You went to Hawaii and all you got was a silly hula dancer. Sandra Paetsch, conversely, got the idea to start a jewelry line.
After returning to Edmonton, Sandra began designing and crafting necklaces, earrings and bracelets inspired by her runs and bike rides in the city’s ravines. Layers of twigs, rocks and leaves became the muses for jewelry pieces that boldly entwined different metals. Showstoppers include fine silver dabbled with handmade pieces of bronze and a gunmetal chain dangling with pure bronze and Swarovski crystals.
Sandra’s jewelry-making process starts with fine silver and bronze metals in a unique clay form. Each component is made by hand shaping the pieces, drying them, kiln firing, polishing, hand forging, tumbling and finally, making the pieces into jewelry. The result? Each piece of jewelry is completely distinctive.
With a name we’ll never forget, Orange Avocado, and statement jewelry designs we’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else in the world, this jewelry line is our new obsession.
Where to Buy:
View Sandra’s full collections at her upcoming show at the Derrick Golf and Winter Club (3500 – 119 Street) on Wednesday, November 30 from 10am to 8pm. You’ll be able to shop past collections, the new fall/winter collection and purchase the oh-so popular fine silver pendant name tag necklaces.
Can’t make the show? Peruse the collection online or visit a local retailer (mbellish in Sherwood Park, Beautiful Home and Gift in St. Albert, and Threadhill and C’est Sera in Edmonton).