Category: jewelry
Crafting My Life

Once upon a time, in a land far up north, 2 desperately cold Canadians boarded a plane and traded in the snow for 2 weeks at a resort in Freeport, Bahamas. Every morning they wandered across the road to the…

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September 2017 giveaway!
September 2017 giveaway!

Because I’m prepping for the upcoming holiday season I’m thinking a lot about gifts. You know what makes a great gift? A Sailorgirl Jewelry gift card! So I thought this month that I’d give away 2 (yes 2!) gift cards,…

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O Canada! new collection

Announcing, my limited edition O Canada! collection! Because 150 is something to celebrate isn’t it? O Canada! In these interesting times that we live in, I am so grateful that Canada is my home. On July 1, 2017 I shall…

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day 3 of Wonder Week

Day 3 and I came up with 4 pieces. There was meant to be another one, in my mind it was fantastic, stunning, gorgeous. Sometimes my mind and reality don’t match. In reality, the lovely lime earrings were…. not lovely….

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wonder week day 2!

Day 2 and I came up with 5 pieces again. Every day for one week I will post new jewelry using only beads I currently have on my bench. Some days I’ll make one piece, some days I’ll make 10…

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wonder week

As I ran into my studio the day after returning home I had one focus, make new work!!! I have a sketchbook full of ideas and 3 shows in the next 3 weeks! Make new work! Make more beads! Find…

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February 2017 giveaway!

When I’m wandering around down here on my adventures I spend a lot of time pondering. There is a lot of time to stare into space and contemplate the state of the universe and why chocolate is so delicious and…

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first giveaway of 2017!

New year, new years resolutions. Not. It seems silly to start a resolution just because of a calendar. If you want to change something, do it. I do however have several rituals that coincide with the new year. I do…

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mini snow queen pendant by sailorgirl jewelry
it’s all about the moments

They stood there, giant mountains of teenage boy hulks casting a shadow over the booth. Teenage boys on their own are an uncommon sight in my handmade glass jewelry booth. They are not my usual customer and on day 6…

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26 days to go! the OOAK diaries

Um… yikes!!! In just 28 days I’ll be standing in my booth at the One of a Kind welcoming you to my world. And in just 12 days I’ll be in my booth at Circle Craft in Vancouver. 12 DAYS!!!!…

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42 days to go! the OOAK diaries

NOOOO!!! How did this happen? I missed last weeks diary update and I blinked and it’s 16 days since the last diary update. And it brings us to 42 days until the OOAK! Even scarier, it is now 27 days…

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58 days to go!

It was a week of sunshine and blue skies and ice cream. A week of “let’s go and sit on a patio and enjoy this because this might be the last nice day of the season”, and then I’d wake…

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2016 diaries – 68 days to go

Blink! Where does the week go? One reason I am doing this weekly diary is because it is forcing me to acknowledge just how much there is to do and that time is ticking. It is really hard to focus…

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84 days!

Guess what arrived in my inbox this week? An email i was too afraid to open for a few days. Because I knew, I knew without a doubt that opening that email was opening a pandoras box of busyness that…

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silver shell necklace by sailorgirl jewelry
August 2016 giveaway

Can you believe how hot this summer is? I’m loving it! I’m also incredibly thankful for the kick ass air conditioning system in the studio because sitting in front of a flame in this heat would be unbearable without it….

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oh canada cluster earrings by sailorgirl jewelry
July 2016 giveaway

Picnics. It’s hot. Too hot to cook inside. And you know I mentioned home renovations? Well I currently don’t have a kitchen at home so there’s been a lot of picnics. I love filling a basket with yummies and biking…

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life is a beach necklace by sailorgirl jewelry
June 2016 giveaway

Help me out here people. As much as I love every single bead and piece of jewelry I make I can’t make all of them all the time. So I will continue to make those that others love too. What…

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and the May 2016 winner is…

At the beginning of May I was starting my 30 Day challenge and I was wondering, what colour combinations were you thinking of this spring/summer? Not surprisingly there was a lot of green in your answers. I get that, it’s…

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30 30 2016 done
and it’s a wrap! DONE!

YAY!!! YIPPPEEE!!! WOOHOOO!!! My 30 new pieces of jewelry in 30 days is officially done. Wow. So much fun. From my huge heap of sketchbooks, doodles and scribbles I made 30 new pieces of jewelry. For some of the designs…

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kickass coco necklace by sailorgirl jewelry
day 30 – the kickass Coco necklace

LAST DAY!!! I had planned on making a sweet little bracelet… and then something took over and I ended up with the absolutely kickass Coco necklace. It’s large. It’s killer bright. It’s a statement! Giant orbs of colour with silver…

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ocean crystal necklace by sailorgirl jewelry
day 29 – ocean crystal necklace

It’s a really hot day today and I thinking how nice a swim would be. Oh to float in crystal clear water. Instead I played with crystal shaped beads in deliciously cool water colours, light and refreshing. I love how…

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little lilac necklace by sailorgirl jewelry
day 28 – little lilac necklace

Biking to the studio should take me about 10 minutes. And it would, if it weren’t for the lilacs. The smell is so intoxicating that I have to stop and smell every bush I pass. This is a spectacular year…

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silver shell necklace by sailorgirl jewelry
day 27 – silver shell necklace

For many years now I have been on a mission, to find the perfect sea shell to cast as a necklace. I have spent hours (and days) wandering along seashores looking for just the right shape. I am fascinated by…

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Canada Day bracelet by Sailorgirl Jewelry
day 26 – Canada Day bracelet

Yes I am jumping the gun on this one. Every year I plan on making some super fun red jewelry for Canada Day and I ALWAYS forget. Ha! I debated on calling this one Picnic because it made me think…

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fiesta pinwheel necklace by sailorgirl jewelry
day 24 – fiesta pinwheel necklace

Think happy, think fiesta!!! Summer arrived today and everyone is running around looking like it’s party time! So I began with my fiesta colours and then spun them around until they made me happy. Because being happy is the only…

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cluster earrings by sailorgirl jewelry
day 23 – cluster earrings

Continuing on with yesterday’s Lilac Cluster necklace, today I made some lilac cluster earrings. And then I just couldn’t stop myself, I loved how much fun these are on so I made more colours that scream spring. Sky for the…

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lilac cluster necklace by sailorgirl jewelry
day 22 – the lilac cluster necklace

Is there anything quite as intoxicating as the smell of lilacs on a warm spring day? Biking around the city takes forever these days as I have to stop and smell every single lilac bush I come across. Those little…

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summer sky necklace by sailorgirl jewelry
day 21 – summer sky necklace

Today the sky was blue! Not a deep summertime blue, just a lovely light spring blue. That kicked off my playing with shades of sky blue, and then I added in some of my (current favourite) super pale crystal blues….

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hanging jewel necklace by sailorgirl jewelry
day 20 – the hanging jewel necklace

I’m still on my jewel kick, still thinking treasures and gems. I am in love with this new shape, it is like a giant chunk of candy-like gem goodness. Here I wanted to showcase this fantastic shape so I suspended…

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