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Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1V1

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Creating this Website

Creating this website felt like creating a work of art – and that is exactly what we feel this website has become as we share the stories of Yvette Moore, her family and all the artisans we showcase in our incredible historical building. Take your time as you browse through all the pages and especially the videos of 11 of our artisans as they welcome us all into their studios and display the passion of what makes them create their works, tell their stories. With the support of Tourism Saskatchewan, we feel that we have accomplished what we were striving for – to educate our viewers about the creative space that our artisans live and breath in as they passionately hand make their works of art.

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For over thirty years, Honica’s passion has been jewelry. Always innovative, Honica’s award winning work has received fabulous reviews for many years and in many places.

A Life Filled with Art
Victoria, BC
Made for you by Hand

Each Piece of Jewelry is an Original Design

In 1991, Honica was named Accessories Designer of the Year at western Canada’s prestigious Power and Passion Show. In 1988, her work was featured at the gala opening of the international theatrical production of Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber. She was commissioned to design a jewelry piece for each of the five hundred gala dinner guests, each piece based on characters in the play.

As the former head of design for Purple Cat jewelry, her work was sold in the USA through Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as other select boutiques and galleries across America.

Each piece of her work is unique, and hand crafted. Honica works each metal piece, each spiral, each stone individually. A single metal component may undergo eight separate hand processes before it is ready to be featured in the finished composition. Metals and stones may be tumbled, painted, polished, forged, antiqued, acid-dipped, melted, molded, bleached, brushed, sanded… well, you get the idea.

Each jewelry collection features the development of new processes, new methods and new materials. Honica’s jewellry is widely recognized for both its artistic value and its contemporary look and is collected throughout North America.

“My love of nature profoundly affects my view of the world and of myself in it. The opportunity I have to enjoy the natural world, to be inspired by it and to use the materials it offers, respectfully and creatively, is an endless delight.”

“I have never outgrown my childhood habit of filling my pockets with bits of bark and bone, feathers or stone when I roam the woods or ocean shores. But I’m not really a collector.

I’m a maker. I have plans. No matter that it may take me another 25 years to include just that bit of speckled stone in a piece of jewelry—I store it away in one of the hundreds of boxes and drawers, packed from wall to wall, floor to ceiling, in my studio.”

 

My studio faces the Colquitz River, with a view of towering spruce and arbutus, with ocean and islands nearby. My surroundings become part of the inspiration for my work which tends to be lyrical, organic and complex.

I design jewelry in collections, which I name to reflect their central essence. In this way, I make groups of jewelry, each having their own distinct character. It is important to me that people enjoy it as a visual and a tactile feast.

Knowing that people will always express their individuality with their own unique approach to personal adornment gives me wonderful scope—I feel that the opportunities are truly limitless. I feel that even if I should live to be 100 years old, I would never run out of ideas nor out of appreciation for the possibilities.”

– Honica

More options of each collection are available.  Please contact Yvette Moore Gallery to see other one-of-a-kind Honica creations.

Enjoy this creative catalogue of work by Honica.

As unique, one-of-a kind art pieces, selection is ever-changing and guaranteed availability may not be immediate.  Art items that appear without a price are currently not available in store.  Yvette Moore Gallery and our artists work closely together to recreate custom creations.

Call (306) 693-7600 or text (306) 527-7257 for a virtual viewing of current options and availability.

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