Here we wish to feature as many unique and fabulous craft and jewelry designers using sealskin as their chosen medium to display the beauty of sealskin fur, sealskin crafts and fashions.
Founded in 2021, Timeless North set out to create beautiful arts and crafts using a variety of raw materials that are natural to Newfoundland and Labrador. Some examples of these raw materials include but are not limited to premium sealskin, genuine sea glass, rock, driftwood, small branches etc..
Charlene Russell Penney of Labrador and Carla Hunt of Newfoundland are the Owner/Operators of Timeless North. Both are longtime friends that share a love for crafting as well as a love for the natural beauty of Newfoundland and Labrador which is evident in a great deal of their artwork.
Phocal Stone Designs
Phocal Stone Designs creates unique jewelry using sustainably harvested leather and fur mounted on stainless steel and precious metal components. From simple and sleek modern pieces, to elaborate designs that incorporate gemstones, lampwork glass beads, and more, there is something for everyone!
You can see my work online at phocalstonedesigns.com
Commissions are welcome – email me to connect with Jennifer and have her create something special just for you. My Instagram handle is @phocalstonedesigns
“My design philosophy comes from a desire to explore and challenge traditional textiles. Two of my favorite traditional textiles are Wool and Seal Fur and I feel they complement and strengthen one another and this is how and why I choose to combine them in my designs. My garments are unique. They are fitted, shaped and carefully considered to highlight the natural sheen of the fur and, ultimately, to complement the personality of the wearer. I also experiment with texture and color in my design process as it brings an edgy and interesting new element to contemporary seal fur design.”
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Heidi Wagner St. John’s textile artist and sealskin jewelry maker Heidi Wagner, grew up on Newfoundland’s south coast in Hr. Breton; where she spent her weekends exploring abandoned settlements, developing a taste for texture and found objects, digging up stories and imagining what once was. Heidi received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2008, majoring in textiles with a minor in fashion design. Visit Heidi’s website: heidiwagner.ca
Busy Hands Arts and Crafts is an Arts and Crafts store that have handmade Seal Skin items for sale. We are located at Busy Hands Arts and Crafts, 227-229 Water Street, Carbonear, Newfoundland. We carry seal skin purses, jewellery, boot cuffs and seal skin gloves.
Michael Williams \ Wade Sharpe
Busy Hands Arts and Crafts
P.O. Box 621, Stn Main
227-229 Water Street, Carbonear, NL