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.
We wish you a little extra joy this weekend. And if you’re in Ottawa, there’s plenty of music, fun, and shopping joy to be had at Ravenswing. Enjoy!
Just one week from today, Trish and I will be celebrating a very special event: the Ravenswing Arts and Music Fair‘s 10th anniversary!
Way back in 2009, Roxy and I signed up for our very first craft fair: Ravenswing! We had a lot of fun, and it really got us hooked on doing craft fairs.
Since then, we’ve been at every Ravenswing fair except one. Drakestail has grown a lot as a company over the years, developing our style, our displays (that blue tablecloth!!), and our work. It has been wonderful to come back each year to Ravenswing as it has developed and grown as well. Every year the fair gets a bit bigger, runs a bit smoother, and the team organizing it continues to do an amazing job bringing together artisans, writers, musicians, workshops, and more. Despite the growth and change, all the best parts of Ravenswing persist – great music, a fantastically eclectic collection of vendors, and a great vibe. They also do important work hosting the Clothesline Project, a public art exhibit dedicated to raising awareness of violence against women and children, and giving voices to the survivors.
We’re very much looking forward to being at Minto Park again this year, especially for the 10th anniversary. Join us in celebrating this fantastic fair on Sunday, May 29th!
There’s nothing quite like old friends. Celebrate the weekend with one and have a fabulous Friday!
Since Roxy lives in Winnipeg and Trish and I live in Ottawa, we do most of our chatting over Skype or Facebook messenger. This past weekend, however, Roxy visited Ottawa and the three of us got to meet up in person!
After stuffing ourselves silly at breakfast, we went to Carleton university for a photo shoot. We went for a lovely walk around campus and took advantage of all the green space and shot some team photos. Since this was the first time the three of us were together since Trish joined Drakestail, we needed some pictures of the three of us together.
Of course, us being us, the day wasn’t completely serious…
And I did get side-tracked by a loon swimming on the Rideau Canal behind us. It got nick-named “jerk bird” because it kept diving when I’d line up a shot.
But we had a great time, talked about business and about life, and got some great photos of the whole team together.
Wishing you only the most favourable of luck on this Friday the thirteenth.
Spring has sprung, and then some! Roxy has been amazingly busy this spring with shows, and now it’s the Ottawa team’s opportunity to try and catch up with her.
Trish and I are lucky to have a great Ottawa show coming up twice! We will be participating in the Heart, Home, and Handmade show on this Sunday, May 15, and then again on June 11.
From the H3 website: “At Heart, Home & Handmade Shows, you will be able to shop for one of a kind goods and meet local makers. Our focus is on promoting and supporting small, independent local businesses with a unique, independent spirit.”
Admission for each event is $2 at the door, with proceeds are going to support Harmony House Women’s Shelter. As Ottawa’s only second-stage women’s shelter, they provide safe, affordable transitional housing for women and children who are survivors of violence.
Heart, Home, and Handmade, Spring Edition
May 15th at the Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre – 1315 Prince of Wales Dr, Ottawa.
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Heart, Home, and Handmade, West Edition (link to come)
June 11 at the Bell Sensplex – 1565 Maple Grove Rd, Kanata
10:00 am – 4:00 pm