Fresh New Jewels at Made You Look Jewellery!

I delivered quite the little haul over to Parkdale's Made You Look Jewellery this week. Colourful cufflinks, watch case pendants and one of a kind resin designs. There are plenty of exciting renovations happening at MYL right now, I can't wait to see how it looks in the end, because what they have added is just beautiful, well worth a visit just to take in!

Green Envy

This stunning Coro set comes in the original box! Fancy enough for the most formal of parties. See them sparkle at my shop in the Leslieville Arts Market.

April Showers

The spring flowers are coming, get ready to embrace the coming flourish!
Pink and green should always be seen. Pick up any of these pieces, newly available at my shop at in Arts Market, 1114 Queen St. East!

Hand painted vintage shell brooch and screwback set.

Hand painted vintage shell brooch and screwback set.

Ceramic hand painted flower brooch.

Ceramic hand painted flower brooch.

Lime green watch part cufflinks

Lime green watch part cufflinks

Fantastic plastic gold and green vintage studs!

Fantastic plastic gold and green vintage studs!

Always Something New at Acadia

Toronto's beloved Acadia Books, home of the even more sought after mew muffin, Michou, is always magically filling its shelves with new and exciting, beautiful art books. And sometimes, even I supply a few fancy finds. From antique leather bounds full of gorgeous prints and other treasures to contemporary art books, and rare first edition literature, you have no reason not to visit us today!

Bold Brooches

Upgrade you brooch game for spring, time to bust out those jean jackets and blazers. Enjoy one of these great vintage beauties, new in the shop!

Pink Vintage Pieces of Various Materials & Cuteness

Apparently I have a bit of a jump start on spring, but i'm ok with it! Find these new treasures at my Arts Market shop in Leslieville!

Vintage glass unicorn

Vintage glass unicorn

Two piece outfit details

Two piece outfit details

Retro plastic necklace, made in Germany

Retro plastic necklace, made in Germany

It was made to wear with this necklace!

It was made to wear with this necklace!

Japanese bunny planter

Japanese bunny planter

Full look!

Full look!

Behind the Scenes on the Set of Deep Six

Every day is a new adventure, on the set of Deep Six! I am thankful for the rare opportunity to be able to share some of the details of this project as we go along!

A peek inside the creepy cool Med Lab, which had a very short but sweet life! Props & set dress directed by the talented cool cat, Allie Thompson! She has been so kind and amazing guiding me through the ins and outs of the prop master position, I am so thankful to have the pleasure of working with and learning from her.
I made the holster with the tools on the right side of the wall!

Inside the amazing space ship, built and designed by the man of all trades, our Production Designer, Sebastian, who was kind enough to trust me with completing the job, and adding the finishing details inside the ship. It is truly inspiring to be around so many people who are keen to fed your curiosity and desire to learn,

Team Art taking a minute to enjoy a glass of wine on a Friday night, after a long day of work! Every day is a pleasure working with these folks, couldn't ask for a better team!!

Home Decor, Flowers & More

It's never too early to start thinking about flowers, in fact, winter is the perfect time to do so.
Here are some fun flowery bits and such that you can find at Arts Market in Leslieville, in my little shop!

set of domed glass wall hangings

set of domed glass wall hangings

Upcycled art deco style vintage pendant, one of a kind!

Upcycled art deco style vintage pendant, one of a kind!

metal vintage jewelry box

metal vintage jewelry box

set of domed glass wall hangings

set of domed glass wall hangings

1950's carry case with comb, nail file and garment brush

1950's carry case with comb, nail file and garment brush

Launching from 2017 to 2251

I couldn't possibly be more excited to start the year embarking on a project so incredible, inspired and aligned with so many things I am passionate about, I couldn't possibly have imagined it myself.
I have the immense pleasure of working for the powerhouse art department team on the upcoming series, Deep Six.
Deep Six is a hard science fiction story by Director Davin Lengyel about a realistic perilous space scenario involving the first attempt at recolonization on another planet 200 years in the future. Using models and practical effects, this series looks to put the science back in science fiction. With heavyweight technical advisors such as astrophysicist Jaymie Matthews and unrivalled author and space historian Rob Godwin, who co wrote a book with aerospace engineer Frederick I. Ordway III, who just happens to have been the technical advisor for 2001: A Space Odyssey, this production has CLEARLY got something very serious going on. 
MAKE SURE TO READ THIS AMAZING REDDIT AMA Q&A WITH DAVIN, ROB AND JAYMIE
You could say it was written in the stars! Two days in, and I am already in heaven! Making practical, functional things with precise detail and instructions, it really is a dream. My totally random skills have amounted to being the perfect combination for a project like this! I am humbled and so thankful to get a chance to work in the film & tv industry, at is has long been an aspiration for me to take part in the magical world of storytelling.
I look forward to learning a lot, collaborating with a talented team, using my skills in a much broader scope and sharing it with you!

It's space, no big deal..

It's space, no big deal..

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

A HUGE thank you to all of my truly amazing customers, without you, I wouldn't be able to do what I do, explore new ideas, and offer such a special selection of one of a kind jewels and treasures! Your kind words, and the regularity with which you buy such thoughtful gifts from me, inspires me to the core. It warms my heart over the holidays, to think of everyone opening tiny, carefully wrapped gifts, topped with even tinier bells, containing my love, inspiration and hard work!
Remember, I am always happy to resize bracelets and necklaces for those who received gifts, and may have something that's too long or too short! Please, don't hesitate to contact me to arrange for an alteration.
Much love to everyone this holiday season, and thank you, again, for having such great taste! ;)
 

Time To Get That Shopping Done!

The xmas shopping days are closing in on us! These are the newest timeless treasures you can find from me at my shop, and the last resin pieces that will be hitting the shelves this year!
I have been having a great time wrapping all your tiny gifts, and will be here at the Leslieville Arts Market until the bitter end when we close at 2pm on the 24th! See you there :)

Collar clip, made using up cycled vintage pieces from an old collar/sweater clip, I replaced the chain, and removed the stones, adding a special, symmetrical cascading watch part design on either end! She's a true one of a kind treasure from my collection!

Collar clip, made using up cycled vintage pieces from an old collar/sweater clip, I replaced the chain, and removed the stones, adding a special, symmetrical cascading watch part design on either end! She's a true one of a kind treasure from my collection!

I love these copper bases, but I only have a few left! I picked them up as deadstock vintage items, so they were limited from the get go. This piece contains an array of silvery cogs and simulated rubies, which account for accurate time keeping, the more jewels, the more accurate the time!

I love these copper bases, but I only have a few left! I picked them up as deadstock vintage items, so they were limited from the get go. This piece contains an array of silvery cogs and simulated rubies, which account for accurate time keeping, the more jewels, the more accurate the time!

This decorative framed piece is also the last of it's kind for the year!

This decorative framed piece is also the last of it's kind for the year!

The last Mechanical Heart of the season! Look at that beautiful hand etched detail on the larger pocket watch piece, love it. I look forward to revisiting this concept with fresh eyes, come next year.

The last Mechanical Heart of the season! Look at that beautiful hand etched detail on the larger pocket watch piece, love it. I look forward to revisiting this concept with fresh eyes, come next year.

Golden beauty! Such soft warm tones in this half inch pendant, complete with both vintage, and antique parts!

Golden beauty! Such soft warm tones in this half inch pendant, complete with both vintage, and antique parts!

Western Wonders

Talk about limited!!!!! I have only THREE chokers, and one bracelet, made from these great vintage pieces that I removed from a vintage western style belt. I removed the cheap stones from the centerpieces, and replaced them with layers of gorgeous glitter, set in rock hard, glassy resin!

I am truly in love with these pieces, which all fasten using easy magnetic clasps! After hording these pieces for so long, I am happy to have finally been ready to use them and let them out to be loved! You can find them at my shop in the Leslieville Arts Market! We are open right up til 2pm on the 24th!

Dainty Sparkles

Cute, simple and lightweight! Single strand leather chokers are the newest thing to hit my shop in the Leslieville Arts Market!

1/2 pendant containing rainbow inducing layers of hexagonal sparkles, set in resin is fun for all involved.

1/2 pendant containing rainbow inducing layers of hexagonal sparkles, set in resin is fun for all involved.

upcycled brass piece taken from a vintage belt has been adorned with some high end sparkles, set in resin

upcycled brass piece taken from a vintage belt has been adorned with some high end sparkles, set in resin

Super cute charm I have been personally holding onto for about 15 years, I was ready to let it go when I knew how perfect it would be used in this way!

Super cute charm I have been personally holding onto for about 15 years, I was ready to let it go when I knew how perfect it would be used in this way!

Aminda's Art as Jewelry!

New new new!! Some of the paintings I have done over the last year or so are slowly becoming available as pins, earrings and pendants! This is the first lot to make it to my shop Arts Market! Each piece is handmade and contains hand painted elements, glitter and resin!

One of a kind Moon Lustre Pendant on thin leather choker length cord with magnetic clasp!

One of a kind Moon Lustre Pendant on thin leather choker length cord with magnetic clasp!

tiny 1cm earrings on sterling posts!

tiny 1cm earrings on sterling posts!

Sparkles highlight two paintings I have done now available as lapel pins, front illustration is glitter less, but I'm working on it.

Sparkles highlight two paintings I have done now available as lapel pins, front illustration is glitter less, but I'm working on it.

Boxed and Bowed

It's no secret, I have been around during the holidays wrapping your gifts for years, so I know that my customers LOVE my gift wrapping! Because you deserve only the best, I look forward to wrapping all of your handmade, hand picked (by you) treasures when you visit me at the Leslieville Arts Market!

Holiday Glitz

I have so many beautiful brooches in store right now, good luck picking one! From ornate antique to fun vintage bits, I have a full spectrum!

Leather Love

I have been working away secretly on all kinds of really great new designs! Here is a peek at the two new leather chokers, currently available at my shop in Arts Market! They won't last long, so don't miss out on owning a brand new, one of a kind choker featuring vintage pendants. Trust me, they look amazing, they are already moving along. Stay tuned for the photographic and physical release of a set I am currently working on! They are super cool, and limited to 5 pieces only, that vary just slightly in colour.. want to know what I am talking about?? You will find out later this week!

Another Affair Vintage

Look for these new fancy cards when shopping at my boutique in Arts Market, to identify my upcycled or just plan great/fun as is costume vintage earrings! Perfect stocking stuffers!

I design, print and cut all of my own packaging, which adds even MORE of a personal touch (YES apparently that is actually possible) to the Aminda Wood shopping experience! If you ever wondered why everything in my shop seems so very special, it's because I put my energy into making sure every singly detail you see is perfect!

I design, print and cut all of my own packaging, which adds even MORE of a personal touch (YES apparently that is actually possible) to the Aminda Wood shopping experience! If you ever wondered why everything in my shop seems so very special, it's because I put my energy into making sure every singly detail you see is perfect!

Beautiful celluloid earrings, converted from screwback fasteners to sterling silver posts

Beautiful celluloid earrings, converted from screwback fasteners to sterling silver posts

Perfectly festive strung floral beaded earrings, converted from clip on to sterling silver posts

Perfectly festive strung floral beaded earrings, converted from clip on to sterling silver posts