Tell me about yourself, Lisa.
I studied Art and Art History at University. I've worked in mostly non-profit organizations and at a College before taking time off to start my family. One of my greatest passions is jewellery and I've been making jewellery on and off for the past 20 years. I'm influenced by many things, in particular I love the jewellery eras from the romance of Early Victorian to the 1950s. I'm a sucker for romance and glamour with a pinch of goth.
How did you originally get into your craft.
My bff and I started making jewellery for ourselves in high school. We would go to cool second hand shops in Kensington Market and Queen Street West (in Toronto) to buy supplies and funny enough, I still have many of those supplies kicking around, I think that makes them 'vintage', lol.
What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
I'm a home body, so it would be at home with my family hanging out, playing, reading, listening to music, crafting and making lots of noise!
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your business?
Putting myself out there. I'm a very private person and quite shy. One of the things I'm learning is if you don't put yourself out there and move forward as an artist your business may never take off.
When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
A psychologist. I'm intrigued by how our minds work, our neuroses, obsessions, it's all very cool to me.
What item in your collection would you like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
Wow, great question! There are a few....the black onyx and gold necklace.
What other artists out there do you love?
I love this artist's work, I think her stuff is so wonderfully dark and super cool:
What does your future hold?
To learn and grow more as a jewellery designer, and with fingers and toes crossed a successful business and a trip to Paris.