Archive for 2012

… and the Winner Is

Wednesday, 19 December, 2012

Congratulations to Joanne Scott of Cold Lake, AB, for winning a 18″ necklace of handknotted white freshwater pearls in Jolanta Fashions’ draw on December 15, 2012.

Thank you again to everyone who participated in the contest.

R.E.D. Collective Showroom Downtown

Friday, 14 December, 2012

I am proud to announce that Jolanta Fashions is part of R.E.D. Collective, along with Ruby Ellen Designs (Ruby Johnson)  and Fehu Leather (Freyja Ulveland).

We are opening a new boutique with a showroom as well as workrooms. We are all very excited!   New Address is 1023 12 Ave. SW Calgary.

We will have an opening party on Friday, January 18, 2013, at 8 pm.


Past Events This Fall

Thursday, 13 December, 2012

Thank you to everyone who attended one of my Fall and Christmas 2012 markets: Beaded pearl earrings in dark gray

  • Scarboro Reaches Out: Saturday, October 13
  • Calyx Calgary: Saturday, October 20
  • Calyx Edmonton: Saturday, November 3
  • Kananaskis Country Christmas in Readwood Meadows, November 17-18
  • Cochrane Ranche House Christmas Market, November 24
  • Uplands Hawkwood Chrismas Sale, November 25

I would not be who I am without you.

I am working on the pearls necklace for the seasonal draw prize. I am making a timeless classic: a string of hand-knotted white freshwater pearls. I will draw  the lucky winner on Saturday, December 15, 2012.

Shades of White – Fashion/Art Exhibition by Ruby Johnson

Friday, 9 November, 2012

I had  a great honor to show one of my necklaces on a beautiful dress by Ruby Johnson (Ruby Ellen Design) in her exhibition Shades of White in October 2012.

Just got a few pictures (by Litrato) from the exhibition.

dress by Ruby Johnson and necklace by Jolanta

Visiting Shades of White exhibition of Ruby Johnson October 2012

One Necklace – Many Options

Thursday, 25 October, 2012

necklace with a tail - front viewHere is one of my newest designs – “necklace with a tail”. I made several versions of it; each is different, but the idea is the same. The primary use is an elegant necklace worn “backwards” (with a long “tail” hanging in the back).

necklace with a tail - back view










The “tail” can be  detached and worn as a bracelet, with or without the remaining short necklace. Alternatively, it can be clipped into the short necklace  to make a long one. The long necklace can also be wrapped several times around your wrist for a multi-layered bracelet (not shown here).

Model: Sanaz

short necklace with bracelet  long necklace


Calyx Calgary

Monday, 22 October, 2012

Had a great time at Calyx Calgary on Saturday October 20. It is a privilege to be showing among so many talented artists.

I am going to Calyx Edmonton in two weeks (details on Events page).


Thank You for Visiting 1 Of Event

Tuesday, 2 October, 2012

Big THANK YOU to all my dear friends and fans who came to 1 Of event last Saturday. You made my day!

I’ll post pictures as soon as I get them.

Jewelry Design Star Competition

Tuesday, 2 October, 2012

I just submitted an entry to the Jewelry Design Star Competition and would be really grateful if you’d check out my entry.




Thursday, 20 September, 2012

Knotting pearls these days, preparing for several upcoming shows. Here is one of my favourites: a set of necklace, bracelet and earrings, worthy of  bride.

   The other picture shows one of my knotted pearls bracelets with elegant magnetic clasps; I have made several versions.


Gone Wild

Thursday, 20 September, 2012

I made a couple of necklaces that have teeth – literally. The first one has an actual fossilized shark’s tooth, wrapped in sterling silver, and accompanied by onyx spikes and black tiger-eye and smoky quartz. The other features the black onyx spikes with carnelian and onyx beads.