Are you ready to party? Drakestail now brings you home parties!

We’ve been working on something new, and now we’re ready to announce it!

Drakestail Jewellery is now offering home parties.  If you live in Ottawa or Winnipeg, contact us and we’ll be happy to bring the sparkle to you!

Picture this: a relaxing night in with close friends, your favourite music playing, a glass of wine and something to nibble on… and a jewellery boutique in your living room.  It’s a chance to shop unique, locally handmade jewellery with your closest friends in the comfort of your own home. 

Perfect for holidays, birthdays, bridal parties, or a fun girls’ night.  And who couldn’t use an excuse for a girls’ night?

Treat yourself and your friends to a private jewellery party with Drakestail Jewellery.  We’ve even got a little something extra for you for being such a fabulous host!  Send us an email and we’ll help you plan an unforgettably fabulous event.

We look forward to being part of your wonderful evening!

Drakestail Home Party

Craft shows squared

This past weekend was double the fun!  Drakestail Jewellery got accepted into two craft shows on the same date, so Trish and I (Robyn) each went to a different show.  Both were a great success.

Trish got to participate in the inaugural Something New Edinburgh show and had a great time.  The food was delicious, the vibe was great, and it was very well attended.  Definitely a show we want to be part of next year!

Drakestail Something New Edinburgh 2015
Trish’s gorgeous display at Something New Edinburgh

I got to participate in the All Saints CHS Craft and Gift Sale. This show is an old favourite – this is my fourth year attending, and it was as fun as ever. I had some lovely neighbours, some returning and some new. The parking lot was full most of the day and folks were parking out on the street to come on in. I even had a lovely student volunteer, Matt, watch my booth while I got a bit of my own Christmas shopping done. And a cheesecake, I also got a delicious cheesecake. 🙂

Some views at All Saints. Oh my, what’s that on the Drakestail table? Stay tuned…

A big thanks to the organizers for both the shows!

We’ve got one more event coming up, and Trish and I will be teaming up with Carolyn of Maidenstar Jewellery at Tudor Hall on Sunday, November 22nd. We’ll see you there!

Drakestail craft shows coming soon!

Now that fall is upon us, we have some exciting upcoming events to tell you about. Drakestail Jewellery is participating in three craft shows this season. We hope you’re as excited as we are to browse the creations by some talented local artisans and artists.

Robyn will be at All Saints Catholic High School Craft & Gift Fair on Saturday, November 7. This is a huge show with a wide variety of local vendors.  Admission is $1 or one non-perishable food item. Funds go toward the school Christmas hamper program as well as the support of grandmothers in Southern Africa, who are raising children orphaned due to the AIDS pandemic.  The fair features over 100 tables of treasures handmade by crafters and artisans from Ontario and Western Quebec, a supervised child’s play area, cafe and raffle table.

Trish will be at Something New Edinburgh, also on November 7th. What happens when you combine a vibrant urban community, local artisans, and one-of-a-kind craftsmanship? Ottawa’s newest craft show – Something New Edinburgh – is born. Meet Trish and lots of other local artists and artisans at Memorial Hall (39 Dufferin Rd. at Mackay Street) Saturday November 7, 2015 10am-3pm. Admission is free.

Something New Edinburgh prep

Then, we will be teaming up with Carolyn of Maidenstar at Tudor Hall Christmas Craft & GIft Show on November 22. We will be among 60 fantastic vendors.  There will be lots to see and some fantastic gift ideas.  Admission is free and free parking is also available.  This will be another new show for us and we can’t wait to check it out!

Big news for Drakestail Jewellery

Roxy and I have been creating fabulous jewellery as Drakestail Jewellery for eight years. Eight years! It’s been an amazing journey for both of us so far, and we are looking forward to the next eight.
We’ve got some big Drakestail news to share: we two are now three! Longtime friend and designer Trish Williams is now a part of Drakestail Jewellery. We’ll let her introduce herself:

I’ve loved Drakestail Jewellery for years. I’ve known both Robyn and Roxy even longer. Both have always been amazing, determined women filled with passion and life. It’s an honour to work with them.

This summer, Robyn took me to a store filled with gorgeous beads and gems. I was hooked. So many beautiful items with so many possibilities!

So when Robyn offered to take me on as a designer, I jumped at the chance.

I’ve made my own jewellery in the past – for myself, family and friends – but never before on such a large scale. It’s excited and fun to spend so much time creating! I never realized how much I’ve missed it.

But there’s more. After the birth of my youngest, jewellery became important in my day to day life.

My wardrobe had been slashed. So many things don’t fit, or don’t fit right. Some too big, some to small, some just aren’t hanging right, and some will never fit again. It’s not a fun time, and can make for a tough morning. I found that the right earrings, or a beautiful necklace erases that uneasiness. These tiny differences make me feel better, put together, even mostly human (when paired with a cup of coffee). And when I catch myself in the mirror now, I smile.

It’s a good feeling, and it’s a feeling I want to share.

I want to add that little something to the lives of others. Just a spark, a touch, to remind you about how beautiful you really are, even on the days you’re not feeling it.

It won’t be long before you get to meet Trish in person and see some of her fabulous work. She will be hosting the Drakestail Jewellery table at the brand new Something New Edinburgh show on November 7th.

Make sure you visit her and say hi!

Some of Trish’s gorgeous work
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