Garnish Jewellery's Grand Opening was November 7th at their new shop on 89 Water Street. Garnish is a collection of limited edition and one-of-a-kind jewellery that is hand forged by designer and goldsmith Stacey Leunes. Stacey graduated from the two year Jewellery Methods program at George Brown College in Toronto. She uses unique cuts and shapes of gemstones combined with interesting textures and non-traditional finishes on sterling silver, brass, copper, and gold. She uses many traditional goldsmithing techniques to craft each individual piece, while enjoying the process as much as the end result.
I had the pleasure of meeting Stacey when I visited Garnish and I also got to meet her adorable dog Willow, who spends each day with Stacey while she works. When I asked Stacey why she named her shop “Garnish”, she responded that her jewellery is like an embellishment, a decorative detail to make those wearing it feel more lovely.
Stacey and Willow in her workshop :)
LouLou Magazine featured this Scalloped necklace, that Stacey originally made for her own wedding, in their East Coast Gift Guide!
My Downtown Wish List includes:
available in brass and sterling silver
love these unique earrings :)
Garnish also showcases the work of many other talented Island designers.
Birdmouse - jewellery and wall hangings
Brodye Chappell Builds - love this table!
Keephouse Studio - kitchen towels, table cloths and trays
Surf Art by Daina Deblette Scarola
Drop by Garnish to watch Stacey hammer, saw and polish as she creates “timeless jewellery with a twist”. You can also check out her website, Facebook, Instagram and on Etsy.
There is still time to WIN what you wish for! Take a photo of an item you really want in a downtown store, post it on social media with the hashtag #mydowntownwishlist and the store name for your chance to WIN a $100 prepaid MasterCard. Draws continue every weekday until December 21st.