Violeta Izquierdo

Violeta Izquierdo is a Halifax based jewellery designer and maker.  She has graduated from NSCAD University, majoring in Jewellery and Metalsmith.  Her work is a reflection of the diverse cultural elements of her birthplace of Colombia and of her immigration to Canada. Violeta combines traditional metalsmith techniques with non-traditional materials and is fascinated with balancing intricate textural elements and colour to create playful yet elegant contemporary jewellery.

Current / Upcoming Courses

17. Cuttlefish Casting

NEW! In this one day workshop, students will be introduced to the soft structure of the cuttlefish bone. They will be instructed on how to carve and assemble it to make it a mold for molten metal. Resulting in a custom casted piece. We will cover several basic jewellery techniques such as piercing, drilling, filing, and polishing in order to turn the cast piece into a ring, pendant or earrings. Suitable for all levels of experience. A 1/2 hour break is provided. Please bring your lunch.

16. Creating Texture

NEW! This workshop will focus on exploring texture on metal, using techniques including rolling embossing, stamping and hammering. Using basic jewellery techniques, students will work towards a completed piece of jewellery such as earrings, pendant or a ring! Suitable for all levels of experience. A 1/2 hour break is provided. Please bring your lunch.