About Cynabar

It is my hope to make interesting pieces of artisanal jewellery. Pieces that will be easy to wear and that will last a lifetime. It takes time and patience to carefully craft each piece but I am passionate about the process.  

What am I inspired by? Modern paintings, dance, organic shapes, ethnic jewellery, nature, sterling silver and rough cut gem stones.

I like simple delicate pieces. Several things worn layered together, or sometimes one statement piece.  

A lot of my energetic focus has been concentrated on my students. Working as a Jewellery Instructor for over 2 decades has kept me learning and evolving.

Cynabar Jewellery has also been strongly influenced by the varied tastes of my 2 daughters and muses and by the fact that I was a jewellery buyer sourcing product for several years.

Now, using traditional silver smithing techniques, I make artisanal jewellery to be worn, collected and enjoyed. I am also committed to a high standard, creating jewellery that is distinctive but also durable and timeless.

People who have helped me include photographers, Anthony Mclean and Polina Terleeva. Francois Tremblay and Samuel Cormier provide some translation. Lea Mclean, Dylan Mclean, and Camille Siquerua are the models. The latest collection and banner photo's were provided by Image Salon.