Monday, September 15, 2014

Last days of summer...

Days are getting shorter, mornings are getting colder but there's still the light of the September sun that manages to warm everything around. Summer is not over yet, and we should take advantage of every bit of that sunlight.

The photos you'll see here, were taken on a hot August day some weeks ago by photographer Sarah Emily St-Gelais and even though that day was so humid and hot, when Emily finished editing them and send them to me, they made me feel as if they were taken today, on this fresh and sunny September day. 

I met Emily more than a year ago and since then we have been talking back and forth about a photo shoot for my jewellery and for some reason or another it wasn't until this summer that we started really planing it. She got a fantastic team for this shoot: stylist Maude Boisjoly, make up artist Sarah Ladouceur and model Marianne Caron

This was such an experience for me: the very first time I have ever had professional help with these kind of things and it was amazing to see how this works! Plus I had a fantastic time with these girls, click here at this post I made about the shoot day! 

One of the things I like the most about these photos is that they feel like if Emily is telling a story and that's precisely what I wanted, to tell a story about my jewellery. Up to you to interpret it your particular way :) Come see:

Photographer: Sarah Emily St-Gelais
Make up artist: Sarah Ladouceur
Stylist: Maude Boisjoly
Model: Marianne Caron
All jewellery by The Angry Weather. Click at the photos for more about the jewellery Marianne is wearing! 

Thanks so much Emily for your vision and talent! Thanks so much Maude, Sarah and Marianne for doing this, you are all amazing!

There are more photos to come, stay tuned! Yay!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Media event for Etsy: Made in Canada Montreal

Super adorable welcome sign Cara Carmina made for us! 

Last Wednesday we invited some of our favourite bloggers/media for tea at Ma Douce Moitie cafe to let them know about the exciting things we are planning for Etsy: Made in Canada. It was a great experience and we had such a lovely time chatting away with them and just having a good time promoting the market.

I was so nervous at first because I'm super awkward when it comes to talk to may people at the same time but the ambiance was very relaxing and the attendees were so enthusiastic and kind that all nervousness fade away and I just was so happy and chatty, haha!

Talking to the media were some of the organizers of the show like Sabine Pouquet, Michelle Beausejour and I. Also, we were lucky enough to be accompanied by three of our Etsy: made in Canada Montreal vendors: Norma from Cara Carmina, Tiffany from Twill and Print and Julie from Lilipop that shared their experiences as Etsy sellers and why they look forward to the show. 

Here are some of the photos Tina Rayna took at the media event, I hope you enjoy them!! 

Mariloui Poliquin from Vagabonde.
From Les joailliers du dimanche: Lidia, Sabine and Louise
Julie Lauzon from Lilipop; Tiffany Kerr from twill and Print; Sabine Pouquet from Les joailliers du dimanche;  Norma Andreu from Cara Carmina; Michelle Beausejour & me, head organizers of Etsy: made in Canada Montreal!
 All images by Tina Rayna

I want to say a BIG thank you to the lovely bloggers that came to our event! it was delightful to talk to you! Also, a BIG thanks to Deborah from Ma douce Moitie cafe for letting us use their restaurant for this event and for the delicious cupcakes and cake pops she made specially for us.

Stay tuuuuuned, the market is just two weeks away and we look forward to see you!!! 

Follow us on twitter for the latest news:
And check out this beautiful video Etsy Canada made!

Thank you and see you soon!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Des Enfantillages, AKA my new obsession.

I hate to be partial but I have a new obsession and it is called Les Enfantillages. I got to know their work because they applied to be part of the Etsy: Made in Canada market and well, it was love at first sight.

Des Enfantillages made the kind of toys a person like me remembers playing with as a child but cooler, WAY COOLER.  I mean, a modern, minimalist-style jump rope in "skipping salmon" colour, YES! Or a pompom slingshot in polka dots, PLEASE! What about building blocks "wooden house in a bag" YEAH! And then all this handmade in Montreal, that's what dreams are made of.

Geneviève Lugaz and Christian Laforge (the creators behind Des Enfantillages) just about brought to me all those childhood memories all over again, and I'm liking it.

And if you are in Montreal then you are lucky because you can come see them and buy their toys at our Etsy: Made in Canada market, yay! And if you are not of the lucky ones, don't fret: they have an online shop as well. You are welcome.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Etsy: Made in Canada vendor line-up!

We were all amazed, the Etsy: Made in Canada Montreal team, when we saw the amount of applications we received from artist that wanted to be part of the show. More amazed were we with the quality, beauty, originality and awesomeness of the work of all those artist and crafters.

The selection process was difficult in the sense that we just wanted to keep everybody for the show but for logistical reasons, that was impossible. Hence we had to chose just 60 artists and it was such a bitter sweet thing to do: for one part, you are super excited about your choices and for the other your heart is breaking 'cause you couldn't pick the other. I have applied many times to many craft shows and although I knew the selection process should be hard work, now I truly appreciate it and see what goes on behind it all! I'll never see things like I used to, that's for sure! One of the many things I'm learning thanks to this amazing experience of being part of the organizing team for Etsy: made in Canada.

Now, let's just move to the main reason we are all here: the vendor line-up, woohoo! Enjoy!

Bath and Body products:
-Dot & Lil
-Ysabel LaRousse

Baby and kids apparel, accessories and toys:
-Double Yellow Line
-Ginko Organic Babywear
-Orange and Coco
-Des Enfantillages

-Hazel and Hunter
-Omma Sae
-Naomi Charron Ceramics
-Marianne Chenard ceramics
-Terrarium Obsessarium
-A+J Metisseage
-Atelier Make
-A Hippie with a Minivan
-Grotesquely Beautiful Things

-Nanoukiko & Triko
-Wasteland Artisan
-Subculture Arts
-Paco and Lupe
-Noir & Black
-Twill and Print

-Nina Haigh Photography
-The Lonely Pixel 

Illustration and print:
-Raymond Biesinger
-Cara Carmina
-Unik printshop
-Fanie's Boutique
-Amelie Legault
-Moon and Sparrow
-Studio Flower Power
-The Paper Circus

-Amanda Moss
-Zoe G Kocsis

Pet accessories: 
-Urban Rose Dog Boutique
-Les Creations de Marijo

Silversmiths and jewellery:
-The Angry Weather
-The Birch Trail
-Louise Koo
-Marilie Jacobs
-Pilar Agueci
-Sabine Pouquet
-Gentils Robots
-Le Cubicule
-Vuela Vuela
-Strange Levity
-Creations Lilipop
-Les Joailliers du Dimanche

-Les Charlatans
-Ma Douce Moitie

If you live in Montreal DON'T MISS OUT and come see the work of all these amazing local artists and crafters! Come meet the makers, admire and buy their work, eat yummy things by our food vendors and enjoy all the things we are preparing for you at the Etsy: Made in Canda show!

OK, so now you only need the date and address of our event and you are all set up to mark your calendars, here you have it:

Etsy: Made in Canada market:
Saturday, September 27th from 11am to 6pm
and Sunday, September 28th from 11am to 4pm

At: Technopole Angus (Locoshop building).
2600 Rue William Tremblay

We will be updating our FB event everyday by doing daily vendor features, sharing useful info on how to get there (car, metro, bus, bike, etc) and letting you know about workshops and giveaways we'll organize for the day of the event! Click here and RSVP!!!

Thanks so much to all those who applied, to Etsy, to the Etsy: Made in Canada Montreal team, to our vendors and most of all thank you for keeping up with all the market stuff I've been sharing here on my blog, hopefully we'll see you there!


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Photo Shoot

Last Saturday I spent a really great day with photographer Sarah Emily St-Gelais, stylist Maude Boisjoly, model/make up artist Marianne Caron and make up artist Sarah Ladouceur. They were all so nice working hard on a photo shoot for my jewellery! 

Some time ago I meet Sarah-Emily at a craft show and since then we have been planning this photoshoot. Sarah Emily was waiting for me to launch a new collection but as I'm still working on prototypes for SS2015 I ask her if she'd like to shoot some of my weather related pieces as those are big faves among my customers (and me!) and I think a beautiful, proper photo of them (and what a better way than on Emily's dreamy style!) would help me show them in all their beauty. She agreed to it and put together this amazing team to make it possible.

I had such a great time and cannot wait to see the end result! In the meanwhile, enjoy these photos I took of the behind the scenes of the shoot!

Thank you so much Sarah-Emily, Maude and Marianne!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Customer Profile: Etsy Road Trip edition.

I was so happy to see many of my customers at the Etsy Road Trip wearing my jewellery! I wasn't able to take photos of many as things got pretty busy but I managed to snap pics of some of them. See how they wear their jewellery and read a bit about them here:

Here is Noemie from Noemiah. If you are a fashion fan and don't know her work, do yourself a favor and check her out! She makes wonderful, ethereal, feminine jewellery using materials like feathers, ribbons and brass, plus she recently launched a clothing line and is about to launch her new collection (The dress she's wearing is part of it!). Follow her on Twitter if you want to see what's new!

On this photo she's wearing my tiny faceted crystal stud earrings alongside her druzy cube earrings, a dress from her upcoming collection and her Dusty pink feather necklace.

Anne-Lyse sure loves to make a statement with her jewellery: she wears 6 different of my stud earrings, 3 on each ear! here she wears a tiny bow, special edition I made for another craft show; also a cloud and lightning bolt :D 

Also visiting were my friends Maribel and Delphine and I was super happy to see they were wearing their jewellery made by me: Delphine and her Refuge necklace (a special gift from her husband when she gave birth to their baby girl!) and Maribel her Triangle necklace and Bronze bubble ring! both looking fresh and lovely as always! 

Tiffany is super talented: Twill and Print is the name of the brand under which she creates accessories, clothing and house wares hand-dyed and using organic and sustainable materials. She was wearing my tiny Cute-As-A-Button necklace!

Blogger extraordinaire Lolitta Dandoy (having her dinner fixed at First friday's food truck gathering) was wearing my fave outfit of the weekend: look at that dress! She was also wearing my Lightning Bolt stud earrings! Her blog Fashion Is Everywhere = awesome.

Thanks so much lovely girls, it was great to see you! I love my customers, they are the best ever! <3 p="">