In need of a little boost of summer today (it’s pouring rain in Alberta’s Capital Region today, and it SNOWED last weekend!), I found this lovely Tree of Life pendant. Wouldn’t this just make you feel like you always had a bit of summer with you when you were wearing it? Having made some jewellery in the past, I’m truly a sucker for unique, handmade pieces – in part because I understand just how tricky it is to make those beads or gemstones, silver or gold, cooperate and achieve the vision you have for them.
The Tree of Life, found at Toronto jewellery maker Sammi84, struck me immediately as something that I hadn’t quite seen before.
Sammi84 and sister shop Made by S.A.M. are run by sisters Sammi and Kelly, with Sammi doing most of the designing and creating. She prefers to work with sterling silver, vermeil and rolled gold combined with fine gemstones and semi-precious stones in nature-inspired pieces.
A few more of my favourites:
These sterling silver pieces in particular are so delicate… I just love how they would look with the perfect little black dress, or with jeans and a t-shirt out for coffee with your best girlfriends! If you like these, you can find more of Sammi’s work by following the links above, or by visiting her on Facebook.