real stories from 'even' people:
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"Judi's jewellery should come with a warning: wear only if you have time to take compliments."
Sandy Ibrahim, Victoria, BC
"I was at the One of a Kind Show in Toronto this past Friday and bought a 1x4 brick necklace. I just wanted to tell you that the necklace is a hit! I’ve had so many compliments on it – and I’ve only worn the one day! Not to take away anything from other jewellery designers, but your stuff is always made to last, a lot of fun and definitely different!" Daniela Di Giantomasso, Toronto, Ont.
Judi's designs are not only strikingly attractive, they are also very practical. Designer jewellery that can indicate when you are about to fall over and then which direction you are lying once you have� will prove invaluable to binge drinkers and the incurably clumsy world-wide.
Murgle, Brisbane, Australia
"And, quite seriously, I don't know when I've received anything as whimsical and innately beautiful at the same time as the slug ring. I think it may well be my favourite gift, ever. You must convey my appreciation of its artistry to the maker!"
via Elizabeth Derbecker, Toronto, Ontario
Hi Judi. I just wanted to share this story with you. Check out my website and you'll see exactly why finding your work was so important to me. I'm sure that this story will make it's way into a speaking engagement at some time as on those events I adorn myself with my full array of balance jewelry. Amazon.ca: Life Is a Balancing ACT: Books: Debbie Lessin
Keep up the beautiful design work! Hope this story starts your week off on a fun note!
Debbie Lessin, Chicago, USA
Hi Judi. Just a quick note to tell you how thrilled I was to receive a very special 'level' necklace today as a 15th anniversary gift from my husband, Brian. I had met you briefly at the One of a Kind in Toronto this Spring, and instantly fell in love with your creative flair! Your card was on our refrigerator, and Brian must have thought it was a hint, when really, I just enjoyed looking at it! Needless to say, it was a lovely surprise -- and believe me, balance is something I need more of in my life, so this is a wonderful reminder of that. I have treasured pieces from other artists you may know - Lisa Ridout and Stan Tait among them, and I am delighted to add this to my collection! The compass necklace would also have been a terrific choice, as I have a terrible sense of direction, the 'barrel of monkeys' bracelet is so playful it's adorable too -- your designs are just great. Thanks again!
Kind regards, Laurie Hall, Ontario
I have to tell you...this was by far the best, and most appreciated, gift I bought this year! It was worn by my friend with love to a winter solstice celebration the day I gave it to her. She absolutely loves it, and couldn't stop talking about it for a week. Thank you so much for a beautiful design! Liz Mabry, Ontario
I love to wear my "Barrel of Monkey's" bracelet out and about. Because it is such a wonderful throw-back to childhood, it often elicits great memories for people who notice it. If you are on the hunt for a unique piece of jewelry, something custom made then you need to consult with Judi. She designed mine and my husband's wedding rings and more recently she created a cocktail ring that exceeded my expectations.
She is passionate about one-of-a-kind pieces and it shows. It's a tricky business having something custom made and Judi is open and not pushy - knowing that it's a big step to invest in a piece of fine jewelry.
She's also got really playful and beautifully made 'ready-to-wear' collections so go have a gander at her site.
Danielle Marleau Vancouver, BC
I have received your Level Necklace as a birthday present from my son Tomas. I wear it almost all the time and I love wearing it for two reasons - 1. it's unique and beautiful, and 2. it's a great conversation piece. I get comments about it from the people I know and even from strangers almost every day. Women usually say how much they love the necklace and how beautiful it is, the men almost always make a comment such as "are you always in level?", "do you work in construction?" etc. I got comments from my family doctor, friend's daughter, sales lady at Home Depot, flight attendant on a flight from Frankfut, Germany to Toronto - just to name a few.
I got another comment today - "what a beautiful necklace, it's so cool!" from a sales lady at a grocery store. She asked where I got it. I told her and I have been telling people that Judi will be at a One of a kind show in Toronto. I think she'll be very busy ;) Judy Jirku, Ontario
Now as far as the bracelet goes. I LOVE IT!!! I've been wearing it since the moment it was opened and I don't wear any jewellery at all usually. It seems somehow fitting on me. there are two direct, somewhat predictable representations for me in it. One being the balances within life (corny but always at the for front of my mind), and also the relationship between art and math. I think you do lovely work. Thank you. I treasure it .
Kevin Fox - Toronto, Ontario
Met her at the One of a Kind Show in Toronto and contacted her web site to help create a unique engagement ring (which can be seen on her web site gallery: michelle ring).
Bottom line: Fiance loved the design and we anticipate having Judi create the wedding bands, as well.
The latest piece I ordered from Judi was a custom designed engagement ring. Being an architect I designed it myself and was extremely specific about how it needed to look! Of course, Judi got it 100% perfect - it was only me that got the size wrong! Oops.
None-the-less, check out 'Elizabeth Ring' in the custom section under engagement rings if you don't believe me!
Not to forget - Judi also posts internationally... she has sent me jewelry in Australia and even here to Dubai (where I am currently living).
And Judi... if you're reading this - yes, I am working on the design for the wedding bands which I hope you would do us the honour and make for us! Bruno V. - London, England
if you are looking to have a unique piece of jewelry custom made for yourself or a loved one, then Judi is the one that you want! thanks to her, I'm all smiles. P.P.
I told her what I was thinking of, and she worked with me until I had the most beautiful rings. Absolutely perfect in every respect! My wife saw them and fell in love with them! From the type of gold I wanted, to the design, to the diamonds (she was also able to source non-conflict diamonds for me), Judi guided me along the process without a hitch. The design and craftsmanship are flawless - you'd have to hold them in your hand to believe it!
(they are pictured on the website - http://custom.evendesi...
the three flat bands with the square diamonds)
We've since bought several more pieces from Judi, as have friends that I have turned onto this amazing artisan.
If you need a special piece made, or want a unique piece from one of her other collections, don't give it a second thought.