November 19, 2011

Jessie Turner Designs

We are really pleased to welcome Jessie Turner back to SFM. Her work strikes that warm and fuzzy nerve that we of course love to host at Shiny Fuzzy Muddy. Jessie successfully uses a mixture of materials to bring her work to life. Using a base of sterling silver she adds wood, gold foil and feathers for her desired effects. This season she is introducing bronze into her collection. We are looking forward to seeing her newest work as it is sure to inspire.

She is a jeweler who specializes in natural and contemporary forms using silver and gold. Much of Jessie’s work expands the concept of jewellery as simple adornment to one that encompasses self-expression and purpose. “All things worn can have meaning. We need meaning to fulfill life and create balance, both within, and between, the individual, the community, and the natural world. Jewellery, when created and worn with intention has the ability to empower and connect us with our deeper selves.”  Jessie’s vision is to create unique jewellery that encourages people's individuality and connection to truth, nature and beauty. Both traditional and contemporary ideas of design guide her innovation and creative fire.

Originally from the islands of BC’s West Coast, Jessie has returned to her roots in Courtenay BC after living and studying in Vancvouver. She received her diploma in Jewellery Art and Design in 2000 and has since studied at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, as well as with local art teachers of different mediums.  Her work is sold in stores through out Canada, as well as at select craft shows. Along with being featured in The Georgia Straight and ELLE Canada Magazine, she has also received numerous design awards including an Accessories Designer decoration at Vancouver Fashion Week. 

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