Jewelerines by Paige Smith

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Paige Smith is a Senior Designer at Critical Mass in Calgary. She is also a wonderful craftsperson and recently launched her line of vintage-inspired jewellery holders at the Calgary Artist Market (unfortunately, she won't be at tomorrow's sale). Made from found antique lamp bases, thrifted china and charming trims, Jewelerines are uniquely pretty holders for necklaces, earrings, brooches, rings and bracelets.

I love the thrill of finding treasures in other people’s ‘junk’ and seeing the potential of how it can be transformed into something beautiful. As a young girl, I would tag along with my mom to church rummage and garage sales to pick out a ‘new’ outfit for school. And my dad’s junkcollecting ways turned the farm in Saskatchewan into the best place to play hide-and-go seek with my brother. A collector at heart, I have searched the world’s greatest flea markets for many treasures; Loppmarknaden in Stockholm; Les Puces de Saint-Ouen in Paris; and every Sunday here at Calgary’s Hillhurst-Sunnyside flea market. I find inspiration in the many things I collect. It was a vintage pink brocade dress that inspired me to create one-of-a-kind jewelry holders called Jewelerines.

Jewelerines are available at Honey B's in Calgary or by emailing psdesign at telus dot net. I wish Paige much success in her creative venture!

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