelry

Kelly Welder and Brenda Crawford both have a love for jewelry, so this mother-daughter duo started K & B Jewelry. Located in Regina, we love to sit down and see what new pieces we can design. We use the finest quality of materials to create our designs. Our aim is to keep our jewelry reasonably priced so all women can wear some bling every day. We hope that wearing our jewelry will bring a little happiness to your day!