Upcoming Spring 2017 Events

Friday, 31 March, 2017

Jolanta Fashions will be exhibiting at two events in April 2017:
1) The Fibre Shindig
Fibre Shindig

When: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Hillhurst Sunnyside Centre, 1320 – 5Ave NW, Calgary, AB

 

 

2) Calyx Distinctive Arts
Calyx Invite Front

When: Sunday, April 23, 2017, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
( a different set of artists is showing on either day of the weekend; I will be showing on Sunday only)

Where: Crescent Heights Community Centre, 1101- 2nd Street NW, Calgary, AB

 

Details of the upcoming events on the Events page.

Chic Geek Silver and Leather Necklace

Friday, 31 March, 2017

Minimalist and modern necklace inspired by the Chic Geek community in Calgary.

The letters on sterling silver cubic beads read “Chic Geek”. The leather cord can be silver, black, dark navy, or medium  brown. Prefect for the geeky type who wants to make a fashion statement.

Chic Geek necklace on Etsy

Black Leather Silver Chic Geek Necklace

Black Leather Silver Chic Geek Necklace

Brown Leather Silver Chic Geek Necklace

Brown Leather Silver Chic Geek Necklace

Navy Leather Silver Chic Geek Necklace

Navy Leather Silver Chic Geek Necklace

Silver Leather Chic Geek Necklace

Silver Leather Chic Geek Necklace

Silver Feather Necklace

Friday, 31 March, 2017

Do you enjoy the feeling when no worry weighs you down, and you are all fully present in the moment. This necklace is designed to capture such a feeling. Wearing it will remind you that life is nothing but a chain of present moments that are there to be fully experienced.

The centerpiece of this delicate necklace is a graceful silver falling feather, placed on a chain of individually wrapped stones and crystals and small but sturdy silver chain. The necklace closes with a small spring ring clasp.

It is made with sterling silver, semiprecious stones, and Swarovski crystals. I created five colour versions of it, all available at my Etsy store.

Pink Coral Silver Feather Necklace

Pink Coral Silver Feather Necklace

White Stones Crystals Silver Feather Necklace

White Stones Crystals Silver Feather Necklace

Pastel Stones Silver Feather Necklace

Pastel Stones Silver Feather Necklace

Fuchsia Purple Silver Feather Necklace

Fuchsia Purple Silver Feather Necklace

Turquoise Blue Silver Feather Necklace

Turquoise Blue Silver Feather Necklace

Arrows and Dragons

Friday, 31 March, 2017

This delicate and colourful necklace features a silver arrow with a tiny dragon wrapped around it. Arrows means focus, direction, and strength, while dragons are believed to bring good luck. The prototype was commissioned by a friend of mine as a gift for her daughter, a talented archer. I heard that she is wearing it to her competitions.

Since then made a few similar necklaces in various colour schemes. All are made with sterling silver, semiprecious stones, and Swarovski crystals. You can pick them at my Etsy store.

Turquoise Arrow Dragon Necklace

Turquoise Arrow Dragon Necklace

Gray Purple Arrow Dragon Necklace

Gray Purple Arrow Dragon Necklace

Red Orange Purple Arrow Dragon Necklace

Red Orange Purple Arrow Dragon Necklace

Blue Moon Love Birds Necklace

Friday, 31 March, 2017

Two lovebirds sitting on a branch with a blue moon as the backdrop. I called this delicate and whimsical necklace “Once in Blue Moon”. As a gift, it can carry a message of love or friendship, as well as a message “You are a rare treasure”.

This necklace is made with sterling silver and a variety of pastel blue semiprecious stones: blue lace agate, amazonite, and quartz. There are three versions of it with slightly different stones; all available on Etsy.

Blue Moon Love Birds Necklace

Blue Moon Love Birds Necklace

Blue Moon Love Birds Necklace

Blue Moon Love Birds Necklace

Blue Moon Love Birds Necklace

Blue Moon Love Birds Necklace

 

Meaningful Jewellery in Rainbow Colors

Friday, 31 March, 2017

These delicate necklaces and bracelets carry a meaning that depends on the wearer’s interpretation. Buddhists and yoga practitioners will recognize the lotus and Om symbols, as well as colors representing the seven chakras. For others, the rainbow coloured stones may mean the LGBT pride. In the most general interpretation, rainbow means joy and playfulness, while the the Om charm and lotus conveys purity, balance and serenity.

These jewellery pieces are created with sterling silver and semiprecious stones that include amethyst, lapis lazuli, aventurine, peridot, jade, and red coral. All are available at Jolanta Fashions store on Etsy .

 

Sterling Silver and Rainbow Colors Stones Necklaces

Sterling Silver and Rainbow Colors Stones Necklaces

Om Chakra Colors Bracelet

Om Chakra Colors Bracelet

Om Chakra Colors Necklace

Om Chakra Colors Necklace

Lotus Om Symbol Chakra Colors Necklace

Lotus Om Symbol Chakra Colors Necklace

A Skirt or a Shoulder Wrap? Both!

Wednesday, 28 September, 2016

In the quest to create versatile clothing that can serve more than one function, here is my new idea: a mini skirt that can also be worn around the shoulders or as  a neck warmer. Working on more color options.

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Leaf Pattern Vests that Can be Worn Two Ways

Wednesday, 28 September, 2016

olive knitted vest with leaves on topolive knitted vest with leaves on the bottomleafy wool vest side 1burgundy wool two ways leafy knitted vest 1 frontburgundy wool two ways leafy knitted vest 2 frontburgundy wool two ways leafy knitted vest sideEach of these vests can be worn two ways: with the leaf pattern edging on the collar or on the bottom.

By the next show I will have more colour selections. All available through my Etsy store.

Gorgeous Rainbow Knitted Sweater Coat

Wednesday, 28 September, 2016

rainbow stripes wool sweater coat - frontrainbow stripes wool sweater coat -backrainbow stripes wool sweater coat -siderainbow stripes wool sweater coat -collar upThis may be the most stunning thing I ever knitted. I created this sweater coat with 100% wool Japanese Noro Kureyon Air yarn. For those who are not familiar with Noro yarn, let me tell you that it is hand spun. You can feel while knitting that its thickness changes slightly, which is typical to hand spun yarns. While it is a  delight to work with, it also poses a challenge in balancing the stripes, as no two skeins are totally identical. I am proud to have done a good job of it.

I designed the pattern myself. I decided on simple knit and purl combinations with vertical cables to counterbalance the horizontal stripes coming from the yarn colors. The coat is finished with buttons in three exactly matching colors.

It is super cozy and warm. While it can keep your body warm and comfortable in freezing winter temperatures, the cheerful colors will surely warm up your soul.

Available at my Etsy shop.

Fall 2016 Casual Jewellery

Thursday, 15 September, 2016

Here is a sample of nature-inspired jewellery made with semiprecious stones and a various metals. Perfect for day-to-day wearing on an autumn day!

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