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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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Upcoming Events Summer 2016

Tuesday, 14 June, 2016

silver feather and raven charm necklace with blue stones and pearls Beautiful selection of my new whimsical summer jewellery will be available  at these upcoming events.

Fibre Week at Olds Agricultural College
Where: Olds Agricultural College, Merchant Mall, Olds, AB (I am sharing a booth with Legacy Studio)
When: Friday, June 17, noon- 6 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday, Monday, June 18- June 20, 2016, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
 
Inglewood Night Market
Where: Inglewood, 10th Street and 9th Avenue SE
When: Friday, July 8, 5- 11 p.m.

silver raven charm bracelet with blue stones and pearls  silver moon and raven charm pastel stones necklace

Jolanta Fashions on Etsy

Tuesday, 14 June, 2016

silver wishbone pendant with kyanite

Check Jolanta Fashions shop on Etsy for a new collection of delicate spring & summer jewellery made with sterling silver, semiprecious stones, Swarovski crystals and freshwater pearls.

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Adorable Love Birds Necklaces and Bracelets

Monday, 22 February, 2016

Love Birds Bracelet Light Blue DSC_4813Started putting up on Etsy (Jolanta Fashions on Etsy) new spring delicate jewellery. Here is a collection of adorable love birds necklaces and bracelets. Love Birds Bracelet Dark GreenLove Birds Necklace Dark Green

Love Birds Braclet Olive Green

Adorable Love Birds Necklace Light Blue

Holiday Shopping at Jolanta Fashions on Etsy

Friday, 11 December, 2015

I finally revived Jolanta Fashions shop on Etsy. If you are still looking for an original hand-made item for someone special on your gift-giving list, and would like to support a local creator who loves what she is doing, please check it out. I have some items ready to ship (or deliver), and can still create a few more on order. If you place an order before Monday, December 14, 2015, I’ll make sure you get it before Christmas.

I will be adding more items to the Etsy store to it as the time allows. For now, back to knitting :-)

Also, if you are on Facebook, please Like my page https://www.facebook.com/jolantafashions for an easy way to stay in touch.

Wishing you Happy and Healthy Holidays and all the best in  the New Year!

Jolanta

Non-Allergenic Shawl

Friday, 11 December, 2015

After the umpteenth person at art and craft sales expressed regret that they cannot wear my knitted shawls because the cannot wear wool, it finally dawned on me: “There are people who cannot wear wool.” Duh! I tested the ground by accepting a  custom order for a  no-wool shawl and … fell in love with the yarn. Yes, it is totally synthetic: a blend of acrylic with a bit of polyester, but it feels like a teddy bear embrace and comes with variety of shaded colours. Its asymmetric style allows for different ways of wearing, as shown in the pictures. I already knitted several of these and am looking forward to making more. All available at Jolanta Fashions on Etsy.

Violet Synthetic No-Wool ShawlOlive Green Synthetic No-Wool ShawlWhite Beige Gray Blue Synthetic No-Wool Shawl

Burgundy Synthetic No-Wool Shawl

Shawl/Vests in Neutral Colours

Tuesday, 8 September, 2015

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