Bijouxbead by Darlene Martin — Jewellery-PM
I am a full time self-taught glass jewellery artisan and metalsmith, now in my tenth year of practice. My jewellery has evolved and progressed over the years and now the focus of my work is on making torch fired glass, known as lampworking. I also hand sculpt one of a kind clasps out of fine silver and pure gold for the feature necklaces of each collection. The process is laborious but magical. My customers love hearing about how the work is made, and delight in the individual beauty of each piece. Every year I offer fourteen collections, each one titled and presented with a compelling story.
I love what I do. It does not feel like a job, it feels like a calling. I take great pride in offering my work at The Art Gallery of Ontario and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, as well as at juried shows.