The Story of Orange Avocado Jewelry...

  • Wings of Hope: Changing Leaves Collection

    I am honoured to be chosen out of a group of jewelry designers to be a part of the "Wings of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation"  2017 jewelry collection.  This organization provides assistance for low income breast cancer patients who have received in the past or are currently receiving treatment at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary.  Please read more about this wonderful organization on their website: Wings of Hope. This charitable organization requested a collection that would represent Alberta. After careful thought and pulling from my experiences as an Albertan, my "Changing Leaves Collection" was created.  This collection is inspired...

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  • The Starfish Collection: Making a Difference

    One day a man was walking along the  beach when he noticed a boy picking up and gently throwing things into the ocean. Approaching the boy he asked: "Young man,what are you doing?" The boy replied, "Throwing starfish back into the ocean.   The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them back, they'll die." The man laughed to himself and said, "Do you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can't make any difference." After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish and threw...

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  • Orange Avocado Jewelry Spring Show: Sharing

      Another spring show has come and gone. While at the show a friend of mine, Michelle, commented "you must feel good about having to be able to make something and share it with everyone".  I am actually so grateful that words can't describe.   I'm a little overwhelmed before, during and after each show about it all.  But I thrive on it too. It's a perfect job for me that I can't even call it a job.  It's what I do and love each day.  Thank you to my friends and family that helped me out yesterday, it looked...

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  • Orange Avocado Jewelry Spring Show: Creative Tendencies

    Orange Avocado Jewelry Spring Show Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 10 am to 7 pm, Banff Room Derrick Golf & Winter Club 3500-119th Street I went to bed last night with thoughts of how my silver in my kiln would turn out.  I woke up this morning opening my kiln to beautiful and unique silver pendants for my "Limited Edition" collection for my upcoming show.  The feeling never goes away.  The anticipation of how each piece of silver and bronze will turn out and the process of creating each piece of jewelry is always exciting to me.   The Freeform Link...

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  • Cubist Collection: Graceful and Strong

    The Cubist Collection reflects the modernist movement of the early 20th Century:   Cubism. In this time, art in the form of paintings took on simple geometric and abstract shapes to represent natural forms. Interlocking panels represented those life forms in a collage of angular shapes & curves. The Cubist Collection takes these simple shapes and transforms them into modern pieces of jewelry meant to be layered like a collage. This collection represents those that are graceful and strong.   CUBIST COLLECTION online Blue Topaz Necklace and Bracelet Pablo Picasso "Ma Jolie", Paris 1911-12 Cubism 

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  • Not Just Another Story: Love and Respect

    I receive messages everyday for customized jewelry; all requesting something meaningful and personal to themselves.  It touches me when I receive these messages as people will entrust in me to make something that represents their story.  Bob's story was one of those.  His story resonated love that is enduring, meaningful and meant to be.   It is always a collaborative process of creating a necklace unique to each person which I appreciate.  And in this case, I have to say, this one got to me.   #jewelsonebyone

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  • thank you

    THANK YOU so much to everyone that came out to my Christmas show this year.  Over 225 people attended and were taken care of by these lovely ladies and my friends: Najat, Lisa, Catherine, Jackie and Debbie including my daughter Erin and mom, Kim.  These ladies worked so hard for so long for which I am very lucky for.  I can't even describe the gratitude I feel towards my faithful customers and new ones that came out with their friends and family to do some Christmas shopping for themselves and others. Thank you to those that shared my Facebook posts...

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  • Orange Avocado Jewelry Christmas Show: Inspired Art

    My Annual Christmas show is just two weeks away…and the emotions never seem to change.  “Excited, anxious and inspired” are just a few words to describe what I always seem to feel so close to each of my shows.   I’m excited to reveal my latest collections:  Sculpt and Luminous Collections.  The “Sculpt Collection” truly represents my heart and soul.   This collection is about abstract corners and lines against curves.  It's a study of shape, form and texture.   I’m anxious because I have so much to do before each show.  Sleepless nights, very early mornings is the norm...

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  • Luminous Holiday Collection

    Luminous Holiday Collection A small collection of luxurious elevated jewelry pieces. This collection highlights the perfection of swarovski crystals and pave beads with the raw and quiet beauty of my silver and bronze individually metal worked pieces.   Find online at: http://www.orangeavocado.ca/collections/holiday-collection #luminouscollection #jewelsonebyone

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  • Kacey's Gift

    One year ago, Kacey received a gift of a kidney transplant from her mom.  I received a call from her requesting a fine silver bracelet & charm celebrating the love and joy she had for her mom for doing this for her.  So I etched a tiny kidney shape on a simple fine silver circle charm for her.  Just a reassuring reminder to me that a mother's love is forever. And this is why I love what I do.  Thank you Kacey.   #jewelsonebyone

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