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Whiskeyjack Boutique

Photo by: Lively Creative Co. Opened on May 25th, 2019, Whiskeyjack Boutique has designed a space where both locally-created and nationally-created gifts and souvenirs take centre stage, and visitors and Windsorites alike have the opportunity to bring home unique and beautiful Canadian-made gifts and souvenirs. Bringing a little more Canada to downtown Windsor As an artist, I have always aspired to create my own retail space to sell jewelry with the brand I've created. However, taking a look at our downtown area, I could see a void that needed filling and problem that needed solving - there were no quality gift shops in the core and the Canadian souvenirs were severely lacking; I'm pretty sure the only other souvenirs available...

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The 6 Step Checklist for the perfect custom wedding jewelry

Photo by Carrie J. Photography Dress: Miik Canada; Shoes: Toms Step 1: The Dress What better way to start the planning for your special day than with your wedding dress! In my experience (as a professional bridesmaid who has stood in several weddings), the dress is often the first choice a bride makes, and it sets the tone for the rest of the wedding planning with her partner. A dress can stand alone, but since the bride (or brides!) is often the centre of the event, a cohesive style from the dress to the bridesmaids to the colours and decor will bring everything together, making the day unforgettable.   Photo by Jenny Russell on Unsplash Step 2: Decor I've consulted...

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Jewelry for Science!

As a young girl, I was always intrigued by science, nature, and inspired by the world around us. I was lucky to be exposed to natural history and art museums, nature centres, campgrounds, National parks, and science centres, all of which had an impact on how I viewed the world and the way I learned about the world. I was surrounded by books about physics and mechanical engineering, intrigued by astronomy, and always inquisitive and searching for the answers. I was a very typical young scientist, and my upbringing fostered this spirit and allowed me to grow up to be a “trained scientist”, with a Masters degree in Evolutionary Ecology. It’s hard to know if I would have chosen this...

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Tech meets art - using 3D modeling to create jewelry

I've always been a bit of a "Techy". Our family was on the net very early. I still fondly remember the sound of dial-up, and when it took a full day to download a song. I did tech support for a leading smartphone manufacturer for several years, always loved the latest gadgets, and coded websites as a teenager. Surprisingly, I've only recently explored 3D printing, even though my younger brother suggested over 3 years ago that it might be a fun direction to take Aloraflora Jewelry. He was so, so right. 3D printing is just so cool! The ability to customize and create is endless. My brain is exploding with new ideas for cute little charms, but mostly I've been...

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