MY STORY STARTED LONG AGO
My Mother has always been a creative influence in my life. Since childhood, I have been making unique and one-of-a-kind jewellery using traditional and non-traditional materials. My studio is my therapeutic place where I regularly, design, create, photograph, and list items in my shop 'It's Vera'.
After almost 20 years of teaching Visual Arts to middle school students and participating in the craft show circuit with my smoke fired shard pottery, I'm returning to my jewellery making passion. I up graded my silver-smithing skills by attending The Breston Academy in Scheveningen in the Netherlands, Canadore College in North Bay, Ontario and Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario Canada.
My signature jewellery are knitting rings and crochet rings that I designed and now custom make for lovers of knitting and crochet.
2010 was my first introduction to selling my jewellery on line in an Etsy shop called ItsVera.
I recently launched my own website ItsVera.com, separate from my ItsVera shop on the Etsy platform, but just as easy to navigate and purchase items. In this online store you will find all my classic knitting and crocheting rings, along with many other items not found in my Etsy shop. I will continue to design and handcraft more unique pieces to add to this new shop.
So, please take a look, inside my shop and I hope you return frequently for unique handcrafted gifts for yourself and those on your gift giving list.
Some of the Media coverage of Vera's knitting and crochet rings:
- Knitscene Winter 2019, USA
- Home and Garden, Knitting, Australia
- Simply Knitting magazine, UK
- eKnit online knitting magazine, USA
- Knitsy online magazine, UK
- Knit Wear magazine, USA
Below are some of the magazines that included Vera's jewellery.