Drawing on primarily traditional jewellery making techniques Jude creates a few pieces each year. Many pieces are one-of-a-kind due to the limited availability of the stones.
She believes in taking time to enjoy the creative process, describing it as a conversation, a ‘call and response’. Working directly with the materials, she listens deeply to them and the ideas and shapes that are emerging as the piece takes form following their direction or cataloging the experience to inform the next creation or a new line of exploration.
Jude is based in Northern Ontario, Canada and lives on the shore of Lake Superior.
Having admired Jude’s elegant and expressive jewellery for a number of years, it was a special experience to commission her to design and craft this unique custom pendant and earrings set as a gift for someone truly dear to me. Jude’s mastery of fine materials, shapes, textures and colors creates flawlessly crafted pieces of wearable art unlike anything to be found elsewhere.
Jude’s collaborative approach to custom design provides her customer with options and suggestions throughout the process resulting in truly one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces and sets that are as personally meaningful as they are beautiful. (Don)
To celebrate some life changes Jude created a beautiful ring that I wear daily. It reminds me that life is what we make of it and moving on is part of it. The ring shows me pathways forward and the decisions and opportunities that lie ahead. It is a delight to wear. (Shirley)