"Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures."
"The world is too big to leave unexplored."
If either of these quotes rings a bell for you or for a loved one, this may be the perfect gift. Holding these charms handcrafted from sterling silver and bronze, and with a tiny lapis lazuli bead representing the sky and the seas, this 18" antiqued silver chain necklace will become a favourite, and a daily inspiration! Size: Compass charm in 3/8", explore is 1" long.
The Artist/Designer: Kate Singer, a Toronto-area jewellery artist for over 15 years, has created a line of charms that is at once sweet yet subtly sophisticated. All of the images are based on Kate's collection of illustrations. Kate handcrafts models based on her drawings, which are then cast into silver or bronze. The pieces are polished, a patina is applied, and then they are set into contrasting metal frames, or left as is in the case of the 3-D charms. Kate chooses to work in sterling silver and bronze to ensure a lasting product, and one that will continue to grow richer with age. Each piece is hand finished, soldered, assembled and packaged in her studio. Kate takes pride in using local production for her casting needs, and employing graduates from the local jewellery arts program in the studio. “We make it our mission to keep traditional handmade processes thriving in our local economy.”