Welcome to Drakestail Jewellery! Trish, Robyn and Roxy are three Canadian jewellery designers who share a vision of helping you define your personal style & feel fabulous! We believe that jewellery should be well-made, be fun and versatile, and complement you and your vision for your own personal style. We believe in positive body image and feeling great inside and out. We love to support our local communities in Ottawa and Winnipeg, and take great pride in supporting local charities.
If you’ve followed our blog for awhile now you may recall we like to start off each new year sharing the pantone colour of the year with you. And I must say I am rather smitten with their selection for 2017! It brings to mind FRESH, NATURE and CALM to me and I cannot wait to incorporate it into some upcoming projects I have simmering in the back of my mind.
How fantastic is GREENERY? I just look at it and it makes me happy. If you are curious about Pantone’s past colours of the year or want more details about why they selected it here is a link to Pantone’s webpost about it.
I am so thankful for all the happiness 2016 brought me. Here are some of my highlights!
In February my fiancé Craig took me to Las Vegas for the first time. We got to hike in Valley of fire state park. It was a very memorable day for us as we’d never seen such stunning bright rock faces before.
In March I started a new business which is blooming nicely! In April I went back to Las Vegas for the Arbonne annual training conference which was AMAZING! I learned so much about business and about personal growth that I can apply to Arbonne and to Drakestail and to life in general.
In May I traveled to Ontario to meet my adorable niece Everly who had been born in March. She loves vintage shades just like her auntie!
In August I took 5 full weeks off from my day job and focused on my other endeavours which was actually life altering for me. This same month Craig and I hit the road for 12 days. We did some camping and scuba diving in Alberta. We brought the dogs and the cat on this road trip and had a blast! I also reached my goal of achieving master diver status before the end of the summer.
In November I ran away to Jamaica for 3 weeks, spent the first week with my dear friend then we were joined by friends and family and Craig and I were married on a beach by the ocean.
As a side note, all the lush Jamaican vegetation in my wedding photo feels like a great fit to the colour of the year for 2017. Who knew?!
As grateful as I am for 2016, I am really looking forward to the year ahead. I have set some goals for myself in each of my businesses and at my day job that I am excited to work on. I am wishing a fantastic year ahead to you and yours, I cannot wait to see what fabulousness 2017 will bring!
Once again, we’re heading in to one of our favourite Ottawa shows: the MAC Fair. Clear your schedule this Saturday, December 3rd, because Drakestail Jewellery, along with over 100 other local makers, will be showcasing our fabulous wares. MAC Fair is strictly handmade, and there’s definitely something for everyone on your Christmas list.
Take a deep breath, warriors, and take care of yourselves. Have a fabulous Friday!
Drakestail Jewellery will be out and about again this coming Saturday, November 19th. If you’re in Ottawa, find us at the W.E Gowling Public School, on 250 Anna Avenue, in lovely Ottawa. There’s a huge list of vendors who will be there, with something to suit every taste and thrill every elf on your list. This marks our first appearance at this show, and we’re excited to be there, after hearing so many great things. Come by and say hi, and if you’re an early bird, grab yourself a free swag bag full of great stuff, too!
(A list of vendors can be found at http://gowlingschoolcouncil
Admission to the event is free (though donations are welcome); there will also be a 50/50 draw, swag bags for the first lucky shoppers, refreshments, and raffles. Proceeds from the Craft Show will go toward the long term goal of a revitalized school yard, new play equipment, and general supplies and technological tools for nearly 400 students. Please tell your friends – https://www.facebook.com/
I’ve always felt this to be true, but Sonya Friedman says it better than I could. Love yourself, respect yourself, and know you deserve it, and then others will, too. Have a fabulous Friday!