Monday, November 23, 2015
Vendor Profile: Studio Sparkes
Raised in the prairies and captivated by the sea and mountains, designer Jody Sparkes crafts each piece of jewellery herself in her home studio in Squamish, British Columbia. Drawing inspiration from worldly textiles, her natural surroundings and soulful bohemian charm, Jody’s designs are gracefully free-spirited and uniquely sophisticated.
As a child, she learned the traditional art of beadwork in a small community in Northern Saskatchewan. Using her fine arts and graphic design background, Jody has fused this gift with the elements and principals of design in making her jewellery. Each piece is skillfully handcrafted with great attention to detail, creating a radiant collection that explores color and pattern with polished precision. Using high quality seed beads, diverse metal trimmings, and carefully selected semi-precious stones, her intricate patterns are delicately expressed through her fingertips.
Jody’s jewellery is for the creative, connected and elegantly wild. She designs for the sincerely sensitive who love their friends like their sisters, for the quietly fierce who wish upon the stars, and for those in search of lightweight and versatile pieces that are easily paired with anything from jeans and a t-shirt to an evening dress.
You can find Studio Sparkes on her website, Instagram and Facebook!