This is the first in a series of tiny introductions to the vendors in the upcoming Love & Rummage Trunk Show happening at the Workroom on February 7. Stay posted here as they answer my hard-hitting queries, or click on over here to check out all their links.
Allison began creating silver jewellery in 2004, almost immediately
upon learning metalsmithing at the Ontario College of Art and Design.
For many years she lived happily in Toronto designing, creating and
selling her creations through her business, Papersnake Jewellery. One
day in the summer of 2008 she caught the traveling bug and abandoned
her life in Toronto as well as her business. While on the road she
adapted new ways to make jewellery that did not require a
metalsmithing studio, primarily hand sewing leather. You can expect to
see a taste of her silver work and her leather work at the upcoming
What's one thing that really inspires you and your work these days?
Using mainly reclaimed materials really inspires me (especially
found leather gloves).
What do you like to craft for yourself or for close friends and family only? (ie. do not sell)
I made two silver solar system necklaces, one for me, and one for
my mom. No one else in the whole world has one!
What's your favorite thing about toronto?
All the beautiful people that live there.
How do you deal with cold, cold winter nights?
Hot Cocoa and cuddles!
heart = organ or emotion?
I think it depends on the shape.