Archive for 2013

My Gift to You

Sunday, 1 December, 2013

   Open House at RED Colective       

Thursday, December 12, 2013

noon to midnight

2B (upper floor)

1023 12 Ave SW Calgary AB

A gift for you, refreshments, shopping specials –

From RED Collective: SAL’s RedunDance, Ruby Ellen Designs, and Jolanta Fashions.

1 Of – Name Disclaimer

Sunday, 1 December, 2013

Last year I was one of the two organizers of the 1 Of event. The other co-organizer is currently using the name for a different initiative, with which I have no association.

Beaded Leather Bracelets and Chokers

Sunday, 17 November, 2013

Guided by the success of these designs in Toronto (did not bring any back home with me), I am making more bracelets and choker necklaces using Regaliz leather components. Some call it licorice leather; it’s about the size and shape of licorice strand, 0.5 inch wide and rather thick. I adorn each piece with beaded straps of tiny Japanese delica beads. Similar idea can be used with 5mm leather string for a more delicate look. All chokers are 16″ longs, and bracelets vary from 7″ to 8.5″ (they need to fit loose). I am experimenting with more colours and a variety of beadwork designs.


Jewellery Trunk Show at Y5 Boutique in Toronto

Tuesday, 12 November, 2013

Had a fun night at Jolanta Fashions jewellery trunk show at Y5 boutique downtown Toronto. The boutique belongs to Ula Zukowska, a Toronto designer with Polish origing and architecture background. When you are in Toronto, make sure to check the address 5 Yorkville Avenue. Ula’s creations use innovative structural ideas, including creative application of zippers.

New Style of Beaded Leather Bracelets

Friday, 18 October, 2013

I am bringing some new bracelets to the Calyx show on Saturday, October 19, 10-4, at the Crescent Heights Community Centre.


Tribute to Autumn

Wednesday, 9 October, 2013

Nothing says Autumn like colourful leaves. I got recently various stone leaves, and made this necklace last night. I wanted to capture the feel of vine with leaves turning red. It is made with jasper, carnelian, Swarovski crystal pearls and sterling silver chain.

jasper leaves necklace with carnelian, Swarovski pearls and sterling silver chain

Pictures from RED Welcomes SAL’s RedunDance

Friday, 4 October, 2013

Jolanta Fashions jewellery adorned both upcycled couture of SAL’s RedunDance ( ) and couture dresses of Ruby Ellen Designs ( ) in our recent party at RED Collective. Makeup: Douglas Cressman. Hair: Krystal Ergang. Models: Janel, Krista, and Laura. Photography: Jolanta.

Come and visit RED Collective at 1023 12-Ave SW, Calgary, AB

RED Welcomes RedunDance

Monday, 16 September, 2013

When: Friday, September 27, 10-4

Where: Ruby Ellen Designs, 1023,  12-th Avenue SW, Calgary, upper floor

Sally Argast of RedunDance ( is joining RED Collective. It is a good reason for celebration. Please join us for an evening of fashion, art, music, and dance. In a fashion show you will be able to see not only Sally’s creations made with natural upcycled fabrics and fibers, but also newdesigns of  Ruby’s dresses and Jolanta’s jewellery.

Tickets $10.00 at the door, with proceeds going to Sonshine Centre (a second stage shelter for abused women and their children). You can have fun and do good for others.


Calyx Fall 2013 on Saturday October 19

Monday, 16 September, 2013

I will be showing at Calyx Distinctive Arts on Saturday, October 19, 10-4. Address: 1101, 2nd Street NW, Calgary. It is a juried art show, well over 10 years in existence. Check for more information. I am working on new jewellery styles especially for this event.

Silk Necklaces

Saturday, 31 August, 2013

If you have a favourite silk scarf that is somewhat out of fashion, I can change it into a unique jewellery piece. All these necklaces have been created from upcycled silk scarves.