Transform your jewellery into something that captures new ideas and dreams. Start New. Start Over. Keep the good. Add more to it. Jude will work with you to explore ways to recreate the piece.


Jude provides a range of mentoring, workshops and facilitation services tailored to meet the needs of artists, developers and communities, including artistic, technical and business skills development, asset mapping, cultural mapping, relationship building and strategic planning.


Jude works collaboratively to develop initial project concepts, identity partnerships, locate potential funding sources, prepare applications and manage projects and/or conduct studies, whether it be artists interested in launching a new body of work, or organizations seeking to deliver programs or researching a particular issue.



Jim ring


I have collected custom stringed instruments for over 30 years. When I met Jude, I expressed interest in a custom ring that would inspire me while playing. Jude studied several of my prized instruments and went to work.

Her final design brought the essential elements of my instruments to life in sculptural waves around the band and a unique fret dot which has become a point of focus when I play. I love my ring and I recommend Jude to anyone searching for that unique piece of wearable art. Thanks Jude! (Jim)




I have known Jude Ortiz and admired her artistry for many years. The jewelry she designs and makes is imbued with quality, thoughtfulness, curiosity and creativity. When my Dad approached me about a special gift for my Mum – a custom lapis lazuli pendant – I thought immediately of Jude.

Her attentiveness to our visions and desires for this custom piece made us feel we were a part of the creative process, supported in our choices by Jude. She made every effort to realize our ideas, making small adjustments when needed to guarantee stunning and beautifully crafted results.

My Mum loves her pendant: a rectangular piece of lapis lazuli, specially selected from Jude’s collection of hand-picked materials, surrounded by a 14K gold bezel that highlights it as a piece of wearable art on a gorgeous chain. I highly recommend Jude as a considerate and talented artist, a fulfiller of jewelry dreams. (Miranda)